Read It: So Pretty! Crochet

I wish I knew how to crochet because there is so much cute stuff you can make once you get those needles flying! Amy Palanjian's So Pretty! Crochet, is a new book full of instructions for ultra-chic headbands, gloves, hats, garlands and more. While I'm not positive I can pull these off, I'm planning to buy this book for one of my crafty friends to see if I get something in return. Did I mention I really love the delicate lariat necklace featured in these pages? (Hint-hint.)

Maybe I'll even try something on my own. Palanjian says, "With just a crochet hook and a skein of yarn, you can create something really unique for yourself." Okay then! I'll try!

These aren't your grandma's crochet crafts -- though those are probably cool in their own way too.