The book starts out with an in-depth informational section about crochet tools, yarn, pattern information, taking baby measurements (I adore that photo above, just look at those thighs!), gauge, skill levels, stitch abbreviations and how to read crochet charts. Little Crochet packs in a huge amount of information, including a very clear technique section at the back of the book. If you haven't crocheted before this book is a great resource for solid information AND excellent patterns. It's a winner.
Linda has a tasteful eye when it comes to her garment design. I can't get over some of her little girl garments. They are incredibly fresh and springy. Kind of just what I needed to see right now. The garments look light, not heavy like some crochet can look. Linda has an innovative touch that I think is crucial to making crochet new and modern and appealing. Linda also steals my heart with her embellishments. She makes everything so sweet.
The dress above is one of my favorites in the book. Isn't that the cutest little dress? The colors are perfection. Congratulations on this one, Linda. I would love to make this dress someday.
I think the little three button lace cardigan can't be beat. It's the perfect little throw on for any little girl in any sort of climate or season. Layering is the best for little kids because someone always seems to be hot or cold at any given moment. The cardigan fills a need for sure.
Linda offers several embellishments that could be applied to ready-made clothes or added onto other knit pieces or crochet pieces. There is also a rocket in addition to the flowers above that is super boyish and cute.
Adorable!!! Linda also has made very thoughtful yarn choices throughout the book. Everything works well and you can see the effort that went into the styling and photography. There are multiple, clear photos of each project including detail photos that are very helpful.
This one is fairytale-like in the best way. What little girl wouldn't love to wear this adorable cape and hood? What an awesome design. Linda shows her cleverness, expertise and genuine know-how on every page of the book. She takes the reader right along through the steps to create each project. I am not an advanced crocheter but I am convinced I really could create these projects with Linda's book by my side.
April 11 Stefanie Japel, + fun with Mary Beth Temple/ Getting Loopy (podcast)
April 12 Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby, Shibaguyz
April 13 Alice Merlino, FutureGirl
April 14 Brett Bara, Manhattan Craft Room, + an interview on the Knit Picks Podcast
April 15 Kristin Nicholas, Getting Stitched on the Farm
April 18 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude
April 19 Robyn Chachula, Crochet By Faye
April 20 Laurie Wheeler, Crochet Liberation Front
April 21 Guest Post on Whip Up
April 22 Vickie Howell
April 23 Cal Patch, Hodge Podge Farm
April 25 Susan Beal, West Coast Crafty
April 26 Kristin Omdahl, Styled By Kristin
April 27 Floresita, Feeling Stitchy
April 28 Allegra Wermuth and Brandy Fortune, Petite Purls
April 29 Marlaina Bird will interview me on her Yarn Thing Podcast
April 30 Faina Goberstein, Faina’s Knitting Mode