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Monday, November 22, 2010

Book Review- Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies

Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodie: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear is one of those books that I was looking forward to getting as soon as I saw it. I love to crochet, I simply adore cute, and everybody loves food right?
Oh my goodness. Eat something before reading the patterns, or you might get inspired to eat and crochet at the same time and that never works out well.
Most of the book is the most adorable scarves you've ever seen. Made up of motifs that are stitched together to make long chains. Motifs like cookies, cupcakes, soft serve ice cream cones, textured with stitches, all sorts of desserts and sweets, changing colors and accents creates different flavors to make long colorful scarves. The only non-scarf items in this chapter are a cupcake hat and a lemon coconut cake tissue cozy accented with very sweet cherries.
The next chapter is fruits and veggies. This has a great pattern for strawberry themed fingerless gloves, a green salad scarf of lacy shell stitches in green accented with crocheted veggies, a pink grapefruit scarf that I just love for the bright happy colors and a few other great scarves.
Next up is savory stuff. My favorite, the sushi scarf. 5 kinds of sushi stitch together into a wonderful scarf. My other favorite is the popcorn scarf made up of motifs that look like boxes of movie theater popcorn. There are also pizza, bacon and eggs, and a buttered toast scarf in this chapter.
While most of the book is scarf patterns, tawashi stitchers will notice that a lot of the individual motifs could very easily be made up as tawashi. The motifs would also be good to stitch on to other things or to make out of thread. So they don't HAVE to be a long fun scarf. They could just as easily be added to other projects.
It's a very cute book. Recommended!
Andrews McMeel Publishing Patterns include:
Cupcake Scarf- Candy Button Scarf- Cookie Scarf- Gingerbread Man Scarf- Lemon Coconut Cake Tissue Cozy- Rocket Popsicle Scarf-Soft Serve Ice Cream Scarf-Chocolate Cupcake Hat with Blue Frosting
Green Salad Scarf- Pink Grapefruit Scarf-Baby Radish Lariat Scarf- Pear Scarf-Giant Carrot Scarf- Strawberry Fingerless Gloves
Bacon and Eggs Scarf- Buttered Toast Scarf-Sushi Scarf-Pepperoni Pizza Scarf-Popcorn Scarf-Spaghetti and Meatballs Scarf

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