I was recently given the opportunity to review Fairytale Blankets to Crochet by Lynne Rowe so today I want to share with you my thoughts on this book and give you an idea of what to expect if you’re considering purchasing this book. Thanks to Search Press, they have provided us with a copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky winner.
This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Fairytale Blankets to Crochet is written using UK crochet terminology but a UK to US term conversion chart is availabe via a flap inside the front cover of the book. Also on this flap is a list of stitch abbreviations used in the pattern. This is the first time that I’ve seen a flap utilized in this manner in a crochet book and I can definitely see how this could be handy! The flap can be used as a book mark or, keep it over top of the page you’re working on for a handy reference any time you need it. No flipping back to the reference section for you! It goes with you wherever you go in this book.
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Fairy Tale Blankets to Crochet contains the patterns for “10 fantasy-themed childrens’ blankets for storytime cuddles”. The blanket patterns included int his book are:
- Polar Bear
- Princess or Prince
- Little Red Riding Hookd
- Festive Elf
Each blanket pattern is accompanied by a pattern for a matching bunting that can be used to decorate your child’s room to make story time even more magical for them.
The book is bright, colourful and whimsical. My kids have not left me alone about making them each a blanket since I took the book out of the book so I’d personally call the patterns “kid-approved”. The patterns are worked in the corner to corner technique and include sizes for 2-4 and 5-7.
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The front of the book contains and through and clearly illustrated resource section that walks you through how to do corner to corner crochet from beginning to end. It even covers weaving in your ends and how to properly crochet your border, how to read a chart, adding fringe joining pieces, blocking and more. I really enjoyed the resource section and thought it was very thorough and well done.
I want to make a point of noting that the materials list give you both the listing of the exact yarn that was used as well as a generalized list without brand names which makes it easy to quickly assess whether you can shop your stash for materials or if a quick run to the store is needed before you get started.
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The patterns themselves, deliver on their promise of whmisy and to be honest, I want one for me. As someone that is always cold these blankets look cozy and just downright fun. I know that I’ll personally reference this book multiple times in the future as the projects would make for great gifts for childen. This book would be a great for intermediate level crocheters or adventurous beginners and those that like to make gifts for children.
If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Fairytale Blankets to Crochet you can find it HERE.
If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:
- Debrosse Modern Crochet
- Weekend Makes, Crocheted Toys by Emma Osmond,
- Whimsical Stitches by Lauren Espy
- Giving Back Crochet by Jonah Larson
- You can find all my crochet book reviews HERE.
Thanks to Search Press, I have a copy of the book Fairy Tale Blankets to Crochet by Lynne Rowe to giveaway to one lucky winner!
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