Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baby Love: 25 Knit & Crochet Projects for Baby

Baby Love: 25 Knit & Crochet Projects for Baby is the second eBook I was asked to review by Baby knits and crochets are fun projects because they are fast to complete and are always appreciated by expecting moms. It is always nice to have some fun patterns in your back pocket for when you get a last minute invite to a baby shower!

The patterns in this free eBook include:
  • Crochet Blankets: 8
  • Knit Blankets: 3
  • Toys: 2 (1 knit, 1 crochet)
  • Hats: 6 (3 knit, 3 crochet)
  • Booties: 1 crochet
  • Miscellaneous Baby Items: 5 (3 crochet, 2 knit)
The miscellaneous baby items include a coccon, some soakers and some sweaters. The patterns in this bookk come with charts (where applicable) in addition to written instructions.

This eBook contains a full page ad in the middle of the patterns for the Broomstick Lace (Crochet) Baby Blanket, a darling blanket that is unfortunately not included in this ebook. Thankfully this pattern is still available for free, just through the RedHeart website. I did not include this in my pattern count above.

Overall I think this book has a good balance between knit and crochet baby items. In the last eBook I reviewed, the knit/crochet balance swung heavily to crochet patterns. What about the balance in this book? 16 crochet baby patterns and 9 knit baby patterns. In only one instance (the Cupcake Hats) is there a pattern shown twice, once with knitting and once with crochet instructions. The patterns in the Baby Love eBook are very simple and classic, and many are appropriate for beginners. I think this is a great place to start when you need to knit (or crochet) for a new baby.

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