- Boho Crochet: 30 Hip and Happy Projects
- Martingale 2015
- 144 pages
This book was put together by Marinke Slump, also known as Wink from acreativebeing.com, who I was sad to learn passed away some time ago. There are 9 other contributors and all the patterns have one thing in common: boho (obviously). There are actually 31 projects in the book, ranging from pillows to blankets, to pot holders. All of the projects are quite pretty and colorful. Each project is designed with a specific skill level in mind (beginner, easy, intermediate, and experienced). There is one tapestry crochet project – a bag which can be made in two different sizes. At the end of the book, like most crochet books, is a series of pages devoted to crochet techniques. The images here are nice and clear and so are the directions.
My humble opinion
These projects are so colorful and pretty. I had time so far to create one pattern: the star backpack. For this project in particular, the directions were quite easy and so the pattern was labelled appropriately. It came out quite nice in the end, though I wish I would have made the straps a bit shorter. I used Caron Cotton Cakes for the project as I don’t have much of a scrap stash and let’s face it, I was too lazy to change colors (self-striping yarn for the win). The only part I had trouble with was the stars giving the backpack its name. I tried, got frustrated and decided I didn’t need the stars on the ties and so put a bead on each end instead.
There are a few other projects I would like to have a go at: the color wheel hexagon blanket, the chevron pillow, the star fruit rug, and the weekender bag. The other projects are a bit so-so to me. The drops of color headband, for example, isn’t really something I would have a use for. The floral bobby pins aren’t my thing either. In the end, this book is worth an add to your collection. A lot of these projects would make beautiful gifts.