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Quick Crochet for the Home Review + Giveaway!

Yes, you have a chance to win this book until July 28, 2017! Keep reading for details on how to enter!

I’ve known Tamara Kelly of Moogly for years: she’s a delightful (and fun!) person and a total powerhouse in the crochet world. Moogly is known for amazing crochet tutorials, Crochet-a-longs and fabulous giveaways, and has an astounding following (over 340k facebook fans!).

So, when I found out about her new book, Quick Crochet for the Home, I suspected it would be good!

Good news. I was right! It’s fabulous!

We all like a quick project… but sometimes ‘quick’ equals ‘Easy and boring thing with big hook’. Not true at all in this case!

I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting the stitch patterns and color combinations used in this book are. Take a look at this pillow:

Look at that stitch pattern! And the fun color-blocking! It looks complicated, but Tamara’s done a lot of crochet patterns for beginners, so she knows how to design patterns that are both interesting and totally approachable.

I would say the patterns in this book are for an ‘adventurous beginner’. So, you don’t want most of these to be your first or second project (for those, I recommend beginning with amigurumi!), but the patterns in this book definitely have a firm grasp on ‘explaining the details’.

What do I mean? We’ve all followed patterns that make lots of assumptions, and it’s easy to get lost, even if you have a little experience under your belt. Not this one! I was delighted that even small pattern notes, such as ‘ch 1 at beginning of row is not included in stitch count’, are included. Those are the tiny things that are often omitted from patterns- turning a simple-ish pattern into a nightmare for beginners.

Check out the shaping on these placemats… so fun, right?

Ooh, and this bathmat! Lovely!

The back of the book contains a glossary with a definition of each stitch used in the book, including illustrations for nearly all of them.

That afghan! That basket!

I loved seeing all of the creative textures used in this book, including a few patterns using front/back post double crochet.

This book is a great pattern collection for a crocheter looking for fun and approachable projects, but also interested in learning a few new skills and techniques. They’re fast projects that aren’t at all boring. But not too hard, either! Perfect!

Grab a copy of Quick Crochet for the Home for yourself!

Giveaway

You can enter to win a copy of Quick Crochet for the Home, just by leaving a comment on this post!

Ami Club members, as always, have a bonus chance to win! Log onto the forums and comment in the Quick Crochet for the Home Giveaway thread!

A winner will be chosen at random at noon Eastern (US) on Friday, July 28th, 2017.

The giveaway is open internationally. Please be sure to include your email so I can contact you!

Good luck!

 

 

143 COMMENTS

  1. Kathleen E Martin SAYS...

    This book looks fabulous!!

  2. Misty Young SAYS...

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  3. Tracy SAYS...

    What a fun giveaway! I’m a huge Moogly fan and hope to meet Tamara at the CGOA conference in Chicago next week.

  4. Hi Stacey, so glad you shared this, the photos and projects are beautiful by moogly. I like how you weaved in the amigurumi in there, giving me more project ideas! Thanks so much! Olena

  5. Beth Henry SAYS...

    I love these designs so much!

  6. Rachel Maeroff SAYS...

    Love it! Love this blog and love Moogly.

  7. What a beautiful sounding book – would love to add it to my collection.

  8. clarissamagbuhat SAYS...

    thanks stacey, i have been also following moogly’s blog for tutorials. hope to win 🙂

  9. Terrie Faria SAYS...

    There isn’t a Moogly design, I do not like. Chance to win her book, Awesome!
    Thank you!

  10. Karen obrien SAYS...

    Looks like a great book . Want to make everything.

  11. Laura Brill SAYS...

    I love the lavender footstool!

  12. Rosalie Wright SAYS...

    This is awesome giveaway…would be honored to get a copy of this book. I just moved into a huge house and it needs some crochet love…;)

  13. yardsailor SAYS...

    Would love to win the book, I have been wanting to try one of those poofy footstools.

  14. Christina SAYS...

    I would love to make the pillow covers for my bed, looks like a great book!

  15. Sarah SAYS...

    Aww looks super fun!! ❤️❤️????????????

  16. lindafv SAYS...

    Looks like a fun and interesting collection!

  17. My life is so hectic now and crochet literally saves my sanity that having some quick projects to make would be wonderful at this time!

  18. Marty SAYS...

    Those Moogly patterns look amazing! I would love this book, thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  19. DJ SAYS...

    Love all the projects, especially the bath mat.

  20. jann webb SAYS...

    I love that you reviewed someone else’s book! You’re a sweety!

  21. Steph SAYS...

    This looks a great book! Perfect for my “adventurous beginner” status! I’ll definitely be getting a copy, one way or another!

  22. Sarah SAYS...

    This book looks really interesting and fun 🙂

  23. Kathy SAYS...

    This looks like a great book!

  24. Ashly Cupit SAYS...

    I love these patterns. I especially would love to make the pouf and the placements.

  25. Lori G. SAYS...

    The book looks amazing. I’ve followed Moogly for a couple of years now and love her patterns and tutorials. I’d love to add her book to my collection. Thanks!

  26. Darlene P. SAYS...

    Such beautiful projects that will add such a lovely touch to the decor of a home!!! Please count me in to have a chance to win this incredible book!! Thank you!

  27. Melissa SAYS...

    Comment 🙂

  28. susanne shumate SAYS...

    I love this book

  29. BarbaraMadison SAYS...

    Looks like an interesting book with a lot of fun projects.

  30. Sarah L SAYS...

    What an awesome looking book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Carol Christensen-Fox SAYS...

    The Moogly website is the best, and I have made several of Tamara’s patterns. Her tutorials are very clear and concise. I think this book would be a great addition to anyone’s creative library!

  32. Lauren M SAYS...

    I see a couple of things I would love to make. crochet keeps me busy from dealing with my pain.

  33. Jane g SAYS...

    Looks like some great patterns!

  34. rita SAYS...

    Looks like some fun projects to make.

  35. Jill Heldebrant SAYS...

    Big Moogly fan, great to see a book!

  36. Fantastic looking projects to crochet that I would love to do if I win this book 🙂

  37. Moogly has been my go to for many years. I love all of her designs and I’m sure this book will be no exception.

  38. Ali Say SAYS...

    This looks like a fab book, full of interesting and useful patterns!

  39. Marie SAYS...

    Thank you for this nice giveway.. I love Moogly’s créations and I dream to win her book because I’m not sure we will find it in France..

  40. Christina SAYS...

    Oh this looks like the perfect book for me right now! I’ll definitely be looking it up either way. We just moved and I’m itching to go through my stash and make a. Inch of things for the new place.

  41. Looks like a winner 🙂 I love the bath mat (and I actually need a new one – kismet!) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Bonnie SAYS...

    I would love to try some of Tamara’s designs!

  43. MD Glassner SAYS...

    I love the simple geometric designs – especially the bath mat!

  44. Beverly Marks SAYS...

    I would so love to win this book so many great ideas my fingers will be crossed hoping to win this ❤????????????????❤????????????????❤????????????????❤????????????????❤????????????????❤????????????????

  45. Cristina Sánchez SAYS...

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I follow Moogly’s projects from Barcelona (Spain). I love the bathmat!!!

  46. Dominique SAYS...

    This book looks great ! I’ve been following Moogly’s creations for years, and I would really love to win this book, for I don’t know if it will be published in France. Thank you for this giveaway !

  47. Mia SAYS...

    I’m so in, this would be so perfect for me and my friends. We have this little gathering of few people to crochet and knit together. I’m teaching the others new stitches and techniques since I’m a little more advanced than them, and this book would be so perfect to help me help them. 😀

  48. deb rowley SAYS...

    Wow, love all the projects in this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Joan SAYS...

    Tamara of Moogly – Quick Crochet for the Home is all so very super awesome and I would love to make all the lovely – fun and handy projects. A nice giveaway, thank you.

  50. WJ SAYS...

    Love the designs in this book.

  51. Laura witherspoon SAYS...

    This is awesome. I love Moogly.

  52. Vanessa Vallejos SAYS...

    I love the modern look of the projects in this book. Moogly does good work!

  53. Valerie Burns SAYS...

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. Brenda L Bradley SAYS...

    I live the looks. Of these projects would love to make several.

  55. Beth Ineson SAYS...

    I love every one of these! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  56. Cathy Simmons SAYS...

    Great book.

  57. Sandra Reed SAYS...

    Looks wonderful

  58. I would love to win a copy of this book, looks fairly easy to use..

  59. Kimberly Marshall SAYS...

    Moogly=Awesome!

  60. Vicky Rout SAYS...

    Moogly is such a wonderful resourse

  61. Crystal Smith SAYS...

    Looks like a great book for someone like me – I have only crocheted ami’s.

  62. Crystal SAYS...

    Love this book.

  63. retrosandie SAYS...

    This book looks very interesting with such fun projects.

  64. Allison SAYS...

    Looks like a wonderful book! Now I have to decide what I’ll make first!

  65. Anne SAYS...

    Inspirational!

  66. Edjan Silva Alves SAYS...

    Amei esse livro. Gostaria de possui-lo

  67. Candice SAYS...

    Cool! I can’t wait to read this book!

  68. Tina SAYS...

    Can’t wait to try the patterns.

  69. Lorraine Butler SAYS...

    I would love to try your projects

  70. Leonie SAYS...

    These patterns look incredible, I want that pillow for my living room!

  71. Holly Sechrist SAYS...

    Looks cool!! Love the look of everything in the pics!

  72. Carmen SAYS...

    I love Moogly, and have had my eye on this book for a while. So many great patterns!

  73. Paula Scaff SAYS...

    Looks like a great book!!!!! Need to make some things for my house.

  74. Jacquie SAYS...

    Neat and refreshing projects. Can’t wait to see this book

  75. Patricia Seaton SAYS...

    I am already a fan of hers and would be very excited to have her book. Love that bath mat, afghan, basket and I know there are many more!

  76. Arlene SAYS...

    I want to win this book. It looks like it has great patterns!!

  77. Cindy Christensen SAYS...

    I would like to get these book and see diff ways to crochet

  78. Joyce Rodler SAYS...

    I love to win this book!!!!! Thanks for the intro!

  79. Jackie Brown SAYS...

    Moogly! Love her ideas and patterns!!!!

  80. Tami campbell SAYS...

    This book looks like a lot of fun. I love learning new patterns.

  81. Alejandra Garcia SAYS...

    “Adventurous beginner” is just what I am looking for! I can’t wait to fill my loved ones’ homes with these projects.

  82. Sarah Turner SAYS...

    Always looking for new ways to make use of newly learned skills. Thanks for sharing!

  83. Loving it! Winning this book would give me a chance to create amazing projects for my family and friends. Very beautiful crochet patterns and ideas. I would love the opportunity to explore this book :0)

  84. Sue butler SAYS...

    I love to crochet

  85. Just starting out. Everyone says crochet is quite easy but I’m having a heck of a time figuring it out.

  86. Ashley Zayas SAYS...

    I would love to win this!! I have been in a crochet rut and this would be the perfect thing to get my creative juices flowing!!

  87. Angela SAYS...

    I love Moogly and this looks like a great book!!

  88. Michelle Loyola SAYS...

    It looks like a great book with awesome crochet patterns!

  89. Caisha Galli SAYS...

    Everything looks amazing! I’d love the book!

  90. Jackie SAYS...

    Super great stuff in this book! Thank you for the chance to win, and good luck everyone!

  91. JJ Wong SAYS...

    I love that she has patterns for beginners. I’ve been crocheting for years but always seem to gravitate toward beginner projects!

  92. Looks like a fabulous book, thanks for the opportunity <3

  93. Sheila SAYS...

    Looks like a great book!!

  94. mary henaghen SAYS...

    I love that poof!! Other projects intrigue me, but that poof!!

  95. Susan Engstrom SAYS...

    Awesome book. I woul love to make them!

  96. Katie Mosharo SAYS...

    This book looks fun! Lots of things you’d actually use 🙂

    • Sue butler SAYS...

      I love to crochet and very interested in free patterns

  97. Valarie Prather SAYS...

    Tamara Kelly is my go-to for crocheting! She is so talented and generous. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her book!
    Valarie

  98. Wendy SAYS...

    Gorgeous crochet makes!

  99. Debbie Bergman SAYS...

    I am learning how to crochet and I am very excited to have learned just a few stitches! Thank you for any opportunities to learn more!

  100. Suzy SAYS...

    I would love to win this helpful, informative crochet book!

  101. Katelyn M SAYS...

    Thanks for sharing this book with us and for the chance to win our own copy. I love spending time over on the Moogly blog and this book looks great!!!

  102. Vicki SAYS...

    Looks like some great projects! Would love a copy.

  103. Jody SAYS...

    Looks great! Would love a copy of it.

  104. Zoe SAYS...

    Looks like a great book!

  105. EL SAYS...

    New colors and designs here — looks like a very creative book. Really like that purple poof!

  106. Sandra Reed SAYS...

    The patterns in this book are great. I am always looking for gift idea for my family and this will be wonderful book to have.

  107. Ramona Wiley SAYS...

    That looks like a great book, I would love to win it!

  108. Jill Hulsey SAYS...

    Looks amazing!!!! LOVE,❤️ Love, ❤️LOVE!❤️ Best of luck everyone! ???????????? Jill

  109. Denise Davis SAYS...

    This sounds like an awesome book!

  110. AKlassen SAYS...

    Would LOVE this book! Looks fun ????

  111. Vicki SAYS...

    Would love to have this book!

  112. Lois Buhalis SAYS...

    This looks like a great book, with projects that I can actually see myself making.

  113. Yvonne Felts SAYS...

    Love the afghan and pillow

  114. I love Tamara Kelly’s designs. Thank you for a chance to win her book.

  115. Lynne N SAYS...

    Thank you for sharing your review of this book. I saw several projects that I would use in my home. I also like the idea of quick projects that are fun to complete.

  116. Amanda SAYS...

    I love the bathmat. I’m looking for my first home right now, and I can’t wait to decorate it, and I want to put my personal flare on it by making a bunch of decor, and this would be a handy tool for that!

  117. Beth L. SAYS...

    Love!

  118. Debbie Ahardson SAYS...

    I would love to win this book!

  119. Goldie Harp SAYS...

    I would love to make the ottoman.

  120. Monica SAYS...

    I really love the bathmat! And the pillow!

  121. Carol Georgiou SAYS...

    Lovely. I just love Tamara’s modern approach to crochet. I’ve made many of her items and I was a beginner but not now thanks to her patterns!

  122. Sarah K SAYS...

    Would love to get a copy of this book!

  123. Jackie SAYS...

    Love this – I think I would make every single thing!

  124. Erin SAYS...

    I would love to win this book. Great ideas!

  125. Sheila Hall SAYS...

    Ty for the chance to win. Looks like a lot of interesting patterns.

  126. Juanell SAYS...

    I would love to win this book(crochet for the home) by Moogly. After reading your post im very interested! Thank you for chance to win.

  127. Lynn Hotchkiss SAYS...

    Love Tamara’s “stuff.” Would love to win the book.

  128. Heather SAYS...

    Looks like some good projects. Would love to win a copy

  129. Janelle Boyd SAYS...

    Looks like a great book. I’d love it.

  130. Janeen SAYS...

    So many projects, so little time!!

  131. Crystal SAYS...

    This looks like an amazing book!
    I’ve recently been searching for more items to make that are useful around the house. XD

  132. Holly Sechrist SAYS...

    That book looks amazing. Would love to win. 🙂

  133. Carla S SAYS...

    I want this book. I love the ottoman. walterborobirds at gmail dot com

  134. Susan Engstrom SAYS...

    Looks an awesome collection of crochet projects! I sure would Love to make them!