One Skein Baby Projects Book Review
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Publisher: Leisure Arts
Author: Sharon Silverman
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Number of Projects: 9 individual patterns; some with variations (the blocks have different versions)
Types of Projects: Toys & accessories (bibs, booties, hat, & more)
Difficulty: Easy, Easy+, Intermediate – I’m going to assume Easy+ is an easy rating with an addition that may not be “easy” for everyone, but it’s not enough to include it in the intermediate category.
- Easy – Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping.
- Intermediate – Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.
Yarn Used: #3 & #4
First Impression: Quick projects that would be great for baby showers or last minute gift making.
My Favorite Project Pick: Pretzel Rattle – babies love color, so I had to go with this as a favorite.
Review: The very first thing that stood out to me was that the patterns with sizes are color coded. I love this! I eliminates the need for trying to figure out which stitch count goes with which size. Just remember what color you’re crocheting. Perfect!
The projects are condensed well and written in the easiest form possible. If you like to know exactly which yarns are used for projects (and not just what weight yarn is used) there is a Yarn Information section in the back of the book. Leisure Arts has included general information (gauge, terms, abbreviations), as well as basic stitch visuals you may need.
Bonus: There are over 2 dozen links in the ebook that will take you to online video tutorials. I believe this is an invaluable tool for those who are visual learners.
If you’re looking for quick (and mostly easy) patterns this would be a great addition to your crochet book library.
Leisure Arts has offered to give away a copy of the book to one of my readers. To enter please head over to Leisure Arts and then come back and leave a comment telling me which project is your favorite. Giveaway closes at midnight on 4/14/16. Winner will be announced 4/15/16.
*Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.