Sunday, April 6, 2014

Crochet Love: 27 Sweet and Simple Zakka-Inspired Projects by Jenny Doh




In Crochet Love: 27 Sweet and Simple Zakka-Inspired Projects, Jenny Doh has found small and simple decorative pieces that will make your home more cheerful or would be great gifts for any occasion.

If you (like me) were not aware of the meaning of Zakka, it is a Japanese-inspired way of improving anything and everything that has to do with your home, life, and appearance.

Some of these cheerful patterns include crocheted covers for a rock paperweight or a brick that serves as a door-stopper. There are crocheted belts and cocktail rings. Old sheets are turned into pretty seat covers and old plastic bags into strong and useful totes. She makes jar cozies, coasters and decorations for lemonade glasses. There a pattern for a cover for a three-ring binder, a toddler's crown, and a skinny scarf which looks like it wouldn't take more than half an hour to work up.

That is only the tip of the iceberg. So if you have an itch to decorate yourself or your space, come and check out this book. It's in the new section for the time being.

Kathi Linz

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