If anyone is paying attention (and I doubt they are) I am late with this weeks book review. I just couldn’t seem to get it together long enough to put it together. The joys of being sick. It’s hard to get the brain to focus and it kind of does what it wants to. So, things are out of order this week because I was going with what my brain gave me.
This week I want to share with you Creepy Cute Crochet.
How can something be creepy and cute at the same time you ask? Well, think of all the creepy things you can think of, and then imagine a cute amigurumi version of it. Except clowns. Clowns are always creepy. Thank you Stephan King. Seriously, thank you for that. If you weren’t afraid of clowns, you were after It. Don’t believe me, check out the projects in this book
What do we have going on here? Well, there’s a corporate zombie (I think we are all afraid of becoming one of those), Nosferatu, a devil, The Grim Reaper, a robot, a skeleton bride and groom (this is where I recommend the Avenged Sevenfold video, A Little Piece of Heaven), Chuthlu, one of those weird monkeys that hit cymbals that creep us out and we don’t really know why, and a few other things that may or may not be creepy…like a cleric.
These are cute little amigurumi projects that will work up fast enough that, if you start now, you can have a small stuffed Grim Reaper for every child that comes trick or treating to your house this Halloween (I might actually have to do that and save the candy for myself).
My favourite part of the book is the supply list found at the start of each project. You are probably thinking I have lost my mind at this point, but check this out…
This is genius. I have noticed a trend where sometimes your supply list is at the end of a project or book and that doesn’t really help much. I like my supply list first thing (well, maybe second thing after the name of the project and any quick notes that need to be made). With this image, you can’t miss what you need. It also kind of reminds me of Ikea directions and I love Ikea. It’s like Disneyland for me. You even get images of where things are supposed to go. This makes me happy. Vague directions of “sew on ____” annoy me. Where do I sew it on? Are there any tips on how to best sew it on?
This book is defiantly a keeper. Well, I have to return it to the library so I can’t actually keep it. I am going to have to go and buy my own copy, then I can keep it. If you want a copy check out the Amazon affiliate link and help support the site.