Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crochet Boutique Book Review and Giveaway

 Crochet Boutique by Rachel Oglesby

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from Sterling Publishing of CROCHET BOUTIQUE "30 Simple, stylish hats, bags and accessories" by Rachel Oglesby, published by Lark Crafts 
Are you looking for crochet designs that are quick to crochet yet trendy? If you like crochet accessory patterns that are simple yet fashionable, then this book is for you. Some of my favorite items to crochet are accessories and Crochet Boutique has plenty of them. There are a total of 30 crochet patterns including 7 hat patterns, 10 scarf and cowl patterns and 9 bag and accessory patterns. Each one is stylish and trendy for today's crocheter.

Crochet Boutique has a little of everything. Rachel describes the crochet items herself in the Introduction: "Stylish items to adorn yourself. Cherished gifts to make for your loved ones and fashionable accents for your home". 


There is a full techniques section in the back of the book that describes all you will need to know to crochet the items in this book. Since most of the designs are accessory items, they all appear to be quick to stitch. Except for the Bamboo Handle Bag (which is intermediate) they are ALL rated beginner and easy and use mostly #4 worsted or #5 bulky weight yarns.

Need a quick gift for a trendy relative? This book has many crochet items that fit the bill. I can see several items that I will be making for my daughters this Christmas!
If you are on Ravelry, you can see all 30 projects HERE!

Would you like to own this book? Lark Crafts has graciously offered to give away a copy of Crochet Boutique to ONE lucky winner! To be eligible to win, please COMMENT below. Let us know at least one gift you will be making for the upcoming holiday season! One winner will be chosen at random on November 1, 2012. Thanks to all who participate!

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23 comments :

Debbie Richardson said...

I would love to have this book! :")

Carleen said...

I would love to have this book. I will be making hats and scarfs for the holiday season.

copilarim said...

I will make an amigurumi doll for sure. but i would like to make also a hat and a scarf...
Thanks for the chance:)
hugs
rux

More Than A Mom said...

I would be grateful for this book. I plan to crochet tea towels for gifts this Christmas.

Neicee said...

I would love this wonderful book. I will be making plenty of scarves this holiday season.

Denise said...

I will be making lapghans and scarves for Christmas this year. I would love to use this book for more ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley said...

That scarf on the cover looks luscious! I will be working on some infinity scarves for gifts this year.

Vikki Hooks said...

I love that hat that was shown..I would love to win this book..I am making table runners and breadcloths (the name thingy) and doilies for Christmas gifts. A baby booty or two may not be out of the question. Oh yeah..and a tree. All for the Christmas season. Blessings..anyone else having trouble with the word verification?

SimchasJewels said...

I've been eyeing this book and have it on my wishlist. I don't have any definite plans yet, but I'll probably be making some hats and/or scarves for the holidays. (so this book would be perfect!)

Dana Bincer said...

What an adorable book. Thanks for reviewing and including the link to ravelry. I'm in love with the heart garland! So cute.

I'm making a gift for my husband this year. It's functional but will be fashionable, too. It's a closet pocket organizer. He has a ton of hats, mittens and scarves (he loves winter sports). So I'm going to make a pocket organizer that will button around a hanger and hang in the closet.

Brandi Schoch said...

what a cute book ...i love it

Fierceless Studio said...

Well it appears that I need to make every cowl pattern on this book since I can't decide which one is the best. So it's very likely all the girls in my family will receiving cowls or scarves for Christmas!

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

This looks like a great book! Who can have enough accessories? :o)

FitzBirch said...

I would love to win the book. I'll be making crochet bags this festive season.

Dawn Kaiser said...

Oh man, I need to make like a million Triangle Fringe Scarves for Christmas gifts!!
And I definitely know a few people (maybe including me) that would looove the Laptop Sleeve!

Cheryl:) said...

I would love this book too! I am crocheting beaded bracelets.

Beth W. said...

Cute book! I will be making a lot of slouchy hats for my boys...not sure where all the hats go.

Thanks.
yhime407 on Ravelry

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

I am making a hat for my gran. With the cold weather she needs to wrap up warm. Also making a themed hat for my son :-)

Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space said...

I'm such a newbie that I'm just making scarves, but I can't wait until I'm confident enough to try out a few of these!

Sara said...

I tend to make scarves to give as gifts. I will likely be making a baby blanket too :)
Thank you for the chance.

GirlGancer said...

I will be making scarves and cowls galore this season. I would love this book!

principeta said...

As always ornaments and hats,my favs.This look interesting,lovely giveaway,thanks you for the chance to win it.

Katelyn said...

Thanks for the review. This seems like a great book and I would love to get my hands on a copy! Every Christmas I make a sweater for my mom but this year I am making one for my brother. This is my first men's piece! Thanks for the chance to win!-kateyhbf@gmail.com