Crocheted Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan – Book Review and Pattern Excerpt

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Title: Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home
Published by: Creative Publishing International
Author: Twinkie Chan
ISBN: 978-1-58923-930-2
Format: Softbound, 112 Pages
Published: April 1, 2016

 

Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home by Twinkie Chan, published by Creative Publishing International, contains 20 of the most gorgeous and yummy designs that are not just cute but functional too! Each design is sure to add some fun and color to your home!Crocheted Abode a la Mode is broken down into four categories of patterns plus a few resource pages. Here is a full list of the categories and patterns that you will find in the book:

  • Kitchen & Dining
    • Strawberry Shortcake Stand Mixer Cover p10
    • Grocery Fridge Magnets p16
    • Honey Bear Apron p22
    • Breakfast Dishcloths p30
    • Cherry Pie Seat Cushion p36
  • Living & Lounging
    • Frosted Animal Cookie Garland p44
    • Banana Split Throw Pillow p48
    • Cheeseburger Tissue Box Cozy p52
    • Licorice Allsorts Afghan p56
    • Giant Donut Floor Pouf p60
  • Bath & Beauty
    • Gummy Bear Towel Basket p66
    • Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy p70
    • Ice Cream Cone Shower Mitt p75
    • Little Cherry Zipper Pulls p78
    • Bubble Gum Bath Mat p80
  • Home Office
    • TV Dinner Tablet Cozy p86
    • Taco Pencil Case p90
    • Carnival Pen Cozies p94
    • Bread Loaf Letter Organizer p98
    • Red Licorice Wrist Rest p102
  • Basic Crochet Instructions p106
  • Resources p112
  • Acknowledgements p112

Here are a few of the projects you will find in this book:

bananasplit
Banana Split Throw Pillow (p48) ; from Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for your Home by Twinkie Chan, Creative Publishing International, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.
taco
Taco Pencil Case (p90) ; from Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for your Home by Twinkie Chan, Creative Publishing International, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.
magnets
Grocery Fridge Magnets (p16) ; from Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for your Home by Twinkie Chan, Creative Publishing International, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.
cherry
Little Cherry Zipper Pulls (p78) ; from Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for your Home by Twinkie Chan, Creative Publishing International, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.
breakfastdish
Breakfast Dishcloths (p30) ; from Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for your Home by Twinkie Chan, Creative Publishing International, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

All of the photos in Crocheted Abode a la Mode are vibrant and gorgeous because all of the projects in the book are vibrant and gorgeous! The instructions are clear and easy to read and also very detailed. Each pattern comes with a list of materials and tools that are needed and also contain gauge information and finished sizes. Some of the patterns even have photos to help you with assembly and/or finishing.

If you need to brush up on basic crochet skills, skip to the back of the book where you will find illustrated tutorials that demonstrate basic crochet techniques. The projects in Crocheted Abode a la Mode will be sure to put a smile on your face!

Thank you to Creative Publishing International and Quarto Knows for providing me with a copy of this book for my review! You can see more about Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home by Twinkie Chan from Creative Publishing Internation/QuartoKnows.

For more information about Quarto Knows (part of the Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.), visit their Website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

 

Bonus Content!

QuartoKnows has graciously provided a pattern excerpt from Crocheted Abode a la Mode for my readers to enjoy!

Little Cherry Zipper Pulls

I have one of these cute cherry zipper pulls on my purse, and I love how the cherries add just a pop of color and sweetness to my bag. You can also put your cherry zipper pull on your makeup pouch, backpack, keychain, or jacket. If you’re feeling bold, you can even turn the cherries into some cute dangly earrings (minus lobster clasp, plus earring findings)! This is a great project for stash-busting and takes hardly any time to complete!

cherry

INGREDIENTS

worsted weight
Worsted weight yarn: 10 yds (10 m) Red (A) and 2 yds (2 m) Green (B)

TOOLS

H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook G/6 (4.00 mm) crochet hooks tapestry needle
small lobster clasp clip (9 mm x 23 mm available on Etsy.com)
stitch marker

DIRECTIONS

Gauge
16 sts x 19 rows in sc with larger hook = 4″ (10 cm). Take time to check gauge.

Finished Size
Approx 1″ (2.5 cm) diameter
3″ (7.5 cm) long, including stem

Cherry (make 2)
With larger hook and A, leaving a tail 1 yd (1 m) long for stuffing, ch 3, join with sl st to form ring. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Rnd 2: (2 sc) in each ch around—12 sc.
Rnds 3–4: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5: [invdec 4 times], wrap beginning tail tightly around finger and stuff inside cherry, trim if necessary, [invdec] twice more, join with sl st in 1st sc—6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail 12″ (30.5 cm) long. Thread tail through outside loops of rem 6 sts and pull to close. Weave in end.

cherrysew

I hope you enjoy the book review and the pattern excerpt! Which project is your favorite? Which one are you dying to try? Leave a comment and let me know!

 

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