The Newest from Erin Clark and Tuttle Publishing
*I received a copy of Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters via Tuttle Publishing to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Well, we all know how much I love to crochet. I am in my recliner every evening, a ball of yarn rolling around in my yarn bowl, and something on the hook. When I saw this book, I fell in love with the peacock, and really wanted to crochet him, so I contacted Tuttle Publishing.
This magnificent book is chock full of patterns of adorable animals. As the title implies, they are made with cotton thread, and tiny steel hooks to produce the smallest micro mini’s you can imagine. I really wanted to hook up at least one animal to share with you in this post, but with the cold temperatures, and my arthritis flaring like a bonfire, it’s not been possible. I did however start the peacock in regular thread with an F hook. I really want to make him up, and found this variegated yarn in my cabinet that I felt would be perfect for his tail feathers!
The instructions are very easy to follow, and there are plenty of pictures to help understand how to put the critters together.
There are 14 patterns, of which 13 are critters. However, the very first is a pattern to crochet a terrarium. This is the perfect setting for your itty bitty critters! Before you get into the patterns, there are instructions on the basic stitches so if you are a beginner, there is plenty of help available! There is also a list of tools, and instructions on changing colors while crocheting your critters. Erin made sure to cover all the bases so everyone can enjoy this book.
At the beginning of each pattern is a bright picture of the finished critter. These little guys are so amazing!
I love the critters in this book, and I’m hoping that when the weather warms up a little I can crochet a few of them in the cotton thread that the patterns are supposed to be crocheted in. Until then, I may crochet a few more up in thin sport yarn to keep them small, and still be able to enjoy them!
You can purchase Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters from Tuttle Publishing, and they have several other crochet titles to enjoy as well.
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