Book Review: Convertible Crochet

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Title: Convertible Crochet

Author: Doris Chan

Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (

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.

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