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Book Review: Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Deborah Burger



As the author of one of the earliest kids’ crochet books myself (Kids Can Do It Crocheting, 2003), I know a thing or two about how to teach children to crochet. I highly regard the book Deborah has produced. It is chock-full of everything one needs to know in order to become an enthusiastic crocheter; yet she breaks it down into progressive parts that serve to hold a child’s interest without them getting discouraged.

In July 2014, Deborah was a featured Guest Blogger on my blog where she wrote about her passion for teaching children to crochet and revealed that she was working on a book on the same subject!

With 34 years’ experience teaching in venues as diverse as park districts, needlework conferences and homeschooling, Deborah has degrees in both English and Theatre. All of her teaching experience, bundled with her passion for crochet, makes for an excellent guide book that helps children to learn to crochet and carry on the legacy we all love!

Deborah’s touching “Message for Grown-ups” is proof positive that she knows what she is talking about. Here she offers 4 important tips that, if followed, will lead to success for the learner. Deborah’s hope is that her book will “inspire a new generation of creative young crocheters.”

Also included is an “Introduction for Creative Kids in which she encourages kids to have a grown-up nearby to help them stay on track. She also suggests that they start at the beginning and progress through each project in order to learn all the skills needed to learn to crochet.

"Making a Stitch on Top of a Stitch"
As we’ve come to expect from the folks at Creative Publishing International, the content is colorfully presented through full-color photographs and illustrations. The projects are “happy” and kid-friendly. Stitch symbols are even included to ensure that all types of learners will have success! Starting with the simplest Friendship Bracelet made of chains 

Friendship Bracelet
and progressing through skill levels to project number 12, Bright Triangles Pillow

Bright Triangles Pillow
precise and detailed guidance ensure a fun journey for children who want to learn crochet.

Deborah Burger exudes enthusiasm for all things artistic and she lives a joyful life surrounded by family, nature and her many creative endeavors. Also the author of Crochet 101 and How to Make 100 Crochet Appliques, I heartily endorse her third book, Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet! It's official publication date is July 15, and it  retails for $24.99.

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