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Edward's Menagerie: Over 40 Soft and Snuggly Toy Animal Crochet Patterns

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Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger...

With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded we
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Paperback, 127 pages
Published July 25th 2014 by David & Charles Publishers (first published May 1st 2014)
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Beth
Nov 12, 2014 Beth rated it it was amazing
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I got this one from the library and after flipping it through it once, I knew I was going to have to buy this one. Adorable, simple patterns. I want to make all of them. What I love the most is the fact that out of dozens of crochet/amigurumi books out there, this one actually demonstrates some new and unique techniques that I haven't seen a thousand times already. For instance a way to make a shaggy fur without too much fuss. The directions are very clear and so far I have not come across any ...more
Ftoomy Ali
Sep 15, 2016 Ftoomy Ali rated it liked it
the book is lovely and the step so clearly but I'd not like the style so much and it is different a little the reality from the picture
Gail  McCollum
Dec 04, 2016 Gail McCollum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much better.

I realized self taught by trial and error takes a lot longer! It's more fun when you are self confident. Thank you, Edward.
Mary
Jan 08, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
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I love this book! There is something really magical about making toys, and these animals are all adorable. There is a small story that accompanies each animal, which is wonderful for children (and adults!)

The first patterns are fairly easy, even for a beginner; they progress to more advanced and challenging techniques such as color changes and more complicated shapes. If you take the time to work through all 40 patterns in the book, you would become an extremely proficient crocheter.

Kerry Lord,
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Rachel
Dec 27, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful craft book, not just instructions and pictures but with a really personal sense behind it's inception. Kerry Lord has not just created a menagerie, she ahs created a small world that is delightful. I love the variety of patterns,that most of themare developed from the saem simpel idea, and that they were all created for her son. You can make these in her specialist yarn, Toft Alapca, or other yarns which are available. The only trouble you'd have is deciding where to ...more
Patience Smith
Dec 03, 2015 Patience Smith rated it really liked it
I love this book and all of the animals with their individual write ups. As a novice crocheter I would have appreciated some additional profile photos of each animal and a little more detail on things such as making tails and recommended methods for sewing the body together, but I did find a whole series of videos with tips and tricks that the author put on YouTube, which were extremely helpful.
Selby Gunter
Oct 19, 2016 Selby Gunter rated it it was amazing
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I LOVE these animals. They are cute and easy to make. You can read my full review, and check out a sample elephant I made, at Wavoki Crafts.
Sherri Kidd
May 13, 2015 Sherri Kidd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far I love this book

There are a few things that I had to go back and redo. But most of them were due to needing to convert and forgetting to do so. Other than that great book and worth the price!!!
Karen
May 30, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
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I finally self taught myself to crochet with this book - the instructions are that clear and the animals are very cute. Have made a cat and the rhino and have request for the bat and the giraffe.
nancy flack
Aug 20, 2016 nancy flack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very complete

This is one of the better books on creating crochet animals. It has a lot of details and variety of ideas. Thank you for a wonderful book.
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