On the Bookshelf: Crochet Love

Simple, elegant, and accessible, Japanese zakka — “crafts for the home” — is a hot new trend.   Jenny Doh brings this colorful and super-cute aesthetic to the world of crochet. Twenty-seven small, beginner-friendly projects include a fun fish mobile, cozy seat cushion, jewelry, bags, and more. A basics section provides all the information you need to get in on the fun!

Courtesy of Sterling Publishing / Lark Crafts

I have recently received a copy of Crochet Love, 27 Sweet and Simple Zakka – Inspired Projects by Jenny Doh.

This book contains very easy and simple projects, perfect for a beginner to advanced crocheter, step-by-step written instructions, as well as photographed details the steps and of the finished project.  I really love the first chapter entitled the “Basics”, which provide wonderful descriptive, as well as photographed,  instructions for various crochet stitches, gauge, abbreviations and more.

Designs include a crocheted apple cozy sling, binder duvet, birthday cake bunting, a heart purse, a granny square belt, a tic tac toe game,  baby’s egg rattle, bear ear’s headband, pretty paper weights, camera strap cover, embellished knee-highs, a skinny scalloped scarf,  washcloth with a soap saver,  coasters and glass cozies,  a fish mobile, finger puppets, a little crocheted house, a bunting with hearts, an up-cycled chair cushion, a doorstop, freeform embellished skirt, cocktail rings,an up-cycled plastic tote, toddlers crowns, hanging rings, a necklace and mason jar cozies.

So what’s to love and enjoy about this book?  The adorable small projects that are perfect for using up small scraps of leftover yarn.

About the Author:  Jenny Doh is the founder of crescendoh.com, a popular online creative community. A former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset magazine, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry’s top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. She loves to knit, crochet, and play the cello. Jenny is the author of Hand in Hand, We Make Dolls, and several other forthcoming Lark titles. She lives in Santa Ana, CA.  You can find Jenny online at Crescendoh and Creativebug

Publisher: Lark Crafts
Published: October 2013
128 pages
ISBN: 1-4547-0755-0
ISBN13: 9781454707554
$17.95 US/ $19.95 Canadian
Paperback - all in color
Book size – 8 1/2 X 10

Disclaimer:  This copy was provided by Sterling Publishing for review  and the above opinions are my own.

About Tina

I admit that I am a yarnaholic, fiberholic kind of gal who loves knitting, spinning and crafting in general! When I’m not knitting, I’m enjoying my time with my wonderful husband and our spunky little dog Sparkles. I love learning new things, meeting people who share my joy and passion for the fiber arts, and sharing with others. For me, blogging has given me the opportunity to nit only share my adventures, but my ups and downs, my projects, my goals and so much more.
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