The crochet patterns in this book are too advanced for me.

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Here’s what this book is about:”Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.”

I won this book from Bookish First. I like that this book has a section dedicated to crochet techniques such as changing colors when crocheting, weaving in yarn ends, raw edge finishing, bottom of foundation chain, working with 2 or 3 strands, flat circles and left handed crochet which is useful if you’re left handed. I’m right handed so that doesn’t apply to me but I still found it interesting anyway. I like that there’s a section in this book dedicated to crochet terminology and abbreviations. I like that this book talks about the different sewing stitches you can use when crocheting and it also talks about how to do blocking after crocheting something. This book also has a section in the back for beginners with patterns for common shapes such as eyes, bows and pillow bases. The animal patterns in this book are really cute and I was really looking forward to using these patterns so I could have a crochet project to do but I realized when I was reading the patterns in here that they’re too advanced for me. I’m disappointed that I can’t use this book. I know how to crochet but I still consider myself to be a beginner at crochet so I feel like I would do better with crochet patterns for beginners. The only things I found helpful in here was the information for beginners and I can easily find that information on the internet.