Item description for Candy Crochet: 50 Adorable Designs for Infants and Toddlers by Candi Jensen...
The very best designs from Candi Jensen---author of perennial favorites Candy Tots, Candy Babies, and Candy Blankies---have now been anthologized in one volume! Jensen's innovative patterns for cozy blankets, snuggly hats, and charming dresses have received updated yarn selections, but all the style is still there, along with something for knitters of every skill level. The cheerful favorites, featured in adorable full-color photographs, include a Preppy Preschooler outfit, Pastel Parfait hat and vest set, Princess-Pink cardigan, and Navajo Throw. A handy reference section covers everything from selecting yarns and determining gauge to reading charts and patterns.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027177 ISBN13 9781933027173
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.
I was looking for a pattern for a little girl's crocheted dress, and found the perfect one and more in Candy Crochet. The designs are GORGEOUS. Some (ok most) crochet clothing seems cheesy, which is why I've stuck to blankets in the past, but these are some seriously wearable designs, and just amazingly beautiful. Plenty of designs for boys too. The instructions are excellent, and the photographs of the finished products are helpful.
candycrochet Apr 26, 2008
This book is a joy of patterns that are new and different. Not the same old afgan type sweaters and blankets.
I couldn't decide which one to make first.
Add this one to your library. Mar 30, 2008
I have made a number of items from this book - the granny square hat with earflaps and the matching vest, a cardigan (I think you call it a jacket in America), and two dresses. I always find Candi Jensen's patterns are completely accurate and reliable, and the finished item looks EXACTLY like the picture in the book. The guages are spot on and as I am in Australia, I can't always find her recommended yarn but have never had a problem with substituting - you just must make the time to do a couple of swatches to get the guage right. I would rate myself as an experienced crocheter, but I have used her patterns when teaching friends how to crochet and one friend made the cute little boys striped t-shirt and another friend made one of the simpler boy's vests and they also did very well and were thrilled with the results. So if you want a book that is easy to follow and offers plenty of patterns to choose from from beginners to advanced, this is the book for you. The selection of truly adorable outfits are outstanding, and the baby blankets are just fantastic. I have alot of crochet books for children and this is by far my favourite. Will suit you for both boys or girls - some of the best corchet patterns for boys I have seen, and the girls dresses are really pretty.
Too Cute!!! Mar 28, 2008
I love this book! So many cute things for babies and toddlers--girls and boys! The first thing I made I used the yarn used/shown in the book, but I would suggest using more readily available, less expensive yarn when able. I had to order the shown yarn via the internet as it was the only place I could find it, and it was very costly.
Very cute patterns Feb 8, 2008
I've really enjoyed this book, it's a great source of inspiration and patterns for great baby and little kid items. Recommended!