26 fabulously cute tiny amigurumi animals to crochet and hang on keyrings, bags and phones.
"From the jungle to the forest to the farm to your home, Abbondio's crochet book has crafters' need for cute crochet animals covered... A must-have for all library craft collections" - BOOKLIST
Delight your friends and family with these wonderfully cute tiny crocheted animals! Great for using up small amounts of yarn in your stash, there are 26 projects to choose from - and all you need is a crochet hook and some yarn. Make a pet such as a dog, cat or rabbit; go for a farmyard animal such as a pig, cow or horse; or explore the wild side and make a tiger, lion, elephant or monkey. Quick and easy to make, there is a short techniques section to set you on your way, then you can start making the whole set. These mini makes are perfect to hang on key rings, baby buggies, watches or as bag charms. Which one will you make first?
About the Author
Sarah Abbondio is a Danish/Swiss designer who has been interested in creating things since she was very little. She trained as a design engineer and has been working as a independent designer and product developer for several Danish brands.
Her interest in crochet started when her daughter was born and she wanted to create a unique toy for her. Sarah taught herself to crochet and it has been her primary hobby ever since. She lives in Denmark.
Booklist November 2020 STARRED REVIEW!
From the jungle to the forest to the farm to your home, Abbondio's crochet book has crafters' need for cute crochet animals covered. Each of the 26 patterns have clear, easy-to-follow instructions, but American crocheters will have to "translate" the UK crochet terms into U.S. stitches before picking up their hook. Other than that slight hiccup, this book is perfect for crocheters new to amigurumi. The stitches are mostly single crochet with simple increases and decreases. Some design elements, such as the lion’s mane and the cow’s udders, require a slightly more complicated popcorn stitch. Even those who have never worked in the round before or made an adjustable ring will find that Abbondio’s patterns provide a great introduction to that work. Most of the animals share the same basic body pattern, with the giraffe, mouse, panda, and hedgehog standing as the outliers; each of these four has a unique body type. Experienced amigurumi makers will enjoy the cuteness as they quickly whip up these small and delightful creatures. A must-have for all library craft collections.
The Loopy Lamb Jan 2021
Each pattern is accompanied by at least one clear photo of the project but each pattern is brief and to the point with no additional support photos to guide you through the process. The patterns are clear and easy to understand. If you’re looking for a cute mini amigurumi resource then you may be interested in checking out this book as it is chock full of cute mini creatures. If you’re an experienced amigurumi maker that likes a book that just cuts to the chase and doesn’t need all the added supports, then this may be a book you’ll want to add to your crochet library.