Creepy Cute Crochet : Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More Hardback
One of today's hippest craft trends is amigurumi, Japanese-inspired crochet and knit stuffed dolls that have inspired crafters everywhere to create gaggles of adorable creatures.
Most patterns are for little kitties, bears, bunnies, and the like, but here's an offering for those who prefer their cute a little less saccharine.
Author Christen Haden combines the infamous cuteness of Japanese crafts with characters more associated with horror flicks, bad action, and sci-fi films.
Patterns include zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, and skeletons, to name just a few.
Each of the 30+ patterns is accentuated with hilarious commentary, step-by-step instructions, and photographs of the creatures in their natural environment, so even beginners will be inspired to share in the fun.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages, 50+ 2-colour diagrams, and 30+ 4c photographs
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 17/04/2008
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781594742323
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by felius
Lou has made several of these now - they're very cool. It's a great book!
Review by 391
Very cute projects. I've already made three or four of them, plus used the basic patterns to create creatures not in the book. Be sure to check out the author's blog, as well, for additional tutorials and patterns.
Review by Krumbs
Super, super cute. I think the assembly skills are a little beyond me at the moment, but I really like the ideas! It's possible the number of stars could change depending on how complete the instructions are (which I won't know until I try one) but they look good for now.
Review by shanaqui
Pretty much what it says on the cover: creepy, cute crochet. Too cute to really be creepy, actually, but it is a halloween sort of theme. Not entirely sure about the knight, Trojan and Spartan's inclusion... Anyway, all of these look pretty easy and quick to make, too.
Review by MizPurplest
I watched Christen make these at parties for years, and then one day I saw this book on the new release shelf at the library, and I thought, "Cool! Somebody made a book that shows me how to do them, too!" And I read a few pages and saw the Cthulhu pattern and I thought "Wait a minute, there can't be *two* people in the world who make a crocheted Cthulhu..." And then I realized that I was really a very silly person who needed to start reading the authors' names when I pick up books.