Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium Book Review & Giveaway
I had the privilege of doing a book review of Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium! Sterling Publishing has also offered to do a giveaway to my readers, so reader below to find out how you can win a copy!
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Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Author: Kerry Lord
Number of Pages: 96 pages
Number of Projects: Mix & Match to make over 1 million monsters!
Types of Projects: Monsters galore!
Difficulty: There are 3 different levels of difficulty based on stitches as well as technical aspects (decreasing, shaping, etc).
Yarn Used: Anything brand and size yarn you want.
Sizes: Finished sizes are based on the yarn and hook you choose. Kerry’s samples were as follows:
- Small (fine weight) – approx. 7.8″
- Standard (DK weight) – approx. 11″
- Large (Aran weight) – approx. 15.75″
- Giant (Chunky) – approx. 25.5″
First Impression: You’ll never run out of monster options!!! Plus, lots of details have been thought out and added throughout the book. – Example: Shows how using different weight yarns and hooks to create different size monsters.
Kids love monsters! They can be cute, fun, scary, colorful, or anything their imagination can conjure up. That’s why kids will love creating their own monsters from Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium. The book is made in flip form, so all the heads are stacked behind each other, all the bodies are together, and the legs feet are at the bottom. Flip each section to choose the head, body, and feet so you can see what your monster will look like. It’s fun for adults, and kids alike!
The instructions for each monster part are on the back of each photo. It’s up to you to decide what colors to use, and whether you want to add stripes, spots, or scales. You even have the option to sew on extras, like hair, eyes, horns, wings, or tails. Kerry Lord tells you what she mixed and matched to make her monsters, or you can create your own. There are 30 options to add to your creature. You will never run out of ideas!
The layout of this book is great! All the body parts (head, body, feet/legs) are in flip book form. In addition to the flip section, it has a section on tails, as well as all kinds of color changes (spots, stripes, speckles, gradient changes). There are instructions on how to change the size of your monster, photo tutorials, and even a section on “stuffing and sewing”.
The section on sizing (using different yarn weights to create different size monsters) only had cm measurements. If you are in the USA you will need to convert those sizes to inches to know how big your monster will be.
Kids and adults will love the versatility of this book. It’s fun to see what kind of monster you want to create and then add your own personal touches to it.
Thank you to Sterling Publishing for offering a book to give away to my readers! (Winner must live in the US or Canada).
Leave a comment and let us know who you’d make your crochet monster for. Drawing ends March 23rd @ midnight.
Winner will be announced March 24th.
*Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.