Crafty Book Review

I order crafty books and I will try to review them as I actually make items from each book. Lately, since I’ve had a baby glued to me 24-7 I have been able to work only on smaller things. This has made it a perfect time to actually give some of the patterns in this first book a try!

Crochet Boutique: 30 Simple, Stylish Hats, Bags & Accessories
By: Rachael Oglesby


I want to start off by saying that I LOVE this book. The projects are great and the photos and styling of everything is absolutely gorgeous! The patterns are laid out by type (hats, etc) and difficulty level. I found the patterns very easy to follow. They are only written, no charts for those who like them. Lots of patterns call for bulky weight yarn, so many projects are quick to work up and would be perfect for travel crochet projects.

Bonnie Beret:

Sunburst Beret:

Head wrap:

Boy Beanie:
(I also made some of these with an extra round of the main colour because I know some males with big heads and lots of hair.)

Slouchy Beanie:

I am working on the Infinity Circle Scarf too, I just haven’t been able to finish it yet because my little man has had a couple of really sucky days where I haven’t been able to put him down for even 5 minutes without him getting extremely upset.
This picture is before I frogged it and started all over again because I only did 2 double crochets where I should have done 3.

All in all I’m very happy with this purchase. While I did most of my tests in just cheap Walmart yarn, I can only imagine how luxurious some of these would be when done in better yarns! I give it 4.5 out of 5. Great, quick, gorgeous small projects for everyone.


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