Weekend Makes: Crocheted Toys Emma Osmond

71M7lbw-pAL._AC_UL320_ML3_ Pub: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd

This new title in the Weekend Makes series presents 25 cute and colourful toys to crochet with love for young children and babies. Perfect for using up your remnants of yarn and quick to make, you’ll be delighted with the results and so will your little ones! A variety of toys and games are included, from tactile stacking rings and an adorable giraffe to a practical stroller toy and educational number cubes – you’ll want to make them all. There is even a toy basket to store all your precious makes. The essential tools and techniques section means that those new to crochet need not worry, these simple projects are achievable for all levels of ability. Projects include: baby rattle, elephant toy, number cubes, caterpillar, memory game, fishing game, finger puppets, balls, cars, toy basket.


My review 

The designs in this book are very very cute.

25 simple but amazing toys, are showcased beautifully. If you are a beginner crocheter you can make them as the instructions are clear and simple to follow. Each design is quick to make and can be made in a day.

The instructions are given row by row, needle size is in both UK and US size, and toy size and what you will need are also stated.

I adored the pastel colours of the toys, but of curse you can change them to suit your needs.

A basic crochet  demonstration and a terminology are included, helpful as a quick lesson or a reminder.

The projects include animals, blankets, games and a wonderful doorstop.

This book has been well planned. It gives a selection of  projects with different skill levels.

I am sure every crafter will love this book, and the designs for boys and girls will give endless gift ideas for years to come.



I made the  Skittles for my demo and adjusted the sizes, this was easy to do just by adding more rounds and stitches.

They need a bit more squishing to shape them, but they are an easy project to do.



About the Author

Emma Osmond was originally taught to knit and crochet by her grandmother, and this wonderful skill has become her career. It was in the haberdashery department at Liberty of London that her love of yarn was established. There she enjoyed teaching beginners’ knitting and crochet classes, which gave people the opportunity to take a handmade item home with them at the end of the day. Now Emma creates beautiful patterns that are inspiring and enable you to use your newly learned skills in different ways.



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