"Incredibly innovative, fun, and creative, Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales is something you can share with your loved ones for many years and it will surely inspire you to go on to create even more fairy tale characters." — Erisea Mag
"Absolutely adorable." — Shadows' Reach
Practitioners of amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed dolls, will adore this collection of sixteen playful patterns for fairy tale figures. Projects include the witch and the gingerbread house as well as the hero and heroine of "Hansel and Gretel"; the giant and the golden goose's eggs of "Jack and the Beanstalk," in addition to the beanstalk and Jack himself; the long-haired captive of "Rapunzel," her lonely tower, and her rescuer, the prince; the animals of "The Hare and the Hedgehog" plus a juicy carrot; and the wee subject of "Tom Thumb" and his cow.
Clear instructions for creating the characters are accompanied by color photos of the finished products along with charming retellings of all five fairy tales. An introductory chapter offers general notes and tips, including pointers on working in the round, stuffing, measurements, and finishing.
"Sure to delight and inspire! A charmingly whimsical repository of achievable patterns." — The Bookshelf Gargoyle
About the Author
Vanessa Putt is a New York City–based knitting and crochet designer. Her work has been published in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, and Noro Knitting magazines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Want more. Like the Christmas stories with pattern for all the characters and animal and stable??
Title: Crochet Stories - E. T. A. Hoffman Grimm's Fairy Tales Author: Vanessa Putt Published: 1-14-16 Publisher: Dover Publications Pages: 80 Genre: Crafts and Hobbies Sub Genre: Toys, Models, Needlecrafts, Stuffed Animals, Toy Making ISBN: 9780486794617 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . I love these Dover Publication's Crochet Stories books. They have easy to follow instructions with photographs by Gloria Carallaro to illustrate each pattern so that you can see if you are off track or not. The story for each character is also included so that you can share them with the recipients of your gifts or remember the stories of your childhood memories. If you enjoy crocheting as much as I do, but sometimes need help with an unfamiliar stitch (like I do), then these Dover books are perfect for you. You can make some beautiful gift that will be cherished. Or perhaps you can make a set to keep to share with the younger generations as you tell the fairy tales you grew up on. I have already purchased The Nutcracker for myself and have been promised this one as a gift in exchange for a set of the Hansel and Gretel characters and the Rapunzel pieces. Seems like a fair exchange to me. I also have my eye on Alice in Wonderland next. I am looking for more books in this series. I hope there will be many more like these.