Publisher/Company: Jimmy Beans Wool
Reviewed by: Jeanette Benoit
People craft for a variety of reasons. For many, it's a wonderful source of stress-relief and relaxation. Now, thanks to the the Stitch Red campaign (started by Jimmy Beans Wool founder Laura Zander) and the help of craft celebrities in the yarn and fabric industries, crafting and crochet can actually help fight women's heart disease, too!
First there was Sew Red and then Knit Red. Now, it's finally time for crocheters to join the fight against women's heart disease with Crochet Red. The third book in the successful Stitch Red series, Crochet Red features a collection gorgeous crochet patterns designed by a variety of talented designers including Edie Eckman, Robyn Chachula, Kristin Omdahl, Linda Permann, Melissa Leapman, Nicky Epstein, Deborah Newton, and Jenny King. A variety of patterns are availabile such as the Tunisian Chevron Scarf (pg. 28), Petal Cabled Hat (pg. 31), Gingham Afghan (pg. 34), Mixed Motif Tote (pg 48), Textured Jacket (pg. 60), and more.
But if you think this is just another collection of crochet patterns, then think again. Crochet Red offers not only beautiful crochet patterns, but also encouragement for women to take control of their heart health. The patterns are accompanied by personal stories by the designers about heart disease, or tips and tricks for staying healthy. This book is not just your average crochet book; it's inspiration and motivation for women to stay both happy AND healthy.
As if this Crochet Red doesn't sound incredible enough, a percentage of the sales of this book goes to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in support of The Heart Truth and women’s heart health education and research. Crochet has never been so rewarding!
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