Design Your Own Crochet Projects : Book Review

Crochet is not a boring Craft

Cover from Netgalley

Author: Sara Delaney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Genre: Non- fiction, Crafts & Hobbies
Source: Netgalley

I miss handiworks

It’s been years since I last knitted or crocheted something, back then it was more of an exercise to keep my fingers limber so I can game better. Don’t judge me, it really helps. How else could I write so fast during my exams? It is all credit to all this fine motor exercises courtesy of knitting and crocheting.

Doesn’t mean I am good at it. I recall very clearly, when my mom tried to teach me how to knit, she told me I’m dumb. Not her fault, she tried to teach me, but I kept doing knits instead of purls. I got it in the end, but that proved that I didn’t have her crafty gene. Would have been nice to own some of it.


This book is not for beginners, amateur onward maybe. You have to know your chains and all the basics before reading this book. However there is some reminders at the back if you need some reminding. More importantly, this book does not teach you how to crochet. It tells you how you can calculate and measure your projects, basically it helps you plan your crochet work effectively.

The layout is simple, first the important things like doing a swatch, blocking and determining your yarn stuff. That is a good chapter for an amateur who hasn’t learned a lot about projects. Then comes the calculations for different project and two examples, which is really cool. It shows that the author is experienced in crocheting beautiful items, and knows what will happen when you deviate.

I still have some mohair yard that I have no idea what to do with it, so it might be a good place to start deciding.


While this is not the first of its kind, I will admit that this fills a gap between expert and novice. You hate granny squares, but you do not know how to move forward, then this Design Your Own Crochet Project is for you.

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