I received a copy of  to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.

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I love crochet books, but they have to have 5 or more projects that I’m dying to make before I’ll invest in them and add them to my library.  by Kat Goldin by Running Press is one of those books that meets my criteria and now holds a spot on my craft book shelf.

Goldin is a crafter who’s been creating patterns for years. In fact, she has over 300 designs available. She shares many of them on her blog, Slugs on the Refrigerator. She also shares her love for knitting and most recently her move to a farm where she’s now raising her own hens. Her photos are phenomenal and the blog is inviting. Take a peak – it’s pretty engaging.

Crochet at Play Pattern Notes - Godin shares hints and tips for success with her patterns

Crochet at Play Pattern Notes – Godin shares hints and tips for success with her patterns

Crochet at Play Review

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Crochet at Play Wolf Sweater – adorable!

Goldin’s book reflects her blogging style. The photos are very well done and the patterns are written well. Projects include the most adorable wolf cardigan, a pair of fun hedgehog mittens, play capelets, and more. There are several I’ll be making in the next few months including her adorable baby booties and toddler beastie feet (aka monster slippers).

Crochet at Play Beastie Feet Slippers - so much fun!

Crochet at Play Beastie Feet Slippers – so much fun!

The book is well organized and the perfect size to toss in my crochet bag to take on the go. Patterns suggest yarns but also give exacting weights and lengths so you can confidently make substitutions. Gage is also provided to make sure you’re project is successful.

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Crochet at Play Mermaid Blanket – so popular & adorable

The  projects are geared for babies and toddlers and there’s a project for most any skill-level. It’s a book I’ll be using the next time I need a baby shower gift. There are plenty to choose from that would make wonderful handmade and heartfelt gifts.

Have you checked out Crochet at Play?

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Crochet at Play booties pattern

Crochet at Play Details

  • Publisher: Running Press (October 8, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0762451009 / ISBN-13: 978-0762451005