Crochet Geometry Book Review & Giveaway

Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 15 comments

 

Crochet Geometry by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby book reviewAll images used with permission.
Photography by  Shibaguyz Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Crochet Geometry Book Review

 

Publisher: Lark Crafts

Author: Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz

Number of Pages: 114 pages

Number of Projects: 15 designs

Types of Projects: Sweaters, pullovers, shrugs, and wraps.

Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Experienced

NOTE: Usually pattern books lean toward one rating and then have a couple of the other ratings thrown in there to attract other levels of crocheters. This book has an excellent mix of all 3 of these levels!

  • Easy – Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping.
  • Intermediate – Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.
  • Experienced – Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.

The book did not include the ratings descriptions. I used info from the Craft Yarn Council website.

Yarn Used: #1, #2, #3, & #4

Sizes: Small to 5X

First Impression: YES! Thank you, Shibaguyz for using real-world size models. Kudos!

My Favorite Project Pick: I had a couple favorites, but I love cables so I have to pick “5 Easy Pieces” as my top choice.

 

Crochet Geometry by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby book review
5 Easy Pieces 

 

Review: I love the concept! You begin with basic shapes – rectangles, circles, triangles – then you sew them together. By doing it this way you have minimal shaping, which is great for someone who is new to making garments. With just the right amount of drape and style you can create stunning projects. From lace to texture there is something for everyone.

Whether you need help deciding which project is right for you, or tips for picking out the right yarn for that project, Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby has you covered. The patterns are written in industry standards so there’s no guessing what the designer means. There is an abbreviations list, a conversion chart, and symbol charts and schematics (measurement diagrams) for everything! The book also includes a special techniques section, blocking help, photos and so much more.

 

Half Circle Cardigan - Crochet Geometry
Half Circle Cardigan

 


Sleeve Shrug - Crochet Geometry
Sleeve Shrug

 

 

Two Circles Wrap - Crochet Geometry

 

Two Circle Wrap

 

If you’re looking to try garments and need help stepping out into new crochet territory, I suggest giving this book a try. I’ve only shown you a few of my favorites.

To see more project photos check it out on Amazon here: Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Fit and Flatter

Happy Crocheting!

 *Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.  This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. Please note: I will never become an affiliate partner for a product or service that I don’t use and love!

15 Comments

  1. I have been so inspired by these designs. So wearable and lovely. My favorite, at this point, is the macrame’ vest. Gorgeous and current. ( by first post had the wrong email address)

  2. I love all of them don’t think I can pick a favorite. Maybe the two circle wrap at this moment.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE that circle t-top!! It’s amazing!!

  4. I really like them all but especially the split circle wrap!

  5. I really love the leafy green top. It looks breezy. I love the designs throughout this book. Major applause for using real women as the models!!

  6. You are right! Love all the models and those cables on the 5 Piece!! So hard to choose, but I am going to go with the Split Circle Wrap. I love the shape of it and the leaf pattern in it!

  7. It’s a tie between Sleeve Shrug and the Two Circle Wrap. Want to make them both so bad!!!

  8. I love the Shaw Collar Cardi . They are all beautiful modern designs.

  9. I love the Macrame Look Vest! Many beautiful designs!!!

  10. I like the Urban Grids Cardi. The fact you can where it upside down is awesome!

  11. i like the cowl neck sleeveless tunic

  12. Love the Two Circle Wrap!

  13. I like the Two Circles Wrap … I especially like that each piece is shown on models wearing a small and (extra) large size.

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