- Calendar: 320 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pag edition (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0740771647
- ISBN-13: 978-0740771644
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 7.3 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,671,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crochet Pattern-a-Day: 2009 Day-to-Day Calendar Calendar – July 1, 2008
Top Customer Reviews
However, I decided to give it another try, because I figured it has been a few years, and the quality should have improved somewhat. And...it has....BUT.......that is because the majority of the patterns that are more modern, and well designed with good photos are from yarn companies like Patons or Lily.
In the 2007 edition of this calendar from what I recall all the patterns were new original patterns that people submitted, however in this 2009 edition apx. 36% of the patterns are patterns that can be found for FREE on the internet. Let me break it down, I counted these patterns, and I may be off by one or two, but here are my numbers---there are 200 total patterns, and 71 of them can be found for FREE on the internet.
So, basically, in my opinion, the majority of the "good" patterns are free ..... so is it worth it to buy? I am actually going to say yes----IF you can get it for a discounted price. I bought mine with a 50% coupon at JoAnn's, and even if there are some pretty awful patterns in here, poor photo quality, and over 1/3 of them being free....there is still enough here to warrant spending $7.50 on it. Even if only about 10% of the patterns are ones that I would consider making, spending under $10.00 for 20 patterns is still a good price.
Also, I want to mention that the photo on this Amazon page that has the ladybuy hat and scarf for kids ----this pattern is NOT included in this 2009 edition (at least it was not included in mine). Luckily this is not a pattern I was wanting to make anyways, but for those of you who think it is cute, be forewarned that it was not included in my calendar, and is likely to not be in yours either.
My first big disappointment came when I found out there are only about 170 patterns or so - not 365 as one would expect of a "Pattern-a-day" calendar. By the way, I have throughly checked the box and there is no indication of this anywhere before you purchase it and break the interior seal.
Even though I felt a bit ripped off about getting about half of what I expected, in the end I'd be fine with it if there were some really nice patterns in there. BUT THERE AREN'T!!!
Most of the patterns are just absolutely heinous. Who in their right mind would design or make some of these things? I know everyone has different tastes, but COME ON! Badly written patterns, badly designed things, badly made things, and amateur photography.
Some of the only decent patterns in here are available in a pattern book that I can check out for free from my local public library - they are previously published - and I'm told, many are available for FREE on the internet!
Lastly, the one or two halfway decent items - I decided to give them a-go and they are completely riddled with errors. Obviously no one bothered to check these patterns - or for that matter, have someone even vaguely familiar with crochet to read through them to see if they'd work.
I paid $13.50 Australian for this, and I'd feel disappointed and ripped off even if I'd only paid one dollar for it. DON'T BUY THIS LOAD OF GARBAGE!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cost of the the calendar is outragious. It should cost around twenty to thirty dollars. It just a calendar.Published on January 22, 2013 by Rebecca
I have been buying these calendars every year and I think it is a great idea to have a crochet calendar but the pattern a day thing is misleading. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Not one a day patterns as in some of the previous years. Patterns are spread out over more than one day. A nice gift for the crocheter, however and I also got one for myself.Published on March 23, 2009
This calendar Crochet Pattern-a-Day: 2009 Day-to-Day Calendar was a gift for a friend who is an experienced knitter, but wanted to learn how to crochet - I am a crocheter who is... Read morePublished on March 23, 2009 by J B
I bought this on a recommendation of someone who purchased the 2007 version.
1. I was aware that some patterns would stretch over a couple days, but this is ridiculous. Read more
my wife likes this calender a lot, lots of little and big projects to doPublished on January 30, 2009 by W. Ellingson
These calendars are garbage plus I would like to add that most of these patterns you can find online for free. Don't waste your money.Published on January 24, 2009 by Sherlynn
I should have read the reviews before buying! I thought this was going to be so much fun to have so many new patterns to look through and make. Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by Nathan H.
I received in a matter of time that was promised I am happy with the productPublished on December 21, 2008 by Margaret J. Santore