A number of years ago a friend and I crocheted a few different foodie-style items for the New Jersey State Fair Arts & Crafts competition. We won a third place ribbon. They were fun little patterns we made up together. Little did we know at the time foodie-crochet would become a “thing.”
Cue today’s book review.
Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home is all about turning everyone’s favorite foods into adorable crochet projects. This book is perfect for someone with a child in their life that loves to play kitchen. They are obviously nice and soft so there will be no hard corners that will cause scratches. There are also some really cute house-and-home projects. I particularly like the cherry pie seat cushion. I can see it going well in an American-country-style home. I must admit the licorice all-sorts afghan made me smile. It made me think of when my Aunt Florence came to visit my Grandma because she had a dream that she needed to bring her all-sorts. A great memory indeed. And I can easily see the giant donut floor pouf as a great accessory for a dorm room.
The directions are very well written and are easy to understand. The photography is nice and clear so you can really see what you are doing. If you are a crocheter who prefers to work from charts, I am sorry, but there are none in this book.
There are some patterns in the book that are just not my cup of tea. I didn’t care for the banana split throw pillow or the cheeseburger tissue box cozy. Not that there is anything wrong with them; they just aren’t as interesting to me as other patterns in the book.
As usual, this book fulfills my one pet peeve – no flat spine. It is a perfect-bound book. I wish all craft books (crochet and knitting especially) would have a spiral-bound spine so they can lay flat while you are working on your project.
Other than that, I can say if you are into foodie-crochet, you will definitely enjoy this book.
And now you can win this book! Again, the rules are simple:
1. Make sure you “like” my Facebook page.
2. Make sure you “like” the book review post on Facebook.
3. I pick a winner!
I’ll pick a winner on Friday, April 8th. Make sure to check back on my Facebook page to see if you are the lucky winner!