Create deliciously adorable and cuddly amigurumi characters that are too cute to eat with Crochet Characters Sweet & Tasty Treats. These new friends are perfect for windowsills, desks, or on the bed
Satisfy your craving for cute crafts with this scrumptious crochet kit Filled with instructions for twelve deliciously adorableamigurumi (the Japanese word for knitted or crocheted stuffed animals), this kit provides all the recipes you need to make too-cute-to-eat creations, including cookies, donuts, sushi, hamburgers, and more.
Digging into these projects is easy: each recipe comes with an ingredient list and step-by-step instructions, accompanied by over eighty full-color photographs. The paperback guide is accompanied by a crochet hook, a metal yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, four black safety beads (for eyes), brown, pink, and white yarn, and black thread. From sweet to savory, Crochet Characters: Sweet & Tasty Treats is sure to whet your appetite
Patterns on the menu include:
- Tea with cookies
- A hamburger
- A hot dog
- Sushi rolls
- Hard boiled eggs
- Two peas in a pod
- And many more
Crochet the cutest food-themed home goods you'll ever see with Twinkie Chan's new book of patterns
Crochet designer and craft superstar Twinkie Chan is back with her highly anticipated book Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home. This is the follow-up to Chan's first book, which featured food-inspired crocheted accessories. In Crocheted Abode a la Mode, Chan unveils twenty new food-themed crochet patterns for crafters to follow as they crochet their living space into a cozier, yummier place. The book is organized according to rooms in your house: kitchen and dining, living and lounging, bath and beauty, and home office.
Helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and colorful photos help crocheters of all skill levels create Chan's cute and cozy home decor pieces. Readers are guaranteed to find several adorable, food-forward patterns to bring to life with their crochet hooks--everything from giant donut floor poufs to sweet honeybear aprons to savory corn dog pen cozies.
Chan's signature style is cute, colorful, food-themed, and always functional, which highlights an attribute she likes to call "cute-tility." Her fun, unique designs are inspired by Japanese kawaii (cute) culture as well as her childhood collection of faux food toys. Her patterns appeal to crafters of all ages, and her warm, conversational writing style welcomes them into her cozy crocheted world, encouraging everyone to get creative. So, what are you waiting for? Let the fun unravel
For many of us, afghans are the epitome of comfort. Colorful and inviting, they are a staple of the home, without which a living room or bedroom just wouldn't feel complete. And whether you're making one for yourself, as a housewarming gift, or to welcome a new baby into the world, the process of creating a handmade afghan can be as rewarding as the finished product.Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans features 50 patterns for these cozy blankets, made with Berroco Comfort yarn--an affordable, ultra-soft acrylic/nylon blend--and designed by the Berroco team, headed by Norah Gaughan. The book includes something for everyone: The designs range from ultra-modern to traditional, from spare to embellished, and are inspired by sources as varied as Scottish tweeds, Japanese Ikat, and Delft pottery. Intended for knitters and crocheters of every skill level, this collection brings new life to the well-loved and versatile afghan. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook, Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, and Knitting Nature.
Beautifully Textured Accessories for the Whole Family
When you're looking for new patterns to crochet for yourself and others, Crochet Style provides more than 30 one-of-a-kind hats, ear warmers, cowls and more. Jennifer Dougherty is renowned for her crochet designs' stunning textures, easy-to-follow instructions and stitch techniques that take your accessories from plain to extraordinary. In Crochet Style, she presents new patterns in three styles--trendy, sporty and classic--for sizes ranging from newborn to large adult. Fashion-forward women and teens will love the urban-style slouchy hats and chunky ear warmers with matching cowls and boot cuffs. For a practical, sporty look that stands out in a crowd, close-fitting beanies and fingerless gloves are perfect choices for men and kids. Timeless classics such as cabled ear warmers, woven hats and lacey cowls are sure to be favorites for many years.
The patterns are designed for crocheters with knowledge of basic crochet stitches; they provide great opportunities to develop your skills and learn new stitches. With irresistible photography and a multitude of variations, Crochet Style is an essential source of inspiration, technique and instruction for high-quality, handmade items that are truly unique.
When it comes to crocheting for babies, only the cutest clothes and accessories will do It's even better when they're quick to make and use only 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn. Whether you're whipping up something special for your own little one or need an easy gift for a baby shower, you'll find lots of adorable options in 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Crochet.- Does your baby have a soft spot for animals? Choose from a hedgehog hat, a foxy bib, an octopus rattle, or kitty slippers.
- Is your toddler a budding fashionista? She'll love a stylish zippered hoodie, ombre striped leg warmers, or a faux cabled pullover.
- Need a practical, yet fun, gift for a mom-to-be? Whip up an adjustable diaper cover, a trio of colorful burp cloths, or a snuggly car seat swaddle. Crocheted in chic neutrals and fresh, modern brights in sizes that range from newborn to 24 months, these 18 designs are sure to please babies and moms alike.
This Simply Adorable book includes step-by-step instructions with both diagrams and colorful photographs showing how to make the cutest crochet projects ever. There are food treats - cupcakes, doughnuts, candies, strawberries, and mushrooms, all looking good enough to eat. . . . And critters - little families of ducks and birds, squirrels with acorns, mice, ladybugs, deer, bunnies, lambs, donkies, kittens bears, and raccoons. Find great ideas for a wide variety of holiday decorations - including snowflakes, wreaths, stockings, and bells. Make flowers for bookmarks, plus bows and booties and dolls, and so much more The concealed wire-O binding allows the book to stay open hands free while you're crocheting.
It's a world of crochetFollow Mockey the Monkey on his travels through a world of crochet It's an imaginative world, full of wonderful crocheted friends, from Bear and Panda to Elephant and Rooster. - Includes step-by-step illustrations of crochet techniques.
- Overview of tools and materials.
- Includes project patterns and instructions for 15 friends--and 10 miniature accessories
Accessorize your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind crocheted pieces, following these new patterns from knit designer Melissa Leapman
Sometimes, all it takes is the right accessory to pull off a great look. And if that accessory happens to be handmade by you? All the better In this book, popular author/designer/teacher Melissa Leapman shows you how to make more than 25 fresh and beautiful crocheted accessories for women. From winter warmers like cozy hats and scarves that make a statement to all-season wardrobe builders such as one-of-a-kind jewelry, colorful handbags, and stunning shawls, Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories has it all.
The projects include something for crocheters of all levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced knitters. Crafters of all skill levels will find a a project to keep their fingers busy. Each project offers easy-to-follow instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo to illustrate the finished piece. The back of the book also includes helpful resources such as general crochet and finishing techniques. Crocheters, just think of all those lovely handmade accessories to keep or give as gifts Unleash your inner accessory-crocheter, and let this book guide you along.
Are you in despair? Want to work out your issues with some wool? Stay in the loop and protest in style
Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting. The pussy hat project taking protests by storm has been particularly successful, but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. In Canada, there's the Revolutionary Knitting Circle, which first made headlines for their protest at the 2002 G8 summit. Australia has the Knitting Nannas, who protest about environmental issues by holding "knit-ins." In the UK, activists from Wool Against Weapons knitted a seven-mile-long pink "peace scarf" to protest against the country's Trident nuclear weapon program. Then, a year later, they re-purposed it into thousands of blankets for those in need in war-zones and developing nations. And down in Chile, it's the hombres tejedores (knitting men) who break down stereotypes and teach other men to embrace the creative hobby.
In cities across the world, "yarn bombing" reclaims urban spaces with a pair of needles, covering everyday items in brightly colored knits. Like other forms of graffiti, yarn bombing can convey a message of protest--or it can just be street art for the sake of art. Knitting for change is a global activity.
It's time to get your needles and hooks out and change the world. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and voodoo dolls to seriously stylish sweaters, Protest Knits is the book for you. From the easy peasy to the more complex, there are more than 15 projects for some crafty therapy including:
- Pussy hat
- Trump pincushion
- Voodoo doll (to customize to the politician of your choice )
- Nasty Woman mittens
- Perpetually Worried sweater
- If You Can Read This I Smashed the Patriarchy socks
- Dedicated Follower of Anti-Fascism cushion cover
- Nevertheless She Persisted baby hat