Make a Crochet Garden with these 9 Fantastic Projects

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Make a Crochet Garden includes 9 fantastic patterns for succulents, cacti and flowers.

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Make a Crochet Garden. Cover Image. Leisure Arts. Book Review by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Title: Make a Crochet Garden
Author: Amy Gaines
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
ISBN: 9781464771774
Photographer: Jason Masters

 Make a Crochet Garden

Everywhere I go this summer I see cacti themed items for the home. When I saw Make a Crochet Garden was available from Leisure Arts I wanted a copy for myself. What’s better than cacti themed accessories? Why crocheted cacti themed accessories I can make myself of course!

In Amy Gaines book Make a Crochet Garden you get patterns for 9 cacti, succulent and flower projects. You can pick and choose which items you make or crochet them all to add to your home.

The patterns included in Make a Crochet Garden are:

  • Coaster Set. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 4 inches diameter (coaster), 2 inches tall and 4.75 inches wide (planter)
  • Dish Scrubber. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 4 inches diameter
  • Hanging Garden. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 6 inches tall
  • Pencil Cup Holder. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook and 5 mm (H) hook. Size: 4 inches diameter and 4.75 inches tall
  • Potholder. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 6.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches long
  • Prickly Pear. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 10.5 inches tall
  • Saguaro Cactus. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 10.25 inches tall
  • Spiral Succulent. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook. Size: 3 inches tall
  • Table Runner. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn. 4 mm (G) hook and 9 mm (M/N) hook. Size: 11.25 inches wide by 66 inches long.

Here are my favorite projects:

You can see images of the other designs here: Make a Crochet Garden at Leisure Arts

Each pattern is provided in written format using US Crochet Terms. Stitch counts are provided for each row and round, headings are in bold font and the instructions are spaced out nicely so they are easy-to-follow and it is easy to keep your place. The book is 48 pages in total and available in eBook format and as a paperback.

I totally love that you receive this wide-range of patterns for a very low price point. You get them all in the paperback copy for only $5.99* (*price is subject to change). The eBook version is currently available for only $4.99* (*price is subject to change).

General instructions are included with diagrams beginning on page 43. Along with abbreviations, symbols and terms you receive written instructions with diagrams for the following terms:

  • Joining with a sc
  • Adjustable loop
  • Back or front loops
  • Free loops of a chain
  • Whipstitch
  • Straight Stitch

There are also helpful instructions and diagrams within the patterns themselves for techniques used only in a specific pattern. For example, the technique used to create the fringe for the table runner is included in the Table Runner section only and the Pom Pom instructions (and diagrams) are included in the Pencil Holder section only.

The yarns used to create the sample projects are included too. You can substitute yarns if you want, as gauge information has been provided in each pattern but if you want to use the same yarns and colors as Amy used in the samples, they are included on page 47 and 48.

The yarns used were:

  • COASTER SET Lily® Sugar ’n Cream®
  • DISH SCRUBBER Lily® Sugar ’n Cream®
  • HANGING GARDEN Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
  • PENCIL CUP HOLDER Red Heart® Super Saver®
  • POTHOLDER Lily® Sugar ’n Cream®
  • PRICKLY PEAR Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
  • SAGUARO CACTUS Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
  • SPIRAL SUCCULENT Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
  • TABLE RUNNER Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

This is a fantastic pattern book for Cacti and Succulent crochet designs. You receive patterns for both practical projects (which I love, like the scrubber and potholder) and decorative projects (like the Hanging Garden pattern and Saguaro Cactus pattern) that you can crochet and then display in your home.  The price point for this 48 page book makes it a very tempting pattern book to add to your crochet library. Many of the items you can crochet and give as gifts as the Cacti and Succulent theme is super popular throughout the year.

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Make a Crochet Garden?

Make a Crochet Garden eBook Giveaway ends August 14 2018 1200am ET OombawkaDesignCrochet

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  1. Crocheted cacti are incredibly simply to make and these cacti patterns are also incredibly adaptive and you can use the basic parts to create hundreds of unique cacti, you can even combine the different variations in the same post.

    Such sweet designs, thank you for sharing!

    Crochet Master Lalo

  2. I Love this book. I so want to make a crochet garden and I love the coaster set too!

  3. Has anyone had as much as a problem with these patterns as I have? In my book there are many mistakes and typoes. My table runner looks nothing like the picture. Has anyone made that one?

  4. My middle child loves anything cactus related, I’m sure this will be a favourite too

  5. A very helpful review. It’s good to be able to see how big the projects are and what type of yarn they use. They are very gorgeous projects, I love succulents & cacti so this book is going on my must have list.

  6. Such sweet designs, I love the coaster set, the potholder, and table runner. They look fairly easy to do.

  7. So pretty. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I’d choose Grannies in Bloom for a review from you. 🙂

  8. Love the ideas in this book. I was getting tired of the last great fad. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com