I met Linda totally by chance in New York City at a book release party and I would have never thought that 2 years later we'd again be living in the same city, 100's of miles from New York, and practically neighbors. I am thrilled to be today's stop on the Little Crochet Blog Tour, because I can pretty much never stop touting my friend Linda's merits - she's an amazing designer, artist, and crocheter - if you haven't visited her blog yet, you should definitely have a look.
Little Crochet is a beautiful book with 24 crochet projects for babies and children. The directions are clear and easy to follow, and the photography and colors are vivid and inspiring. I loved her "Before You Begin" section for the detailed description it gives of all the different yarn weights, crochet hooks, supplies, and sizing.
Toys, hats, sweaters, legwarmers, and throws - there's a little bit of everything in Little Crochet, and a project for every skill level. I also loved how Linda created alternate color choices for many of the patterns - it really helps you visualize all the different possible options. But aside from a few feeble rows, I'm no crocheter, so I enlisted the help of my wonderful sister Norma to help with this review!
She's currently crocheting the owl design:
My sister had this to say about Little Crochet:
I enjoyed trying out the Owl pillow pattern. I fell in love with it at first sight! It was easy to follow and understand even though I haven't crocheted in a while. I haven't completed it. Actually, mom is working on it now!
The book was beautifully done and well put together. The kids were adorable!
Thanks Linda, for sharing this wonderful book with me and including Feeling Stitchy on the Little Crochet blog tour. If you are a crocheter looking for some great projects for kids, I can think of no better place to start!