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Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids

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Adorable hand-knit playthings, featuring clever twists on classics and enchanting reversibles and interactive toys.

Kids love toys, and toys you make yourself are extra-special. If you could buy these imaginative playthings in stores, they would fly off the shelves! This book features stuffed animals, including a luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruit
Spiral-bound, 167 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Artisan (first published November 1st 2009)
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I'm not usually one for book patterns as they often to be not as user friendly as most patterns on or, as well as just being those types that often seem written for fly-by-night knitting. This is not one of those books. I enjoyed looking through the patterns, which were well-written, fun, and logical. The knitted toys in this book are actually toys you'd want to knit up, not something silly or hokey or just plain annoying to knit. I ...more
penny shima glanz
I have a weakness for Anderson's books. I feel head over heels in love with every project even if I rarely get around to knitting many of them. Plus hard cover and double ring spiral binding with lots of beautiful clear photographs. What's not to love?

I also do love me a good hand made toy that is cute and easy to make. Itty-Bitty Toys, her newest book, is no exception. I was thankful to have a first read through of it on the train, yet sorry for my current knit-in-progress as I kept complainin
I'm a Susan B. Anderson fan, I don't hide it, and this book is no exception. The patterns are well written, easy to read and follow, and the end products are adorable and well received as gifts!
I love this book and there are several projects I can see myself knitting; in fact, I already started one . . . even though I don't have a little one to give it to. I love the Princess and the Pea set -- it includes the princess, her mattresses, a blanket and a pea pod with felted "peas." Another favorite is Finger Foods - each piece of fruit is also a finger puppet (there's a indentation knit into the underside so it can be placed on a finger). There's an adorable baby bear knit with Kureyon so ...more
I have made the sheep and giraffe so far, and I had great luck with both. The directions were easy to follow and the toys were fun to make and came out beautifully. I am maybe an early intermediate knitter.
Not all the toys in this book interest me (some are ugly or uninteresting), but there are many patterns that I'm looking forward to trying, like the elephant and the bird/nest reversible. I don't think everybody will ever like all the patterns in a knitting book, so that's no problem. There ar
I have been using this book for almost a month. I never thought I would get into knitting--I pictured terrible sweaters and horrible socks when I imagined myself knitting. But this book is pretty amazing....I just finished my first project using four double pointed needles: a knitted ball for Nathaniel. The author is very encouraging and motivating. I couldn't believe it myself when I finished the ball, stuffed it with fiberfill, and threw it at Perry. I'm probably going to make one of every ite ...more
I bought this book because I loved her first two and the reversible toys look like so much fun. I knit the egg to bird pattern the day after I bought it and the toy was promptly claimed by my oldest daugther. Anderson's patterns are well written with just enough whimsy to keep you interested but not so much as to seem daunting. Take it one row at a time and you'll have the double pleasure of an intriguing knit and fun toy!
I've knit two of Susan B. Anderson's free patterns (ribbit and rabbit), so grabbed this book when I spotted it at the library. Cute, cute, cute. I love that the toys are small, perfect for little arms to hug. I think I must knit the hippo.

Updating - I knit the hippo. Beautifully written pattern, so easy to follow. I love how it turned out. I'm eying the giraffe next.
I like this book because the toys are to be knit in the fewest number of pieces, with the least amount of finishing work. I also like that it is spiral bound, so it stays open while you are working on a project. Anderson also has easy to follow instructions at the front of the book for the different skills needed to complete the projects.
I have to send this back to the library now but I will re-add it to my queue so that next time around I can make some of the adorable toys in this book. I love the bluebird/ egg and the princess and the pea set. The knit babydoll is adorable and Henry wants me to make him the giraffe.
These toys are clever and adorable! What child or even an adult could resist any hand-knitted toy?

Susan's creativity is boundless. She's a sweetheart in person and just loves what she does as a designer.

This book is perfect for any knitter.
Beautiful book, beautiful projects in a nice variety of difficulty levels. Definitely want to check this book out again once I'm done with the marathon of knitting a blanket. I can't imagine how quickly I'll be able to knit up a ball or a block!
Really enjoyed this book. My sister and I collect Matroyshka dolls and there is a pattern in here to make a set of them. Turned out very cute and was very easy to follow the pattern. Lots of other ideas in this book also!
I have loved making several toys from this book. Recommend very much. The only issue I have is on stuffing technique. There is not much in how to stuff to get the best look. Other then that it's great.
There are some darling projects in this book - I especially love the flip toys - the sisters are my favorites. Maybe I'll get better on those dpns now!
Signed up for class to make the egg that turns in a bird at the yarnery. Its so cute and perfect timing for Emma's Easter basket. Can't wait!
The toys in this book are irresistible! Clearly written patterns, clever construction, and lovable creatures.
Since many of my friends are expecting children, I thought I'd take a look at this. It has lots of adorable ideas!
It's a pretty good book, but I discovered I'm not crazy about knitting fiddly little toys.
Can't wait for this to come out. Her books are always my favorite knitting patterns!
Everything in this book is adorable! I don't know what I'll make first.
Lots of cute toys to make. I want to try the snake, penguin and bear next....
I love the inside-out/reversible patterns. And the baby balls.
Wonderful patterns and some are tedious to make - but worthwhile!
Adorable patterns! I want to make almost every one.
Cute, cute toys! I can't wait to make some.
This book contains some adorable toys.
Cute! Lots of animals and dolls.
I love the patterns in this book!
A lot of very clever patterns.
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