I found the patterns to be a little intimidating for my skill level I can probably pull off the pieces but I am an absolute disaster at joining Having read both of Twinkie Chan s books, I feel like her patterns and explaining greatly improve in Abode a la mode Having said all of this, I am certainly hoping to make many of these scarves and I now see why Twinkies scarves cost so much on Etsy She puts such great care into each stitch and all these scarf patterns are quite labor intensive. This book is adorable I would have super loved it in high school and undergrad Twinkie Chan creates cute crochet scarf, hat, and glove patterns that look like food Most of them are fairly flat which works well for flat things like buttered toast, grapefruit slices, and candy buttons However, it looks a little bit strange for sweets like ice cream and cupcakes Still cute, though My favorites are the Giant Carrot Scarf and the Baby Radish Lariat Scarf So adorable Oh, and I would love to wear the felted Spaghetti n Meatballs Scarf while teaching with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs She provides a pretty clear crash coarse in basic crochet stitches, and her patterns seems fairly easy to follow once you understand those stitch notations I d like to have a copy for my non existent classroom, book fairy. I ve made multiple items out of this book The thing I love about Twinkie Chan is how she adds fun little details to make her patterns truly unique the salad scarf with all the little extra bits, the radish lariat, the cupcake scarf She adds diagrams to some patterns when things may be difficult to understand, but her patterns are all cleverly thought out and super fun Waaaaaaaaaaa I love Twinkie Chan This book is filled with wonderfully cute wearable items, mostly scarves, made of crocheted food Many of them made me giggle, but they are perfect for people with a sense of humour, kids, and even some teenagers Most of all, foodies would probably get a kick out of these designs I worked my way through only one pattern, and it was very, very easy to follow I really like that the author puts hints at the end of the pattern on how to change the sizes for the best fit I can t wait to make the next item on my list from here a cupcake hat Super cute book Lots of adorable food scarves for you to put together from cupcakes to pizza my favs were the salad and lettuce scarves.As a beginner though, a lot of these require a bit of experience with assembly and using multiple colors A beginner could do it, but it s definitely work from what the patterns indicate.However, they re cute and fun so the extra work should be worth it.I do wish there were a few non scarf items I think there was a hat, gloves, a tissue cover, and then lots and lots of scarves I think what I enjoyed most is the book layout Lots of bright and detailed photos and cute text. The projects contained in this book are pretty silly and impractical my own bias, as there is nothing here that I would actually wear Having said that, cute crochet is in, and Chan has done a good job of creating colourful, whimsical projects My biggest complaint is that the book is 90% patterns for scarves While some of the panels could likely be reused for other things, I would like to see variety I m not sure how many of the patterns I will actually use, but this just goes to prove that many interesting items can be made with crochet Eat Your Cake And Wear It Too Silly Food Themed Wearables You Can Make To Keep Up With The Hottest New Craft TrendWith Twinkie Chan S Crochet Goodies For Fashion Foodies, Crocheters Can Have Their Cupcakes And Wear Them, Too The Founder Of Her Own Popular Line Of Food Inspired Fashions, Twinkie Chan Has Whipped Up A Feast Of Head Turning Scarves, Mittens, Hats, And So That Her Many Fans Can Learn To Make Her Culinary Creations At HomeYou Ll Find Recipes For Food Themed Scarves That Feature Sushi, Salad, Gingerbread Men, Buttered Toast, Eggs And Bacon, Ice Cream Cones, Popcorn Boxes, And You Ll Also Learn How To Make A Pair Of Strawberry Fingerless Mittens, A Chocolate Cupcake Hat Complete With A Cherry On Top, And Even A Coconut Lemon Cake Tissue Box Cozy Twinkie Chan S Crochet Goodies For Fashion Foodies Is Divided Into Three Chapters Sweet Things, Fruits And Veggies, And Savory Stuff And Comes Complete With An Illustrated How To Section, Lists Of Ingredients For Each Project, Easy To Follow, Step By Step Directions, And Full Color Photos And Illustrations Beginning And Experienced Crafters Alike Will Go Wild For These Quirky, Colorful, Wearable Confections Good book full of awesome patterns If you are anywhere under an expert or intermediate crocheter, then this book is great for you More advanced crocheters tend to be able to make their own patterns I m getting there, but this book is great for beginners My eight year old also loves it, and is learning to read the patters which are super easy to read , and she plans on making everything in the book I highly recommend it. Super fun and cute crochet.I love this crochet book It s fun and great for using up your yarn stash All the patterns are colourful and very original My daughter loves her cupcake scarf and I m currently making the toast scarf Great for people that want crochet that doesn t take itself too seriously and also most pattern are done in parts, a bit like granny squares So good for travelling with.
Since the age of 10, Twinkie Chan has been crocheting zany goodies such as tiger head Kleenex cozies, frog hats with dangly legs, and BBQ pork bun plushies for her friends and family Fans are snapping up her crocheted goodies online at
- 96 pages
- Twinkie Chans Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies
- Twinkie Chan
- 14 June 2017 Twinkie Chan