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Showing posts with label review. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

I Like Crochet Collections

Wow!! I Like Crochet has been super busy this last month. The August 2019 Issue was published at the end of June 

I Like Crochet August 2019

and 12 (yes twelve) new crochet collections. I just love all the collections that were published. You can have access to these plus all the previous collections and magazine issues for only $1.97 per month. That's an amazing deal!

Which patterns are my favourites?

From the August Issue, I have to say I'm in love with the Marigold Bucket Bag by Susan E. Kennedy

Marigold Bucket Bag by Susan E. Kennedy

The shape is amazing and that flower is so pretty. It would work well for one of my in-progress projects (I have quite a few).

From The Collections ... it was hard to choose just a few to highlight!

The Clear Water Cover Up is so cute and would look equally nice as a shorter top. 

Clear Water Cover Up

From the Cute Crochet Amigurumi Collection, this Confetti Unicorn and Rainbow Pillow are both adorable.

Confetti Unicorn
Rainbow Pillow

Or this Prickly Pear Pillow from the Pillow Collection ...

Prickly Pear Pillow

So go to the I Like Crochet website to browse through all these wonderful patterns and you may find something to start hooking!

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Crochet Hooks

Do you crochet? What is your favourite brand/style of hook to use?

I have a variety of hooks that I've used over the years.

From left to right ... Boye plastic, Boye aluminum, Addi Comfort Grip, Clover Soft Touch, Knitters Pride Aluminum.

You've probably used the Boye hooks as these seem to be the most readily available in most big box craft stores. I don't really like them for large projects or extended use. They just aren't that comfortable.

The Addi Comfort Grip hook is not one of my favourites either. The grooves on the hard plastic handle tend to rub on my hand and I don't seem to be able to get into a rhythm with it. Not sure what it is about the hook, but it seems to get caught on every couple of stitches.

That leaves the last 2 ... Clover Soft Touch and Knitters Pride Aluminum. I love both of these hooks. 

The handle on the Clover Soft Touch is hard plastic with a soft thumb grip. The shape of the handle is comfortable. The handle on the Knitters Pride is also plastic but has a "soft" feel to it. The shaft is aluminum so the stitches slide easily.   

One more bonus of both the Clover and Knitters Pride hooks is that the size (both US and metric) are printed right on the handle in large font. Easy to find which size hook I need.

Happy Crocheting!