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Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make Paperback – April 21, 2009
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My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was twelve during the summer holidays. Since then, I have always carried a pair of crochet hooks with me. I was always able to start a project but never finished one and that was before I discovered the Amigurumi trend 3 years ago.
I started by making petite dolls for friends, then writing my own patterns which led to my online shop, La Fée Crochette. Consequently, I was contacted by a publisher and Crobots was born.
I have always enjoyed making things and I find that with Amigurumi I can really express my creativity and it is a fresh approach to crochet. It only takes odd bits of yarn and some stuffing, and there you go, in one afternoon you have created something special with lots of personality.
I also like working with paper, fabric, clay, buttons, sequins. I also recently started to work with felt and some mascot concepts were given to a publisher, which led to my second book, Felties.
When I'm not crocheting or hand sewing... I'm knitting! I also love running, cooking, watching animés and horror movies (which quite doesn't go with making cute little things!!).
Top Customer Reviews
"Crobots" has absolutely adorable patterns, but they're not child-friendly. I love the way that screws, grommets, pin backs, snaps, and other notions are utilized to add a more authentic feel to the crocheted robots that you're taught to make here, but their presence makes them child-unfriendly. As long as you keep that in mind, or opt for other, safer substitutions, I can't see anyone not deeply enjoying the patterns and designs in this book.
I can't WAIT to complete my first Crobot!
The projects are cute and relatively easy to make, the photographs are cute as well. But sometimes the directions seem a bit off - why would you make 4 legs for a crobot that isn't supposed to be four legged? And 2 bodies? Weird. Plus sometimes if you follow the directions exactly, you will get lost. I've been crocheting a long time, so I was able to work it out but for a beginner it may cause a lot of problems.
I would be happier to recommend this book if the directions were better edited. So I recommend it with the warning that you probably puzzle your way out of a pattern. If you can deal with that going into it, you will be better prepared than I was.
In addition, please disregard the first 9 "customer photos" as those are in fact, characters exactly out of the book used for photography. I don't believe they adequately show customer results; rather author results with the book.
Please note, as the author states - these robots are not child friendly and all safety caution should be taken before giving them to small children as they contain loose screws, nails and pins.
My son had a robot themed birthday party and I made a few crobots as prizes. They were quite popular!
I only gave 4 stars because all the little parts of the robots were kind of hard to attach and also I was a bit concerned if these amigurumi robots will be handled by kids (too many tiny parts to come off). I just like to do these as a decorations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to make little robots for my 2 boys (ages 5 and 2). I don't think I will make about half of them without modifying them. Read morePublished 11 months ago by 2BoysMom
These are mostly pretty easy to make and follow directions for if you have any prior amigurummi experience. Read morePublished 17 months ago by queenhobart
Some of the designs are repetitive, but some good ideas in here. It accomplishes what I needed from it, but I will pick and choose parts and pieces to make exactly what I want. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by H. Johnson
I really wanted to love this book, but it feels like it was pulled together quickly and patterns weren't tested for accuracy and readability. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Michelle
it was a gift and they are so adorable! my friend was so happy to get this. she loved itPublished on September 12, 2013 by sally struthers
I found the instructions really confusing. The body seems to be missing. They tell you to make a front panel for the body. What about the side and what about the top? Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by Dani Branch
While I am not talented enough to make these myself (well I haven't tried, but I have no idea how to knit/crochet...) the person I bought it for loved the book. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Andrew Thompson