“Crochet Style by Crochet by Jennifer” Book Review

I have known Jennifer Dougherty, of Crochet by Jennifer, for several years now and I am so excited to be able to hold her new book, Crochet Style in my hands. I have been crocheting Jennifer’s patterns for over five years and each time that I need to crochet a gift, I always choose one of her designs for the recipient because they are timeless pieces. The fit is always perfect and the style is classic. So, maybe, I was already a fan of the book before I got it, but nonetheless, upon opening the pages, I loved every bit of it. When it arrived in my mailbox, I skimmed through the pages amazed at the beautiful designs and I wanted to make everything inside. I was also trying to decide who would be the lucky recipient of my first project! Since most of the hats come in at least 5-6 sizes and mittens, boot cuffs, and ear warmers each have about five sizes, there was something for everyone. I always appreciate multiple sizes in patterns, and most books only include one size for each pattern! I ended up making a quick baby beanie for a friend, a hat for my 4 year-old and a gorgeous hat, the Powder Puff Slouch just for me.

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Crochet Style provides more than 30 one-of-a-kind hats, ear warmers, cowls and more. Jennifer Dougherty is renowned for her crochet designs’ stunning textures, easy-to-follow instructions and stitch techniques that take your accessories from plain to extraordinary. In Crochet Style, she presents new patterns in three styles―trendy, sporty and classic―for sizes ranging from newborn to large adult.
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The patterns included in this book use mostly easy to find worsted weight and bulky weight yarns. Several samples used Lion Brand Wool Ease which is readily available at your local Joann’s, Amazon, or on the Lion Brand Website. Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky and Big Twist Chunky, are used for bulky #5 patterns and a few patterns use super bulky yarn. Important details such as stitch abbreviations, sizing charts, finished measurements, notes, special techniques, and gauge checkpoints are all included in each pattern. In total, there are over 30 patterns split into three categories: Trendy & Urban, Casual & Sporty, and Classic & Timeless.
I have seen, first hand, the extensive testing process through which Jennifer puts her patterns. She tests them rigorously for errors, typos, and for fit before publication so you know that a pattern with her name on it is practically perfect in every way. You can feel confident that your projects will fit properly (always remember to check your gauge!) and you won’t encounter any errors.
2 thumbs up! Pick up a copy for yourself today!

 

Crochet Style Book Review by Cactus and Cocoa

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