Edward's Crochet Imaginarium

Flip the pages to make over a million mix-and-match monsters

Author: Kerry Lord

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781910904589

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 3512

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.

Edward's Menagerie

Over 40 Soft and Snuggly Toy Animal Crochet Patterns

Author: Kerry Lord

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446304785

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 8644

Features simple crochet patterns for a variety of animals with each animal having a universal pattern that can create four different sizes.


20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

Author: Nelly Pailloux

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449418716

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 9015

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.


Make Cute Crochet People

Author: Allison Hoffman

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454703976

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1675

Presents step-by-step instructions for crocheting miniature versions of friends and celebrities and includes tips on creating facial features, hairstyles, and removable clothes and accessories.

Edward's Menagerie Birds

Over 40 Soft Toy Patterns to Crochet Birds

Author: Kerry Lord

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446306024

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4053

"Over 40 soft toy patterns for crochet birds"--Cover.

Beastly Crochet

23 Critters to Wear and Love

Author: Brenda K.B. Anderson

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596685741

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 2325

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!

Edward's Menagerie: Dogs

50 canine crochet patterns

Author: Kerry Lord

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911595243

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3361

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!

Creepy Crawly Crochet

17 Creatures That Go Bump in the Night

Author: Megan Kreiner

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486810798

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7661

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.

Long-Legged Friends

Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle

Author: Hisako Okawa,Shizue Okawa

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449417512

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 1872

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

Crochet Taxidermy

30 Quirky Animal Projects, from Mouse to Moose

Author: Taylor Hart

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612127363

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 7661

Foxes, cows, jellyfish, owls, skunks, deer, and more come alive in these 30 whimsicalprojects that are crocheted using the popular "amigurumi "technique, then mounted for display as uniqueconversation starters and home decor. Easy to make and bursting with tongue-in-cheek humor."

Crochet Your Own Dolls & Accessories

Author: Sally Byrne

Publisher: Annies Attic Llc

ISBN: 9781596354814

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 7493

Huggable, homemade keepsake doll projects for intermediate crafters

The Magical Unicorn Quilt

Appliqué a Playful Project, 5 Sizes from Wallhanging to Queen Bed

Author: Becky Goldsmith

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617456098

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 102

View: 4462

From best-selling author Becky Goldsmith of Piece O’ Cake Designs comes this totally adorable, rainbow-colored quilt to appliqué. With 2 sizes of unicorn blocks (35 ̋ 35 ̋ and 50 ̋ 50 ̋) and 5 sizes of quilts (wall, crib, twin, throw, and queen), you’ll be able to make an enchanting quilt for all the unicorn lovers in your life, large or small! Includes instructions for both needle-turn appliqué and machine appliqué, as well as finishing techniques.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Manual

Author: Marie Clayton

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910231673

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 3826

Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!

Paper Home

Beautifully unique origami projects

Author: Esther Thorpe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 7060

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe’s first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape – an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child’s mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.

Sew Cute to Cuddle

12 Easy Soft Toy and Stuffed Animal Patterns

Author: Mariska Vos-Bolman

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446304860

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 5390

"With clear diagrams inspired by Japanese craft books and full-size templates ... the patterns are easy to follow and suitable for all sewing abilities"--Publisher's description.

A Garden of Shawls

Author: Karen Whooley

Publisher: Occhi Blu Press

ISBN: 0972323236

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 92

View: 2371

Picture an elegant ornamental garden. Can you see it? It’s full of lovely flowers peeking through the picket fences, swaying in the breeze, turning skyward to the warmth of the sun. It’s a haven from a busy work day. A place to wander on a cool evening with a lacy shawl draped around your shoulders. A place to daydream… A Garden of Shawls includes 12 beautiful lace shawls that evoke that feeling of being in a beautiful garden. Made with either fingering or lace weight yarns each shawl will inspire you to create your own slice of heaven

Lalylala's Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

A Crochet Bedtime Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams

Author: Lydia Tresselt

Publisher: Sewandso

ISBN: 9781446306666

Category: Crocheting

Page: 128

View: 5895

"This unique crochet book follows the lives of cute critters in cocoons as they transform from tiny bugs to beautiful butterflies, ladybirds and dragonflies. It features 15 adorable crochet patterns for various butterflies, moths, ladybirds and beetles, as well as flowers and leaves for them to feed on and a special crocheted carry bag to keep the whole set safe. Each bug is accompanied by an enchanting story to bring its character to life."--

A More Beautiful and Terrible History

The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Author: Jeanne Theoharis

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807075876

Category: HISTORY

Page: 288

View: 548

The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice - which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.

Handwoven Table Linens

27 Fabulous Projects From a Master Weaver

Author: Tom Knisely

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811765423

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3087

Tom Knisely, well-known teacher and author, found inspiration for table linens from things as varied as china patterns, a classic Spode Christmas tree, and traditional weaving patterns such as Shadow Weave, Wheel of Fortune, and Star of Bethlehem. The 27 patterns include simple weaves worked on 2- and 4-harness looms, as well as more complex weaves requiring more harnesses.

Animal Heads

Life-Sized Trophy Heads to Crochet

Author: Vanessa Mooncie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784940645


Page: 192

View: 512

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.