Author(s): Kerry Lord
Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger...With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns. These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities. Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
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. www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk
Introduction How to use this book Yarn and other materials Size options Standard forms Level One Emma the Bunny Alexandre the Blue Russian Cat Piotr the Polar Bear Bridget the Elephant Simon the Sheep Georgina the Hippo Seamus the Alpaca Austin the Rhino Rufus the Lion Richard the Large White Pig Level Two Germaine the Gorilla Winston the Aardvark Penelope the Bear Hank the Dorset Down Sheep Fiona the Panda Juno the Siamese Cat Anghard the Donkey Benedict the Chimpanzee Samuel the Koala Douglas the Highland Cow Laurence the Tiger Chardonnay the Palomino Pony Claudia the Saddleback Pig Alice the Zebra Audrey the Nanny Goat Level Three Clarence the Bat Martin the Tabby Cat Sarah the Friesian Cow Timmy the Jack Russell Caitlin the Giraffe Esme the Fox Blake the Orangutan Siegfried the Monkey Boris the Red Squirrel Hamlet the Cheetah Francis the Hedgehog Jessie the Raccoon Bradlee the Grey Squirrel Noah the Zwartbles Sheep Christophe the Wolf Technicals - Basic skills, Working the stitches, Stuffing and sewing, Adding body details, Adding face details, Variations - Cats and Sheep Suppliers About the Author Acknowledgements Index