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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Emma Varnam

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

Inspired by the shenanigans of Beatrix Potter characters as a child, author Emma Varnam felt moved to create her own fictional woodland of cute critters with quirky names and accessories to boot! Emma likes to make items that will bring joy and a smile and making toys for children is her passion. This beautiful book is the perfect mix of whimsical design with fun accessible crochet techniques for you to learn. Designed with variety in mind, accessories in this book will fit each of the animals, making it easy to play dress-up and give your toys new looks and stories!

Create your own special friends for the kids and even adults to to bring some joy and nostalgia into their home! Finn Frog, Benji Bear and Olivia Owl are just a few of the characters you’ll find on the pages of this beautifully photographed book. With pictures in great quality and easy-to-follow guidelines, these projects are easy to whip up, with additional tips and hints from Emma.

Towards the back of the book, you will find a handy step-by-step guide to selecting hooks, stuffing projects and the basic stitches with an illustrated guide - making this the perfect book for beginners to get stuck in. 


Born in Devon, UK, Emma has always been happiest when creating projects in her spare time. She runs a successful blog and Etsy pattern shop and lives in the north of England with her husband and son. He books for GMC Publications include Cute Crocheted Animals, Granny Squares Home, Granny Squares Weekend and How To Crochet.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-78494-603-6






# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Crocheted Dogs

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Vanessa Mooncie

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

If you’re looking for a beautiful and faithful companion then these gorgeous crocheted dogs have the right pedigree. Just as loyal and charming as the real thing, these 10 crocheted canines are sure to be everyone’s best friend.

Each project includes detailed patterns, stunning photographs and helpful hand-drawn charts. There is also an extensive techniques section explaining all the stitches and techniques you’ll need to make your perfect pooch.

Designs include: a dachshund, whose black and tan markings are formed by crocheting in rows and carrying the unused yarn across the wrong side of the work; a chihuahua with a round apple-shaped head and ears that stand upright; a Yorkshire terrier, whose hair is formed by adding tassels to the head, neck body and tops of legs and can be trimmed to any length desired; and a poodle, which uses a combination of double crochet and chain stitches to form a clipped coat. The dogs could easily be customised using different yarn colours and textures to match a pet or to make a gift for a friend.


Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children’s clothes designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specialises in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery. She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written many books including Crocheted Wild Animals, Sew Adorable, Crocheted Sea Creatures, Animal Heads, Simple Tailoring & Alterations and The Gentleman’s Wardrobe for GMC Publications. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-1-78494-566-4