Crocheted sisters Amelie and Mako and are ready for anything--a day at the beach, a birthday bash, a visit to the library--and their outfits are, too!
In this book, popular Japanese amigurumi
designer Miya takes you step-by-step through the doll-making process, showing you how to create two charming doll companions, their teddy bear pal Marron, and 63 miniature wardrobe additions--ranging from warm winter coats to delicate ballet slippers. This book is a pattern diary of outfits and accessories that you can make to dress up the two crocheted sisters and their small bear friend--Try out all the different kinds of dress-ups and have fun with style!
Clear visual instructions provide a pattern for each clothing item and accessory. A basic guide to the crochet stitches used in the book is included as a refresher to the symbols and stitch execution. Projects are given in both graphs and charts, as well as pictorial instructions.Mix-and-match doll clothing and accessories, including:
- Cozy, cold-weather wear for looking great on chilly days
- Chic pants, tops, berets, or straw hats for a market-day-in-Paris vibe
- Charming little tops, like a colorful ruffled tunic--great for a day at the beach
- Clothes for ballet, cheerleading, and dress-up (be a flight attendant--or dance a hula!)
- Tote bags, evening bags, and shoulder bags--you can never have too many!
- And much more!
But you don't have to stop here! Handmade toys open up a whole new world for creativity. With this book as a guide, you can create crochet dolls whose colors and features celebrate diversity or design wardrobes based on specific interests. With the inspiration provided in this book, you can do it all. Let it be your springboard to fostering many hours of gentle, creative--and fashion-forward--playtime. Best suited for those with some foundational crochet experience, or ability to follow a pattern given in graphs, charts, and pictorial instructions.About the Author:
A prolific writer on the subject of small crochet items, Miya
started making Amigurumi dolls during her pregnancy in 2001, and has been creating designs that give a sense of story ever since. She shares her designs in books, magazines, greeting cards and more. She conducts classes and workshops in Japan, especially in Saitama prefecture where she lives.