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Long-Legged Friends: Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle Paperback – September 11, 2012
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The creatures are all completely adorable and are the perfect size for a child to cuddle and carry around with them and their long arms are ideal for giving kids a big hug! There's even extra patterns in the back of Long-Legged Friends for traveling clothes to dress up the furry friends, including a scarf, hat and bag and adorable shoes!
The book opens with a delightful 36-page photo gallery of each project. (Most are shown in at least two different variations.) The projects are crocheted in white, black, and browns, which creates a very uniform and artsy look to the book.
The next section includes an overview of materials (most projects use #1 sock/fingering/baby weight yarn and a US size C/2.75 mm crochet hook), a primer on reading the stitch symbol charts used for the patterns, and an illustrated review of the stitches used in this book along with the associated stitch symbol. Like most amigurumi projects, these are made primarily with single crochet (UK double crochet) stitches. The authors include some general information about assembly and finishing (e.g., how to attach safety eyes and embroider facial features), and remind the reader that customization is great and it isn't necessary to exactly follow the patterns.
The last section includes the patterns for 12 creatures (including 5 little versions). Each pattern includes a materials list, a numbered list of instructions ("Make the Fuzzy Bear"), an illustration with assembly and finishing notes (e.g., "Do not stuff ears"), and charted instructions for crocheting in spirals. There are also instructions for traveling clothes - a scarf, hat, and bag that can be made to accessorize your creatures.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am experienced in crochet. However I if I had known these patterns were symbols and not traditional I would never have purchased it.. Tried several times to follow with no luck.. Read morePublished 17 months ago by constance m. fabrizi
Although these friends are adorable, I could not acclimate to the instruction style. So I am still trying to master the directions.Published 22 months ago by Marilyn J.
My grandkids love these long-legged friends and I've become addicted to crocheting them. The pictures in the book are beautiful although black and white. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a great book. The directions are super easy to follow! I haven’t finished my rabbit yet (I may have the head wrong), but I am feeling wonderfully crafty at this point!Published on January 2, 2013 by chloe pierce