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 Leisure Arts
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts










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

Crocheting In Circles Leisure Arts
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts
Photo Credit: Leisure Arts










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:

  1. Encircled Wrap (Tunisian)
  2. Bluebonnet Beret
  3. Running in Circles Slippers
  4. E-Reader Sweater
  5. Josephine Cloche
  6. Retro Rocket Market Bag
  7. Orange Pop Purse
  8. Fingerless Mitts
  9. A Bushel and a Peck Scarf
  10. 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!

crocheting in circles review project







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!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. The two Crochet Ebooks I would like to own from Leisure 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

  4. I would like to own 99granny squares and crochet embellishment 🙂

  5. 63 Cable Stitches to Crochet
    Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies eBook

    Thank you 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. I would like to see a review of Tunisian Crochet Baby blankets. I am in love with Tunisian now.

  8. I would like the towel toppers and pot holders
    Id like a book on slippers and socks

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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..

  12. 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.

  13. I love the big book of crochet ebook and crochet embellishments ebook

  14. 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!!

  15. 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!!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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. 🙂

  19. I would love to own:
    1. Big Book of Crochet eBook
    2. And That’s a Wrap!
    And you to review Baby Bubble Wraps