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Title:
Crochet the perfect gift : designs just right for giving and ideas for every occasion
Author:
Goldin, Kat, author.
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Publication Information:
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Pub, 2014.
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781570767142
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Perhaps the only thing better than receiving a great present is giving one. And what could be more rewarding than creating the "perfect" gift with your very own hands?

Kat Goldin's delightfully inspiring book provides dozens of fabulous, modern crochet designs. Within its pages you're certain to find something just right for that someone special on that special occasion: Choose from hats, socks, mittens, sweaters, shawls, bags, throws, and so much more. You'll find patterns for women, men, babies, children, and home accessories to boot, plus ideas for birthdays, housewarmings, holidays, and other festive celebrations.

Why not make a cozy cardigan for Dad on Father's Day or an adorable pair of pompom slippers for your friend's baby shower? Congratulate a recent graduate with a chic capelet or treat your mom to a classic-but-contemporary throw, "just because." You may even find a little something to "gift" yourself!

With Goldin's help and your own personalized touch, there's no end to the gorgeous, custom "present possibilities." Projects suitable for a range of abilities--even some that can be made in an evening for those last-minute "gift emergencies"!--ensure it is as fun to make and give as it is to get...just as it should be.


Author Notes

Kat Goldin learned to crochet as a child and picked up her hook again in 2007 when her first son was born. A lack of fun and modern patterns led Kat to design her own creations. Passionate about teaching knitting and crochet, she runs "Knit Camp" and "Crochet Camp," online workshops with thousands of participants each session. Her independently released patterns and tutorials have had hundreds of thousands of downloads, and she works regularly for craft magazines, writing columns and patterns for Crafty, Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet, and Inside Crochet . Born in the United States, Kat currently lives on a farm on the edge of the Scottish Highlands with her husband and three children. Visit Kat's website at slugsontherefrigerator.com.


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Library Journal Review

There are a few basic characteristics to successful "gift" projects, as seen in craft books: they need to be useful enough that someone might want them in their home or attractive enough that someone might choose to wear or decorate with them. This compilation of crocheted offerings fits both of these traits, and crocheters might gift themselves with some of the items. Goldin, a Scotland-based crochet designer, divides her collection into four sections: gifts for the home, for women, for men, and for babies and small children. While each chapter contains lovely projects, the home section has a number of standouts, such as the luxuriously cozy-looking cabled throw, crocheted in a bulky yarn; the color block baskets, crocheted from sturdy jute twine; and a pouf made from jersey yarn. Many of the projects are quick to make-a welcome characteristic for presents-and there's a pleasing range of easy to intermediate techniques involved. VERDICT Crafting for gift giving is an ever-popular topic, and few books focus on crocheted objects. The finished arrangements here are appealing, and there's plenty of variety for all occasions. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.