Pink variegated shawl with poms made from Delicious Crochet Shawls book, review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button, colorful crochet patterns

Delicious Crochet Shawls Book Blog Tour

Hello, my dear friends! If you've found your way here through Kathryn's blog Crochet Concupiscence, welcome! I'm the lucky one to be next in line on the blog tour taking place for Lisa Cook's new book Delicious Crochet Shawls*.

When I was invited to participate I was thrilled because I have been following Lisa's work for some time and have always admired her shawl designs. You could say she is the Queen of Shawls.

Delicious Crochet Shawls by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

Since attending the CGOA conference in July, I have been clutching some hand-dyed yarn I purchased from Holy Sheep Balls while there, just waiting for that perfect project for it. 


Hand-dyed merino superwash by Holy Sheep Balls

Isn't it so pretty and fun? It's a smooth merino superwash in a sock weight that is really nice on the hands and the hook.  I also think that muted watercolored wash effect is pretty.


Hand-dyed merino superwash by Holy Sheep Balls

After perusing Lisa's book, and a bit of struggle deciding, I settled on the Cream Tea shawl.


Delicious Crochet Shawls by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

Delicious Crochet Shawls by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

I particularly liked this one because of the ability to use my two colors by alternating them down the length of the shawl. I realized, also, that because I would be using a lighter yarn and smaller hook than Lisa did in her book sample, I would get something more like a scarf which I need for my upcoming trip to the UK. Finally, I was thrilled that the design had poms!!

Hand-dyed Merino yarn from Holy Sheep Balls for Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook

Hand-dyed Merino yarn from Holy Sheep Balls for Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook

I really like that this shawl is constructed in rows and the different heart sections don't require joining to each other. I also really like the poms. (Did I say that already?)

Hand-dyed Merino yarn from Holy Sheep Balls for Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook

Besides having 21 fabulous shawl designs that are clearly written with all the details and perfect for crocheters of all skill levels--simple to more challenging, the book's layout makes it all easy to read and follow. And the large photographs really highlight the dimensions and stitch patterns of each shawl design making it easy to see. 

This is one of my favorites!

Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

I'm also really fond of this "see all 21 designs found in this book at a glance" page...

Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

The patterns, which are written in US terms, are clear, detailed and allow you the ability to modify the look with different yarns so you can make the shawls to suit your colors or style. I like that. A lot.

Now let me show you my finished shawl...

Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

I really like how the switch between the two watery colors along the shawl's length has such a natural flow. 

Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

Oh, and poms. It has poms. ;)

Cream Tea Shawl from Delicious Crochet Shawls book by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)

Be certain to follow Lisa's work on her blog, facebook, instagram and ravelry so you don't miss out on what she's got up her creative sleeve and on her speedy hook. If you are wanting to get your copy of Lisa's book you can find it on Amazon here*.

Continuing on tour...head to the ever-talented Fiona and Suzy's blog SewHappyCreative for your next stop on this Delicious Crochet Shawls book tour. 

I'm off to take my dog Felix for a walk. He's been flinging toys around the room for the past hour and I think that's his way of telling me he needs to get out and play. Good hint, huh?

Be well and happy crocheting. xx

| On the Board | -- To be worthy does not mean to be perfect.  Gerrit W. Gong
Susan Carlson of Felted Button (Colorful Crochet Patterns)

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