“Wow!” was my first response to this brilliant new crochet book! If you love crochet and your favourite projects are cute toys or adorable animals, this book has an unbelievable number of animal crochet patterns to choose from! They all have unique personalities too – so get ready to spend some time with a suave rhino, a lovesick elephant and a chivalrous tiger…
There are no less than 40 animal crochet patterns in Edward’s Menagerie, so you certainly won’t be stuck for choice! From monkeys, giraffes and koalas to donkeys, hedgehogs, foxes and aardvarks, this really is a menagerie of animals not to be missed. Whether you’re looking for a lovable bunny, an intelligent panda, a friendly zebra, an eccentric squirrel or a cool cat, you’ll find the perfect pattern – and so much more!
The range of animal crochet patterns isn’t the only great thing about this book. The designs have been cleverly organised by skill level: all of the patterns in ‘level 1’ are made in a single yarn colour and only use chain, slip stitch and double crochet; the animals in ‘level 2’ require basic colour changing; and the designs in ‘level 3’ involve complex colour changing and advanced crochet stitches. The techniques section in the book is really comprehensive and includes photos of each stage to accompany the instructions, so there’s no need to feel daunted if you’re a beginner.
All of the patterns can be made up in four different sizes, from pocket-sized pals to giant cuddly toys, simply by changing the size of crochet hook and type of yarn used. Choose a fine 4ply (sport) yarn to make the smallest or create huge versions with chunky (bulky) yarn (see more on yarn weights). All of the patterns use British crochet terminology, but US conversions are included to suit your preference.
With the basic techniques under your belt, and loads of inspiration, there’s nothing to stop you from creating your own unique animal crochet patterns! So, go ahead and have fun experimenting with these – the patterns in the book alone will keep you busy for a while!
To take a closer look at some of the animal crochet patterns inside Edward’s Menagerie, watch our video:
Order your copy of Edward’s Menagerie now to be one of the first to receive this fantastic new book! If you try any of the animal crochet patterns, share your creations on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #edsanimals – the photos can all be seen in our Project Gallery! If you’re new to crochet, browse our other crochet books or download our FREE Crochet Stitches for Beginners eBook.
Do you love animal crochet patterns? Which is your favourite crocheted character from the book? Post photos of your crochet animals on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #edsanimals, or upload them to our Project Gallery!