Another wonderful Crochet book – this time for dolls with wide range of patterns

Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium: Flip the Mix-and-Match Patterns to Make and Dress Your Favourite People

By: Kerry Lord

Rating: 5 of 5

I own several of Kerry Lord’s crochet books and have been enjoying her last one based on monsters. This time, she brings a pick and choose style book based on dolls. There are flip pages which show heads and bodies and you choose which one goes with which.

Note that, once again, the instructions are provided in UK terms. Essentially, for the purposes of this book, UK dc (double crochet) is equal to US sc (single crochet.) To get full equivalents for UK/US terms, you can easily find them on the internet.

The photo instructions in the book are done extremely well. Between “seeing” how to do something with the photo and reading the instructions, it is easy to follow along. Another great thing about this book is that it is spiral bound so turning both full pages and partial pages is done with the touch of a finger. As you are choosing what goes with what, it makes it much easier to put a project together than would have been if a traditional binding had been used.

The first part of the book is made up of two segments – head and body. You flip to the pages you want based on the photo and on the back of the page are the instructions.

There are three suggested sizes of yarn for the dolls DK, Aran (worsted) and Bulky. I think you can use any size yarn but need to be consistent throughout the project to keep the component sizes in synch.

The book also goes into some detail about skin tones, hair and various wardrobe accessories that you can make using the patterns in the book. I appreciate that both female and male doll components were included as I crochet for both my grandson and granddaughter. They have enjoyed the monsters I have been making from Ms. Lord’s last book and will now have some dolls to play with as well. I simply can’t imagine where Ms. Lord’s imagination will take us next, but I will certainly be looking for any new crochet books she releases.

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