Crochet Book Review – Crochet Power by Kristin Omdahl

Read this crochet book review to find out more about the fantastic Crochet Power by Kristin Omdahl. Honest review, sneak peeks, and a video walk-through.


I love crochet books! There is no denying that and the Crochet Power – Making Stitch Patterns Work For You is no exception.

I was so happy to receive a copy of Kristin’s latest crochet book and could not wait to look through it.

Video Crochet Book Review – Crochet Power by Kristin Omdahl

I have also filmed a quick video walk through the book to show you what’s inside. Watch the video for exclusive sneak peeks and find out what you will get in this fantastic book.

https://youtu.be/f0zwFEQbT7w

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There are also options to purchase the book from Kristin’s website. You can purchase the eBook version or order a signed copy too!

About The Author Crochet Book Review – Kristin Omdahl

Kristin Omdahl is the best-selling author of 20 how-to craft books; a TV personality; curator of gorgeous and thoughtful products for her brand; and a producer of educational and inspirational videos.

Kristin is the founder of Project Kristin Cares, her charity dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence.

From humble beginnings learning to knit and crochet while pregnant with her son 19 years ago, Kristin has been involved in nearly every aspect of the fiber industry.

She was the crochet expert on “Knitting Daily TV” for 10 seasons.

Now, she is the host of a popular YouTube Channel where she teaches knitting and crochet, interacts with her audience with regular questions and answers, and so much more. 

Crochet Power – Making Stitch Patterns Work For You is Kristin’s 21st book release!

Crochet book review - Crochet Power by Kristin Omdahl

Crochet Power – Honest Crochet Book Review

Let me start by saying that this is not a crochet book with finished and ready-to-go patterns. This book teaches you how to transform beautiful stitch patterns in so many ways.

This is an amazing resource book that is suitable for crocheters that like to make up their own simple patterns.

This crochet stitch dictionary-style book has 19 fantastic crochet stitch patterns. However, that is not just that.

Every crochet stitch pattern has been cleverly crocheted in four different ways for unlimited possibilities for exploration.

crochet book review - 4 ways of stitch patterns

The stitch patterns are shown Even in Rows, Even in Rounds, Increase In Rows, and Increase In Rounds.

That means that whichever way you want to use a particular stitch pattern, this book gives you the knowledge to do so.

crochet book review - 4 ways of stitch patterns

Stitch Patterns

As you can see, each stitch pattern has a clear photo of the swatch. This is to show you how the stitch pattern behaves and what shape it takes on when you increase.

As well as thorough written instructions with repeating information, there are handy crochet charts to give you a visual representation of the stitches and their placement.

The book starts off with simple crochet stitch patterns. This is great for beginner crocheters who would like to step up from working in simple rows or rounds.

It will give you the knowledge to start shaping your crochet fabric whether you are working in rounds or rows.

After practicing a few basic crochet stitches, you can then move on to more advanced stitches. These include a clever combination of stitches to create lace and openwork.

You can then use this to create more complex projects like shawls, hats, shaped sweaters, and summer lace tops.

crochet book cover

There is a great selection of crochet stitch patterns. A combination of solid stitches as well as more lacy open stitches will give you a huge choice whether you are crocheting summer or winter makes.

stitch patterns

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this crochet book review!

If you think you crochet crew would like it too, share the pattern link with them! You can also shout from the rooftops, however it would be more effective if you share this pattern on your social media… 

Apparently, that’s what today’s kids do, it’s the “cool” thing!

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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22 thoughts on “Crochet Book Review – Crochet Power by Kristin Omdahl

  1. I am so impressed by the innovative way that Kristen has presented these techniques. It gives information that I didn’t know I needed and now that I have seen it I realise that it is what I need to be more creative. It was my birthday yesterday so perhaps I can sneak this in as a late present! Thank you, veronica for bringing this to me.

  2. “Crochet Power” by Kristin Omdahl is just what I need! She has taken all of the basic stitches and shown how to use them for just about any design purpose. This would be my “go-to” book when trying to figure out what stitches to use/how to create almost anything!

  3. Bonsoir, présentation d un livre génial sur de crochet.
    Très intéressant sur la variété des points et qui mets l imagination en fonction.
    Franchement très curieuse de pouvoir le lire.

    Transalate: Good evening, presentation of a great book on crochet. Very interesting about the variety of points and that puts imagination into function. Frankly very curious to be able to read it.

  4. That was a wonderful review. The book sounds really easy to follow, as well as learning the new stitches.

  5. What a wonderful looking/sounding book! I am trying to learn new ways to make my crochet more interesting, and you’ve shown some beautiful stitch patterns that are new to me! I also like that it shows 4 different ways that the stitches can be used. Thank you for this lovely review and giveaway!

  6. This new book by Kristin has many crochet stitch ideas that would be fun to try out! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  7. I would like to win this great book. I teach crochet and have around 20 + students. This book would be a great benefit to me.
    Thank you!!

  8. Thanks for the great review- looks like a very useful book! The section on blocking really caught my eye/ear- I really need to learn how to do that!

  9. Give away party, how wonderful is this informative book,. Kristen thank you for sharing your talents

  10. What a wonderful book! I make prayer shawls and sometimes just want to sit down and crochet one without searching through the many patterns I have (I’m not a designer) and this book gives endless possibilities!!!

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