25 Cozy Crocheted Slippers Book Review
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Publisher: Stackpole Books
Number of Pages: 108 pages
Number of Projects: 25
Types of Projects: Slippers for kids, dads, moms, and anyone else who would love a pair of handmade slippers.
Difficulty: Projects range from beginner to advance. The majority of the projects are listed as intermediate.
Yarn Used: #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, and crochet thread size 5 and size 10.
First Impression: There is a wide variety of styles to chose from.
Review: When I receive a book to review the first thing I do is go into tech editor mode. (and coming in 2016 all my book reviews will be from that perspective). I love looking at a book from a behind the scenes perspective and this book was no different with how I approached my view.
The slippers are photographed well so you get a very good idea of color, texture, and details. There are a wide array of yarns used, each adding their own elements to the patterns. Combine that with her many color choices and there are plenty of patterns to choose from. Patterns include everything from plain “sock-like” slippers to slippers with owls on them, and everything in between. Both casual and fun there is something for everyone.
Kristi writes her patterns slightly different than what is standard in most of the crochet industry, but she does make sure you know exactly how to read them with a section titled “How to Read My Patterns”. If you’ve never used one of her patterns, don’t worry. They are not hard to read, you will just want to read her notes before you get started. There is also a section that includes general information (gauge, terms, abbreviations), as well as stitch help. There are also many photos to help if you are a visual person (which I appreciate because I’m a visual learner).
If you love keeping your family’s feet warm, need quick gifts or bazaar items, or just want to try your hand at some slippers, I recommend this book. Not only is there a variety of types of projects, but also a great mix of skill levels, which makes there a good overall variety to choose from.
***Angela was the winner of the book giveaway.*** Stackpole Books is giving away one copy of the book to my readers! To be entered to win, all you have to do is head to Stackpole’s site and check out their lookbook with photos of the projects. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me your favorite pattern. Contest ends midnight, Monday, Nov. 23rd. Winner will be announced Tuesday morning.
*Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.