Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects by Salena Baca


source: Netgalley / Rowman & Littlefield
title: Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects
designers: by Salena Baca, Danyel Pink and Emily Truman
genre: crochet patterns / arts and crafts
published: Stackpole Books (April 1, 2019)
pages: 152 pages
rated: 4 out of 5

Looking for a quick crochet fix? Crochet in a Day has 42 sure-to-please patterns that can all be started and finished in a day or less. From wearables like cowls, hats, slippers, and even a poncho, to home items like place mats, dish cloths, and baskets, every item will crochet up fast!

This is a book you will turn to again and again when looking for a fun, speedy project that doesn’t require a large time or yarn commitment. Perfect for using up stash yarn or to create something from that perfect skein you were saving, these patterns are creative, colorful, modern, and stylish. Get your hook ready, and crochet something today!

my thoughts:
Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects contains several crochet projects that are meant to be worked up in one day. I myself don’t really ever look for the time a crochet project will take but these types of projects are nice for when you are looking for something a little faster and easier. I would say the patterns here are for beginners and on and some of the patterns are a little bit more advanced using techniques like Tunisian crochet.

“My favorite types of crochet projects are the ones that look complicated by are actually quick to work up. The pieces I’ve created for this collection use yarns that are readily sourced or substituted and are easy to approach with stunning results.”-Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects 

The sections included are Hats and Headbands, Wraps and Other Wearables, Bags and Totes, Kitchen and Dining and Living. There are several projects to choose from like a coffee cup cozie, a hanging plant holder, a wine tote, a coin purse, hats, scarves and fingerless gloves. There is also a stitch guide at the end of reference. I am not a big fan of the cover however, I feel like it could be more eye catching somehow.

A few of my favorite patterns included are the Dreamy Poncho and the Tablet Cozy. The patterns all look clearly written and there are photos to go with each. These projects would also make great gift ideas.

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All in all, Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects by Salena Baca, Danyel Pink and Emily Truman would make a nice addition to a crocheter’s pattern collection.

Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. My free review copy of Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects was courtesy Netgalley / Rowman & Littlefield. Some of these links are affiliate links. The pictures used here are my own.

17 thoughts on “Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects by Salena Baca

  1. Hi Naida,

    I am guessing that you found many of these patterns a wee bit too simple for you stitch wise, although form my very amateur perspective I think that even I could manage some of them!

    I think the stitch used for making up the poncho might be a little too loose and holey for my liking, but I guess the basic design could be made up using a substitute stitch with a bit more body to it!

    I actually quite like the cover art, although it isn’t the most brightly coloured I have seen you feature. I guess they have tried to keep things colour coordinated and simple to match the patterns.

    I can see you trying out a few of the smaller pieces and thanks for featuring 🙂


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    • Hi Yvonne, these are mostly simple easy projects. I can see the poncho being adjusted and personalized. I’m not too crazy about the cover but I guess they wanted to feature as much as they could on there.
      Thanks for stopping in and happy weekend. 🙂


  2. I see you are a crafter, too! I have fond memories of my grandma teaching me to crochet granny squares, circles, and little doll hats. She made afghans (I still have one) and crocheted lace doilies, too. Even a crocheted lace bedspread, I think. These days, I’m more of a knitter and spinner, but I would enjoy making some of these projects. Especially the Kindle/iPad cover, and one of the bags.

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    • Those sound like nice memories with your grandma. I love to crochet, and learned from an Aunt when I was around 12. I know the basic knitting stitches but it never really took. I love the look of knitted items, the stitches are so pretty.
      Enjoy your week and happy crafting!


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