Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 13 – Weekend Little Lamb Sweater Review

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First I would like to say I was really happy with the end results of the “Weekend Little Lamb Sweater”. The thick texture is perfect for cold wintery days for our little bundles of joy. The sweater was crocheted with a K hook and utilizing the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), the single crochet (Single Crochet), and the double crochet (Double Crochet) stitches to create a a close stitched thick fabric.

The pattern was rated “Easy” for skill level, but I would have to state that it would be on the higher scale of Easy. I do not know if it was because of the struggle I had with the flu while crocheting it or if it was the pattern, but I had some difficulty in following exactly where I was to attach the yarn and start crocheting the next part. If I could suggest anything to Annie’s, it just might be that by adding some diagrams, it could really be helpful when constructing the sweater. Other than that, the instructions on the rows on the body and the sleeves were easy to follow and concise.

There is an 18 inch zipper that needed to be fastened on the back of the sweater. My Pastor’s wife very graciously agreed to do the sewing attachment for me. I crocheted this sweater for a women in our church who just gave birth to a beautiful little girl, and wanted to make sure it was sewn correctly and looked nice when it was finished. So I decided to ask for help knowing that sewing is not one of my strong suits.

The kit came with three skeins of 100% polyester yarn, two patterns; one for knitting and one for crocheting and an 18 inch zipper. All the skeins are unmarked which will make it impossible for crocheting this project a second time using the same yarn. In addition to the K crochet hook, I needed to provide a tapestry and sewing needle and matching sewing thread in order to complete the project.

The kit produced a really attractive sweater but I would have to rate this kit a seven based on the problem with reading the pattern and the fact that the yarn came in unmarked labels. I am glad that the patterns have not been a major problem with Annie’s Hook & Needle club, they have mostly been relatively easy to follow and enjoyable to crochet.

Looking forward to my next mystery kit that should be mailed by the end of the month. I am already wondering what it will be.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 13 – Weekend Little Lamb Sweater Review

  1. Elaine M. Casola says:

    I am trying to crochet the “Weekend Little Lambs Sweater’ by Annie’s Hook & Needle club. The stitches are easy but I cannot figure out what they are talking about by the First Back-Front 2nd Back. I do a llot of crochet but this patter has me completely confused. It need a diagrm to make it clare. Am very disappointed with this pattern

  2. I also struggled with this pattern, but I can say that the Lady I give it really thought it was cute. So when you are done you will love it. That being said, I cannot discuss the pattern openly because of copyright laws. But If you would like to email me with the exact row and question I would be glad to help. (crochetingwithpassion@gmail.com) Or if you prefer you could call the Pattern Services at Annies (260–589–4000 ext 4894) They are great about helping you with Pattern problems also. I have called them a few times myself.

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