Guest Author - Melissa Rodriguez
“Easy Crocheted Hats and Scarves - 15 Pretty Projects” is a crochet pattern book that has eleven attractive scarves and four coordinating hat patterns, for a total of fifteen designs. That’s not a bad deal as the paperback version retails for around $12.99. That’s less that a dollar a pattern. Add a touch of color and texture to your fall and winter wardrobe with these crocheted accessories that are fun to wear or make awesome gifts. You'll love the portability of the projects so you can work on them while you’re on the go.
The paperback version has 32 pages of easy to follow instructions and each project has a color photo of the finished item. The only problem I saw with this book is that the patterns are not necessarily all easy patterns. The Yarn Council’s yarn standards define an easy level as “projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.” Some of the stitches in this book’s patterns are a little bit beyond basic.
About the Authors:
Denise Black is well known for her designs. She has authored and collaborated on many publications for Martingale and Company. Ms. Black has also designed for Asn Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Coats and Clark.
Sandy Scoville, has also authored various publications for Martingale, many of them with coauthor Denise Black. Ms. Scoville has also designed for several major yarn companies as well.
Some of the books the two of them have authored together are:
* Sweet Baby Crochet
* Little Box of Crochet for Baby
* The Little Box of Crocheted Hats and Scarves
* The Little Box of Crocheted Ponchos and Wraps
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
* Martingale & Company provided this review copy of Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing, and Snuggling to me free of charge. This review is my honest opinion. I received no compensation from the publisher or book author for this review.