Book Review: Crochet Scarves

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Title: Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions-Various Techniques
Author: Sharon Hernes Silverman

Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (

In Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions-Various Techniques, Sharon Hernes Silverman has created a collection of 21 scarves that vary from basic crochet stitches to more advanced techniques, such as Broomstick Lace and Tunisian. The wonderful thing about this new offering by Hernes Silverman is that with such a great variety of projects, this book is suitable for crocheters at every level as well as beginning stitchers who want to learn more than just the basic stitches.

There are four patterns rated “easy”, eleven “intermediate” patterns, and six at the “experienced” level. The yarns used in the projects vary from laceweight to worsted weight, and every weight in between.  There is even one pattern with the ruffle type yarn that is so popular right now, that anyone can follow to create a trendy ruffled scarf. The patterns are presented with both written and charted instructions, with a page in the back of the book on how to read charts. There are basic technique tutorials in the back of the book. One of the features of this book that I really like are the fact that the illustrations for techniques are photographic, which I think makes the instructions much easier to follow.

Personally, I don’t tend to make a lot of scarves, but the scarves in this book definitely make me want to grab a hook and create some of these beautiful creations! In fact, I am pretty sure that there is a skein of mohair in my stash that is just made for the “Champagne Goblets” scarf. Maybe with this book, I can even get a head start on my holiday crocheting!

(Stackpole Books, 2012; 160 pages, $19.95, ISBN: 978-0811700818)

Full disclosure: A free review copy of  Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions-Various Techniques  was provided by Stackpole Books. 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.

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