Annie’s Hook and Needle Club – Kit 24 – Pretty Pansies


This last November I received my twenty forth kit from Annie’s Hook and Needle Club since I started subscribing in January 2013. I cannot believe it will be two years this month since I eagerly awaited for the mailman to deliver my first kit. Surprisingly with all these kits over the past months, this is the first pattern I have received for slippers, and with winters fast arrival one could always use another pair of slippers.

The Pretty Pansies kit comes with one skein of (3) light worsted weight variegated yarn of purple, green and yellow and six 3/4 inch pansy buttons. As with all the kits, it came with a set of instructions for knitting and crocheting slippers. Even though the skill level is intermediate it looks like it will be a quick crochet project on a snowy afternoon.

I will need my G hook, a tapestry needle, stitch markers and some matching thread to complete the project.

After glancing over the pattern I do not see any specialty stitches. You will only need a working knowledge of the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet). If you do not have a lot of experience working in rounds, this would be a good kit to get some practical knowledge of the technique.

The yarn once again came in an unmarked label and is made of 70% Wool and 30% Nylon. Keep this in mind with washing them, for the wool makes them hand washable only and then you will need to lay them flat to dry. Remember not to use bleach or a hot iron on them. As this will cause some damage.

I love the feel of crochet slippers. Maybe you prefer another kind of slippers; still I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Please share any feelings, experiences or insights.

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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