I’m becoming quite the fan of Linda Permann. While a lot of the designs in this pretty book cover familiar ground, there is a fresh twist to most that make the book a pleasure to own.
Standard in all books for babies and toddlers are afghans, clothing, and a few toys. In this book, the traditional afghan made of bright blocks has a nice mix of motifs, one of which is made fresh with the addition of a simple strand of yarn embroidered in it. So simple! The round ripple style afghan has a pretty sun-ray center with a flame motif accenting the last few rows of each point.
Garments include adorable leg warmers, two cute sundresses which can double as winter jumpers, a nice pair of long pants sized to fit over a diaper and keep the tummy covered too, and several sweaters, one of which, the Ribbed Cardigan, is absolutely precious!
Best of all the garments is a Hooded Capelet shown in Noro Silk Garden. This lovely design, with a clever change of color, would make a perfect Christmas cover-up or an outstanding Halloween Costume (Little Red Ridinghood). Any little girl would be thrilled to have this one! Made in the right colors, a little boy could be a caped Super Hero (think Batman).
There are booties, bibs, caps, appliques, a cute toy ball, and an appealing owl pillow which would do nice double duty as a pajama bag. There’s even a stuffed giraffe!
This book contains all you’ll need for the baby or toddler except the actual kid! Nicely presented, fresh designs make this book a nice addition to any crocheter’s library.
160 pages softback
Potter Craft Publishers, 2010
By jd wolfe