source: review copy via NetGalley/ Pen and Sword UK
title: Modern Crochet Style by Lindsey Newns
genre: crochet pattern book
published: December 14, 2021
rated: 4 out of 5
Modern Crochet Style is packed full of crochet makes for you and your home. Designer Lindsey Newns, of Lottie and Albert, has created 15 different projects to delight and inspire throughout the seasons. From t-shirt yarn bath mats and raffia beach bags, to luxe Christmas stockings and leopard-print cowls. With advice on yarns, detailed stitch descriptions, and step-by-step photo instructions, the projects are accessible to all, including beginners.
Modern Crochet Style by Lindsey Newns includes 15 crochet patterns ranging in home decor to accessories. The crochet terms are explained in both US and UK which I always find helpful. I have an unedited review copy so I’m hoping that for the published copy these terms were maybe listed a little more clearly. For example, a US single crochet is a double crochet in UK terms, which is a pretty different sized stitch. Keeping that in mind you need to remember these patterns are written in UK terms. There’s also a section explaining the different UK crochet techniques with a few photos included for reference.
“Accessories are my favorite thing to crochet. If you’re looking for something that’s a bit quicker to make than crochet blankets or garments, then this is the book for you! Here you will find seasonal projects for you and your home, including a real mix of my favourite yarns, techniques and crochet styles.”-Modern Crochet Style by Lindsey Newns
As far as the patterns themselves, I found them well written with clear photos. One of the patterns I want to try is the “luxe scrunchies”. I had never thought of making scrunchies with delicate mohair yarn to give them a nice fluffy look. I love this idea and will have to look into my yarn stash to make a few. I know I have velvet yarn somewhere around here.
Some of the other patterns included in this collection are a gingham bag, woven wall hanging, textured cloths, loopy cushions and this slogan bathmat shown below. I like that the patterns showcase different crochet styles and techniques such as graph work and tapestry crochet. I also like the use of different textured yarns.
Overall, Modern Crochet Style by Lindsey Newns is a very nice collection of unique crochet patterns featuring different techniques to hone in your crafting skills. I would say this book is for the advanced beginner onwards and would make a nice addition to any crocheters pattern book library.
About the Author
Lindsey is the face behind Lottie and Albert. A designer of popular modern crochet patterns, she shares her tutorials and makes on Instagram and YouTube to over 30,000 followers. Alongside designing her own patterns, she has also worked as commissioning editor for Mollie Makes magazine, as a yarn ambassador for Hobbycraft, and appeared as a guest judge on Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas. She lives in the Cotswolds with 1 husband, 3 children and an uncountable number of balls of yarn.
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 copy of Modern Crochet Style by Lindsey Newns came via Pen and Sword UK. The open book photos included in this post are my own.