For those ladies (and gentlemen) with dexterous fingers and a love of fairy tales, Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales will be a welcome addition to your crafting books. Author Vanessa Putt combines the familiar stories of the Brothers Grimm and colorful patterns for amigurumi, or Japanese crochet stuffed dolls.
Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales not only provides patterns, but a retelling of each story using the finished dolls. Inside you will find Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk and even long-haired Rapunzel. The instructions for the dolls are clear, if you’re well versed in crochet ,and provide step by step points. For a beginner, some of the patterns may prove a bit more challenging. Let’s be real; the most complicated thing I’ve been able to crochet myself is a granny square. However, if you’ve moved past basic blanket elements, the book gives you great tips and pointers for working in the round, stuffing the doll, measurements, and making sure you’re finishing beautifully.
The finished projects make great gifts for younger folks and lovers of fairy tales.
Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales is available now from Dover Publications.