Synopses & Reviews
Crocheting accessories can be a quick, simple, and rewarding way to enhance a wardrobeand#151;and build needlework skills. Thanks to Francine Toukou, these sophisticated patterns have a distinctively urban edge, a sassy design aesthetic, and an imaginative use of color. Toukou promises that the techniques are so simple, even beginners can master them in little time. The biggest challenge will be deciding which one of these beautiful projects to do first.
and#8220;Rachael has a fabulous sense of style that shows through not only in her crochet designs, but also in the vintage pieces she selects for her Etsy shop. Crochet has made a huge comeback in recent years, so it's a lot easier to find pieces that appeal to you than it once was. It's certainly no longer just granny squares and bulky shapeless sweaters.and#8221; --FreshStitches.com
and#8220;Each of the patterns is clear and concise, with gorgeous full-color photo illustrations, and descriptions. There are projects here for every level of crocheter, and each project is labeled with one of three levels: beginner, easy, and intermediate. I loved the book...every page is chock full of beautiful colors and textures...the projects and patterns are so lovely!and#8221; --Sarahndipities.indiemade.com
and#8220;If you're a fan of Rachael, it should come as no surprise that the projects featured within this book have a varied skill levels but use very simple, easy to acquire yarns that you can find at your local craft store. It's warm, inviting, comfortable, and effortless. All the images are gorgeous and you practically want to own every piece of crochet wear plus the outfits the models are wearing.and#8220;and#160;--Donnasdecembers.blogspot.comand#160;and#8220;Are you looking for crochet designs that are quick to crochet yet trendy? If you like crochet accessory patterns that are simple yet fashionable, then this book is for you.and#8221; --Crochetcafe.blogspot.com
Sometimes the simplest accessories are the most stylish. That's true of the 30 delightful items in Crochet Boutique. Crocheters will love this fashion-forward collection, with such projects as hats, scarves, shawls, trendy bags, a laptop cover, a granny-square pillow, and a lovely shell afghan. With a short basics section, irresistible photography, and an informative stitch guide, Crochet Boutique is simply indispensable!
With their contemporary, fashion-forward spin on classic patterns, these 25 hats are sure to hook crocheters everywhere! Featuring popular author Rachael Oglesby's signature style, the designs include an ombre-dipped beanie, a raffia boater hat, slouchy patterned stunners, and more. Some even have unisex appeal. In addition to crochet basics, Oglesby provides fun for intermediates, with dip-dyeing, cable work, multiple yarn colors, and wrapping.
About the Author
A full-time crocheter who owns and manages a store in Columbia, SC, Rachael Oglesby is the stitcher behind Softspoken, the blog and popular Etsy shop (where she's been a featured seller and has sold over 1,000 items). Rachael is also well-connected through MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, and has fulfilled wholesale orders for trendy online stores like ModCloth.com (where her items always sell out quickly).