Annie’s Hook and Needle Club – Kit 21– It’s A Wrap! Review


This months Annie’s kit was one of those easy and fun projects that we all love to crochet. The kind that requires little attention because it is a pattern that repeats throughout the project. This also was one of the patterns that I view on the Annie’s Hook and Needle Club web page under project gallery. I have been looking forward to crocheting some the projects that I have seen there and I was glad to receive this one.  This will make the fourth one out of ten that I have received from that section.

The kit came with one large skein of bulky (chunky) weight ribbon boucle yarn and two patterns; one for crocheting and one for knitting. I will be making the crochet pattern which will require a N hook and a tapestry needle that I will provide from my own tools.

The shawl itself was an easy pattern to crochet using the basic stitches of a chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), slip stitch (Slip Stitch), treble crochet (Triple/Treble Crochet) and single crochet (The Single Crochet). I must note here, that once again the yarn came in an unmarked label which was a disappointment in this case, because it was easily manageable and pleasant to work with. I really like the feel and look it presented in the finished garment.

The pattern consisted of eleven rows with a one row edging – which would account for the speed and quickness of this project. The pattern itself was clearly written and easy to understand, and follow which I found relaxing. Particularly since I was looking for something to help me unwind with for some scheduled downtime. If I find the right yarn, I could definitely see myself repeating this pattern in the future.

With all of this said, I am rating this kit a nine, losing only one point for the yarn being in unmark labels. Making this impossible for me to duplicate exactly. Eagerly awaiting my next months kit now that I am catching up on some back projects.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.


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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