With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns.
These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities.
Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
This is a crochet pattern to crochet Christmas dolls and ornaments for your Christmas Tree. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to read the pattern.
The Christmas dolls and decorations are easy to make. The pattern is written with U.S. crochet terms. You use single crochet stitches (= double crochet stitches in the UK) and double crochet (= treble crochet in the UK). You can use No 2 yarn (Sport, Baby) and a 3.25 mm hook (US: D/3.25, UK: 10).
Included are instructions for: a Snowman, Santa Claus, Christmas Cupcake, Deer, Gingerbread man, Penguin, Red Robin, Polar Bear, Christmas Sock, Star, Wreath and Heart.
You can make them bigger or smaller than my ornaments, without changing the pattern. The size of the ornaments depend on the size of crochet hook, thickness of yarn and how you stuff them; bigger hook and thicker yarn make bigger dolls, a doll stuffed tightly is bigger than a loose stuffed doll.
Size of Alice: 8.5" (21.5 cm).
The White Rabbit: 6" (15.5 cm) (Excluding ears).
The Cheshire Cat: 6.5" (16.5 cm).
The Mad Hatter is 8" (20 cm).