Item description for Candy Blankies: Cuddly Crochet for Babies & Toddlers by Candi Jensen...
With simple instructions and more than 120 color photographs, anyone---regardless of previous experience---can make beautiful afghans, throws, and blankets. There are 30 projects for every taste and level of skill, including a Bear Necessity blanket with adorable ears and big, cheerful smile; the soft and snuggly denim perfection of Blue Note; the Ripple Effect with its dazzling jewel tones, and a Navajo Throw serape-style warmer inspired by the radiant sunsets of the American Southwest. You'll get tips for selecting yarns and needles, full crocheting charts and patterns, and hints for finishing off each piece the way professionals do.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2004
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543410 ISBN13 9781931543415
Availability 0 units.
More About Candi Jensen
Candi Jensen has been a craft and needlepoint designer for more than 25 years. She is widely published in national magazines including "Vogue Knitting" and "Better Homes and Gardens". She is the author of "Crochet Scarves!", "Crochet Bags!" and "Hooked on Crochet". Candi lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Candi Jensen currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Candy Blankies: Cuddly Crochet for Babies & Toddlers?
Adorable yet pattern inaccuracy frustrating Oct 23, 2007
I too fell in love with this book and another of the same author for baby clothing while browsing in my local craft store. As a person who makes several baby blankets per year I am always looking for new, fun designs and patterns. I have made two of the patterns in the book and was disappointed with the directions for both.
One of the patterns only directs you to make 8 squares to complete it, when the pictures clearly show that it took 9 to complete the blanket. If that had been the only issue I might have let it go as a small error. However, in the 2nd book with adorable baby clothes 2 of those patterns had some direction issues. One of the patterns called for the use of a stitch that was NOT the one used in the picture and if I followed the directions exactly (yes I checked my guage), the end product was so large the 12 month old was swimming in it!
Small details also seem to be omitted, like how she sewed in a zipper or added some of the details.
The pictures of the final products ARE beautiful and inspiring. I just wish the same care had been taken with the directions.
Baby Crochet Mar 13, 2007
I love the pictures in this book and the directions are clear and concise. I was a bit disappointed that the blankets were not especially unique in design..just different colors. However, for one just stating out, this might exactly what you need.
GREAT BUY!!!! Feb 9, 2007
Item was prompt with delivery and came in good condition. My fiance loves this book and says it's very easy to understand and follow. I would recommend this to anyone getting involved in Crochet. I would buy from this vendor again with pleasure.
By far, the best crocheted baby blanket book out there Oct 4, 2006
I came upon this book at a local yarn store, and immediately fell in love with it. It helped that the store had re-created one of the patterns from the book, an adorable 9-square teddy bear face blanket with blue trim and 3D ears. I bought all the yard I'd need to make a similar blanket (no doubt that's what the store had in mind!), and I'm just now finishing my own version (using fuzzy yarn for the faces).
I can't recommend this book highly enough. First off, the photography is gorgeous, a real treat to page through. The patterns are so beautiful, and are presented clearly and neatly. I have yet to find any mistakes in them. Some of the patterns are more complex than others, but I've found you can tell pretty quickly what the level of expertise required is, simply by looking at the complexity of the pattern presented. The last few pages of the book also include helfpul refresher tips (or how-to pictures for beginners) related to the stitches and techniques required in the patterns.
If you love to crochet, and want to have a source for really creative, lovely, and customizable blankets, then this is the best book out there that I've found. I'm really very happy with this purchase.
Some cute ones in here Jul 31, 2006
Okay, I'm a sucker for cute babies and cute crochet/knit projects....so sue me.
I like that Ms Jensen has included some designs that move away from the over done but somehow obligatory pastel pink and blue.
I worry, though, how safe her added "sheep", flowers, and pom poms are.