Book Review: “Crochet Crazy Girl: My Colorful Life”

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I love colour!

My friend, Wendy, is a wonderful lady with a beautiful home that is decorated in a really bohemian style, with her lovely crochet everywhere.  Wendy loves colour and uses it with a quiet confidence.  You might know her as Crochet Crazy Girl.  She has a great Facebook Group, Crochet Crazy Girl Group.

I was delighted when I learned that Wendy had published a book. It is called “Crochet Crazy Girl:  My Colorful Life”.


It is a glorious book filled with her delightful makes and incredible photos.  One might say that the book is more than just a collection of crochet patterns, it is just a comfortable on the coffee table.   Enormous care has been taken with the photography, and there are patterns for every skill level.  Like me, Wendy lives in South Africa’s Eastern Free State, for which we are very fortunate.  There is inspiration everywhere, and you can really see how the bright colours of her work enhance the delicate colours of our landscapes and buildings. It is simply a feast for the eyes, and you’ll be hauling out your hooks to be sure.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy in South Africa the cost is R245 and R95 for the courier.  Email Wendy at  The book is only available in English, and uses US terminology.

If you live outside South Africa, the book can be ordered from Amazon.

Happy crocheting!