Synopses & Reviews
Crochet is not just about ponchos and scarves anymore: its about amigurumi, a hip new craft trend! These Japanese-inspired dolls have motivated crocheters everywhere to grab their hooks and create collections of irresistibly funky-cute creatures. Elisabeth Doherty, one of todays hottest amigurumi designers, is here to show readers how they, too, can get in on the fun. She explains basic and advanced stitches; shows how to make the critters forms by crocheting in the round; gives advice on yarns and stuffing; and offers tips on embroidering facial features and embellishments. Start with an easy cupcake, move on to a palm-sized mouse, and work up to the more challenging and spectacular projects, like a punk rock bunny or a beatnik kittycomplete with black turtleneck, beret, and goatee.
Amigurumi (Japanese-inspired crocheted dolls and objects) is one of the freshest crafts around-and here are ten cute creations that will charm crocheters. From a sweet-looking cupcake to a little darling mouse, these projects are completely adorable. And just imagine a blue monkey with dimpled knees wearing a fashionable pair of flip flops-no one could resist!
Washiand#8212;the colorful, patterned, and often translucent paper tape that comes on a rolland#8212;has become a huge hit with crafters of all kinds. Join the growing trend and get creative with this stunning collection of more than 50 projects. Jenny Doh, craft author extraordinaire, presents clever ideas for customizing everything from packages to home dand#233;cor items, and creating quick, charming gifts.
Quirky, eclectic, and just plain fun: with this adorable collection, crocheters can embellish clothing, dand#233;cor, gifts, and more! Suzann Thompson, author of the popular Crochet Bouquet
and Crochet Garden
, has fashioned more than 60 irresistible motifs that fall into six categories: Critters, Food, Seasons, Growing Things, Home, and Toys, Tools, and Transportationand#8212;plus a few Martians thrown in!
About the Author
Jenny Doh is the president and founder of crescendoh.com, an online creative community with traffic of over 733,000 views. A former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset magazine, she serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.