Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crochet In A Day For Baby Book Review and Giveaway!

Crochet in A Day for Baby designed by Candi Jensen for Leisure Arts.

"Every baby is special and deserving of projects made with love".   Candi Jensen

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this book! I love the photos, the cute designs, the layout, easy-to-read schematics and the font used for the text!

Crochet In A Day For Baby contains 20 ADORABLE quick and easy baby projects that can be made in a day or weekend.
The projects are broken down into categories as follows: Cardigans (3), Vests 2, Blankets (3), Hats (2), Booties (3), Mitts (3) and EXTRAS for baby (5).

The book has fun stitch combinations and a lovely muted color palette, but of course, you can use any color combinations you wish!   Almost ALL of the designs use #4 worsted weight yarn (bib and hanger covers use #3 light worsted weight) and I can envision the wearables in this book made with Wool for winter OR Cotton for summer, to make them even more versatile!
Some of the designs are similar, starting with a basic pattern and then showing us how to embellish the item differently to make it uniquely yours!
For those crocheters who have never made a garment before and are reluctant to, the projects in this book would be perfect to begin with! Each design would be appropriate for gifts and many of them could be considered quick for last minute gifts as well!

Lately I have been designing a lot of baby accessory items for my newborn photographer daughter, Gina and also baby crochet patterns for Too Cute Crochet, my Etsy shop. So, I really enjoy browsing through a GOOD crochet pattern baby book.
Below are photos of some of my favorites designs from the book! Which is your favorite? 
Crochet In A Day For Baby can be purchased at a discount from Amazon, but you also have a chance to win ONE of TWO copies from Cute Crochet Chat!








Each and every reader of this blog is eligible to receive a free copy of Crochet In A Day! Just leave a comment on this post telling everyone why you would like to win this crochet baby book! Please remember to give me your contact information or EMAIL address in the comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. TWO random winners will be drawn on 8/30/12.


Disclaimer: Leisure Arts has graciously provided  this blog with the review copy, as well as two copies of the book for our giveaway.
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46 comments :

copilarim said...

What a wonderfull book!!! Oh i would love to win this - i love to crochet and i have so many friends with small babies ... that would be a great gift to make wonderful gifts for them during this autumn / winter:)
Thanks for the chance
hugs
rux

copilarim[@]gmail[.]com

lynaeve said...

I have a baby I would love to win for him.

Neicee said...

I am so excited..I would love to win this book. I crochet for babies all the time.

Deebriese@yahoo.com

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I'd love to win this book! I have quite a few babies coming along that I need to crochet for. hdvixen@aol.com or through my blog. Thanks! :o)

Dillytante said...

Gorgeous book. I'd love to win this as I haven't yet attempted to crochet baby clothes for fear the baby would have grown out of them by the time I'd finished!

Anonymous said...

I love crocheting baby stuff for friends and family and this book has some aborable patterns that I would love to make.

evilmiss@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My friends and family members are having babies like crazy now...it's so wonderful. The patterns in this book would help me keep up with the demand. They look fantastic.

kirsten32@hotmail.com

Dolci Fusa said...

I have a nephew and a lot of putative nephewies/nieces, this book would be really useful.
Great giveaway!
Veronica

SimchasJewels said...

Daughter #2 had a baby in June and daughter #1 is having a baby in October! I see lots of baby crochet in my future. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

simchasjewels@hotmail.com

Lexi S. said...

i would love to win this so i can make a few things for my son. i love the sweater, and the mittens.
lexisuby@yahoo.com

LJBrownyard said...

I do alot of charity crocheting for babies and gifts. This book looks so delightful- I would love to win a copy.

LJBrownyard@gmail.com

Brandi Schoch said...

what adorable crochet baby things ....I just kept looking at the patterns and saying"oh how sweet!

TN teacher said...

What cute baby patterns! I love the striped cardigan. I have a new grandson coming in December and have been searching for cute boy patterns like this.

rboggs said...

Beautiful patterns! Need this for my new grandbabies and great nieces and nephews!

Jennifer said...

Well its pretty simple why I would love to win this giveaway. Its simply because I love to crochet baby clothing for the little people in my life. All my nieces and nephews. But also for the babies who I donate my finished goods to.

Jennifer said...

jenangie_2010@yahoo.com

Stacy S. said...

What an adorable book! All of the projects would be wonderful to work on during my impending late-night feedings (due in 3 weeks)!

Thanks for the opportunity to take a look and the projects and possibly win a copy.

slinke9 @ Hotmail. Com

Patti Vos said...

I'm always on the look out for cute, quick and easy baby projects.

Lori said...

Thank you for an opportunity to win this book. I love the patterns and the face that they are simply made. I am a beginner, so I am looking forward to giving these patterns a try.

Cindyusa said...

I would love to win this to add to my library but also because I just became a grandma last week so I know I can put it to good use right away as he will need sweather, hat, and gloves.

Danielle L. Branch said...

Cute book title! cute ( and easy) patterns! cute blog name!

Andrea Simpson said...

I love crocheting for babies! This sounds like a great book.
simpsonas@mail.com

posted by lori said...

I lOve making baby gifts!!! Its sooo neat to see a project finished. By far this is my fave hobby!!
THanks for the opportunity to win this FAB book!!

lolo5scrap at gmail.com

ECW74 said...

Love making baby things so I think I would love this book!

justme said...

I am not sure if my comment in regards to this book and the chance to win were posted. Sorry if I am being redundant, I didn't know if comments were moderated or if I did something wrong to not have my comment posted.

Would love to win this book,

sleepygranny@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book,love her think she has great childrens designs.
Donna Winstead
artistd78@yahoo.com

Gayle said...

This book would be a great addition to my collection of baby items. I would love to win.

gayle.gammage@gmail.com

joyful-crafter said...

The items are adorable and look like they took more than a few hours. I love the booties. This book would allow me to introduce wonderful project to my crochet class that would inspire them THe project are quick and attractive.

Margie said...

I love to crochet, and I am always looking for cute things to make for gifts. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

My passion is crocheting....especially for babies. This book would make a delightful addition to my library.

anne@spider-electronics.com

Anonymous said...

My passion is crocheting...especially for babies. What a delightful addition this would make to my library.

Carol Stefanic
anne@spider-electronics.com

KateLavin said...

I would love to win as I am now at the age that it seems like every month another friend is finding out they are expecting! Which means lots of shower gifts to be made! I'd also live to win because I agree with you, starting with small garments may just be the jumping off point I need to work up the courage to make myself a garment.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love making items for my little one - thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy said...

Daughter is expecting her first child in December...would love to make some of these before then!!! Thanks for this opportunity to win!!!
kaktus4us@yahoo.com

BarbaraR said...

What a great-looking book; cute patterns! I knit and crochet a lot for charity and my grandkids, and this would be a wonderful addition to my library.

Anonymous said...

Baby items are so much fun to make and give! I make items for our local hospitals for newborns and also make gifts for baby showers. These would be great!

Mary W said...

I am always looking for different patterns and stitch combinations for baby projects. I crochet blankets and little baby caps for gifts all of the time and would love to begin to crochet some other baby garments and gifts. This book looks like the perfect resource for me!!

maw9496@hotmail.com

katkell2645 said...

I would love to win this book. I love to crochet. And since I have to search the web for patterns I would love to have a book of my own. I am on disability and I have to save my money for yarn. I have 4 children who have given me 8 beautiful grandchildren and one on the way. The patterns in this book are lovely and I would love to crochet them. I hope you pick me to win the book.
katkell2645@comcast.net

jackie-tn said...

I would love to have this book as there is nothing I enjoy more than making baby things!

kroshey(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leah said...

My Mum was a knitter. I grew up watching her knit baby and children's items daily. When she had a medium sized box filled, she would send it off to be distributed to those in need. She did this for over 25 years. I crochet and have just started making items to donate, as my Mum did. This is a lively book and has patterns which would allow me to quickly make things that other so desperately need. It would help me continue my Mum's cause.

Katelyn said...
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Katelyn said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to have this book because I have a new niece and I LOVE to make things for her! I am always looking for something cute to work up for her, and one day my own children.-kateyhbf@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun book. Would love to own one!
ekskrush@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. I enjoy making stuff for babies. Too cute!


cookier293@optonline.net

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, what cute patterns! I would love to win this because I could make some wonderful handmade gifts for my sisters' and friends' babies! amber1726@gmail.com

Brenda said...

I would love to win this book. I have an online business selling handmade items for infants and children. Always looking for new ideas!