Monday, January 31, 2011
Cute crochet minions in every size...
Now, I know what you're thinking. Yes this is a media review site. However, this book is fairly important to me because it was what got me to start learning to crochet. I was searching for "Cthulhu" one day when I was bored and I came across "Creepy Cute Crochet" by accident. I went out and bought it the same afternoon (you should have learned by now that I am in impulse buyer of zombies, and anything book related.)
The patterns are ranked in terms of ease, but since I'm still a beginning I haven't done any of them yet. The patterns are really nice and cover tons of ground with regards to the subject matter. There are even wizards, Trojan warriors, and Amazonian women to crochet.
This book is a must-have for any crafty zombie lover ! In fact, I was perusing another blog and found out that windgie79 at craftster.org actually used the patterns as the basis for a whole set of Left 4 Dead zombies. She made the specials, and they all look pretty cool ! If you want to check them out, go here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286431.msg3245554#msg3245554
By the way - for those of you who are not familiar with amigurumi, they are cute Japanese crocheted dolls / toys. They have branched out into all sorts of things such as ornaments for Christmas trees. Amigurumi started out being animals, but the art form has taken on inanimate objects. The key word being cute...just look at the figures on the book above. Cute. You can look up all sorts of patterns if you like, including one I just got a few minutes ago that features an eyeball with a nerve ending. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Crocheted-Eyeball/ if you're looking for the pattern.)