This sweet book is not so little, but it’s full of designs for the little ones.

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.

Book Specs:

160 pages softback

Potter Craft Publishers, 2010

ISBN 9780307586582

By jd wolfe


11 Comments so far

  1. ronnieT on April 7, 2011 5:38 am

    I have found Linda’s instructions to be clear and well written. It’s a pity that the girls are getting to be too big for these patterns.

  2. Marci on May 10, 2011 5:27 am

    I would love to have a copy of this book! Thank you for the chance to win. <3

  3. Stephanie B. on May 10, 2011 5:32 am

    I’m always looking for new baby designs to crochet this book seems to have some new and interesting things. I would love to see this!

  4. Kellie Prince on May 10, 2011 9:38 am

    Looove this book, would love to have it.

  5. Janice M. Salotti on May 10, 2011 9:41 am

    It looks like just the book to create lovely one-of-a-kind gifts. I’d enjoy using it often.

  6. Ingrid on May 10, 2011 3:07 pm

    Your description of the book sounds as if I have found “the” source for ideas to make for our little ones! Thank you!

  7. patty on May 11, 2011 11:20 am

    love to have thanks

  8. Shelly E on May 11, 2011 3:57 pm

    i’m expecting my first child in November, this would be a great book to have!

  9. crystal on May 16, 2011 3:53 pm

    i have found a love for crocheting and this book will defiantly help me share that with my baby girl due in september!

  10. Jennifer Maurizzio on May 29, 2011 5:45 pm

    After retiring, I started crocheting. This book will give me the opportunity to make all the grandbabies great gifts.

  11. smfsprout on May 31, 2011 10:24 am

    I am new to crocheting and I get excited when I see books like this because I become inspired to practice so that I can make the items in the book. Thanks.

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