Booklist – Oct 2019
From ornamental flowers to variations on the granny square, hats to holiday ornaments, Quick and Easy Crochet contains a smorgasbord of patterns—100 of them—for a variety of purposes and skill levels. Beginning with basic crochet instructions, each pattern is accompanied by a list of materials and tools needed and a photograph or two of the finished product. The several bear patterns might be pushing the “quick” descriptor, but what the projects lack in speed is makes up for in variety, including an angel, a reindeer, and Mazzy the Keep-Fit Bear, to name just a few. Give this book to crafters looking to add notions to their yarn work; many of the patterns include zippers, buttons, and fabric linings, though the instructions for non-crochet steps are limited. Some of the color choices look dated, but readers with a good color imagination or a yarn stash that needs busting will find plenty to work with here. It was originally published in 2016 as 100 Little Crochet Gifts. — Susan Maguire
Postcard Reviews August 2019
I have reviewed quite a few of ‘The Twenty to Make’ books an they are fabulous. Each one has 20 simple projects that not only give fantastic results but also aid in your learning of new crafts. So to get them in one BIG book, for me, is absolutely divine. Purses, Flowers, Beanies and so so much more are included. There is a lot of crochet handy hints and tips and even a pictorial and written guide to How to Crochet. This is a bright and colourful book filled with inspiration. Starting with a traditional Granny Square, there is something for every level of expertise. I adored the Teddy Bear, he is very cute. These projects are designed for home decor, giving as gifts or just to make something wonderful for yourself. Easy to follow instructions and some diagrams make each project achievable.
This is a great book for beginners and advanced crocheters as there are so many ideas.