I’ve been super-excited about the release of Crochet At Play (Kyle Books) packed with thirty stunning, playful designs by Kat Goldin to crochet for little folk, not just because it’s inspired me to get crocheting after a twenty-five year break but also because BG kid Nia features in the book – she’s also in the April issue of crafting mag Mollie Makes.
There’s crochet and there’s crochet and it’s no wonder that Kat’s patterns have been downloaded over 165K times from her site Slugs On the Refrigerator because her creations (which could soon become yours if you pick up your crochet needle) challenge any preconceptions you’ve had about crochet while leaving you wistful for your own childhood.
There are patterns to suit all skill levels with an age range of babies through to six years. Choose from designs like the black-eyed susan / sunflower baby blanket (top), a selection of tunics, various hats including the witch/wizard/princess hat shown (bottom), a sleepy octopus, fox scarves. hedgehog mittens, alice bands, mermaid tails, slippers, beastie feet and so much more, all beautifully photographed by Kat and thoroughly explained.
A must-read for crochet enthusiasts or those looking to dip their toe in with an exciting first project, Crochet At Play is available from various bookshops on and offline. RRP Â£14.99. Also check out the video for the book which we featured a few weeks back.
If you’re looking for scrumptious wool, I highly recommend my local The Knit Club – Louise is lovely! – which also sells online.
Updated April 29th – The competition has now ended so the competition form has now been removed. Thanks to all who participated.