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Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers [Kindle Edition]

Linda Permann
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Linda Permann, author of Crochet Adorned, brings modern colors and fun-to-work stitch patterns to the pint-sized crowd with this cute collection of over 24 clever crochet patterns for kids.
 
The adorable designs in Little Crochet are worked in a range of washable fibers and vibrant hues that babies and toddlers are sure to love. Make tiny sweaters, dresses, pants, and accessories while exploring a range of construction techniques, including top-down cardigans, side-to-side sweater vests, motif-based yokes, and traditional seaming. Beautiful blankets, sweaters, soft toys, bibs, booties, and hats employ simple stitches that are sure to steal the show at baby showers. Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of weeks till the baby's due date—you'll find the perfect project in this book.
 
And here's the best part: Little Crochet includes size ranging from 0–4+ years, so you can keep crocheting as the little ones in your life grow. Plus, Linda has included lots of wearable patterns for both boys and girls, with swatches showing alternate colorways sprinkled throughout. Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity, complete with how-to instructions for adding your own crafty touches like sewing, embroidery, and appliqué. Work confidently from Linda's easy-to-follow instructions, clear stitch diagrams ,and schematics, and her illustrated guide to basic and advanced stitches and finishing techniques.
 
Whether you’re new to crochet or experienced with a hook, you'll find these little designs a joy to stitch and share.   


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Editorial Reviews

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"When it comes to whimsical, fun and small treasures to crochet, you can't get a better designer than Linda Permann." --Crochet 1.2.3

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"When it comes to whimsical, fun and small treasures to crochet, you can't get a better designer than Linda Permann." --Crochet 1.2.3

Product Details

  • File Size: 5982 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (March 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C43EVM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You'd Ever Want April 5, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I preordered this book and received it on its official launch date. I mean, how could I not--did you SEE the book trailer?! Linda Permann is one creative chica and I can't tell you how excited I am to start crocheting the patterns in the book! They look like professionally-made items you could find in a store--not the "granny made it for me" kind of crochet--you know what I mean. Up-to-date, hip, colorful--Linda Permann is a designer to look out for. I know that I will be a faithful subscriber to whatever designs she produces in the future. Amazon, can I have a Subscribe&Save feature for Linda Permann's books!? There's nothing to dislike. Little Crochet includes hints and tips for customizing the sizes to fit the young person in your life, as well as substitution ideas. Some of the information included are things I never thought off--tools of the trade that perhaps only professionals and experienced crocheters know. But this is a crochet book that can be used by a beginner and experienced crocheter alike--items that can be whipped up in no time. I'm especially excited about the Ribbed Cardigan, Sleep Sack, Legwarmers, and Vest. I also am in love with the little "crochet adorned" section of the book which mirrors Linda's previous published book focusing on using crochet for appliques and embellishments in conjunction with ready-made fabric. This book just shouts "have fun" with crochet--and I can't wait to start having fun! So, what's your excuse in not joining in on the party?
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Crochet April 7, 2011
By Erik
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this book today and I have to say I love it! There isn't a single project in this book that isn't delightful. I haven't started any of the projects yet but I can't wait to try them out. Not only is every project lovely but the book itself is visually appealing and her writing style is easy to read and practical. I love the pages on how to measure babies, this is extremely helpful. I consider myself to be an intermediate crocheter and I see projects that would be great for a beginner and projects that would give me a bit of a challenge(which I love!).
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit unclear instructions September 17, 2012
By MDMOM
Format:Paperback
I received this as a gift and I love looking through the book because everything is so beautiful and adorable! I have made one cardigan following this book, and currently working on two more from this book.

While the book is delightful to eyes, I can only give three stars for the instructions.

I don't know if all the reviewers have actually made things from this book, but I found some of the instructions very vague or confusing. It took me a lot of trial and error to finish the cardigan I made. Once I finally figure it out, the cardigan did turned out to be as beautiful as a store bough one.

The two other projects I am currently working on also has confusing instructions and after spending so much time trying to figure it out, I gave up, and am now modifying the pattern myself.

FYI, I consider myself intermediate level .
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful April 19, 2011
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This book has so many good ideas and beautiful pictures. It's a great addition to my (large) crochet library. Very happy with this purchase.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saying I love this book is an understatement! May 12, 2011
Format:Paperback
to say that i love this book is an understatement. it will be treasured in my home. i can't stop looking at it and marveling over it's loveliness! the patterns are modern, fresh, fun and timeless. some of them i even had to look twice at to see if it really was crochet! linda walks you effortlessly through the tools and pattern essentials needed to crochet. i loved that she even has a section on how to pick/choose yarn for crochet and also how to decipher all the different gauges for knitting to use for crochet. she even includes a handy section on making garments fit for your baby that is invaluable. i learned a lot from this section and her schematics. this alone is well worth reading. the patterns outlined in the book range from items for the nursery, to clothes and gifts. i cannot even begin to choose a favorite. i want to make the whole book. seriously. not joking here. a friend and i have toyed with making each and every project (rebecca..wink wink). a bit loony, i know, but i just love it that much. i don't remember the last time i was so inspired to crochet. i feel the need to rethink all garments and imagine them in crochet instead of knit/sewn. it's a wonderful feeling and my hooks are looking a lot more cheerful around these parts.

Read the rest of my review on my blog here:
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Lovely!!! October 2, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love this book!! So far I finish (in so little time) two projects (and it seems more on the way) I usually don't do crochet projects since I tend to find instructions difficult to read, but with this book not only instructions and charts were esay to follow.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! August 10, 2011
By mbunny
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love this book. There are so many cute things to make.The patterns are very well written and easy to follow. Plus there are directions for all the stitches in the back of the book. I also loved the yarn buying guide. I have made the 2 dresses and the boat neck sweater for my daughter. I just started the leg warmers and I ordered some cashmere yarn to make her the little cardigan. The only down side I could find was the patterns seemed to run a size big for my daughter even though my gauge was correct. But that was easy to correct.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth having in the library
Adorable crochet patterns for babies and toddlers.The patterns could use more edification in places. Love the capelet.
Published 5 days ago by Undulation
5.0 out of 5 stars works great!
Came on time, works great!
Published 2 months ago by Fashionguru
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book love the patterns
Great book love the patterns !!
Published 2 months ago by Monica Hayes
3.0 out of 5 stars It hasn't been easy. Bought this without being able to see what ...
I have been searching for a boys cardigan sweater pattern. Something basic, classic. It hasn't been easy. Read more
Published 2 months ago by OR nurse
4.0 out of 5 stars But they are adorable patterns!
The book has cute patterns, but most of them are for little girls- and since I have a baby boy over half of the patterns I'll have to try to gift. But they are adorable patterns!
Published 3 months ago by Ariel Parker
1.0 out of 5 stars I was disappointed with this book not because of its contents but ...
I was disappointed with this book not because of its contents but because several pages were missing, and the most important page, the booties on the front cover. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Livlives
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money!
I was excited to get this book and couldn't wait to get it out of the padded envelope - it was a thick book and held the promise of many new projects. What a let down! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alan Lenton
5.0 out of 5 stars contemporary designs
The patterns in this book are more updated and contemporary in both design and color suggestion. I made a baby blanket for my granddaughter that is just the right size and so... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Linda M. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Crochet:Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers
Love all the designs. Can't wait to try them all. I wish I had more time in the day to crochet.
Published 19 months ago by Teresa Fortunato
3.0 out of 5 stars Little Crochet OK for the price
I found this book to be OK for the price but was looking for something more exciting to inspire me.
Published 20 months ago by Diana Robinson
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More About the Author

Linda Permann is a crochet and craft designer, writer and editor. She loves to design patterns that are fun to work, and delights in quick projects.

Her crochet patterns have been published in Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, Knit 1, Knit Simple, Living Crafts, Craftstylish and more. She also writes the Crochet Doctor column in each issue of Crochet Today. She loves to teach crochet to newcomers and seasoned crocheters alike, and works at her local yarn shop, Yarnivore, in San Antonio, TX. No matter how many times she's in the store, she can always find a new yarn to play with.

See more of her projects at http://www.lindamade.com/wordpress.

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