I bought Big Hook Rag Crochet because I love working with large crochet hooks. I crochet a lot of items (cat beds, ear warmers, etc) using large hooks and super-bulky yarns. After crocheting about 25 pet beds for the local animal shelter this year, I’m officially tired of making cat beds! So, I turned to Big Hook Rag Crochet by Dedri Uys for ideas about what other projects I can hook.
I love that, in the beginning of the book, there is information about each designer. I always find it interesting to read blurbs about crochet designers before I actually see their their patterns.
Almost all of the projects in the book were made with fabric yarn that was created by the designers themselves. I, however, am not patient enough to sit down with scissors and cut my own fabric yarn. I admire that the designers in Big Hook Rag Crochet made their own yarn, but I’ll buy my yarn online. That being said, there is a helpful tutorial on how to make yarn out of fabric in the back of the book. I love that making your own yarn out of recycled materials is eco-friendly.
The projects themselves are super fun! The projects in Big Hook Rag Crochet range from a garage can to a cat bed to jewelry. Much to my surprise, I love the beautiful, chunky jewelry included in the book, even though I often dislike crocheted jewelry.
If you love to crochet larger projects, I highly recommend you get yourself a copy of Big Hook Rag Crochet!
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Big Hook Rag Crochet
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
cozy season is almost over
The cold weather here is almost gone. Spring will come soon enough. In other words, the seasons of coziness are almost over. I'm looking...
Here is a page I did that I actually like! I am trying to add more layers to my art journaling pages. So, I started out by writing with a Mi...
June and July have been fun! I have been able to crochet a lot and also work on some other crafty goodness. I found inspiration in this pain...
I've been living at my dad's house for the past four months to help him care for his parrots' babies. They are hyacinth mac...
That looks like a fun book with lots of creative projects. I used to do crocheting many years ago, and this would be a good way to give it a try again.ReplyDelete
freespirit66 on Swap-Bot