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With more than 120 crochet projects and a total of 208 pages, this really is a Big Book of Crochet!

Title: Big Book of Crochet
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2005
ISBN:  1-57486-456-4

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Big Book of Crochet Review

The Big Book of Crochet includes 124 designs from Leisure Arts’ much loved Crochet With Heart Magazine. With projects for babies, afghans, home items and family fashions the Big Book of Crochet contains a wide range of crochet patterns.

Patterns have been included for the following categories:


Big Book of Crochet includes patterns for more than 15 afghans.  Many different styles of afghans have been included too. Some blankets are worked in strips and some require assembling motifs and squares into your finished project. There are also patterns for ripples, v-stitch designs, bobbles and lace. Most of the afghans are crocheted with medium weight yarns. Here are three examples of the afghan patterns included:

  • Spider Lace Afghan – 52″ by 70″ – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 5.5 mm (I) hook.
  • Mile A Minute Violets Afghan – 49″ by 64″ – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 4 mm (G) hook.
  • Light and Airy Afghan – 47″ by 65″ – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 5.5 mm (I) hook.


Patterns are included for baby blankets, baby layettes, baby bibs, bottle covers, baby clothes and buntings. Patterns for other baby items can also be found. Here are three examples of baby crochet patterns included in Big Book of Crochet:

  • Baby’s Bed of Roses – 35″ x 44″ – Light/Worsted Weight Yarn [3] and 4 mm (G) hook.
  • Baby’s Fan-cy Afghan – 38″ x 41″ – Medium/Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 5 mm (H) hook.
  • Fancy French Knots Layette – size 6 months – Fingering Weight Yarn [1], 3.75 mm (F) and 5 mm (H)


Patterns are included for ponchos, vests, sweaters and accessories. Here are three examples of the Fashion Crochet Patterns included:

  • Lovely Linen Vest – Sizes XS to XXLarge – Light Worsted Weight Yarn [3] and 2.25 mm, 3.25 mm and 3.5 mm steel crochet hooks.
  • Cosmopolitan Wrap – Size Adult – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 6 mm (J) Afghan (Tunisian) crochet hook.
  • Kids Cozy Mitten Set – Child Size Small, Medium Large – Light Worsted Weight Yarn [3] and 4 mm (G) crochet hook.


The gift category includes patterns for bags, sachets, golf club covers and bookmarks. You will even find a pattern for pets included. My favorite design in this category is the Crochet Caddy Tissue Cover (it has room for your crochet hooks!). Here are two examples of the patterns included in the Crochet Gifts category.

  • Heartstring Bag – 14″ by 9.5″ – Light Worsted Weight Yarn [3] and 4 mm (G) crochet hook.
  • Golf Club Cozies – 12″ long – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 5 mm (H)) crochet hook.


The Home Category includes patterns for place settings, dishcloths, rugs and doilies. Here are two examples of patterns included in this category:

  • Elegant Frost Doily – 12.5 ” diameter – Size 10 Cotton Thread and 1.65 mm steel hook.
  • So Easy Rug – 28″ from straight edge to straight edge – Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and 9 mm (N) crochet hook.

You can check out some of the other projects available in Big Book of Crochet at Leisure Arts. Examples of 37 crochet projects are shown >HERE<

Helpful instructions with diagrams have been included at the end of the book for the following techniques:

  • Joining with a sc and joining with a dc
  • back ridge of a chain stitch
  • back or front loop only
  • free loops
  • post stitches
  • working into a space before a stitch
  • adding on dc
  • changing colors
  • reverse single crochet
  • whipstitch
  • pom poms
  • tassels
  • fringe
  • embroidery stitches: outline, satin, lazy daisy and french knot

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The patterns are written in US (American) Crochet terms. Headings and important information are provided in bold font and in different colors from the written pattern instructions. I find this is very helpful for keeping my place in the instructions. Color photographs are included for every pattern in the publication.

Big Book of Crochet includes a fantastic range of projects for every occasion.  Patterns have been included for afghans, home items, baby items, pet items, clothing items and decorative items. Whether you are looking for a quick project, like a bookmark or a larger project, like an afghan, you will find a pattern included in Big Book of Crochet.

Big Book of Crochet Giveaway at Oombawka Design

Would you like to win an eBook copy of Big Book of Crochet?

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

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: February 6, 2018; 12:00 am ET
End Date: February 13, 2018, 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 Big Book of Crochet you can get it directly from Leisure Arts:

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

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  1. WOW! This is quite the book. A little bit of everything!! Of the pattern samples shown, they are all enticing me to order the ebook.
    Thank you for your review of it.

  2. A big thank you to Rhondda for informing me on this wonderful ebook. Ladies on all your questions on the various patterns I say go for it spoil yourself. I just purchased my ebook and I have already started on my project. Loving it.

  3. With 120 patterns, I am sure to find several I wish to make such as in the category of vests, mitten sets, and home items. Thank you for the review.

  4. I like this book because of the various patterns that are inspiring.

  5. I am loving the sound of this book! I enjoy making all kinds of crochet things. This book is for me! I want to get a copy today.

  6. I like this book. There are so many patterns of all varieties, afghans, wearables, and baby afghans.

  7. This has many beautiful patterns in it. I can’t wait to get it and start a new project.

  8. I’d like you to review Rugs for Kids. My littles need a new rug in their bedroom 😀

  9. I would love to win this Big Book of Crochet! Wow! 120 patterns?!!! Please choose me as the winner…..pretty pretty please?!

  10. I own or have owned nearly every issue of that magazine, it was one of the best ever published! So to see a compilation of so many patterns

  11. Love to have this book. Looks like it has some really great patterns in it.

  12. I would like to see a review on the Nature’s Gifts for Baby.

  13. re: the review of the Big Book of Crochet, I like the comprehensive information you provide in your review giving us a look at some of the patterns in each of the categories. It gives me a better idea of whether or not I would like to purchase it. You also include a list of the instructions in it for special stitches. Looks like a great book!

  14. I think reviewing an Knook ebook would be cool. I haven’t tried the Knook, but I would love to learn and a good book that is useful is good to know.