Flip the pages to make over a million mix-and-match monsters
Author: Kerry Lord
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Design your own crazy critters with this amazing book of mix-and-match crochet patterns. Choose the body parts that take your fancy from our extensive selection and use your favourite colours. Add stripes, spots or scales, and then turn to the sew-on extras section to select hair, eyes, horns, wings or tails... The flippable pages make it easy for you to follow the patterns in any combination. With 30 heads, one basic body, and 30 different pairs of arms and legs, projects are crocheted in one go from the top down. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques that are needed, this is perfect for beginners. In addition to the flip pattern pages, there are 30 pages of colour photography showing a selection of finished creatures to inspire you.
Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters. Crobots features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly amigurumi designs such as BigBot, BabyBot (don't let his age fool you), Geisha, DogBot, CatBot, and Thinker. The pattern for each design is simple enough for crochet novices, yet can be adapted to keep the experts interested and amused.
Join author Brenda Anderson and her fascination with scary-cute creatures to crochet. In this collection Brenda presents 23 accessories and toys, featuring furry monsters, carnivorous plants, killer robots, and menacing tiki figures. While there are some literal monsters in the bunch--toys and amigurumi--discover a majority of projects that are wearable accessories and garments. Some projects, such as a robot-themed intarsia blanky, are aimed specifically at children, while many others are for adults and teens who want to have a little fun. Brenda shows how to tackle all the sewing and applique techniques required in her patterns, including how to install zippers, as well as subtle tricks for achieving personality in your critters in "The Principles of Cuteness." Beastly Crochet is a book that is as fun to read as it is to crochet from!
Having shown us how to master monsters in Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium and capture our friends and family in Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium, Kerry Lord is back with patterns for everyone’s favourite pups in her new book Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs. Including patterns for 50 classic dog breeds, Kerry also shows you how to adapt the patterns so you can perfectly capture your own furry best friend in crochet form. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques needed, this book is perfect for all skill levels. Illustrated by irresistible lifestyle photography featuring the crochet dogs alongside their real life muses, this book would make a pawsome gift for crafters and devoted dog-lovers alike. The 50 classic dog breeds featured include: Afghan Hound, Bedlington Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Husky, Basset Hound, German Shepherd, Scottie Dog, Weimaraner, Labrador, Poodle, Westie, Red Setter, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pug, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Collie, Springer Spaniel, Schnauzer, Chinese Crested, Old English Sheepdog, Shih Tzu, Boxer, Chihuahua, French Bulldog, Chow Chow, English Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, Puli, Whippet, Dogue de Bordeaux, Samoyed, Wolfhound, Pekingese, Border Terrier, Shar Pei, Lakeland Terrier, Corgi, American Water Spaniel, Mudi, Rottweiler, Beagle, Mastiff and Newfoundland and more!
Crocheting mini-pets can be fun, especially when you have an opportunity to customize. Hoffman shows you how to mix and match features to create reproductions of your own cat or dog, in yarn. You'll also get a chance to make a fantasy pet, such as a penguin, sloth, unicorn or dragon.
An irresistible Japanese craft book full of photos, illustrations, and 20 crochet patterns to make adorably understated long-legged stuffed animals. What started with the simple, adorable designs that a grandmother, Hisako, made to amuse her grandchildren quickly built a following in Japan, and Long-Legged Friends was born. For the first time in English, the 20 charming crochet projects in this irresistible book will amuse and delight crafters and collectors, and adults and children alike. In addition to easy-to-follow patterns for these cute, contemporary, elegant, understated, black-and-white stuffed animals, you'll also find whimsical illustrations and photos of the dolls in playful poses. There are even a few accessories to make. The projects include: A black rabbit with white spots, and a white rabbit with black spots—as well as a pattern for their tiny rabbit shoes! A trio of cuddly bouclé poodles A fully accessorized bear, equipped with shoes, a matching hat and scarf, and even a little purse A lanky hen and her baby chicks A long-limbed piglet
Seventeen creepy but cuddly crochet monsters include Boo Boo the Voodoo Doll; Jack, the Headless Horseman; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and other characters. Patterns are accessible for beginners but interesting for advanced crocheters, too.
Knit adorable mini amigurumi animals with this fun Japanese knitting book. While the demand for Japanese amigurumi or "crocheted stuffed toys" just keeps getting bigger, these incredibly cute Japanese crocheted critters have just gotten smaller! Voodoo Maggie (AKA Erin Clark) has taken her yarn craft to the micro-level and stitched together a new menagerie of mini amigurmi that are so darn cute—and tiny—that you might not want to part with any of them. Maggie's amigurumi crochet patterns are so easy to follow that you'll be able to make enough to satisfy an obvious demand from your friends and family. Erin even provides instructions on how to display these tiny Japanese crochet creatures in their own crochet-decorated terrarium. Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters features step-by-step instructions on how to make twenty of Voodoo Maggie's most popular mini amigurmi miniatures. Amigurumi animals include: Red Panda Tusked Narwhal Otter Pinkerton Flamingo Camellia Chameleon These irresistible little guys are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. Get ready to "Awwwww!"
A Dozen Chunky Trucks and Mechanical Marvels Straight from the Building Site
Author: Megan Kreiner
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Get ready to crochet an entire construction site full of chunky trucks and marvelous machines! From Megan Kreiner, best-selling author and popular crochet designer, Construction Vehicles to Crochet is packed with creative projects to help your favorite construction fan play all day. Whether your little one loves bulldozers, cranes, cement mixers, or dump trucks, you'll find a machine to please, or crochet them all for hours of endless digging, pushing, dumping, and building. Additional projects like traffic cones, rocks, and buildings will complete the scene as your living room will be a buzzing building site of fun. With plenty of photos and step-by-step instruction to guide you every step of the way, Construction Vehicles to Crochet will provide your junior foreman or forewoman the right tools and equipment to get the job done.
Crochet Taxidermy puts a new twist on amigurumi, the popular Japanese method of creating considerably cute stuffed animals with oversized heads. In this delightful collection, heads of animals from farm and forest, sea and safari come to life with irresistible details like the drowsy eye (for the shy deer and sleepy octopus) and fuzzy yarn (for the skittery skunk’s stripe and lazy lion’s mane). Step-by-step instructions and adorable photos guide you through these 30 easy crochet patterns. Most require just one skein of yarn, so they’re affordable and quick to crochet!
This amazing collection of trophy animal heads to crochet will be a stunning addition to any home. Inside this colorful book there are 10 fabulous trophy animals to choose from. Simply place above the fireplace for a great conversation piece or on a child's bedroom wall for a playful decoration. The projects vary in level of complexity and there is a comprehensive techniques section to help you learn all the necessary skills. Each project includes beautifully drawn crochet charts and detailed instructions.
From the creative minds at Flow magazine, a practical and inspirational guide to finding the courage creativity requires: the courage to fail, the courage to step out of one's comfort zone, the courage to be bored, the courage to get started. Twelve creative "dares" are presented with text, illustration, fill-in pages, and paper goodies--all in the name of inspiring creative activity.
This title provides a unique take on crochet with a collection of projects that are murderously macabre rather than the usual cute and cuddly. A comprehensive techniques section covers all the stitches required.
Gather All 20 Colorful Amigurumi Animal Characters
Author: Yan Schenkel
Meet Pica Pau and her amigurumi friends! They're charming, cheerful and cute, and once you get to know them, they'll never leave your heart. The gentle rhino, the energetic otter, the chatty crocodile, the dreamy donkey and many more: each and every one is a happy member of the Pica Pau band. Toy maker, character designer and crochet knitter Yan Schenkel has gathered many colorful amigurumi around her. In this book, she shares her love and knowledge of amigurumi crochet in 20 new designs, and she also gives away the secret ingredients that go into every single project. All patterns contain detailed instructions and are accompanied by step-by-step pictures and explanations of all techniques used, so both beginners and advanced crocheters can easily get acquainted with her amigurumi companions. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world and marvelous magic of Pica Pau and friends.
After a summer spent dodging mutant werewolves and mad scientists, Nat Carver and shapeshifter Woody join the Twilight Circus of Illusion and are caught up in a struggle against a black widow vampire and her terrifying hive.
This amazing collection of sea creatures to crochet will enchant children and adults alike. Inside this fun, colourful book there are 12 aquatic friends from all over the world to choose from, each with a distinct personality. The projects vary in level of complexity and there is a comprehensive techniques section to help you learn all the necessary skills. Each project includes beautifully drawn crochet charts and detailed instructions. Along the way the reader will also learn some interesting and sometimes surprising facts about these fascinating creatures.