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This month’s Leisure Arts eBook Review Picks are Hooded Scarves to Crochet and Hooded Scarves, Book 2.

Both books contain quick and easy patterns to crochet. The designs are filled with many different textures and use easy-to-find yarns such as Red Heart, Lion Brand, Bernat and Caron. Both books indicate the projects included can each be finished in just a weekend. Hooded Scarves Book 2 provides access to online video tutorials for the techniques used in the patterns – making them even easier to accomplish. All projects are listed as Skill Level: Easy – which by Craft Yarn Council Standards means “Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing”.

Here are the 2 books and sneak peeks inside. Please find the giveaway at the end of the post following the reviews.

Hooded Scarves by Barbara Shaffer

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Title: Hooded Scarves to Crochet
Author: Barbara Shaffer
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 13:978-1-60900-314-2
Photographer: Jason Masters

Hooded Scarves to Crochet is 16-pages in length and contains 5 crochet patterns. Each design is categorized as an EASY pattern to crochet and is sized to fit Adults (one-size fits most all). Each hooded scarf is crocheted using medium weight yarn and the yarn used for the samples shown in the book is Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

The patterns included are:

  • Aruba Sea (size: 7.5″ x 74″); 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Dramatic Stripes (size: 7.5″ x 74″); 6.0 mm (J) hook
  • Warm & Woodsy (size: 6″ x 69″); 5.0 mm (H) hook
  • Blue Shells (size: 5″ x 68″); 6.0 mm (J) hook
  • Gaelic Charm (size” 6.5″ x 78″); 6.5 mm (K) hook

Each pattern begins with the difficulty level, finished size, materials used, gauge, Stitch Guide (special stitches you will need to know for the pattern), the main pattern and then the edging. The total number of stitches is included at the end of the row, except when it remains the same as in the row prior. For example, if Row 1 has 177 sc stitches and Row 2 instructs you to single crochet 1 time in each st across, Row 2 will not include a total stitch count at the end of the row because it is still 177 sc stitches.

The end of the publication includes General Instructions and Yarn Information. Some of the stitches used to create the hooded scarves include BPdc, dc, FPdc, hdc, Ldc (long double crochet), sc and tr stitches. The General Instructions explain how to work in the back loop only, free loops, working in front of or around stitches, the direction of the post stitches and how to join new yarn with a single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet joining stitch. The publication is written in U.S. Crochet Terms.

My favourite design in Hooded Scarves to Crochet is Gaelic Charm.

Hooded Scarves, Book 2

Hooded Scarves, Book 2 | Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Hooded Scarves, Book 2
Designs by: Lois J. Long
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 13:978-1-4647-1209-8
Photographer: Jason Masters

Hooded Scarves, Book 2 included 32 pages and 8 very pretty designs. Each design is categorized as an EASY pattern to crochet and is sized to fit Adults (as one-size fits most all).

The designs included are:

  • Emma (size: 8″ x 72.25″); 5.5 mm (I) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Red Heart with Love Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Lisa (size: 7.25″ x 74″); 5 mm (H) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Caron Simply Soft Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Cherie (size: 6.75″ x 73.75″); 5.5 mm (I) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Red Heart with Love Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Angelina (size: 6″ x 74″); 6.5 mm (K) hook; Bulky Weight Yarn
    (Lion Brand Homespun Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Lauren (size: 7″ x 69.5″); 5 mm (H) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Bernat Waverly Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Meghan (size: 8″ x 71.5″); 5.5 mm (I) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Becky (size: 7.75″ x 73.25″); 5 mm (H) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Bernat Waverly Yarn used to make the sample)
  • Carla (size: 5.5″ x 71.5″); 5.5 mm (I) hook; Medium Weight Yarn
    (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn used to make the sample)

Hooded Scarves, Book 2 includes Bonus Online Tutorials for technique videos for the patterns. Each time you see the camera icon there is a technique video available to help you.

Each pattern includes the skill level, finished measurements, shopping list (yarn and hook information), gauge information, pattern instructions, hood instructions and edging. The camera icons are included throughout the pattern whenever a video tutorial is available for a specific technique.

The end of the publication includes General Instructions and Yarn Information. Some of the stitches used to create the hooded scarves include BPdc, dc, FPdc, FPsc, sc and tr stitches. The General Instructions explain how to work in the free loops, reverse single crochet, working post stitches and how to join new yarn with a single crochet, and double crochet joining stitch. The publication is written in U.S. Crochet Terms.

My favourite designs in Hooded Scarves, Book 2 are Emma and Cherie.

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: August 4 2015, 12:00 am ET
End Date: August 10, 2015, 11:59 pm ET

In order to enter the giveaway, you must have (or be willing to sign up for) a free Leisure Arts dot com account. If you do not have one yet, you can sign up here:
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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copies of Hooded Scarves to Crochet and Hooded Scarves, Book 2 you can get them directly from Leisure Arts:

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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with review copies of Hooded Scarves to Crochet and Hooded Scarves, Book 2 and for the giveaway copies for my readers!

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82 Comments

  1. Stay warm and cozy with this Hooded Infinity Scarf. All you need is one skein of worsted weight yarn to complete this crochet pattern.

  2. Hi Betty, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added it to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  3. Hi Susie, I’m happy you enjoy the items I share on my Facebook page! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 I have added Styles For You to my list for future Leisure Arts Reviews. Have a great day and you are very welcome!!

  4. Hi Mandie, I think they would be great for the fall weather too – and for when the wind starts to get cold!

  5. Hi Donna, I’m so happy you like reading my reviews 🙂 I actually really enjoyed the Hooded Scarves books – I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of patterns and stitches included 🙂

  6. Hi Janet, Thank you! I have had 2 requests for The Cuffed Shawl & More and it is definitely one I am interested in reviewing too!

  7. Hi BJ 🙂 I have had a few requests for One-Skein or Less Projects – I’ve added it to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  8. Hi Barb, I’ve never worn a hooded scarf before but I think I would really like to have one here in our cold winters too – it would be a lot easier than carrying around a hat ‘just in case’ the wind starts! Have a great week,

  9. Hi Barb, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added Filet Table Runners to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 I’ve only crocheted one small filet project but I really enjoyed making it. Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  10. Hi Sharon, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added The Cuffed Shawl & More to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 I just checked it out and it looks like a really fantastic book and I would love to know how they make the sleeves! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  11. Hi Tina, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added Wraps by the Dozen to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  12. Hi Patty, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added Check it Out Afghan to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  13. Hi Lynn, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added Everyday Shawls to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 I will be reviewing Pocket Shawls for All Free Crochet’s Blog in a few weeks 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  14. Hi Heather, You are very welcome. I’m happy you like the Hooded Scarves to Crochet Books. I think there are a lot of great projects in there too!

  15. Hi Elaine, I agree 🙂 Hooded Scarves are the perfect early morning wear – or even sitting in the evening with a book and a coffee – I love the idea of pockets on them too!

  16. Hi Alisa, I’m happy you like the Hooded Scarves to Crochet Books! I think there are a lot of great projects in there too!

  17. I’m happy you like the Hooded Scarves to Crochet Books! I think there are a lot of great projects in there too!

  18. Hi Cheryl, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added it to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  19. I’m happy you like the Hooded Scarves to Crochet Books! I think there are a lot of great projects in there too!

  20. Hi Sarah, Thank you for the next book review suggestion! I’ve added it to my list of possible future Leisure Arts Books to review and to host giveaways for 🙂
    Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  21. Very welcome Sara 🙂 I’m happy you like the newsletter and the Giveaways I host! All the best, Rhondda

  22. I’d like to see a review (and giveaway, of course) of BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CROCHET COLOR WORK. Thanks!

  23. Love the looks. Will make great gifts for family and friends that live in the colder areas of the country, heck even for me in the desert on winter mornings..

  24. I would love to see a review of the Icebox items from Leisure Arts. This one looks like so much fun to make and for children to play with

  25. I love going through this site it is so interesting seeing all of the talent out there. I see different ones in my mind but just don’t have the confidence to try to do one just on the wing without a pattern. Love them all thanks everyone so much!

  26. These both look great, can’t wait to try all of these, thanks for the review.

  27. I think I’d like to see reviews of Everyday Shawls and/or Pocket Shawls. They both look interesting to me.

  28. Please review Tunisian Baby Blankets or any other Tunisian crochet books.

  29. I would like to see a review of Check It Out Afghans….looks like lots of different kinds of stitches.

  30. Forgot to add which book I would like to see you review next month. I would like to read your review of The Cuffed Shawl & More, its just a few months to winter so now would be a good time to get started on those winter clothes! 🙂

  31. Thanks for the review. Would love to try hooking a hooded scarf, they all look great.
    Thank you for the give away!!!

  32. I love the way these look and there are some very nice ones that you have shown here. I would like to be able to make one of these.

  33. How about reviewing Filet Table Runners. I love to do filet work. Was the first thing I learned about 70 years ago.

  34. Living in Wisconsin, I really love hooded scarves. These are very cute patterns.

  35. would love the books, the hooded scarves on the covers look like such fun to make

  36. Just the thing to ease into the upcoming change of seasons – and keep me warm when the snow arrives!

  37. I absolutely love hooded scarves! Always on the lookout for new and different patterns for them!

  38. Love your reviews. I’ve been hoping to see these hooded scarves! Thanks

  39. Love tutorials and would like your next book review to be Styles for you. I enjoy your Facebook posts everyday, thanks for what you do!

  40. I need to try to make one of these for myself. I like to wear hats but don’t like the “hat hair” look when I take it off. One of these would be great for the wintertime here in Michigan.

  41. Love how these hooded scarves look, I am going to put this on the list for things to make.

  42. my first hood scarf turned out like a box on my head…laughed so hard….would be nice to make one that fits.

  43. I think ‘Everyday Shawls’ would be a fantastic book to see a review on 🙂