We all know if you are a fiber fanatic, you are also usually a book fanatic. Well, during my most recent trip to the library, I discovered an awesome book: Simple Crochet by Sara Sinaguglia.
The Roxbury Township Library has an awesome rotating display covering different topics. Recently they focused on all things string: knitting, sewing, crochet, and more. Right on top was Simple Crochet. Of course I’m a sucker for a well-designed book cover, so I grabbed it. All I can say is Love. Love. Love!
The book begins with the usual “intro” type stuff. Basic stitches, hooks, and the like. Then it goes into additional topics like adding height, adding texture, and crocheting into fabric. There is even a well-written section on broomstick lace.
The book is then separated into sections based on different parts of the home: the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, and the children’s room. There is even an “outdoors” section.
I can’t put into words how much I absolutely love the photography! Yuki Sugiura, book photographer, has done a marvelous job with interesting and creative shots of all the projects as well as the intro section.
Each project has a lovely little intro by Sara. She talks about her chickens, her ideas for something unique as a teacher’s gift, and her “labor of love” granny square blanket. Her narratives provide that extra bit of background behind each piece we all just love to know.
Her directions are incredibly well written and easy to follow. There’s something in the book for every level of crochet ability.
I am quite happy I saw this book on my way to check out my other picks. I hope you will check it out as well. I’m sure you will like it as much as I did!