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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 August 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921535
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Series: Aardman
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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Crochet


Create 12 iconic characters in amigurumi by Sarah-Jane Hicks & Aardman

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Book Description

Take up your hook and with the expert guidance of crochet and amigurumi expert Sarah-Jane Hicks, recreate the wonderful world of Aardman Animations' beloved twosome, Wallace & Gromit! 

Taking inspiration from the short films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, crochet eight of the key characters from these ripping yarns; 'props' including the Cooker and Rocket from A Grand Day Out; and sheep from A Close Shave. You can also make the characters' accessories and costumes!

These include: Gromit's raincoat and sou'wester from The Wrong Trousers, Shaun the Sheep's trademark woolly jumper (from A Close Shave), and master criminal Feathers McGraw's 'cunning disguise'...

Sarah-Jane Hicks introduces the key crochet techniques required to make up the characters, then features the patterns required with images of the finished works, all enhanced with stills from the films they appear in.

Featured characters include: Wallace, Gromit, Feathers McGraw, Shaun the Sheep, Wendolene Ramsbottom, Piella Bakewell, Preston the cyberdog and Fluffles the poodle.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials & tools 8

Abbreviations 8

Useful stitches and techniques 10

The projects 24

Wallace 26, Wallace in his overalls 34, Wallace's baker's outfit 40, Gromit (upright) 46, Gromit's raincoat 52, Gromit (all fours) 58, Feathers McGraw 62, Shaun the Sheep 70, Sheep 74, Wendolene Ramsbottom 78, Preston 86, Preston (cyberdog) 90, Piella Bakewell 96, Fluffles 104, Cooker 110, Rocket 116, Techno-Trousers 122

About the Author

About Sarah-Jane Hicks

Sarah-Jane Hicks has always enjoyed crochet and crafting in her spare time. She was taught to crochet as a child by her mum and grandmother. Previously she worked as a tax adviser and is now a freelance crochet designer. She has had patterns published in various popular craft and crochet magazines, and has over 113K followers on her Instagram account: @flo_and_dot

Sarah-Jane lives in Norfolk, UK. Her first book for Search Press, Amigurumi Christmas, has sold over 17.5k copies since publication in 2020; Sarah-Jane's most recent title, All-New Twenty to Make Animal Granny Squares, was published in 2022 and has already sold almost 5,000 copies in the UK.

For more information, visit Sarah-Jane's blog: www.floanddot.blogspot.com

About Aardman

For almost 50 years, Aardman has entertained and charmed the world, creating much loved characters and bringing unforgettable stories to life. 

Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their animating partnership at school. In 1972 they registered the name Aardman Animations. After graduating, they moved to Bristol in 1976 where they produced their first professional production, creating Morph for the children’s programme 'Take Hart'.

Aardman is proudly based in Bristol, UK, a city with a rich creative culture.

The Bookseller's Circle

Wallace and Gromit are among Britains most beloved characters. Who among us didnt grow up watching A Grand Day Out? And now, thanks to crochet master Sarah-Jane Hicks, you can make these classic characters out of yarn! With a cast of characters to crochet, plus a whole load of props and outfits, this book is the definitive guide to making your very own amigurumi of the nations favourites!

Inside Crochet, Issue 160

A real treat for Wallace and Gromit fans, Sarah-Jane Hicks' latest book takes inspiration from the short films and includes patterns to make eight of the lead characters, including Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Preston the Cyberdog, plus accessories such as Gromit's raincoat and sou'wester from The Wrong Trousers.

Issue 141

Break out the crochet hooks and cheese with the new book Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Crochet, you can stitch mini models of Wallace, Gromit, Shaun and other characters from Aardmans famous Wallace & Gromit stop-motion films. All 12 projects are designed by Sarah-Jane Hicks and contain full-colour step-by-step photos. 

Oh Sew Bootiful

As a child who grew up loving Wallace and Gromit, and now with my own children who really enjoy it, I couldn't wait to crochet some of my own characters. The Wallace and Gromit Cracking Crochet book by Sarah-Jane Hicks is a great book taking you step-by-step through making 12 different classic characters.

It includes a guide for materials and tools, instructions for the stitches and techniques that are used, then leads on to the instructions for each character. The whole book is written in a clear and detailed way, with lots of beautiful photos of both the projects, plus iconic scenes from the animation which make the book really visually pleasing to use.

It really is a 'Cracking' book and I can't wait to get stuck in!

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