Book Review: The Crochet Wildlife Guide

One of the things that I am seriously happy about since we moved is the local library system. I now have access to Overdrive, which I have wanted for a number of years. The area we moved from had a pathetic library system. I don’t think people there read. I wish I was kidding about that. Anyway, they really didn’t think that Overdrive was necessary, that no one would want access to e-books. Seriously?

One of the first things I did once I discovered I had access to Overdrive was to check out what crochet books were available. I am in awe of the number of crochet books available through our library system. I like being able to check out books before I buy them. Ordering books online is always kind of risky because you don’t get to look through them first.

The Crochet Wildlife Guide was one of the first books that caught my attention. I mean, look at that adorable red panda on the cover! This is one of the best crocheted red pandas I have seen. I needed to check out this book. I ended up buying it, because I can’t keep books from the library forever, and I really can’t photocopy the entire book. Well, I could (had it not been an e-book), but copyright laws frown on that.

There are a number of things that I like about this book. First is the adorable animals in it. (Okay, blog drinking game, every time I use the word adorable take a drink). Not only is there the red panda, but there is the worlds cutest flying squirrel, an otter, a flying fox, a bat, an axolotl, and a number of other animals.

The second cool thing about this book is there are a number of technique tips in it to help you bring your amigurumi animals to life. There are suggestions for customization. The authors thought was this book would be a starting point for people to create their own patterns for other animals.

Full coloured illustrations on how to assemble the project parts and easy to follow directions help make this book a must have, in my opinion, for any crochet library. The animals in this book would make great holiday presents for kids or even adults. Adults you say? Yes, adults. I am the sort of person who will crochet someone that collects owls a plethora of owls.

I can’t wait to get started on some of these projects! Seriously, consider adding this book to your library. You won’t be disappointed.


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