Expand your knit and crochet repertoire with this menagerie of miniature bugs and beasts: from creepy crawlies and weird wrigglers to beautiful butterflies and splendid metallic-thread dragonflies. Use them to decorate clothes and accessories, give them as gifts---or use to decorate your gift wrap and greeting cards.
Everyone of these cute little beasts is thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. And each is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and/or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing, and yarn requirements.
You’ll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: children’s designs, quirky homewares, and elegant fashion and accessories.
""My favorite projects are the fruit and vegetables. The designs look so realistic! These would be great to make and include in a child's play kitchen. They are a much better option than the hard, plastic play food you often see. One thing that I love about this book is that each project is presented with two types of instructions---a chart and written instructions. People learn best different ways, so I really appreciate that the author has included both."" ---Wee Share blog
""Thinking about how to use these designs will get you brainstorming....I could see how this could become addicting."" ---Paula, Moliver, Hartford Knitting Examiner
""Just when you thought you have run out of projects, along comes a book like Lesley Stanfield's 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet."" ---Petals to Picot blog