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How to Crochet: OCEAN Mini Menagerie book by Kerry Lord

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  • Dive into this collection of 25 miniature animal crochet patterns from Kerry Lord, founder of TOFT yarn brand, and her Edward’s Menagerie. All your favourite sea life – a turtle, an octopus and even an adorable penguin – are just waiting to be created.

    Learn to crochet with clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions that take you from the very beginning and introduce new techniques as you turn the pages. Crocheting is a relaxing and mindful hobby, and you can spread some joy with these fun, quick and easy projects.

    Each one of these finished projects sits around 7cm tall and can be made using just 25g of DK yarn (we recommend Nikkim by Vinnis Colours.

    Inside OCEAN you will find the patterns to make the following 25 mini animals: Jellyfish, Sardine, Octopus , Urchin, Pufferfish, Squid, Starfish, Turtle, Crab, Sea Slug, Lobster, Hermit Crab, Seahorse, Prawn, Pelican, Ray, Shark, Blue Whale, Narwhal, Sea Snake, Hammerhead Shark, Clownfish, Mackerel, Penguin and Conch Shell.

  • Paperback:
    112 pages

    Dimensions:
    20.7 x 1.6 x 20.8 cm

    Publisher:
    Pavilion Books (3 Sept. 2020)

  • Kerry Lord - TOFT
     
    I believe in only using the best quality natural materials in order to deliver stunning results with maximum pleasure and ease throughout the making process. With a growing young family and expanding business, I find myself increasingly busy and so more than ever when I do grab time to make just for me, I want to ensure that the finished results will be super-soft, supple and long-lasting.
     
    I have always been motivated by the process itself of creating something with simply 250 metres and a pointy tool. The sense of satisfaction at the completion of a project is second to none, not to mention the psychological advantages to unwinding with a good ball of wool and with your hands engaged in creating.
     
    I established TOFT in order to share my knowledge and enthusiasm of the making process, and to show others just how easy it is.  I accidentally designed ‘Edward’s Menagerie’ while attempting to make toys for my over-due unborn son.  As a beginner crocheter very familiar with yarn and knitting needles, but very unfamiliar with this new craft, I rapidly discovered a seriously addictive hobby. Motivated by the feedback from other people when seeing my creations for the first time – first an elephant, and then a bunny - a whole new side to TOFT was born at the same time I became a new mum.     
     
    #edsanimals are perfect for both complete beginners and the more experienced crafter. Each critter is fast to make and because the patterns following
    a limited number of stitches and techniques, it doesn’t take long before you find you can make them without too much concentration. The only warning I will give you is just how addictive making these characterful critters is! Half the people you show them to will want you to teach them how to crochet and the other half will want you to make them one (or a dozen)!

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