Book Review: Curvy Crochet

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Title: Curvy Crochet, 8 Fashions in Sizes Large - 4X
Authors: Marlaina Bird and Jill Wright

Book Review by Jennifer J. Cirka (


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Plus Size

These words are becoming more and more popular these days. And the crochet industry is taking notice! Crochet designers Marlaina Bird and Jill Wright are ahead of the game with their fabulous book, Curvy Crochet. Featuring eight beautiful designs, this book showcases sizes large to 4X. You will find attractive fashions along with accessories for larger sizes.

All of the designs in the book are of the easy skill level and use super fine to medium weight yarns. The patterns are clearly written and the designs feature some gorgeous crochet stitch patterns. The designs include a long sleeved sweater, two vests, two short-sleeved tunics, a bolero, a stole, and a felted bag. You will easily find something that you will love out of these amazing choices.

With Spring around the corner, I had to break out my hooks and make the Peasant Top for myself! The style is extremely versatile and the stitch pattern is pretty and easy once you get the hang of it. I think my mom would love an A-Line Vest from the book and, when I find the time, I'd really like to make a Cowl Neck Tunic for my sister.

Jennifer Cirka wearing the Peasant Top
she crocheted herself from the book

Curvy Crochet by Marlaina Bird and Jill Wright is a superior book for all fashion conscious, plus-sized, women and the crocheters that love them. Each design is well worth the time and effort taken to create them. Every classic piece will only enhance your wardrobe and turn heads. You'll happily flaunt those curves while looking and feeling beautiful!

(Leisure Arts, 2011, 60 Pages, $14.95, ISBN-13: 978-1-60900-028-8)

Full disclosure: A free review copy of  Curvy Crochet was provided by Leisure Arts. 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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