Autumn is here and I instinctively start thinking about the holiday season. Although the weather gets cooler and more miserable, the months are punctuated with some awesome holidays to celebrate. It encourages me to start making my Christmas gifts early for family, friends, and even some of my favorite neighbors, including the tiny infants and rambunctious toddlers. I also like to have some items on hand for those times when an unexpected gift is needed on the spur of the moment. So, I pull out my best-loved crochet books and peruse them for some inspiration. But, sometimes I hanker for some new ideas.
Some of the cutest patterns on the market are for infants and toddlers. As a serious crochet addict, I love finding new and adorable patterns for kids of all ages that are also trendy and fashionable. My new book Head to Toe Crochet, Beanies and Booties for Infants and Toddlers checks all the boxes.
Inside Head to Toe Crochet, you’ll find 15 sweet and charming matching beanie and bootie patterns. They’re so cute, you will want to make them all. Here is a list of all the included patterns.
The beginning of the book shares some insight into yarn weight and hook size. If you are an experienced crocheter, you may want to skip this section. All the patterns included in this book are created with DK yarn. DK stands for double knit or you can also use a light worsted weight yarn. You just have to ensure your tension is correct to get the right size. Next, they cover what other supplies you will need, how to hold a crochet hook, how to make some beginner stitches, how to block and how to read a pattern. There is lots of helpful information on these pages for newbies.
All the patterns include full-color photos along with easy-to-follow instructions. It looks like every pattern can be made in 3 different sizes, Preemie, Newborn to 3 months, and 6 months to 1 year and beyond. I love all the creative patterns inventive designers are making for crochet enthusiasts. These endearing little accessories will be great for new arrivals and kids up to one year old. If you’re looking to update your crochet resources, this book is perfect for your craft library.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.