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Kids Learn to Crochet Paperback – Oct 2008


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing (Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157076395X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570763953
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 21.3 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,240,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By C. Leek-Dyer on 27 July 2010
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My seven year old son is not a typical example of a child wanting to learn to crochet. He saw the pictures in a copy of Inside Crochet and was desperate to get it-who am I to argue.
He says,"It's got excellent projects. It is very good at teaching you how to crochet because it's quite simple and the pictures have got arrows to show you where the hook and thread go. It teaches you all the basics you'll need to know to do crochet."
I agree with him. I have a shelf full of crochet books but this stands out as fuss free, clearly explained in writing and pictures, which is important as I think crochet is a hands on skill not a reading and comprehension skill!
Peg and Pip are the two mice characters that walk you through (sometimes literally) chain, double, treble, colour changes, shapes by decreasing, circles, troubleshooting, stitching seams, sewing in yarn ends and stitching felt to your projects. The projects use the skills you learn in a fun and attractive way for kids (of all ages!) culminating in the Big project which uses all of the skills learned and is small enough to do in a few sittings.
If you know a crafty child this is definitely for them. If you know a busy or easily intimidated by text book styles adult then this would be as good as any on the market for them to get started. If you want to stop Grandmothers from buying every toy/craft item in poundland every time they visit, then coerce the kids into begging her to crochet something and give her the book otherwise she might pull out that book that's been on the shelf since 1970, with Stephen King like results. It would work equally well on Grandads as only two projects in the book have flowers on or could be construed as 'girlie'. The rest are little toys, which could even be done in black,purple and red, so teenage grunge siblings could even have a go.
A book for just about anyone capable of holding a stick.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Mallender on 29 Dec 2008
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I bought this book after many failed attempts to learn to crochet over the last 20 years, with the intention of giving crochet a final chance and hopefully being able to teach my four year old in future. Success! not only were the instructions and step by step pictures easy to follow and I finally learnt the basics, but my four year old got the bug too!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By L. Robinson on 11 July 2009
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This book has simple easy to follow instructions with pictures and I will use it to teach my Primary School children next term. It also contains some simple easy projects like a bag, pencil case, flower and cat.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By folly on 8 Dec 2010
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This book is fantastic....I am 35! and I love knitting but never tried to crochet before, so this year I bought a couple of beginners books and I was getting really frustrated! So after reading the reviews for this book I decided to buy and give it a go....and guess what?? It is great...I have managed to do everything on the book and have now moved to one of the other book that claimed to be for beginners!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Oct 2009
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I bought this to learn how to crochet. At 53 I needed new skill and this was one I have yet to master. This book is easy to follow. The projects do take patience, which I still haven't got. However my neighbor's grand daughter mastered this over the school holidays. Hope for me yet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 July 2012
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When I learned to knit I had a friend to guide me - thank goodness, as I had all the 'learn to knit' books in the world but couldn't seem to learn from the illustrations. I've wanted to get into crochet for a long time now but was failing to pick it up from the standard 'learn to crochet' books on the market.

Then I came across this book and it all clicked! Written for children aged six and older, it really does hold your hand throughout the whole process, taking baby steps along the way. Illustrations are large and very clear, as are the written instructions. The animals are cute too!

What more can I say than this: this afternoon I had no idea what to do with a crochet hook (apart from picking up dropped stitches in knitting!), and this evening I have made a little rectangle of double crochet. Result!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Keen Amateur Builder on 30 Jan 2012
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This little book is just what I was looking for as a complete beginner who has kind crochetting friends but forgets what I have learned in about 5 minutes! Here are step by step instructions for everything I need to start crochet and projects to complete as I learn. Once I have mastered the basics I can use it to teach my grandaughter. Clear and fun. Would suit learners from 5 to 105! (I am 52!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EileenR on 8 Dec 2011
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Very easy to read - just right for someone who has been a 'knitter' for 70 years and never learned to crochet!
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