Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

Modern Bohemian Crochet by Beth Nielsen

Hooray for crochet!

Flora belt

One of the youngest of all the fiber arts, crochet is a wonderfully versatile craft. After reading through Modern Bohemian Crochet, I am revved up and ready to start chaining. I may be self taught, but I’ve been crocheting for as long as I can remember – and I have never, EVER seen some of the projects featured in this book. Flabbergasted, I had to check some of the patterns to be sure some of these pieces were actually crocheted.


Modern Bohemian Crochet  Modern Bohemian Crochet

Take the Flora belt (above), for example. Ok, ok – a lot of you probably pegged this the moment you saw it. You’re right, it’s Tunisian crochet. This technique involves the use of a long crochet hook, like our Bamboo 14" Afghan Hook G (4.25mm). There are even Tunisian crochet hook sets! If you’re already into this craft, you might want to check out the Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Crochet Hook Set.

Brighton Shawl


Bamboo 14" Afghan Hook G (4.25mm)  Bamboo 14" Afghan Hook G (4.25mm)
Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Crochet Hook Set  Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Crochet Hook Set

There’s a project for everyone in this book – I love the flower motif of this Brighton shawl, and I find the fringe quite charming. What a lovely summertime shawl – and a great way to show off your crochet skills!

Kinzie Tee
Kinzie Tee

Words fail me. Alright, maybe they don’t… The neckline! The slanted rectangles on the sleeves! The open back! As much as I also want the model’s hair and skirt, I know I can at least make myself a Kinzie Tee. I could use Block Island Blend Yarn for some delicious texture, or Malabrigo Sock Yarn for something less solid colored. Goodness, do I love this tee.


Block Island Blend Yarn Block Island Blend Yarn
Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Stock up on crochet hooks with individual hooks, or great sets, here!

For a colorful selection at your fingertips, try the , which includes sizes E-L.


Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet 8 Hook Set  Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet 8 Hook Set

Modern Bohemian Crochet is full of wearable, beautiful projects that totally have me itching to get my crochet hooks out. Just in time for summer, too!


Modern Bohemian Crochet  Modern Bohemian Crochet


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