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Last month, I reviewed the eBook – Crochet Embellishments by Jean Leinhauser and provided you with an opportunity to win a copy of the eBook for your library.
You can read my review here: Crochet Embellishments by Jean Leinhauser.
One of the questions I included in the Giveaway widget asked which eBooks you would like to have from Leisure Arts.
This month’s review is based on one of the responses I received.
If you want to help me choose next month’s review book from Leisure Arts – be sure to answer the question!
This month Leisure Arts generously provided:
One copy for me and one copy for one of my loyal readers 🙂
This book is available to purchase for $9.95 and the eBook is available for $7.99 .
As the eBook will be gifted through the Leisure Arts dot com website directly to the winner, the winner of the giveaway will need to have, or will need to sign-up for, a free account with Leisure Arts to receive their prize. You can sign-up for your free account here: Leisure Arts – Create Account
This eBook contains 10-crochet patterns. The level of difficulty ranges from easy to intermediate.
Each pattern is partially, or completely worked “in the round”.
Patterns included are:
- Encircled Wrap (Tunisian)
- Bluebonnet Beret
- Running in Circles Slippers
- E-Reader Sweater
- Josephine Cloche
- Retro Rocket Market Bag
- Orange Pop Purse
- Fingerless Mitts
- A Bushel and a Peck Scarf
- Cozy Toes Tube Slippers
My pick to crochet for the Review was #3. Running in Circles Slippers.
I was intrigued by making slippers this way – so I decided to use some of my stash yarn and make myself a pair.
I used worsted weight yarn (a combination of Bernat and Red Heart Yarn) and the recommended 4.00 mm hook. I was able to reach and maintain gauge easily.
When I crochet things in pairs I like to make them in pieces to ensure they are the same finished size – just a small double check system I put in place for myself.
I crocheted until the instructions told me to “finish off”, then switched to the other slipper to repeat the process.
I was able to make these in one evening… and they fit perfectly!
Oh! and guess what? I finally figured out how to do the reverse single crochet stitch! YEAH! The decorative edging was crocheted using this stitch.
The slippers are available in a range of sizes (XS – XL). The measurements are included in the instructions to make it easy to choose the correct size to crochet. I made the Medium size for myself (I have size 8-feet).
The instructions were very clearly written.
The only problem I ran into was at the bottom of page-10 where I needed to crochet to a certain size measurement.
To my eyes it was a jumble of numbers, slashes and brackets. It took me a few tries to understand the first 2 sets of brackets included the inches and the second sets contained the measurements for cm.
Here are my finished slippers!
I want to make more!
I definitely recommend this eBook – there are a variety of great patterns to choose from – for me the slipper patterns included (there are two!) are worth the price of the book.
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