I hit up Half Price Books again and found another amazing crochet pattern book!
This time I paid only $4.98 for a book that retails brand new on Amazon at $10.16. If you don’t have a Half Price Book store around you or would rather buy through Amazon, be sure to check out Amazon Promo Codes to get a better deal! If you live in Canada, check out CouponSnapshot Canada.
This book has some amazing crochet patterns! Like the title states most of them are tops but there are also some armwarmers, men’s tie and jewelry patterns as well. In the beginning, the book does a quick run through of what you will need to get started, color inspirations, how to read crochet patterns, crochet basics and how to care for your crochet creations. After that the fun really begins with all the great patterns.
One of my favorite patterns is the Dashiki (you won’t know unless you get the book!). It is a short-sleeve top with a deep V and open stitches. I think this would look great over a spaghetti strap, tube top or a bathing suit top. If you have this book and worked up this pattern let me know! I would love to see what your top looks like. I am thinking of making this for myself in a light cream or beige colored yarn.
The Shorties pattern is very cute too. It is a pair of short fingerless gloves. I like how they used a sparkly yarn to make the one pictured in the book. I have some sport weight black and silver yarn that I think would be perfect for that pattern.
The Shoulder Lean is another top that just screams MAKE ME! I love the one that is pictured in the book and I am going to try and duplicate that one right down to the color. I love the open stitches and just the way the top drapes. I really hope mine turns out like the one in the book. I still need to find the yarn to make it though…lol.
I love the chunky look of the Nuff Gloves. They are armwarmers that go from your hands up past the elbows almost to your armpits. They can be worn slouched too which I think looks even better. I will try to make a pair for myself which I think will come in useful when we travel up to Michigan this winter.
Those are the patterns that I am the most excited about and hope to make soon. If you have this book, what are your favorite patterns and what have you made so far? I would love to see pics too!
I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.