Saturday, 13 July 2013

Review: The Happy Hooker

Last Christmas I got bought Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller not once, not twice, but three times over!  I think people thought I might like it!

It's a great, fun introduction to crochet, divided into two parts.  The first is a complete introduction to crochet with clear, informative diagrams and instructions for all kinds of techniques and stitches.

The second part is made up of 40 lovely looking patterns, which range from the prepster jacket below to a wonderful Violet Beauregarde skirt which I can't wait to make next winter.


I recently had a go at this prepster jacket.  It was quite an ambitious project for me so I was really proud with the outcome.


I used Artisan Razzle Dazzle wool by Wool Craft which comes out with a lovely tweedy effect.  I am so pleased with how it came out and would very much recommend this book.  Just a wee warning: all patterns use US terminology.

Have you tried this book?  What did you think?


*NB Links for book link to my Amazon Associates account.*

5 comments:

  1. I have that book too, but I don't think I've made anything from it. I'm going to get it back out and have another look through.

    Your jacket looks very nice on you - great job. :)

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  2. Sound like an interesting book if I ever want to pick up crocheting! :)

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  3. I was given this by my sisters when they were ganging up on me to learn how to crochet-as a book for an absolute beginner I did have some problems with it but that might just be because I find it difficult to learn something solely from a book. Once someone showed me what the book was talking about, I loved it! I've made the 'Sweetpea' Shawl a few times but I've not been brave enough to tackle some of the other projects yet!

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  4. Hard to believe that this jacket can look sooooo good handmade. Prolonged pats on back are called for ;) x

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