Our friends over at David & Charles Publishing have sent me a copy of one of their latest crochet book releases to check out: Hello Hexie! by Shara Shrimpton. This book promises to change the way you look at crochet granny hexagons so I couldn’t wait to see what this book had in store. Thanks to David & Charles, I have a copy of Hello Hexie! by Sarah Shrimpton to give away to one lucky winner! Keep reading to learn more about the book and how to enter the giveaway.
Thanks to David & Charles for providing me this book for free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Hello Hexie! by Sarah Shrimpton contains 10 different crochet hexagon motif patterns, that are used throughout the book to create a variety of different crochet projects made of hexagons. Each crochet hexagon motif pattern is accompanied with a stitch diagram so if you’re stuck reading the instructions, or just prefer to use a crochet hexagon stitch diagram over the written pattern, it’s available for you. This book contains 23 different patterns and they are:
- Sunburst Bag
- Star Blanket
- Cosy Cardigan
- Linen Lace Tee
- Spring Garden Shrug
- Cosy Poncho
- African Flower Skirt
- Pure Wool Rug
- Striped Rug
- Tortoise Stuffed Toy
- Baby Bee Blanket
- Baby Bee Lovey
- Slipper Socks
- Bobble Cushion
- Festival Bag
- Bohemian Scarf
- Trefoil Table Set
- Wall Hanging
- Starburst Footstool
- Patchwork Wristwarmers
- Pin Cushion
- Christmas Decoration
The crochet garment patterns made with the crochet hexagons are so fun and creative but are unfortunately, only graded up to a size XL. There are plenty of different styles of projects to keep makers interested and busy.
Hello Hexie! is written using the UK terminology and a conversion chart to assist you in converting the patterns to the US terminology is located in the back of the book. There is a detailed resource section in the back of the book which outlines all of the basic techniques used in the book, including some join-as-you-go techniques for joining your crochet hexies. This section is thorough, although some makers may find the supporting photos to be a tad on the small side to see the techniques clearly.
Overall, the book was enjoyable and inspired me to look at crochet hexagon motifs in a different way and consider new ways of using them. I’d recommend this book to intermediate level crocheters as beginners may find some of the patterns and techniques tricky to execute. If you’re looking to mix things up and try an alternative to the standard crochet granny square, then you may want to add Hello Hexie! to your crochet library.
If you are interested in checking out Hello Hexie! you can find it HERE.
Check out some more of my crochet book reviews available for free on my blog:
- Crochet Animal Slippers by Ira Rott
- Summer 2021 Crochet! Magazine Review
- Cute Crocheted Animals by Emma Varnam
- Crocheted Dogs by Vanessa Mooncie
- How to Crochet Animals: Wild by Kerry Lord
- You can find all my crochet book reviews HERE.
Hello Hexie! Giveaway
Thanks to David & Charles Publishing, I have a copy of Hello Hexie! by Sarah Shrimpton to giveaway to one lucky winner!
This giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to participants in Canada and the U.S.(except where void by law) and ends Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.
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