The mail dude delivered two more crochet books to me today – Crocheted Wild Animals and Crocheted Sea Creatures by Vanessa Mooncie. I have had these books on my wishlist for a while and Christmas monies made them happen!
First, I want to say that for paperbacks these books have a little weight to them and they are quite sturdy, both important traits in books. How do I know this? I was laying in bed checking out Crocheted Wild Animals and dropped it, giving myself a black eye when the spine hit me in eye.
Books Are Dangerous!
Honestly, I wanted these books for the patterns of the animals pictured on the covers. I really can’t wait to get started on both the elephant and shark (and what do you know, I have grey yarn sitting on my desk next to my laptop). The listings for both these books do not list the patterns inside them, so let’s take care of that now.
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Both books provide plenty of cute animals to make.
The books are in full colour, provide beautiful pictures of the completed projects, have easy to read instructions and patterns, everything you could ever want in a crochet book. As a side note, Crocheted Wild Animals: A Collection of Cuddly Creatures to Make from Scratch is a reprint of Crocheted Wild Animals: A Collection of Woolly Friends To Make. This was a point of contention in the Amazon reviews.
These books are originally from the UK and I had to purchase both used (they are both in excellent condition). I don’t know if they are out of print – there are no new copies on Amazon – or if I just ran into the normal obstacle of finding imported books here in the states.
One of the little extras of the books that I like – Crocheted Sea Creatures includes what one of my friends refers to as ‘dad jokes’ (ie. What does a shark eat for dinner? Whatever it wants) along with a fun fact about each animal. Crocheted Wild Animals does away with the jokes and sticks to just the fun facts.