Birds: Over 40 Soft Toy Patterns for Crochet Birds
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|Format: ||Paperback, 128 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 August 2015|
Be prepared for forty fine-feathered friends to fly off your hook and put their feet up on your coffee table. Kerry Lord's Edward's Menagerie was a runaway success and now she's back with Birds. You'll be happy as a lark as your crochet your way through this colourful collection of birds, including a bashful Flamingo, romance-writing Owl and a politically incorrect Pheasant. Read all about these kooky characters, their adorations and aversions, daydreams and delusions, then crochet them for everyone you know friends and family. Each bird can be crocheted in four different sizes making over 160 different pattern possibilities - so pick your first project and get started! The patterns use basic stitches, are grouped by difficulty and include step-by-step technical guides for beginners, so there's no excuse to chicken out. These loveable birds are quick to make using a supersoft yarn in a sophisticated colour palette, and will become your best friends as their larger-than-life personalities and easy-to-use techniques get their claws into you.
Table of Contents
Introduction Yarn and Other Materials Bird patterns (subject to change) 1. Snowy Owl 2. Long-eared Owl 3. Barn Owl 4. Emperor Penguin 5. Rockhopper Penguin 6. Humboldt Penguin 7. Silkie Hen 8. Classic Red Hen 9. Classic Rooster 10. Cockatoo 11. Puffin 12. Bald Eagle 13. Ostrich 14. Macaw 15. Seagull 16. Robin 17. Swan 18. Kingfisher 19. Peacock 20. Flamingo 21. Turkey 22. Kiwi 23. Pelican 24. Toucan 25. Mallard 26. Jay 27. Blue Footed Booby 28. Woodpecker 29. Love Bird 30. Budgie 31. Dove 32. Wood Pigeon 33. Dodo 34. Pheasant 35. Vulture 36. Cassowary 37. Stork 38. Blue tit 39. Magpie 40. Hummingbird Technicals (Stitches, Stuffing, Troubleshooting) Endmatter
About the Author
Kerry Lord is the designer and founder of the TOFT Alpaca Shop, a modern British knitwear company offering exclusive knitting and crochet patterns, alpaca yarns and workshops. TOFT takes British alpaca fleece from their own Alpaca flock and from elsewhere in the UK. Their fashion-led designs are available as both 'ready to wear' and 'ready to knit'. TOFT studio also hosts a full programme of knitting workshops and other textile courses for people to learn to knit from scratch, but also to develop advanced techniques.
-This book is a hoot! (Pun intended...) Let me start by saying that I'm not naturally a fan of amigurumi, but this book by Kerry Lord may change all that. Just one perusal of this beautifully designed book--dedicated to the author's sweet little boy, Edward--has reminded me of just how much I do love birds and that perhaps this book will have me covered on more than a few Christmas gifts!- --Bonnie Bay Crochet-Edward's Menagerie-Birds has some of the most adorable toy birds that I have ever seen! There are 40 different types of birds, each with their own personality! The author put a tremendous amount of detail into each bird pattern, which makes them all adorable in their own way.- --The Stitchin' Mommy
David & Charles Publishers|
27.6 x 21 x 1 centimetres (0.63 kg)|
15+ years |