Emma Friedlander-Collins â€¢ CICO Books, Â£12.99 â€¢ US terminology
Thereâ€™s something particularly special about making projects for children; creating clothing and toys where each stitch is worked with love, and giving little ones an appreciation for hand-crafted items that will last a lifetime. And if youâ€™re looking for patterns theyâ€™re guaranteed to treasure, then this book is a great place to start. Designer Emma Friedlander-Collins sells patterns at www.steelandstitch.etsy.com, and here sheâ€™s created a collection thatâ€™s a must-buy for every crocheter with small children to craft for.
With 15 original dressing up designs, every boy or girl will find an outfit they adore â€“ in fact you may want to hide the book out of sight when youâ€™re not hooking in case they start begging for just one more costume...! As an entire head-to-toe piece of clothing might be a bit much for time-pressed parents, these costumes are made up of all the little extras that can accessorise simple tops and shorts, from the superhero mask and cuffs to a pirate hat, mermaidâ€™s tail and fairy wings. These are perfect pieces to put together a great fancy dress box in a childâ€™s room, and just the thing for play dates and parties!
A technique section at the back covers basic stitches with clear illustrations, and we think there are going to be a lot of beginner or lapsed crocheters tempted to pick up the hook to make these fun projects.
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