In short, Modern Baby Crochet doesn't disappoint! There are 21 patterns total, and they are grouped by color family (bold and bright, pastels and neutrals), making it easy to crochet several items for a coordinated nursery if you so choose. With very few exceptions, the designs are unisex; they're not only perfect for nurseries, but would suit any modern home decor as well. There is a great assortment of afghans, decor and stuffed animals, plenty of which I plan on making for myself!
Besides the well-written, easy-to-follow instructions you've come to expect from Stacey, there are also excellent notes on choosing your yarns and color schemes, making sure your finished items are baby-friendly, and detailed instructions and diagrams for various crochet stitches and techniques. There is also a page dedicated to washing and care of your finished items at the back of the book which explains the ins and outs of blocking pieces waiting to be seamed, how and when to wash by hand or in the washing machine, and the best way to clean a stuffed toy.
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Modern Baby Crochet is an instant classic and essential for any crocheter's library!
You may like to know: I purchased this book on Amazon.com and was not asked to write this review (nor was I compensated for it).