cover image Mini Crochet Creatures: 30 Amigurumi Animals to Make

Mini Crochet Creatures: 30 Amigurumi Animals to Make

Lauren Bergstrom. GMC, $19.95 trade paper (160p) ISBN 978-1-78494-389-9

Even noncrocheters will get a kick out of Bergstrom’s amigurumi animals, miniature crocheted and stuffed dolls ideal for those new to crocheting. Bergstrom divides the 30 projects into six categories: farm, insect, pet, sea, woodland, and zoo. Generously sized charts are easy to follow; the written directions indicate whether to crochet from top to bottom or back to front and employ anatomically correct references for trotters and feelers­—there’s even a stinger incorporated into the bumblebee design. Photos of the finished products in cleverly crafted settings (the sea creatures surf in ocean blue-green yarn) add whimsy to the book’s general appeal. While the projects are designed for novice crocheters, experts may want to craft this menagerie as well. [em](July) [/em]