Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable amigurumi, sweet crocheted characters that are simple to make and impossible to resist! All that’s needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you’ll be hanging out with your favorite characters from classic literature. Take tea with a charming Elizabeth Bennet. Decorate the Christmas tree with a grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. Solve mysteries with the help of a pocket-sized Sherlock Holmes. Bring Prince Hamlet to a play. And just try to keep Huck Finn out of trouble!
Author: Nikol Lohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
More than 30 projects inspired by classic literature Literary Knits features 30 knitting patterns inspired by beloved characters from classic books; from Pride and Prejudice to Moby Dick, The Catcher in the Rye to The Chronicles of Narnia—and many more in between. Inspired by some of the most beloved characters from favorite books, including an elegant Daisy Cloche inspired by The Great Gatsby and a late '50s-inspired Holly Golightly Dress imagined from Breakfast at Tiffany's, the more than 30 knitting projects in this unique collection will inspire knitters and book lovers alike. Each knitting pattern includes precise instruction and robust information on yarn selection and substitution Beautiful photography throughout offers ideas and inspiration for all ages and skill levels, including supporting photos for tricky or less commonly-known techniques Diagrams, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations ease completion of each project A generous mix of knitting patterns for women, men, and kids If you're a book lover who knits, or a knitter with an appreciation for vintage patterns, Literary Knits is a timeless collection of one-of-a-kind knitting projects.
More than a dozen well-illustrated patterns, appropriate for intermediate to advanced crocheters, include figures of Alice, the Queen of Hearts and White Rabbit, a Flamingo Mallet and a Hedgehog Ball, and much more.
Author: Ana Paula Rimoli
Release Date: 2008-02-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Get "hooked" into the quirky world of Amigurumi! Crochet these irresistibly cute creatures--today's coolest craze in crochet. Over 20 projects are super hip and super quick to make-- you need only basic crochet skills and small amounts of yarn Funky designs include mommy and baby owls, hedgehogs, and penguins, plus silly crocheted treats like cupcakes and ice-cream cones Find complete instructions for crocheting designs and adding facial features and other embellishments
From beginner instructions to advanced stitches and techniques, this helpful book contains something for everyone. Crochet fun little projects for yourself or whip up a handy last minute gift in just 30 minutes! Here's a collection of crochet projects tha
Author: Jennifer Olivarez
Release Date: 2016-03-09
A whimsical storybook and crochet pattern book in one! The story of "The Big Acorn Race" takes readers on an adventure in a colorful crochet world. Here we follow three little squirrels, Hodge and Podge and their friend Eric, as they compete to see who can get an acorn out of a tree first. It sounds simple, but there's a catch: they aren't allowed to climb the tree. They each must use their wit and imagination to find an alternative solution. What will they invent and who will win? But the fun doesn't stop when the story ends! Over 15 crochet patterns and projects show you how to make the squirrels and their inventions, as well as accessories for you inspired by the story. Known for her ability to create patterns that are both simple in technique but truly creative and entertaining, Jennifer Olivarez has taken great care to design projects that will be fun for the beginner and experienced crocheter alike. Winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award in Crafts & Hobbies
Craft your own whimsical world with these wonderful crochet patterns! Louise Tyler has selected some of her favourite fables and recreated them as charming miniature crochet figures. From Snow White to Sleeping Beauty, and Red Riding Hood to Hansel and Gretel, all the best-known and loved tales are here. Not only can you make the key characters, but also scenes to go with them. Where would Jack be without his beanstalk? Or Cinderella without her pumpkin carriage or white mice footmen? Discover, too, everything that you'll find in an enchanted forest--snow-capped fir trees, toadstool houses, a fairy ring, and even a scary dragon! Some of the patterns can also be adapted for practical use: find out how to transform Rapunzel's tower into a needle case, or a fairy ring into a pincushion. As well as the crochet patterns, you'll find out how to put pieces together and add extra details using appliqué and decorative stitches--and all you need to know is covered in a helpful techniques section. Plus, the small scale of these delightful pieces makes them quick to complete and perfect for using up scraps of yarn, fabric, and trimmings.
This whimsical collection features 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats. Each is loaded with personality and accompanied by a photo and drawing as well as easy-to-follow instructions suitable for crocheters of any skill level.
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.
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Release Date: 2017-05-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Suitable for beginning to intermediate crocheters, this book features a retelling of the classic tale with 19 patterns for Baum's beloved characters and settings: Dorothy, Toto, Witch, Flying Monkey, more.
"Incredibly innovative, fun, and creative, Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales is something you can share with your loved ones for many years and it will surely inspire you to go on to create even more fairy tale characters." — Erisea Mag "Absolutely adorable." — Shadows' Reach Practitioners of amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed dolls, will adore this collection of sixteen playful patterns for fairy tale figures. Projects include the witch and the gingerbread house as well as the hero and heroine of "Hansel and Gretel"; the giant and the golden goose's eggs of "Jack and the Beanstalk," in addition to the beanstalk and Jack himself; the long-haired captive of "Rapunzel," her lonely tower, and her rescuer, the prince; the animals of "The Hare and the Hedgehog" plus a juicy carrot; and the wee subject of "Tom Thumb" and his cow. Clear instructions for creating the characters are accompanied by color photos of the finished products along with charming retellings of all five fairy tales. An introductory chapter offers general notes and tips, including pointers on working in the round, stuffing, measurements, and finishing. "Sure to delight and inspire! A charmingly whimsical repository of achievable patterns." — The Bookshelf Gargoyle
Author: Cindy Yik-yi Chu
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2003-06-05
Genre: Political Science
China Reconstructs includes ten articles that investigate the reconstruction of modern China and provide different dimensions to the vibrant and multifaceted history of the country. The book discusses how prominent individuals, political parties, and ordinary people alike looked for ways to "reconstruct China" in a period of great political upheavals.
This fun, quirky book contains 11 cute and whimsical fairytale favourites ... using gorgeous amigurumi designs. The book also contains an easy-to-use step-by-step techniques section, showing the reader how to pin out their crochet pieces before assembling, make moving arms and legs and create a range of hairstyles.
Attack of the Cute! Creepy Cute Crochet features more than 20 unique patterns for totally loveable zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams, hilarious commentary, and full-color photographs of the bloodcurdlingly sweet creatures in their natural environments. Creepy Cute Crochet comes complete with helpful crochet tips and a down-and-dirty course in doll making, with each pattern ranked by difficulty level, so even beginners can share in the fun. The scary-cute photographs, accessible instructions, and illustrated patterns are sure to be a hit with indie crafters, angsty teens, and hip moms everywhere.