This book shows that you do indeed have time to crochet. It's full of great projects that can be finished in 30 minutes. This is the perfect book for all those who say 'I wish I had time - ' All the projects are shown at the front of the book with small pictures. The projects are divided into beginner, intermediate and experienced so this book has something for everyone, no matter what your skills. The projects are very good, practical and useful too. You'll find everything from crocheted acorns, owl mask, finger puppets and scarves and a lot more. There's things for the kids, items for the home and gifts galore. I love the bunny egg cosy and the stacking pots. The little hedgehog and other animals are very sweet too. Never crocheted before or need to refresh your skills? There's a comprehensive guide to crochet at the back of the book. An excellent book to buy for yourself or to give as a gift.-yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts So, what can you crochet in just 30 minutes? A quick browse through Carol Meldrum's book reveals that you can actually accomplish quite a lot in a short space of time. I love the layout of Carol's latest book, the project grid at the front lets you see all the makes at a glance and the photography is very clear. I can think of lots of crochet friends who would appreciate this book and I have already seen lots of autumnal crochet wreaths, inspired no doubt by the patterns here for a tiny toadstool, acorns and leaf motifs. There's a very useful techniques section, which I road tested at a beginner crochet class last week. The ladies all agreed they would be tempted to pick it up and "Have a go", in fact I've heard since that two have added it to their Christmas list! The projects are divided into beginner, intermediate and experienced level patterns, which means that everyone can find something to suit their skills, and nothing boosts the confidence of a new crocheter than completing a project listed as "intermediate". If you're stuck for some present inspiration this Christmas, this book might fit the bill. I can see it appealing to younger crocheters, who will love the cutesy owls, bunny and fox. For the more experienced, there is lots of inspiration to be had as many of the patterns lend themselves to other projects. You could add some crochet applique to a cushion perhaps or whip up a few snowflakes to make a festive garland. Published by Search Press and available now, this definitely gets the "thumbs up"! http://bakingandmaking.com/2013/11/01/review-30-minute-crochet/ Crafters who are pressed for time, or those just starting out, will love this collection of 60 speedy and easy-to-hook projects. Make fun and quirky accessories, motifs and embellishments for bags or cushions and pretty homewares. This is perfect for last minute gifts.-Simply Crochet
About the Author
Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor and author of many popular knitting and crochet books, including Easy Crochet Accessories, Funky Knits, Easy Beaded Crochet, Knitted Icons, Love Crochet and Knitlympics.