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Toys to Crochet: Dozens of Patterns for Dolls, Animals, Doll Clothes, and Accessories Paperback – November 13, 2007
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And therein lies one of the two big problems I have with the patterns in this book. Problem 1 is the yarns - many of the ones the author uses are exotic blends that are not a great idea for a children's toy that would need to be washed, and they are expensive for use in a toy; also, many of the yarns are ones that are commonly available in the UK but not so easy to find in the US, and it would be tough for US crocheters to get some of them at all. But the book doesn't give pictures of the individual yarns, and it doesn't give complete fiber content, so it would also take considerable effort to find yarns here that were a reasonable equivalent. Contrast this with another book of crochet toys that I received as a gift, which suggests the sturdiest worsted weight acrylic one can find, for the bright colors and washability.
Problem 2 with this book is that many of the toys made following the patterns will not come out the way the pictures look. Consider the mermaid, for example - nothing in the pattern tells you how to get her arms to pose the way the photo has them, and they definitely wouldn't pose that way if you didn't do something additional - pipe cleaners? Wire twist ties inserted in them? Something! The doll arms would all be floppy and hanging down, without some additional support, and the book doesn't describe any such support.Read more ›
Of course, if any of these toys are to be created for use by babies, some modifications are necessary--no beads or other small, detachable items should be used. Also, no instructions are given for stiffening some slender areas of the toys, like the arms and legs of the dolls, and the legs of the foal.
Still, a lovely book with plenty of good ideas. Not for beginners, but confident crafters will enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed with this. I expected more patterns and they werent what i wantedPublished 6 months ago by Dianna Garrett
There are only one or two patterns that I like. The doll looks weird, The teddy bear is too skinny. Most have strings that could be a choking hazard for infantsPublished 23 months ago by shihtzulover