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Hooked on Crochet: 20 Sassy Projects Paperback – May 1 2004

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (May 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580175473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580175470
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.9 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 617 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #661,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
Several nice scarves.... Jan. 30 2005
By Dianne Foster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
HOOKED ON CROCHET includes many nifty projects, including a beautiful striped scarf and a granny square scarf both of which I have made or am in the process of making. I made the striped scarf in shades of purple, mauve, and lavender for my 12-year old granddaughter and she loved it. Now I'm making another one for me.

Another scarf featured in this book is constructed of a single color (lime cotton) with detail provided by the contrasting pattern created by alternating rows of single, half-double and double crochet stitches.

The book also includes the ususal impractical items like a crocheted skirt (even if you line them they sag) and a teeney-weeney bikini (the bottom will also sag and may come off in the pool if you aren't careful).

Jensen's book includes a nice discussion on hooks and yarn types the crocheter will find useful, as well as some basic stitch instructions and a brief digression in an appendix on 'instructions for lefties'.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Very Nice projects Jan. 4 2005
By Bonnie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I like the book immediately after browsing through Hip to Crochet & this one. "Hip" is also good but has more patterns on garments which I think look bulky but they have a very nice circular shawl pattern. Like this book better as the step by step drawings are clear and patterns interesting, esp the sweet top in the book. But the last 2 projects are not that interesting, it imitates macrame - cover for a lamp, edgings for hammock. But I hope the author will come out with more books & patterns.
48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Overall well done Jan. 28 2005
By Kristie Haynes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When I first wrote a review for this book I was kind of skeptical. Now that i have owned it for a while and completed a couple of the projects I am editing my review because I like it more than I thought! I made the skirt from page 114 and it is my favorite thing I've ever crocheted. Candi is great at giving precise instructions, and the designs can be easily modified.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Best beginner book! May 28 2006
By C. Gallivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just started crocheting this year, and puchased a number of books. This one turned out to be the best beginner book of all of them. There are some patterns that I'm not ready to make, but the ones I did make were very easy to understand, and turned out quite well. I recently read something on the author, Candi Jensen, and she said that she had written it for the beginner. It shows! Fun, fresh and varried, her patterns are fun to do, easy to modify and make your own, and make a gift-quality product with little or no experience. I highly recommend it.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! Aug. 23 2006
By Capless - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Really nice CROCHET patterns for a change! The instructions are clear and the diagrams are very helpful. I especially like that the pictures show the item as it's being used not draped overe a chair. My daughter is 19 and the garments are more geared to her taste (and size). She has 3 projects lined up for me already. The only slightly negative comment is that the lovely yarns used are usually only found in specialty yarn shops or online and they are a bit pricy. I'm not new to crochet so I'll be able to find subs but a beginner might have a little trouble.