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Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear Paperback – November 2, 2010
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About the Author
Since the age of 10, Twinkie Chan has been crocheting zany goodies such as tiger-head Kleenex cozies, frog hats with dangly legs, and BBQ pork bun plushies for her friends and family. Fans are snapping up her crocheted goodies online at www.twinkiechan.com.
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It includes three sections: Sweets things, Fruits and Veggies, and Savory stuff.
The patterns it includes are
Candy Button Scarf
Gingerbread Man Scarf (My favorite)
Lemon Coconut Cake Tissue Cozy
Rocket Popsicle Scarf
Soft Serve Ice Cream Scarf
Cupcake Hat with Frosting
Green Salad Scarf
Pink Grapefruit Scarf
Baby Raddish Lariat Scarf
Giant Carrot Scar
Strawberry Fingerless Mittens
Bacon and Eggs Scarf
Buttered Toast Scarf
Pepperoni Pizza Scarf
Spaghetti n Meatballs Scarf
Twinkie's patterns are fairly simple to follow so any advanced beginner or intermediate should be able to follow them without problems, but beginners might need some help. Her designs are abit out there and not for everyone's taste but they can easily be adapted to suit most everyone's taste. The food motifs could be made into coasters, pot holders, purses or many other things. The Spaghetti Scarf is a simple fun way for someone to start felting. The popsicle scarf could easily be a regular scarf and is a nice simple crocheted cable scarf. The Cupcake hat is worked flat and produces a beautiful textured piece that makes diagonal stripes. I loved that one and I think I'll be using that technique for many different things.
It's a beautiful high quality book with tons of creative patterns that every crocheter should try.
It doesn't have crochet charts for patterns but she does have tons of pictures and diagrams for how to sew pieces together or arrange them. Most crochet books are bogged down with pages of beginner how tos but Twinkie's is not. It does include basic images on how to do you basic stitches and decreases. She lists well recognized resource websites for people to learn and get more patterns. (Many of which I use and was where I learned) There's information on yarn weights and what tools are needed.
The tone of the book is very friendly and encouraging similar to a way a friend might be teaching you. Lots of creative and unique designs that are perfect to get your own creative bug going, to learn a few new techniques or ways to use simple stitches to make something special.
Twinkie Chan is a rock star; I'm so inspired by her and will certainly be looking for more of her books in the future! Great buy for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Her version of the popcorn stitch is just one example of how she makes everything super easy! Her down to earth attitude towards crocheting matches my own, especially the part where she explains how gauge for these types of projects is not important. I've NEVER looked at the gauge in a project, but then again I really only crochet amigurumi.
The cookie pattern was very easy to do. I can't see why a beginner couldn't make it. The cookie itself if just a standard circle. The Iced Oatmeal cookie might be hard for a beginner, but only because you're crocheting into a chain and that can be fiddly trying to keep the chain from twisting. But there are lots of other toppings to choose from. A beginner could even make the cookies and then glue or sew on beads or felt as suggested in the book.
Like I said, the book is well laid out. Pictures right there to help you see what you're trying to do. The beginning has illustrations of basic stitches and further on she gives Resources for more stitches and sites for free patterns and instructional videos, and more.
I am so glad I bought this book, even though I already had the Cookie Scarf pattern which is my favorite!
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A foodies' dream to wear their fav foods! Haha