Review: Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet

Review: Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet

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Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet by Jonas Matthies is a whimsical craft book. The images are bright and lots of fun, while the instructions are fairly easy to follow. Although this project is small, it might prove difficult for novice crocheters.

Review: Bookies: Bookmarks to CrochetTitle: Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet
Author: Jonas Matthies
Publisher: Dover Crafts
Genres: Crafts, Lifestyle
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Crochet your own bookmarks—but not just any bookmarks! These fun and unusual animal characters are Bookies, and they'll not only help you keep your place while reading but will also attract admiring attention. And you can proudly say that you made them yourself!
Full-color photos and clear instructions show you how easy it is to create 17 kooky creatures, from Freddy Frog and Selma Snake to Filomena Fox and Ellie the Unicorn. Make them all! You can keep your Bookies for yourself or give them away as unique handmade gifts.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet

When I purchase a craft book, I love it when there are lots of great images to help with its construction. Bookies definitely has some really cute graphics and images to learn from. I really enjoyed reading through this book.

❀ Clear Instructions

The instructions are quite clear in this crochet book. I have started creating the “Harrison Hare” bookmark and I am finding that it is fairly easy to follow. Although, I am not sure that a beginner would find the projects easy to complete. The author has posted some videos on YouTube that may help those who are having difficulty.

Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet

There are a few things that need to be considered prior to completing these projects, however. The author hasn’t included much information about the yarn, as he assumes that you will use a specific brand. Also, the gauge isn’t indicated either, which might prove difficult for some. Fortunately, I have a local yarn shop that was able to give me lots of tips and help in these areas.

❀ Whimsical Designs

Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet by Jonas Matthies is definitely a great crafting book. The designs are so whimsical in Bookies, and I look forward to crocheting lots of these little bookmarks. They might not be easy to create for those with limited experience, however.

About Jonas Matthies

Jonas Matthies

Crochet designer Jonas Matthies created these unique characters. He can be found around the internet, demonstrating how to crochet on his blog and in videos.

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About Isobel

Engineering student. Daydreamer. Compulsive Crafter.

19 thoughts on “Review: Bookies: Bookmarks to Crochet

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    Oh my gosh, TOO CUTE! I am so not artsy, I would totally stink at this, but I want to try it anyway. My mouse may look more like a moose, but WHO CARES! TOO CUTE!

  2. KATHY says:

    I haven’t got much experience crocheting, but these are so adorable! I’m tempted to get a copy of this.

  3. Debra Branigan says:

    I haven’t crocheted for quite a while, but this has me inspired. Checking into this book. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lori Smanski says:

    thanks for your review. oh my goodness, I am tempted to start up crochet again. just to have these around. oh wait I have a friend who will do this for me. whooooo

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