Monday, November 22, 2010

Book Review - Creepy Cute Crochet


I asked Quirk if I could review Creepy Cute Crochet. And to be honest after Witch Crafts, I was leary about how clear the directions would be. A few of the crafts in Witch Crafts were really difficult to follow with the limited space.

But let me tell you - I was wrong. This book is fantastic! It has a Model T approach. Most of the creatures use the same head and body. Then there are little things that make them unique, including color, weapons and clothes.

I recieved it on Friday, and finally today I finished a Ninja for my son. I still need glue, and I'm not happy with my eyes.  I used Peaches & Cream or Lilly and Cream - whatever it is at Wal-Mart.  And it really doesn't take much yarn.

Creepy Cute Crochet is written by Christen Haden, whose dayjob is computer progamming.  I like that she lets you know right off that you do need some crochet skills before you get started here.  This is not a how-to-crochet book.  But she does include a list of resources, and always lets you know what she used.  Each creature in her book was created with Lion Brand Cotton.  Right up front she lists the tools you will need to work with and what she recommends.

The way it works is each creature has a few page spread.  The picture is surrounded by everything you will need to complete the project, then it goes through the basics, and then the details and finally assembly.  The basics usually include moving to the back of the book to get the pattern for the basic head and basic body.

I also like that the book is set up for 2 different kind of people.  The step by stepers and the map readers.  She has a chart alongside all the crochet directions.  Personally I can't make the chart out to save my life, but then again I don't do well with maps either.  The directions are very clear, and easy to read.

The only thing that held me back was my own crochet limitations.  But even I managed to get this guy finished and together.  I only had to restart a few times.  I really enjoyed making this, and I plan on making more now.  I'm sure I'll be addicted before long.

So go to Quirk or Amazon to pick up this book.  It will fulfill your desire to crochet and reign as god over the epic battle between good and evil.

2 comments:

  1. Love the ninja :-) sounds like my kind of book will have to consider it. I'm glad you revealed it, had no idea anything like this existed out there in the dangerous world of crochet ;-)

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