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Stripe It Your Way Crochet Book Review

Recently I was given the opportunity from Leisure Arts to review a copy of the book Stripe It Your Way Crochet for Home & Fashion by Kristi Simpson.  This book is a new publication from Leisure Arts.

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Stripe It Your Way Crochet is for all levels of crocheters.  All of the projects in the book are an easy level so a person who is just beginning to crochet should be able to complete these projects and an advanced crocheter will enjoy working on something simple and quick to complete.

The projects in this book are for fashion accessories and for home decor items.  All of the projects use medium weight yarn and a size H, I, J or M hook.  I love the look of the various stripe patterns the designer has used with each of the projects.

crochet for home & fashion

One of the projects that caught my attention was the Star Blanket.  I have always wanted to crochet a motif style blanket and after seeing this pattern I decided I would make this one.  So far it is coming along, I am using my own color scheme with Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn in 5 different colors.  The blanket will look great in our living room when I finish it.  The pattern seems to work up quickly and is easy to follow.  You have to pay attention to the color changes though at the appropriate times as per the directions in the pattern.

Below is a photo of my version of the Star Blanket that I have completed so far.  I am on the third color out of five for the blanket.

Star Blanket in stripe pattern partially finished crocheted by Kimberlee

The Lacy Wrap is another project in the book I may start after finishing the Star Blanket.  This wrap is crocheted with an openwork type of stitch and features a border of flower fringe on the ends.  I think it will be a great spring or summer project.

crochet for home & fashion

If you like to crochet with medium weight yarn and enjoy striped patterns I think you will love this book.  You can click Here or on any of the Stripe It Your Way Crochet photos above to take you to the Leisure Arts site where you can order your copy of this crochet book.  *The links are affiliate links but all opinions in this blog post are my own.