Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 40 – Handy Helpers Review


I am slowly getting current on my reviews of the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club kits. With this posting, I will only be one behind – and my intention is to post another next week. I would like to thank you all for your patience.

Now for the review: I will have to admit that “The Handy Helpers” was a very enjoyable kit and one I am positive I will be pulling out again and working in the future. The kit came with four patterns: 2 for crocheting and 2 for knitting, each art form had a towel and a dishcloth and I opted for the crocheted ones. There was enough supplies for two towels and one dishcloth.

The pattern was well written with a beginning crocheter in mind. It was easy to read and not difficult to understand. Although it was not a repeating pattern, it was still a pattern I could relax and enjoy while there was down time with my hubby.

The kit came with three skins of cotton yarn in tan, green and variegated combination of tan, green and off white. I only need a G hook and a tapestry needle from my tools and Annie’s supplied the two 1 inch buttons for each of the towels.

There was a variety of stitches in the patterns, the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet), double crochet (The Double Crochet) and slip stitch (Slip Stitch). There was also two specialty stitches of single crochet decrease (Single Crochet Decrease) and double crochet decrease (Double Crochet decrease) for an added challenge.

I kept the green towel and dishcloth and both have found a prominent place in my kitchen and decided to give the tan one to a dear friend of my on her 87th birthday. She really enjoyed homemade gifts and was excited at opening this one.

With all of this in mind I decided to rate this kit a 9, losing only one point for the yarn coming in unmarked labels. I really enjoyed working with this yarn and it so disappointing to know that I will not be able to purchase anymore.

I would also like to take this time to wish all your mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Until next week, 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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