Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium Book Review & Giveaway

Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 32 comments

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!

 

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium - Mix & Match to make over 1 million different monsters. Kids will love these! - Book review by Ambassador Crochet
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Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium
Book Review

 

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.

 

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium - Mix & Match to make over 1 million different monsters. Kids will love these! - Book review by Ambassador Crochet

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium - Mix & Match to make over 1 million different monsters. Kids will love these! - Book review by Ambassador Crochet

 

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium - Mix & Match to make over 1 million different monsters. Kids will love these! - Book review by Ambassador Crochet

 

Review

 

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!

 

Technical Review 

 

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.

 

Giveaway

 

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.

Happy Crocheting!

 *Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.

32 Comments

  1. My two young grandsons love grandma’s crocheted blankets, sweaters, hats etc.. but a MONSTER!!??? They would never put it down if Grandma would conjure up one just for them!!!

    • Martha C Rogers, you’re the winner of the giveaway!

  2. I would love to make an awesome monster for my little nephew, Riley!!! ❤💛💚💙💜

  3. My two darling great nephews would love these!!!

  4. For my son and his friends. They would LOVE them!!

  5. I would love to make these for my grandchildren. I have a 3 month old. A 5, 7 and 11 year old. They all love monsters.

  6. This book has been on my wishlist for a while now – I;d love to win a copy, the first monsters I;d make would be for my 2 kids <3

  7. These are so neat I just love them all

  8. My nephew loves creating his own monsters, and this would make crocheting them so much simpler.

  9. I would make them for my friends kids and future grandkids!

  10. I have two grandsons on the autism spectrum and they absolutely adore stuffed animals or anything that has some sort of “motion” to it. I know they would adore any one of these creatures because they contain both elements. I would definitely make something for them. This book, and the others by the same author, have been on my Amazon Wish List forever!!

  11. I would love to have this book….I’m sure my children and friends would make sure I didn’t run out of recipients we are all kids at heart.

  12. Love this book! It’s on my wishlist. I would be making the monsters for my son. He loves monsters and he would want me to make them all.

  13. I have wanted this book for months!!! I adore making amis, and know my 3 kids would love their own personalized monster to snuggle!! <3 :)

  14. I have 9 grandchildren, I would be able to make them all and then some, lol. thank you for the chance to win this amazing book!!!! :)

  15. For my beautiful grandson. He would love one or all of them. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Thank you for the chance to win.

  16. I would totally make one for my son, I refer to him as my monster. He would love it!

  17. I would love a chance to put a face to “wasn’t me & I don’t know”. Some days I think they have lived with my family forever!

    • haha! That’s awesome!

  18. I have called my nephew my little monster since the day he was born. I’ve moved away and we talk often still, and I know he misses me. I’d make him a monster! He’d love it!

  19. My daughter would Love monsters. She uses her stuffed animals as guardians for her room at night. These would be perfect

  20. This book is on my wish list. I would be making monsters for my son. Knowing him will want me to make them all.

  21. Thank you for the review! I can definitely say my 17 month old grandson would love these monsters for years and years to come!

  22. I would love to win this, I have 5 grand children and 4 great grand children, I would love to make one for each of them.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win, and good luck to all who enter.

  23. My grandson (4) loves his monsters. I would definitely make one for him – and probably one for me too. Whoever said we couldn’t enjoy our own work! I’ve got the other two books and am planning to buy this one eventually – such a good idea to have loads of different bits that all fit together for a diy monster.

  24. Some fun patterns. I would make a monster for my favorite monster, my husband

  25. For my 4 little nephew’s they always seem to be left out. Would be awesome to win.

  26. I would make the monsters for local children’s shelters so they could have some fun.

  27. I would make a monster for my boyfriend’s godson
    i_love_books at aol dot com

  28. I would love to make the brown one that looks like a swamp monster! He’s awesome!

  29. I would make my crochet monster for my nephew he would love it. Thanks for the chance to win

  30. My son is obsessed with monsters, he’d love all of these!

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