Monday, October 25, 2010

Staff Book Review

Get hooked again: simple steps to crochet more cool stuff
by Kim Werker, 2007

Book Description:  Everyone got hooked on Get Hooked, the first book from the coolest craft instructor ever, Kim Werker. Now even more girls can join the crochet crowd with Get Hooked Again. Simple, step-by-step instructions show exactly how to get started. Then the new crafters are ready for patterns-but these aren't any patterns. Those weird sweaters, bizarre afghans, & toilet-paper covers that look like Barbie's skirt? Forget them. Get Hooked Again lights up those crochet hooks with Ruby Slippers, a Gidget Bucket Hat, a Camo bag, pillows and much more. These patterns are so exciting and so "I want one!" that it's hard to choose. But why stop at one anyway? Make 'em all, wear 'em all, then make them and gift them all over again. It's a chain reaction that just won't quit!

I know this title is already 3 years old, but I just discovered it, so it is new to me! I really liked the first book, Get Hooked, and immediately put this title on hold when I saw another branch had it on their shelf. Get Hooked Again features new projects to crochet, which we will be doing in Knit/Crochet Club here at the library soon. 

Yarn Info!
As usual with crochet and knitting books, Get Hooked Again starts with crochet instructions, abbreviations and yarn information. This is a kid & teen-friendly book with vibrant pictures of projects and how-tos. I'm always looking for crochet and knitting books with great picture instructions to recommend to beginners that come to Knit/Crochet Club and I would highly recommend this title, as well as Get Hooked. My favorite part about this book is "How to read a yarn label" in the yarn section before the reader gets into the instructions.

I also loved how the projects are labeled by stitches used instead of the usual "beginner", "intermediate", "advanced", etc. Listed before each project are the different stitched used in the project such as "chain, slip stitch, double crochet..." which is easier to know if you can proceed with the project before learning a new stitch. For example, if you don't know how to double crochet and need to for a project, just check out the step-by-step colorful pictures of the stitch in the Instructions section of the book. 

Reviewed by Miss Theresa

So if you want to learn how to crochet, you don't have to be a kid or teen to check out this book. Pemberton Library doesn't have a copy, so get your library card ready and put it on hold and have it sent to the library of your choice to be picked up!

Don't forget about our weekly Knit/Crochet Club! We meet Monday nights at 6:30 pm in the Children's Area. Bring your own size 10 knitting needles or G/H crochet hook to get started on a project.


  1. Oh, wow! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about my book. If there's ever anything I can do to help you promote crochet or crafts at your library – for patrons of any age – please don't hesitate to ask!