Title: Convertible Crochet
Author: Doris Chan
Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (www.crochetrenee.com)
Doris Chan has done it again! The origin of the customizable designs in Chan’s latest offering begins with an original doily titled, “Entropy”. From here, Chan takes us on a journey, during which she incorporates elements of “Entropy” to create varied and multi-sided motifs. From there, she demonstrates how to incorporate the motifs into convertible garments, such as a poncho/skirt, shawl/throw and a long rectangular wrap that is styled four ways.
In Chan’s trademark “exploded lace”, there are projects fit for every level of experience. There is a project count of 20, plus add-on flutter sleeves for the tops. Chan gives a breakdown of her design process as well, and encourages the reader to experiment with the motifs to form his or her own unique designs.
Convertible Crochet deserves a place on every crocheter’s bookshelf. And since everything in this book is lace, all of the designs are great take-along warm weather projects.
(Potter Craft, 2013; 144 pages, $21.99, ISBN: 978-0-307-96570-7)
Full disclosure: A free review copy of Convertible Crochet was provided by Potter Craft. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.