Posted by Katie smith / 10/22/2014 / 1 Comment / crochet , product review
Book Review- Crochet with One Sheepish Girl
I shared my review of the book Crochet with One Sheepish Girl on Craft Gossip and I wanted to share it here as well! I love how cute the projects in this book are, they definitely make me want to pick up a crochet hook!
Today I'm reviewing the book Crochet with One Sheepish Girl! I also have a fun little interview with the author, Meredith Crawford. First, here's a little bit about the book:
"The popular blog One Sheepish Girl comes to life in the new book CROCHET WITH ONE SHEEPISH GIRL by Meredith Crawford – which features a vintage-yet-modern collection of beautiful crochet projects!
Meredith Crawford's fun, imaginative projects include a vintage camera purse, a striped bow clutch, a sweetly embellished blouse, a cottage tea cozy, a tablet case, unique picture frames and gift boxes, and delightful garlands for party decorating. Illustrated step-by-step instructions cover basic stitches and special techniques, so you’ll have everything you need to pick up a hook and start having fun with crochet!"
Here are the projects I've made:
I love to crochet so I was excited to get a copy of this book! I got the book last week and I've already made 2 of the projects from it, which might tell you just how much I'm loving the patterns! So far I've made the Teacup Coasters and the Diana Camera Purse. Both were pretty easy and worked up fairly quick (within a few hours each).
In the beginning of the book you have the content section with photos, which makes it super easy to find whatever project you're looking for, After that you have about 20 pages of tutorials for creating basic crochet stitches and techniques you'll need to know to create the projects in the book. All are photographed really well and are easy to understand.
The book includes 24 gorgeous, fashionable and vintage-modern inspired patterns to crochet with sections for wearing, living and giving.
You'll also find some free crochet edge cards and tags that you can copy/print and use.
I asked Meredith a few questions about her work as well as a fun question, which you can read below. I personally would *love* to see some Sherlock inspired patterns.
- Why do you crochet/How did you get started crocheting?
I crochet because it allows me to express myself creatively. There are endless possibilities to be creative when I have a ball of yarn and crochet hook in my hands. I taught myself to crochet when I was in college. After getting over the initial frustrations of learning a new craft, I quickly became addicted and started crocheting all the time!
- What is your favorite project in Crochet with One Sheepish Girl?
One of my favorite projects is the Diana Camera purse. It was inspired by my first film camera, a plastic Diana Dreamer. I love looking at an item from my daily life and finding inspiration for a crochet pattern.
- What’s your favorite color yarn?
That's a tricky question! My favorite color in general is aqua blue. I think my favorite color of yarn depends on what I am making. Bright colors make sense for certain projects while neutrals work better for others.
- What is your favorite book/movie/TV show?
My favorite book is Persuasion by Jane Austen.
My favorite movie is Rear Window.
My favorite tv show is Sherlock (BBC).
Meredith Crawford is the founder and editor of the blog One Sheepish Girl and is also a contributing writer and photographer to the MollieMakes.com weekly digital magazine Gathered. She is the national social media consultant for the Craft Yarn Council and the web content specialist for Michaels.