Beastly Crochet: Book Review and Giveaway

Beastly Crochet by Brenda K.B. Anderson


During her day job, Brenda designs costumes for Sesame Street live and various sports teams mascots. Her professional expertise shines through in Beastly Crochet, with 23 colorful, quirky projects with include small details that take them up a notch. There’s a wide variety of projects, including garments, accessories, and toys, but it’s the last chapter, Special Topics, that may be most valuable for crocheters who want to learn how to make finished pieces that express their own personalities.

Patterns are written, using North American terminology. Garments include schematics, colorwork charts are provided for relevant projects, and some diagrams for embroidery and embellishment are included. Helpful notes are given for each pattern, with tips on techniques and yarn substitution as needed (for example: “if you are planning on substituting yarn, know that this yarn is a heavier worsted weight and is a bit stiffer than some worsted weight yarns”).  Accessible for adventurous beginners and intermediate level crocheters.

One copy of Beastly Crochet is being given away here on the Knit Edge blog! The book giveaway runs from August 20 – 25, 2014, and is open to US residents. Enter to win by commenting with what your favorite color for a monster is (or make one up – this is just so we can filter out the spam robots).

See all the projects on Ravelry: Beastly Crochet

Beastly Crochet
By Brenda K. Anderson
Interweave/F+W Media; $18.05

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4 thoughts on “Beastly Crochet: Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Tina L. says:

    My favorite monsters colors are neon yellow or lime green but critters in any color are fun. Great giveaway!

  2. Analiese says:

    My favorite monster color is Purple people eater color-Great book-definitely on my list to get-many monster lovers in my family

  3. Michele C says:

    I like green for a monster too like a dark green Cthulu!

  4. Sonia says:

    My favourite monster colours are red, black and white!

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