Friday, February 27, 2015

Booklet And DVD Review: The Crochet Fashionista Workshop By The DoubleStitch Twins

In this booklet you will find fourteen projects on 64 pages. It also contains two crochet hooks, a red heart stitch gauge (with cm and inches) and a DVD.

They are the models for their own booklet, which is kind of cool.
The patterns are easy and self explanatory. Moreover, there are detailed pictures and descriptions of the stitches and techniques which you need.

A list of contents
A Day In The Life Of The DoubleStitch Twins, 
Casual Visor, 
Charmed Belt, 
Spring Hip Wallet, 
Bar Stitch Simple Scarf, 
Pretty In Pink Ruffle Wrap, 
Easy Panel Wristers, 
Hollywood Head Wrap, 
Swirl Beret, 
Kimono Shrug, 
Geometric Motif Shrug, 
Creating Versatile Pieces, 
Nana Square Sweater/Wrap, 
Making Color Work For You, 
Slouchy Bobble Hat, 
Links & Loops Scarf, 
Guacamole Recipe, 
Spring Bling Flower Barrette, 
Yarn Weight Chart, Abbreviations & Skill Levels, Index

As only the bigger crochet hook is made of plastic  and the smaller one is made of aluminium, I also bought Comfort Grips for Crochet Hooks. They reduce hand stress, prevent slipping and it feels much warmer. I cut off the tips of two comfort grips and slipped them over the thumb rest and handle and left one as it was to slip it over the back end of the hook.
The hooks are size 5,5mm (US I-9) and 8mm (US L-11), but for the projects you will also need 4mm (US G-6), 6,5mm (US K-10 ½) and 9mm (US M-13).

I really love the DVD. When they talk about their projects it feels as if there where some friends in your living room, crocheting, talking,… but it does not show you in detail or step by step how to make the patterns which are featured in this booklet. There is an interview and an overview on how to make the Nana Square Sweater/Wrap and the Slouchy Bobble Hat.
If they produced more such DVDs, I would definitely buy them.

Best wishes,

Ps.: I have already made a Geometric Motif Shrug (which looks totally different) and I will post it as soon as I feel well again.

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