The reason I wanted to learn to crochet was so I could make those cute toys I started seeing all over Instagram and Pinterest. My husband actually knew some of the basics already so he and my mom taught me. (And really I just love that I can say my husband taught me to crochet). Over the years I’ve gathered my absolute favorite crochet toy books, but I’m always on the hunt for a good craft project, so comment with your favorite if it’s not up here!
First and foremost, I love Edward’s Menagerie: Over 40 Soft and Snuggly Toy Animal Crochet Patterns
by Kerry Lord. Her company, TOFT, is one of my favorites to follow. I love the classic style of her designs and just want to make all of them.*GIVEAWAY details at the bottom of the page* Here are some more TOFT books that I have my eye on:
- Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs: 50 Canine Crochet Patterns
- Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium: Flip the Mix-and-Match Patterns to Make and Dress Your Favourite People
- Edward’s Menagerie – Birds: Over 40 Soft Toy Patterns for Crochet Birds
I definitely recommend getting these books in print rather than e-book format, because you have to flip between the standard instructions and instructions for specific details for each toy. In fact, I almost always recommend print for craft books.
If you know a literature lover, Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books
is the go-to for a cute, creative gift. I recently gave my dad Hamlet and even though he’s not into dolls, he still thought it was a clever gift. So there you go, even dads like them.
A lot of crochet toys are dolls and animals, and so far my boys just haven’t been really interested in those things. So I was so excited to find this book
! You can make big or small versions of the vehicles. They are quite a lot of work (the wheels actually turn) but they are totally worth it.
while browsing and you better believe that’s going straight in the shopping cart. So my review will follow shortly. 😉
The reason I learned all this in the first place was so I could make that cute little Yoda from the Star Wars Crochet
kit. Since then I have tried projects from many other kits and these also have my stamp of approval:
I just found this one
while browsing and it’s going in the shopping cart…. So another review will be coming and if you try these projects before I do then please tell me how it goes!
Here’s a little slideshow of some of my makes:
*For a chance to win a copy of Edward’s Menagerie, enter here. Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway closes on January 8th.