I love crochet kits. I picked up this one for fingerless mitts two years ago at a TKG/CGOA Knit and Crochet Show in Reno. Unfortunately, it was buried in one of my yarn stash bins, and I just rediscovered it.
|The kit, cleverly packaged in an easy-to-carry or pack bag with a full color tag.|
|Beginning Crochet booklet with full-color photographs for both left- and right-handers.|
|A gorgeous hand-carved hook!|
I did like the multiple suggestions for decorating the mitts. I made the large flower by following the pattern, then made a smaller one on my own. I placed the smaller over the larger, off-setting the petals, and attached them using the long tails I left for weaving. I sewed a button in the center when I was finished.
On the second mitt, I added three different types of buttons.
|My completed mitts. I love them!|
If you'd like to see more of what Monica has to offer, please visit her Etsy site at Craftwich Creations. She has hooks (I own 3 now), buttons, and dryer balls made from re-purposed wool sweaters (I own a set and love them). I understand she soon may feature hand-carved knitting needles, too, and hopefully more of these lovely kits.
For more patterns by Laurinda Reddig, visit her website at ReCrochetions. She also has two published books: Rowan's Learn to Crochet Sampler Afghan in both right-handed and left-handed editions is perfect for those wanting to learn crochet or new to the craft, and her newest book, Reversible Color Crochet, available online or in stores, is for more intermediate to advanced crocheters. She also has patterns for sale on her Ravelry page and has been featured in several magazines and is currently featured in Crochet! Winter 2014 issue as the cover designer.
I just happened to be the one who crocheted the cowl featured on that cover, so it is a great honor for me to be on the cover with Laurinda for her design. I am most humbled (and quite thrilled).