Category Archives : Book Reviews


The New Tunisian Crochet: Book Review 3

When I was approached by Dora Ohrenstein’s publisher requesting a review of her new book, The New Tunisian Crochet ~ Contemporary Designs from Time-Honored Traditions, I, of course, said “Yes!”  Dora is a great crochet friend and tireless campaigner for our beloved craft. I expected a good book out of Dora, what I got in […]

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Book Review: Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo

 Because it IS personal   Kathryn Vercillo did something very courageous and extremely significant in writing this book. She gave voice to the many thousands (if not more) women (and men) who turn to crochet to make it through one more moment, one more hour and yes just one more day.   At the same […]


Urban Edge Blog Tour: Win a Free Copy! 9

I’m just going to come out and say it. ABOUT DAMN TIME! Finally, we who love crochet and who have championed the cause of crochet fabric and garments have cause to celebrate. In this book, Urban Edge, we have everything we as a crochet community have asked for in garments, pattern layout, and photography! Editors […]

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Book Review: Interview with Dora Ohrenstein

I am tickled pink that I, once again, have the privilege of reviewing a book by our very own lyrical HookStar, Dora Ohrenstein. Her latest book Custom Crocheted Sweaters (Lark, Jan 2012) tackles the subject of custom fit and design like no other published to date! Beautiful sweaters, great stitch patterns, and a book filled with drawings, charts […]

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You can be a SUPER AWESOME gift giver! 1

I’m super excited about my new book. It’s a cute little thing that I      published to help my fellow crocheters (and crafters of all ilk) deal with gift giving and holiday stress like no other book I have seen.    CLF News Readers have already had their  special deal but I don’t want to […]