Knot Bad Amigurumi: Learn Crochet Stitches and Techniques to Create Cute Creatures with 25 Easy Patterns

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In a world where there are so many online links and published books about crochet generally and amigurumi specifically, Vincent Green-Hite’s book stands out. The basics of crochet, including choosing yarns and full-color stitch directions, start the book off similarly to others, but then it digresses. While most books feature general animals or foods or objects, these are not your usual squishies.

Within the space chapter there’s a satellite and an alien. Within the forest chapter there’s a raindrop, an acorn, and a mushroom. The seasonal chapter includes a water bottle and thermometer and the beach chapter a hat, beach pail, and surfboard. Finally, the food chapter includes pizza, boba tea, and a buttered bread. Step-by-step full-color pictures help readers to construct the stuffed characters.

The author shares his beginning in crochet and includes a funny or heartfelt note about each character. His declaration about yarn punk and how the term fits this movement, plus his insistence that crochet is for everyone, will resonate with those who don’t fit the typical old lady crocheter mold. Inspirational in both art and life, this little book is the perfect addition for those who’d like to create something different and live the yarn punk life.

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Author Vincent Green-Hite
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 198 pages
Publisher Quarto
Publish Date 08-Nov-2022
ISBN 9780760376775 Buy this Book
Issue November 2022
Category Crafts & Hobbies