Lookbook Review: Close Stitch Family

Lookbook Review: Close Stitch Family

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Close Stitch Family eBook

Close Stitch Family eBook

Close Stitch Family eBook

Introducing the latest free Lookbook by Yarnspirations called the Close Stitch Family. Back in the springtime, I was asked to film a few examples inside this book but unfortunately, time for me was devoted to another Lookbook that is coming at the end of August. In fact, the next Lookbook, 100% of the projects inside will be all in a tutorial format. Pretty cool, RIGHT? I’m a one-person operation when it comes to filming and producing my tutorials, so I can only do so much.

With Caron Yarns 100th Birthday Celebration this year, a series of Lookbooks have been made featuring brand spanking new patterns showing you the bright side of Caron Yarns. Caron Yarns Simply Soft Line features premium acrylic. You may not know, when you use premium acrylic versus value acrylics, you get a far wider range of colours and really rich looking colours. As you may already know, Caron Yarns are made in the USA as well. Keeping the jobs at home in the USA.

This book, like the other Lookbooks, has a cross-section of knitting and crochet projects. You know me, I’m addicted to the hook and go directly to the good stuff… I mean crochet!

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Pattern Suggestions

  1. 5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat
  2. Crochet Valentine’s Throw Pattern
  3. Crochet Women’s Bow Tie Slippers + Tutorial
  4. Crochet The Gift Poncho Pattern
  5. Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern

Projects I considered Filming for Tutorials

Child Sized: Crochet V-Neck Sweater

Child-Sized: Crochet V-Neck Sweater

I wanted to initially produce a tutorial for the boy’s Crochet V-Neck Pullover.

I felt the design wasn’t over complicated. Knowing from what I see in the in-box. There is a high demand for boy stuff. Something that truly reflects a boy and is not girly done in boy colours. You get what I mean. This also comes in adult sizes! Cool!

Child Size Crew Neck Cardigan

Child Size Crew Neck Cardigan

I considered the Child Size Crew Neck Cardigan. I really liked the simplicity once again but also loved the casual look. I’m a sweater lover myself. I wear a sweater 95% of the time, though on camera I may take off my sweater. For me, I like layers where I can unzip or unbutton depending on the temperatures. This also comes in adult sizes.

Boys Knit Sweater

Boys Knit Sweater

While I am not a knitter. The best photos inside this book are from this young man. This is a standard picture but inside the book, you can see he’s having fun! The vibrance of this green sweater is incredible. As a crocheter, I need to find this green and hook something with it. It’s calling to me. It’s the Chartreuse colour of Caron Simply Soft.

Adult Crochet Turtle Neck Pullover

Adult Crochet Turtle Neck Pullover

This sweater is really stunning with great shaping and easy to manage stitches. I’m a fan of Turtle Necks generally. Casual yet dressy. It’s a great pattern.

Crochet Plum Wine Cardigan Pattern

Crochet Plum Wine Cardigan Pattern

For cardigan colours, there is this really classic design coloured with Soft Plum Wine. It’s casual yet cool!

Crochet Boy's Vest Pattern

Crochet Boy’s Vest Pattern

Many of you know Diva Dan and I love our vests. For boys, there is this great vest to try.

Crochet Men's Sweater

Crochet Men’s Sweater

For us guys, we can treat ourselves to a free sweater pattern. Love the stitch work. It’s masculine and can show off our love for stitches.

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Close Stitch Family eBook

Close Stitch Family eBook

All of these patterns are available for FREE with the latest edition of the Yarnspirations Lookbook called Close Stitch Family.

Of course, the colours are subjective to what you prefer. Caron Simply Soft Yarn is premium acrylic and has a beautiful drape. Speaking from first-hand experience, I love this yarn for clothing. I prefer clothing to flow with me instead of being stuff and making me look like I am wearing a paper bag.

Get hooked up with this free eBook. View this free Lookbook here. All patterns are inside for you to download and start at your own leisure.

I’m not sure if I will get to filming anything inside this lookbook but a couple of them are high on my list for potentials. Let me know in the comments below what ones you would want in tutorial format?

Other Free eBooks from the Caron 100th Celebration

Living Color: Vibrant Home Decor Ideas

Living Colour was the first eBook this year. I managed to film some of the projects inside this book to help crocheters out. I have listed the links below on which ones in this book have matching tutorials. View this Lookbook here.

Free Patterns for Home Decor eBook

Free Patterns for Home Decor eBook

These are the Video Tutorials I have Done From This Book

Caron Stitched with Love: Homage to Charity Gift Giving

This book was amazing. I managed to do many of the projects inside this particular eBook this year. I will list all of the tutorials below. View this Lookbook here.

Stitched with Love eBook with Charity Projects for Knitters and Crocheters

Stitched with Love eBook with Charity Projects for Knitters and Crocheters

Cluster Hats – 4 Sizes

Teeny Weeny Crochet Caps – 4 Sizes

Easy Peasy Crochet Baby Blanket

Cluster Waves Baby Blanket

Classic Granny Square Blanket

Pebbled Textured Hats – 3 Sizes

Ridges Family Crochet Hat – 3 Sizes

More eBooks To Check Out

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

3 thoughts on “Lookbook Review: Close Stitch Family”

  1. Kathy Horsman says:

    I would love to see a video for the women’s cardigan. I love crocheting, but have wasted so much time and yarn on projects that I can’t complete. Your video’s are my absolute favourite source for my crochet projects now. You are so clear, that even an amateur like me can make beautiful things. Thanks so much, and please consider making a video for that beautiful cardigan.

  2. Kathi Baker says:

    This is a very timely article for me. In the 60’s my mom knitted a beautiful fuzzy pink cardigan that she still wears. I love crochet more so the v-neck cardigan is going to the top of my to do list. And with 102 deg temps here in Texas I’m looking forward to some cooler weather. A tutorial would be great. Thanks!

  3. Lori S. says:

    Bang on! These patterns are gorgeous! I would like to take that green and make the pullover sweater. Love that there are patterns for boys too! They sometimes get left out.

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