Design your own crazy critters with this amazing book of mix-and-match crochet patterns. Choose the body parts that take your fancy from our extensive selection and use your favourite colours. Add stripes, spots or scales, and then turn to the sew-on extras section to select hair, eyes, horns, wings or tails... The flippable pages make it easy for you to follow the patterns in any combination. With 30 heads, one basic body, and 30 different pairs of arms and legs, projects are crocheted in one go from the top down. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques that are needed, this is perfect for beginners. In addition to the flip pattern pages, there are 30 pages of colour photography showing a selection of finished creatures to inspire you.
Author: Sandrine Deveze
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Create a world of wonderful, whimsical creatures! Author Sandrine Deveze's distinctive and charming crocheted characters have won her devoted fans in France. Now, for the first time, her amigurumi patterns are available in English. * Her friendly, straightforward tutelage will guide you through the ins and outs of crochet if you're a newcomer to the craft (the adorable Little Owls pattern is designed especially for beginners), and more experienced crocheters will find fun challenges as well. * Twelve patterns for crocheting adorable, unique animals. * Designs include a pear, a rabbit, an unusual bird, a cat with a moustache, a series of woodland portraits, and more. From animals to sushi rolls, flights of fancy await you! * Accessible to both beginners and advanced crocheters. * Clear, detailed guidance for beginning crocheters and those new to crocheting in the round. * Illustrated stitch diagrams and photos. * Materials recommendations. * Helpful in-progress photographs for each pattern.
Author: Kerry Lord
Publisher: David & Charles
Features simple crochet patterns for a variety of animals with each animal having a universal pattern that can create four different sizes.
Super Easy Amigurumi
Author: Mitsuki Hoshi
Master the popular art of Japanese Amigurumi and take your skills to the next level with this enchanting illustrated guide for creating pandas, rabbits, penguins, and other animals from the author of Ami Ami Dogs, Ami Ami Dogs 2, and Ami Ami Kittens. The Japanese art of Amigurumi—which translates to knitted stuff toy—is a crocheting technique that creates adorable stuffed animals with large heads and small bodies. In her previous books, Mitsuki Hoshi taught crocheters how to make cute Amigurumi dogs and cats. Now, she shows them how to knit a range of popular animals, including a chick, chicken, parakeet, penguin, panda, frog, pig, rabbit, mouse, and bear. Super Easy Amigurumi begins with basic crochet techniques to create four animals, each increasing in complexity: the chick, chicken, parakeet and penguin. Clear and easy photos demonstrating the fundamental crochet skills accompany and guide you through the instructional crochet charts. Starting off with basic crochet techniques for beginners and developing into more challenging patterns for experts, Super Easy Amigurumi is perfect for knitters of any level!
Cute Critter Crochet
Author: Maki Oomachi
Publisher: Race Point Pub
Based on the works Amigurumi no Chiisana Zakka, originally published in Japan 2011 by Gakken Publishing Co. Ltd and Amigurumi no Takaramono, first published in Japan 2012.
25 Bags to Knit
Author: Emma King
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Here is a unique and exciting selection of contemporary hand-knitted bags, specially created by knitwear designer Emma King. They range from big stripey hand-held bags, to small clutch bags, to super-functional baby bags, to chic evening purses. The designs use a wide range of techniques, including intarsia, embroidery, crochet, Fair Isle and entrelac. Each bag is illustrated with a stunning full-colour photograph, plus a close-up detail of the pattern, and comes with full knitting instructions and accurate charts. There are details of alternative colourways and added embellishment options. A workshop section focuses on the best yarns to use, how to add linings and inspirational ideas for eye-catching handles and fasteners to add those all important finishing touches to your work.
Amigurumi Kokeshi Dolls
Author: Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen
Publisher: K and J Publishing
This little book explains how to crochet little Kokeshi Amigurumi dolls. A basic knowledge of crochet is required. Amigurumi is a Japanese word, meaning a stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head. Amigurumi is a combination of the Japanese words “ami”, meaning crocheted or knitted, and “nuigurumi”, meaning stuffed doll. Kokeshi dolls are traditional wooden dolls from northern Japan. They have an enlarged head. You can decorate these little dolls with flowers, bows or ribbons. You can make them as a keychain or decoration. They make a nice gift for Christmas.
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
A collection of authoritative essays mapping Kashmir's turbulent past, present, and possible futures.
Author: Thomas N. Bulkowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Comprehensive coverage of the four major trading styles Evolution of a Trader explores the four trading styles that people use when learning to trade or invest in the stock market. Often, beginners enter the stock market by: Buying and holding onto a stock (value investing). That works well until the trend ends or a bear market begins. Then they try Position trading. This is the same as buy-and-hold, except the technique sells positions before a significant trend change occurs. Swing trading follows when traders increase their frequency of trading, trying to catch the short-term up and down swings. Finally, people try Day trading by completing their trades in a single day. This series provides comprehensive coverage of the four trading styles by offering numerous tips, sharing discoveries, and discussing specific trading setups to help you become a successful trader or investor as you journey through each style. Trading Basics takes an in-depth look at money management, stops, support and resistance, and offers dozens of tips every trader should know. Fundamental Analysis and Position Trading discusses when to sell a buy-and-hold position, uncovers which fundamentals work best, and uses them to find stocks that become 10-baggers—stocks that climb by 10 times their original value. Swing and Day Trading reveals methods to time the market swings, including specific trading setups, but it covers the basics as well, such as setting up a home trading office and how much money you can make day trading.
Crochet a Zoo
Author: Megan Kreiner
Go a little wild as you stitch everything from lions and tigers to bears and baboons. Featuring organic materials, these imaginative toys are perfect for children of all ages. You can even create felt bananas, leaves, and other zoo food, plus zany zookeepers all dressed for the part. Choose from more than 16 playful patterns for crochet; stitch one or two animals or construct an entire zoo set for a special gift Bring your zoo animals to life with clever details and ideas for customizing, such as shaggy manes, felt stripes, and embroidered paws Complete each beautifully illustrated design in just a few hours using basic crochet skills
Author: Megan Kreiner
Take the plunge with charming undersea crocheted creatures that double as tub-friendly toys! Megan Kreiner, author of the wildly popular Crochet a Zoo, presents adorable new patterns for bathtime fun. Stitch clever gifts that are sure to make a splash: seahorses, guppies, whales, dolphins, and many more. Create soft and safe tub toys that use water-friendly materials--such as worsted-weight cotton yarn, terry cloth, and sponge stuffing Dive confidently into each project; patterns for these crocheted toys follow a skill-building progression Personalize the look with a variety of simple finishing and customizing details
Welcome to the wacky world of meerkats, where groups of these furry friends team up to survive in the wild. Each meerkat has a job: babysitting the kids, guarding the troops, or foraging for food. Kids will be mesmerized by wonderful photographs and inviting text. This level 1 reader is written in easy-to-grasp text that will help kids learn about these cute critters and the power of teamwork!
Crochet a Farm
Author: Megan Kreiner
Crocheters can't get enough of Megan Kreiner's adorable designs. Learn to use clever customizing details to crochet horses, cows, chickens, pigs, and other animal friends for children of all ages. Finish each cute-as-can-be project in a few hours using basic crochet skills Enjoy small, portable projects ideal for handwork while away from home Stitch a couple quick toys or make the complete set for a memorable gift
Author: Sandrine Deveze, Tetyana Korobkova, Mari-Liis Lille, Kristi Tullus, Aikaterini Nikolaidou, Kristina Turner
Handcrafted gifts are popular in today's world, and Amigurumi dolls are perfect gifts for babies and kids. This book includes clear patterns for toys made by talented Amigurumi designers. The designers from around the world offer toys that reflect their unique styles--featuring cat, rabbit, giraffe, doll, elephant, lion, bird, and much more.