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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with a back flap
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219507
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £10.99

Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet

£10.99

75 projects to make your own mini world by Lesley Stanfield

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Book Description

75 beautiful butterflies, bugs, fruit, vegetables & other beasts to knit & crochet.

Expand your knit and crochet repertoire with this delightful menagerie of miniature bugs and beasts: from creepy crawlies and weird wrigglers to beautiful butterflies and splendid metallic dragonflies. Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts — or to decorate your gift wrap and greeting cards — and to collect as a creative display piece.
Choose from winged insects and flying fancies, hanging horrors, cute ladybirds and perfect honeybees, tropical terrors and garden favourites.
Each critter is cross-referenced to a complete pattern or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing and yarn requirements. There are also helpful hints on creating iridescence and translucent wings. The books also includes leaves, flowers, shells and other elements from the natural world.

Table of Contents

Foreword/About this book 6

1 Before you begin 8

Materials and equipment 10
Crochet symbols 12
Abbreviations 14
Terminology and aftercare 15
Notes on knitting 16
Notes on crochet 18
Additional know-how 20

2 Directory 22

3 instructions 44

Knitted designs 46
Crochet designs 70

4 Projects 110

Project 1: Specimen butterflies 112
Project 2: Straw hat 114
Project 3: Tea cosy 116
Project 4: Coral necklace 118
Project 5: Goldfish 120
Project 6: Autumn colour 122
Project 7: Christmas dove 124

Index 126
Resources and credits 128

About the Author

About Lesley Stanfield

Lesley Stanfield is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who has worked on and for several women’s magazines. She lives and works in Whitstable. Previous publications include: The Encyclopedia of Knitting (Running Press) and The Essential Stitch Collection (Reader's Digest), both with Melody Griffiths, 150 Knitted Trims (St Martin's Press), and 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet (St Martin's Press).

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