Thursday, August 31, 2006

Review: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker is both a learn to crochet book and a collection of interesting crochet patterns. The first 90 pages of the book are dedicated to the basics of crochet with clear diagrams and detailed instructions on exactly where to put the tip of the crochet hook.

The 40 patterns are divided into the categories:

  • Scarves and Shawls, 5 patterns
  • Hats, 6 patterns
  • Bags, 5 patterns
  • Spring & Summer, 6 patterns including a tank top, a shrug and a bikini
  • Fall & Winter, 6 patterns including jackets, sweaters and a skirt
  • Accessories, 5 patterns including Fluffy Bunny Slippers and fingerless gloves
  • Home, Gifts & Baby, 7 patterns, including stuffed animals, an Ipod holder with either a monkey or kitty face, and afghans. One of the afghans has a sock monkey face and matching baby hat.

There is a paragraph to introduce each pattern and information about each of the designers, usually including a website address where you can find more patterns.

There are a variety of patterns in this book and the accompanying text is a fun read. Check it out and see if there is anything you like. I have already made the Yeehaw Lady hat. The cowgirl in this city girl just couldn't resist. My sister asked for the Fluffy Bunny Slippers for her birthday, so they're next on my list. There are a few mistakes in the book. There is a set of corrections you should check before starting any of the patterns.

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