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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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 one problem I had is that the directions can be a little vague for a beginner. For instance, on the cupcake hat, when you make the icing part your piece should be a parallelagram shape so that the icing swirls. The directions for getting the end result are a teensy confusing, but what I think would throw a begginer off is that it doesn't tell you it should be a slanty sided rectangle. So you think you are doing it wrong and try to adjust to make it not slanty...I know this because I had to redo it partway through...I realized my wrongness when I paid better attention to the picture of the finished product (they are actually very helpful!). My sister did the same thing, not realizing that it should be slanty and her hat icing had no swirls. How sad! I guess if we had both just trusted the Twinks we would have done it right...but we didn't, and have learned our lesson...
Over all I would buy this book! (And buy one for your sister!) Just learn from my mistake, and do what they teach you in elementary school...FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!
This book is awesome and I look forward to seeing more crochet books from Twinkie Chan!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this ebook strictly for the bacon and eggs scarf. Thought the pattern was written very well!Published 1 month ago by jessi2247
Twinkie Chan is a crocheting genus! I wish she wrote more books! I've made numerous scarfs from this book and they all came out great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason J.
Finally a hooker like us! Making crochet a lifestyle that colors outside the box, traces it with marker, then douses it with glitter!Published 3 months ago by Natalie Ritz
I really like ths book! I can't wait to get started on some of the patterns.Published 3 months ago by Christa
Fast shipping, book was in great shape, would definitely order again, thank youPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Patterns are easy to follow and they are very funny and cute! I recommend this book to all my crochet friends.Published 4 months ago by D. Carter
Fun and easy to read patterns. A beginner will be able to make almost all items in this book. I highly recommend this book.Published 4 months ago by Susan Haag
Excellent book! Very excited to try some of these cute patterns!Published 4 months ago by Alice Clark