From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–In this handsomely designed volume, a combination of softly hued illustrations, sharp, colorful photos (including dozens of full page), and step-by-step instructions clearly guides young people (including "lefties") through 15 projects. All aspects of crocheting are covered: yarns, tools, hooks, size, sides, rows, attaching a new color, borders, texture, increasing/decreasing, stitches (chain, single crochet, woven, rib). Handcrafted items include a neck cozy, tool pouch, friendship cuffs, patchwork poncho, triangle-square quilt and pillow, and critter cushions. Boxed text provides useful information on winding a ball of yarn, weaving in tails, sewing on a button, keeping track of rounds, etc. Along with Susan O'Reilly's Knitting and Crochet
(Thomson Learning, l994), this title is a good choice for craft collections.–Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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Gr. 4-7. Here's another beautiful crochet book to join Jane Davis' Crochet: Fantastic Jewelry, Hats, Purses, Pillows & More
(2005). This, too, has projects that kids will really enjoy making: hats, a poncho, a pillow, a scarf, bags, toys, and head and wrist bands. What will especially entice children are the sharply reproduced color photographs, which make the projects pop. Also excellent are the attractive drawings showing crochet basics. This offers some extra bang for the buck with sidebars providing instructions for more-complicated crochet techniques and information about subjects such as crochet around the world. Both boys and girl are shown enjoying the craft. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved