Friday, January 22, 2016

­čîčREVIEW: "Crochet Stories: Grimms' Fairy Tales" by Vanessa Putt (Dover Publishing) (Crochet, Craft, Childrens Books)

Crochet Stories: Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Vanessa Putt, Brothers Grimm

Publisher: Dover Publications
Genre: Crochet, Craft, Childrens Books, Childrens Toys
Publication Date: January 14, 2016



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Description from Publisher: Practitioners of amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed dolls, will adore this collection of sixteen playful patterns for fairy tale figures. Projects include the witch and the gingerbread house as well as the hero and heroine of "Hansel and Gretel"; the giant and the golden goose's eggs of "Jack and the Beanstalk," in addition to the beanstalk and Jack himself; the long-haired captive of "Rapunzel," her lonely tower, and her rescuer, the prince; the animals of "The Hare and the Hedgehog" plus a juicy carrot; and the wee subject of "Tom Thumb" and his cow. Clear instructions for creating the characters are accompanied by color photos of the finished products along with charming retellings of all five fairy tales. An introductory chapter offers general notes and tips, including pointers on working in the round, stuffing, measurements, and finishing.

My Rating:
I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. My opinion is my own.
I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. My opinion is my own.

This book is so cute! I had thought before opening it that it would just be patterns and hadn't realized it has the stories the characters are from as well! What a fantastic idea!

The patterns are written clearly and should be easy for even a novice to follow (I would consider myself to be advanced, having written my own patterns and crocheting for 8 years now, just to give an idea of where I'm coming from. :) ).

I've made almost the complete set of Jack & the Beanstalk toys and it's so much reading the story to my 3-year-old son and having the toys to play with at the same time.

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