book review: crochet at play

My friend Kat Goldin, whom you all know from her blog Slugs On The Refrigerator, recently published a book and was kind enough to send me a copy for review!


Crochet at Play is aimed towards parents and proud family members (and people who go ‘aaahw’ when they see infants in crochet wear – raise of hands?).

Besides the introduction, instructions and a list of suppliers, this book has four chapters: Head and Shoulders, Fingers Knees and Toes, Whole Self and The Play Room. Besides the cute names these chapters feature 30 projects ranging from hats to mittens, and from clothing to blankets.




The book used UK terms and abbreviations, and comes with different skill levels. The projects features sizing charts and yarn amounts, making each project customizable to suit your needs. The patterns are for kids up to age six, with a few exceptions for bigger kids and babies.




The photography, done by Kat Goldin herself, is down to earth and simple, making it highly relatable to it’s readers. The adorable illustrations found throughout the book give it a little something extra and make it even cuter.

Kat Goldin stated in the introduction that she wanted the projects to be ‘fun to make, fun to wear and fun to see‘, and I believe she has succeeded in doing so. This book is a must-have for anyone who crochets clothing for their toddlers, who is the proud aunt of an adorable child, or basically anyone who coos at babies.


Crochet at Play currently retails for £14.99 and is published by Kyle Books. I believe it will be released later this year in the US. Oh and Dutchies: there’s a Dutch translation in the works! :)


ps This book was sent to me for review by the author. I didn’t receive any financial compensation for this review. Opinions stated are my own.

Photos of Crochet At Play published by Kyle Books. Book photography by Kat Goldin copyright © 2013 by Kyle Books. Book illustration by Sarah Leuzzi copyright © 2013 by Kyle Books. All rights reserved.

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  1. This looks so good! I see a few projects i realy want to make. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one!

  2. What a beautiful book – any child would love to have/wear these fun designs! Beautifully cute – love that cap! Joy x

  3. I’m so excited, that the book will be released in Germany later this year. Love the designs!
    Best wishes, Micha

  4. The book looks full of super projects – very tempted x