Contemporary Crochet by Liv Huffman is a big book, with 35 different designs! And while there are many nods to mod style and plenty of granny squares, these crochet patterns are definitely aimed at "the kids" - and I don't mean children! Want to know what I mean by that? Take a peek inside, and enter to win your own copy on Moogly!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for review; all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Contemporary Crochet Review
A Bit About the Author
“Elevating crocheted granny squares to couture (and captivating her TikTok followers in the process) is something of a natural instinct for Liv Huffman.”—Los Angeles Times
“Crocheting and knitting are so hot right now. [Liv Huffman] is our crochet BFF!”—Drew Barrymore
"Liv Huffman is the creator of the hugely popular Harry Styles cardigan tutorial on YouTube and TikTok. Here, she shows you how to add handmade flair to your wardrobe, with 35 unique designs for crocheted clothes and accessories. The patterns include a striped beanie hat, a hooded sweater, and a scallop-edged corset top, as well as the famous “Harry” crocheted cardigan based on JW Anderson’s knitted design. Deceptively simple to make, many of the projects are made up of basic granny squares. There is also a step-by-step techniques section which explains all the stitches you will need in a clear, approachable way. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced crocheter, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to create your own wearable, beautiful pieces, and expand your skills as you learn how to adapt and personalize the designs."
Stylish Separates, Statement Outfits, and Unique Accessories
Contemporary Crochet is divided into four sections - Stylish Separates, Statement Outfits, Unique Accessories, and Techniques. The first three are, of course, where you'll find all the patterns - and they are certainly designed with a specific point of view!
There are lots of oversize sweaters, but there are also a surprising number of designs for men! And lots of designs that I probably wouldn't wear at my age - but are absolutely perfect for my 20-something daughter.
This isn't to say I wouldn't rock some of these myself! One pattern that really caught my eye is the Georgia Belt Bag - I saw a leather version just recently and thought it would make a great design... and Liv did it!
Small But Mighty
The shortest section of the book is the Techniques, but there is good info there - and the index is handy too!
Get your own copy of Contemporary Crochet today!
You can get this book on Amazon.com (this link should take you to your country's version of Amazon). And of course, look for it at your local book store if you're lucky enough to have one!
A Modern Guide to Granny Squares Giveaway
The Contemporary Crochet Giveaway is open to US, Canada, and UK addresses only. The giveaway ends October 10, 2022, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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