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Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomachi





The only way to describe Maki’s new book is just plain “Cute!” There is a sweetness about each and every one of the 30 patterns she has created that keeps the crocheter moving through the book to make almost every one! I previously blogged  a positive review of Maki’s previous book, Simply Adorable Crochet. She has outdone herself with this 2nd installation for Craftside Publishing.


Maki is an extremely talented artist whose animal figures are realistic yet approachable due to the cheery colors she uses to add a splash of whimsy with  adorable accessories such as a miniature scarf, flowers and a water ring to tell us something about the animal’s personality.


The easy-to-follow patterns provide step-by-step instructions with diagrams and colorful photographs. Download  a free pattern and see for yourself! The binding on the book allows it to lay flat and stay open for the convenience of hands-free crocheting. These must-have projects to make for kids or for the animal-lover in your life will teach you so much about crochet construction through the 200+ color photos & 300+ diagrams.


Published in October 2014 this worthwhile publication is available for the retail price of $21.99.

Comments

stefanie g-r said…
What a fun book, thanks for the review!

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