Thursday, October 25, 2012
October Book Review - Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden
I love to crochet so how could I have not bought this book. Sporting a picture of a monkey with a fez hat, a little Cthulu, and a mini grim reaper... I was sold!
This book is creatively written starting out with the author's inspiration of how they came to write it as well as tips, tricks, and resources that are always popularly found in how to books. A benefit of the book is it's small enough to fit in your project bag to tote around while you hook cute monsters, however I am sad that the pictures in the how to basics are so very small, not optimal for the beginning amigurumi enthusiast.
Projects range in things you'd expect to find in this book - like zombies - to things less expected such as the gladiator (I'll admit to missing the creepy reference here since they're just cool! Yes I'm a fan of the Gladiator movie...)
The pictures of each project are great, though again some of the diagrams are a little small so I wouldn't recommend this for a novice.
I'd give this a 4.5 out of 5, only docking for the fact that some of the diagrams are a little on the tiny side for my tastes. However this allows the book to remain in pocketbook form so it's not that big a deal if you can read standard crochet abbreviations!