Book Review - Designer Crochet Accessories

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Title: Designer Crochet Accessories
Author: Melissa Leapman
MSRP: $21.99 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps

The right accessory can turn an OK outfit into a show-stopper, and they make great gifts too! In this book, Melissa Leapman shares with us 25 stunning accessory designs. From traditional to trendy, subtle to dramatic, rings to wraps, you're sure to find a new favorite here!

Cover - Designer Crochet Accessories

Speaking of favorites - while all the patterns are very lovely, there's one that completely takes my breath away. The Delicata Reversible Wrap is hands down my favorite of the whole book. It's light and delicate, but still looks warm and fuzzy thanks to the mohair yarn. The reversible stitch pattern is intriguing, and seems surprisingly easy (at least from reading through it).

Delicata - Designer Crochet Accessories

In the front of the book is a beautiful spread showing all the patterns. I did wish they were numbered or labeled in some way, or at least displayed in the same order as the table of contents. For the most part though, it was pretty easy to tell which picture goes with which name.

Contents - Designer Crochet Accessories

As usual with Melissa's patterns, the instructions for all the projects are very clearly written and easy to understand. They also include stitch diagrams, and some include schematics or other helpful illustrations as well. In the back of the book is a helpful resource section, which includes instructions for the basic stitches, help in reading the charts, and tips on finishing.

Resources section - Designer Crochet Accessories

You can enter to win your own copy of Designer Crochet Accessories! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Creative Publishing International. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US or Canadian shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on January 30th - Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of Designer Crochet Accessories was provided by Creative Publishing International. 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. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.


  1. Would love to make some of these accessories!

  2. Love the variety of patterns!

  3. I like the bag shown on the cover.

  4. I got a lot of use out of one of Leapman's previous crochet books.

  5. Wow! So many wonderful projects, can't wait to try some!

  6. Book looks awesome! Love some of the hat images shown.


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