Book Review - Coastal Crochet

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Title: Coastal Crochet
Author: Karen Whooley
MSRP: $24.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches n Scraps

Disclaimer: A free review copy of Coastal Crochet was provided to me by Karen Whooley. Although I accept free products for review, I do not guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. 

All images of copyrighted material are used with permission. Photographer: Anne Podlesak

There's nothing quite as relaxing as a sunny, beach vacation. Warm sand, cool water, and blue skies. That's the feeling captured by the beautiful designs in Karen Whooley's new book, Coastal Crochet.

The book includes 12 stunning projects made in lightweight yarns. The lace and fingering weight yarns drape beautifully, giving these projects an airy feel. If lightweight yarns just aren't your thing, that's ok too. The book includes hints on how to adjust the projects to work with heavier yarns!

The sweater on the cover is called Storm, and it seems like it would be the perfect, every-day tank top. I think it would layer well with the uniquely shaped, openwork shawl called, Deep Blue Sea.

Unlike a lot of beach inspired collections, this one is not all light and summery items. The seamless Beachcomber sweater is a cozy cover up for chillier weather.

There's also a cooler weather hat, and a cowl and fingerless mitts set. From blazing summer sun to chilly autumn evenings, Coastal Crochet has you covered!

All the designs are easy to make, but each has an interesting twist, whether it's unique shaping, creative construction, or fabulous texture. They all include charts as well. 

Those of you who know me know that I definitely prefer to work from charts than from written instructions. If you're new to charts, there's a section at the beginning of the book that walks you through how to read them. 

You can enter to win your own digital (ebook) copy of Coastal Crochet. This prize is generously provided by the author, Karen Whooley. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid email address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. See entry form for full terms. 

The giveaway ends at 11:59pm US central time on August 6th. Hurry and enter below! 

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity! LOVE LOVE Beachcomber and can't wait to make it. (FYI, the 'Visit Karen Whooley on Facebook' vote line isn't working...)

  2. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

  3. Hi! Love these designs and would love to win.

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. There are so many lovely, modern patterns that I'd love to make.

  5. Your patterns are so much fun to make!

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing your proof copy at CGOA!

  7. I love pretty much all the patterns! They are beautiful!

  8. Thank you for the chance to receive this book, the patterns look wonderful!


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