Saturday Review: Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom

imageGenThis is certainly the cutest and most adorable crochet book to land on my desk in recent months. I have loved exploring all the different animals and possibilities this new book offers. Published this month, Mini Crochet Creatures really does qualify for the  description “adorable”. It really is delightful, and if you think you can’t be charmed by tiny crochet then  take a “sneaky peek” inside the pages on Amazon. Even if you have never felt a desire to try crochet amigurumi before, this book might just change you mind!

Inside you’ll find clear photos, charts and written instructions to crochet 30 different tiny creatures. The book is divided into sections covering farm animals, woodland creatures, pets and many more. Whoever styled this book certainly has a sense of fun and each spread shows off the tiny creatures. I just can’t decide what I want to make first, although the sloth and hippo have proved very popular among my crochet pupils who are desperate to make them!


Lauren is a South African amigurumi designer and this is her first book, although you may have spotted her designs in crochet magazines or on social media. I am already thinking of all the possibilities these tiny creatures off, keyrings, charms, good luck mascots… or even just as a break for routine, these tiny projects are very protable and great for using up all your odds and ends. The features are added with pieces of felt or embroidery, so some skill with a needle will enhance the “cute factor” of your amigurumi. This is a book for all ages and all skill levels. Beginners may find the small pieces fiddly at first, but as you’re unlikely to want to stop after your first mini animal, you’ll get plenty of practice. Most definitely one for my wish list, I look forward to seeing more of Lauren’s imaginative crochet creatures – volume two please GMC?

Book details:

Published:  April 2018 at  £14.99

ISBN: 9781784943899

You find full details  and more images from the book on the GMC website.


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