This 176-page paperback contains clever festive designs to keep customers happily crafting through the cold winter months. There are six project-packed chapters, with patterns for table settings, tissue toppers, angels, a Santa hat and gift baskets.-Needle & Handicrafts Here is a generously sized compendium of 58 projects all on a Christmas theme. Get into the spirit of the holiday season with these fun projects, which can be used for decorating your home or given as gifts. It is great to have a whole book of this sort of thing without having to invest in lots of magazines. Make toys, warm garments for adults and children, dress the tree and table and just generally deck the halls with seasonal crocheted items. As with all books from this publisher the projects are graded and are suitable for both improvers and intermediate crocheters. This is not to say that this is a book for beginners; no project is given this rating and you won't find instructions on how to do stitches (apart from one page at the back with a website address for more help), freeing up space for more projects. There are many traditional ideas in here, but a lot of them have been given a modern twist such as a gold lacy tree skirt, garland of tiny mittens, character pillows, tic tac toe game with seasonal motifs etc. The one thing I was not keen on was the strange habit the book has of abandoning a project halfway through and resuming it a lot later in the book but apart from that this is a useful book to own if you like to make your own decorations and gifts.-Myshelf.com Full of charming Christmas related designs both small and large, for gifts or to decorate the house (including baubles and an angel). Skill rating - not for a beginner.-Cake Craft & Decoration
About the Author
Judy Crow is the editor of several books on various crafts, including Quick-Stitch and Special Techniques & Stitches. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.