I have a love/hate thing going on with my crochet hooks. The desire to make cute little squares and scarves and blankets are there but I struggle trying to get my hands to do what they're suppose to do. It's not the same as knitting folks, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Fortunately there are books like Erika Knight's Simple Crocheting: A Complete How-to-Crochet Workshop with 20 Projects from St Martin's Press to help me on my journey, I'm not giving up!
Erika Knight is a renowned knitwear designer who brings her unique style and interpretation to her craft. The projects in this book are simple yet sophisticated that could serve as the starting point to a new craft. Her goal with this book is to simplify and communicate her passion for crochet with accessible yet enticing projects good for beginners through master levels.
With the help of beautiful photography by Yuki Sugiura and easy to understand diagrams, Simple Crocheting shares a mix of stitches that can produce a variety of finishes suitable for making items - from sturdy handbags to delicate lace shawls. Simple Crocheting is not just a book of how-to's, Erika shares design principles like building a color palette and other unique design secrets. I'm happy to include this in my growing craft library.