8 Easy to Crochet Boho Chic Style Projects with Fringe

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Fringe Benefits includes 8 easy to crochet designs to add fun and flair to your wardrobe! Each of these designs includes a flirty fringe element which adds movement to your project and a bit of Boho Chic style.Cover - Fringe Benefits by Melissa Leapman at Leisure Arts - Book Review

Title: Fringe Benefits
Author: Melissa Leapman
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4647-5923-9
Photographer: Jason Masters

 Fringe Benefits

The projects are listed as Easy to Easy+ for difficulty, the instructions are provided in a written format using U.S. (American) Crochet Terms and diagrams and schematics have been included where needed. The supplies needed are included on the first page with the finished project photo and the finished size measurement (if only one size is available for the design) is found at the end of the specific pattern in the bottom margin (left-hand side).

I particularly love how the designs for the Boho Vest and Scoopneck Top are provided in multiple sizes. The instructions for the different sizes are color coded to make it easy for you to follow the pattern for the size you are crocheting. The Boho Vest design is sized up to 2X and the Scoopneck Top is sized up to 3X. This gives plus sized people (like me) something they can crochet in this fun fringed style too!

The designs included are:

  • Boho Vest – Medium Weight Yarn – 5.5 mm hook – Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X
  • Cuff Bracelet – Medium Weight Yarn – 6 mm hook – Sizes: Small, Medium and Large
  • Cowl – Bulky Weight Yarn – 6.5 mm hook – Sizes: 9½” high x 23″ circumference
  • Hobo Bag – Medium Weight Yarn – 4 mm hook; 5.5 mm hook; Sizes: 14½” (bottom width), 12½” (top width); 9½” (height)
  • Poncho – Medium Weight Yarn – 5.5 mm hook; Size: One Size Fits Most
  • Clutch Bag – Bulky Weight Yarn – 6.5 mm hook; Size: 9¾” wide x 6¼” high
  • Infinity Cowl – Bulky Weight Yarn – 5.5 mm hook; Size: 7″ high x 56″ circumference
  • Scoopneck Top – Medium Weight Yarn – 3.75 mm hook and 4 mm hook; Size: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X

The General Instructions are included starting on page 28. You will find the following terms explained:

  • Gauge
  • Joining with sc
  • Joining with hdc
  • Zeros
  • Back Ridge (includes diagrams)
  • Free Loops of Chain (includes diagrams)
  • Reverse Single Crochet (includes diagrams)
  • Fringe (includes diagrams)

The Yarn Information section includes the specific yarns used to crochet the samples in the book. Yarns used in the samples are:

Boho Vest: Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™
Cuff Bracelet: Patons® Metallic™
Clutch Bag: Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Hobo Bag: Lion Brand® Heartland®
Poncho: Caron® Simply Soft® Heathers™
Cowl: Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Infinity Cowl: Patons® Classic Wool Roving™
Scoopneck Top: Lion Brand® 24/7 Cotton

My favorite three designs are:

  • Scoopneck Top
  • Cowl
  • Infinity Cowl

but I honestly love them all!

Which designs are your favorites? If you want to see bigger images please visit Leisure Arts here: Fringe Benefits at Leisure Arts

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Fringe Benefits?

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: April 4, 2017; 12:00 am ET
End Date: April 11, 2017, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of  Fringe Benefits  you can get them directly from Leisure Arts:

Fringe Benefits – $9.99

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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Fringe Benefits and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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  1. Such a variety of patterns that it would appeal to any crocheter. Lots of different yarns too. Creativity would allow you to alter the fringe if it just isn’t quite your thing. Love the options.

  2. Love, love fringe! And thank you for mentioning the multiple sizes that are available!

  3. Great review. Have been contemplating getting this book because I’m another big fan of fringe….always have been and always will be!

  4. My kids tease me and call me a hippie but I DON’T CARE. I LOVE fringe on everything and always have. Great book <3

  5. I don’t know what is is about fringe but I love it, even before it came back into style, but I’m so glad that it did.

  6. I just love those designs. I love visiting oombawkadesigncrochet.com for its super wide variety of topics and the constant updates on it’s items. Love it.