Crocheting in Circles – Review
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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:
Crocheting in Circles, Sheryl Means, Leisure Arts, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas
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.
Now for your chance to win your own copy!
Remember leave me a comment to submit your picks for next months review & giveaway!
I just finished a scarf in Tunisian circle motifs and liked it much more than I thought I would. I like the repeating pattern of motifs and the negative space that is created with joining circles together. Thanks for the review!
Thank you April 🙂 I'm going to take a look at those now 🙂 Rhondda
Thank you Michelle! She has some lovely books – I just visited to take a look at the Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby Crochet books!!
I would love a review and giveaway of one of Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby's books. I don't care which one. I love them all! I would love a chance to win each one!
The two Crochet Ebooks I would like to own from Leisure Arts.com are:
1. Enviro-Totes eBook
2. Style for You! eBook
I would also like you to review and use for your next giveaway – Style for You! eBook
I would like to own 99granny squares and crochet embellishment 🙂
63 Cable Stitches to Crochet is a fabulous book!!
63 Cable Stitches to Crochet
Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies eBook
Thank you 🙂
Thank you 🙂 Going to take a look at Baby Bubble Wraps right now!
Thank you Elaine 🙂 Towel Toppers and Pot Holders has some amazing designs! I'd never looked in that one before 🙂
Hi Julie, I never noticed the Gooseberry Patch book before! What a hidden gem! Thank you for pointing it out 🙂 Rhondda
Tunisian is very popular ! It is on my list for learning this year 🙂
Hi Kristina 🙂 You can for all the eBook versions I think – so if you see one you like check for the eBook version and then there should be a Google Preview Button. Here are the direct links for your 2 picks: http://www.leisurearts.com/products/99-granny-squ… http://www.leisurearts.com/products/99-snowflakes…
I'd like to see more of 99 Granny Squares to Crochet and 99 Snowflakes. I wish Leisure Arts would let us look inside their books to get a better idea of the designs that are inside before we buy.
I would like to see a review of Tunisian Crochet Baby blankets. I am in love with Tunisian now.
I would like the towel toppers and pot holders
Id like a book on slippers and socks
I like the Goosebery Patch book and Towel Toppers and Potholders
Thank you Debbie 🙂 The Tunisian Crochet books seem very popular!
I would like to own A Year Of Baby Afghans Book 5 and Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets. I would like you to review the All For Baby e-book. Thank you!
Very good choice!
Animal Pillows sound intriguing!
Thank you Danielle 🙂 Jackets would be a great idea! I'm very new to making garments.
The 52 Tunisian Crochet Stitches is on my wish list too 🙂
Hi Betsy, I was looking at the Hooded Scarves Book 2 as well! My Mom wants me to make one for her – and the stitches in the 2nd book are quite lovely.
Hi Yvonne, It is a very good book – I especially like the slipper patterns 🙂
Hi Kristin, Thank you 🙂 Tunisian seems to be very popular right now and it is on my to learn list for this year too 🙂
Hi Lisa 🙂 Thank you! The slippers are quite lovely and my children both want a pair too!
I would love the Big Book of Crochet eBook.
I would love the embellishment ebook and i would love an ebook on how to do tunisian crochet..thank you so much for this opportunity to win..
Love the patterns
I've been crocheting animal pillows, baskets and rugs – so I'd like some fresh ideas along those lines. Slippers, hats and fingerless gloves are always on my Gifting list.
Jackets to knit or crochet and Farm animals
I love the big book of crochet ebook and crochet embellishments ebook
52 Tunisian Crochet Stitches to Make an Afghan Stitch Sampler eBook as I am attempting to learn Tunisian Crochet and Check-It-Out Afghans eBook. Thanks!!
I would like to see a review of Tunisian Crochet Baby blankets. We have some new babies on the way.
It would be awesome to add to my library 1. Big Book of Crochet and Hooded Scarves Book 2. Thank for for sharing with us!!
This looks like a great book – would love to win
Id love a couple ebooks that deal with kids hats and more on Tunisian! These are new areas for me – i am hoping to expand my abilities!
Tunisian is on my list to learn this year – so this might be a very good pick 🙂 Thanks Ashley!
Thank you Ashley 🙂
Welcome Sara 🙂
Very welcome Penny 🙂
Thank you Marce 🙂
My 5 year old grandson has been asking me to crochet him a pair of house shoes (slippers) with "backs" on them. I'd love to win the book and crochet him a pair of running in circles slippers.
I also would like to see a review of baby bubble wraps.
thank you for having this and giving us a chance to win the ebook
Thanks for a chance to win!
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Oh and my second pic is Tunisian short row fashion.
I'd like to see a review of the Tunisian crochet baby blankets as I have recently been teaching myself to do it and have seen other people giving it a try too. 🙂
I would love to own:
1. Big Book of Crochet eBook
2. And That’s a Wrap!
And you to review Baby Bubble Wraps