Crochet Boutique

Last time, I promised you a little review of this new book, Crochet Boutique by Rachael Oglesby.  Well, the time has come to take a glimpse under the cover.  The first thing you'll notice about this book is that there's a nice array of projects.

Lots of lovely hats and lots of lovely scarfs.  If you are a hat lover, then there is bound to be one in here for you.  As someone who likes hats but generally looks terrible in them, there's possibly a couple too many in this book for my requirements but others may have more use for them.

At first glance I feared that this book would be a little too simplistic for my liking.  Most of the patterns seem pretty simple and straight forward and I didn't think there would be much to tempt me.  Looking through it again later though, I find lots I like.  The hat above is a favourite, as is this lovely chunky scarf below.

I think, in fact, that this book would be a great buy for beginners.  There's plenty of projects that someone new to crochet could tackle and there's enough to keep the intermediates interested too I would say.  Sometimes everyone just wants something simple to work on anyway, don't they?

There's a nice range of projects to tackle.  From the smallest, quickest little ones...

To the largest, which will keep you busy considerably longer...

Even a couple you can use around the home...

Not sure I'll be whipping this one up but, I am about to go and check my stash to see what can be done for the patterns that did catch my eye.  There's a pair of leg warmers I'm quite keen on...

S x

For those that like to know:  I was sent a free copy of this book by the publisher.  However I was not under any obligation to provide a review, or to promote the book in any way.  


  1. Great book! I haven´t any book about crocheting and maybe it should be good Christmas present for me! :-) I have to show your post to my husband :-) Jolana

  2. This looks great - I'm a complete beginner and it seems there is a lot I could get my teeth stuck into here!

  3. Looks like a great book! Love the scarf and lampshade! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day! xo Heather

  4. I so want this book. It is my next to buy :)

  5. oooh lovely, particularly like the beret and hair bow.

  6. Yay, you got the comment count button up :D You beat me to my how-to post, I got sidetracked by Halloween!

    The book looks fascinating, if only I could crochet ;)

  7. It looks like a lovely book. xxx

  8. I do like that rainbow shawl! Is that crochet?

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  9. Looks like my kind of book and one destined for my shelf! xxx ps have you bought any oil lamps yet?

  10. Great review!
    This book had been featured on a few blog I have read, however your descriptions have answered some of the reservations I had about the style and content.
    Thank you!
    Looking forward to seeing some potential completed projects!