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I love big hook crochet! Everything gets done so much quicker. You can make a giant rug in a just a few days, and a bag in a day. Well, my friend Dedri happens to feel the same way, and she even wrote a book about it! And what a book!
Big Hook Rag Crochet starts out with a very sweet introductions, goes on to present 25 fabulous patterns by 15 designers, and finishes up with a wonderful section which explains various methods of making rag yarn, and a thorough how-to of most of the sts used in the book.
As you may have figured out, I adore this book. The back section of tips and tricks and tutorials is wonderful. The explanations are all very clear, and it’s full of photos to show all the steps. With the information in this section, even a novice crocheter can make the patterns in this book. Plus, now I have more ideas for all the old tee shirts I have boxed up waiting to become something fun.
Speaking of something fun – that’s exactly what the patterns in this book are, fun!!
This Snowflake Rug by Helen Glaze is my favorite pattern in the book. I keep thinking about making a giant, lacey rug for my studio, and this one is so pretty!
Here are a few more of my favorites from the book. Across the top is the Table Settings set by Michelle Stys, and on the bottom is the Floor Cushion by Cathy Hetznecker and the Fun Fruit Pouffes by Dedri Uys. See what I mean about the patterns being fun?
I had a bit of leftover lycra/jersey mix rag yarn from a previous project and I wanted to give one of the patterns in the book a go. I looked through and realized the Plant-Pot Cover by Osnat Ganor would actually fill a need I had. In organizing my new studio, I have come across some knitting needles that are just too long to fit in any of my organizers. So I made the cover, with one less round on the base. It works perfectly!! I even had a little yarn left over to make a big bow on the side.
You can pick up your very own copy of Big Hook Rag Crochet, here!!
I’m very happy to be able to give away a copy of Big Hook Rag Crochet to one lucky reader as well!!
To enter the Big Hook Rag Crochet book giveaway, you must be 18 years of age with a valid shipping address. Giveaway is open to USA residents only. Giveaway ends December 21st at end of day eastern time. One winner will be contacted by email for their shipping address, once the winner replies with a valid USA shipping address, the winner will be sent the book. Winner must reply to notification email with a valid shipping address within 1 week or a new winner will be chosen.
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