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The only thing cuter than a teddy bear in a sweater is a teddy bear in a sweater that you made just for him!
CROCHET FOR BEARS TO WEAR
More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends
By Amy O’Neill Houck
Playing dress-up is a timeless tradition that continues to be a cherished hobby for children around the world. Whether your child wants the perfect outfit for Teddy to go to the beach in or wants their doll to don their favorite sports team’s jersey, CROCHET FOR BEARS TO WEAR: More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends (Potter Craft; on-sale 4/13/2010; $16.99) is that irresistible guide that will keep all their favorite toys in style.
With more than 20 cozy garments and cute accessories, from a baseball jersey, cap, bat, and ball (page 25) to a sundress and basket just perfect for the berry-picking patch (page 33), these projects are designed with more in mind than just creating a wardrobe for a beloved teddy bear or doll. It’s also a guide to favorite crochet techniques and garment constructions, such as seamless top-down crochet, ribbing, unusual starts and finishes, amigurumi, and lots of lace. In addition, you will be able to adapt each pattern in the book to complement bears of different sizes, other stuffed toys, and even young children.
Because these projects are small and portable, readers can experiment with these techniques and styles without a huge time commitment, and even beginning crocheters will be able to work up many projects in just a day or two. Instructions on measuring, along with customization sidebars, make it easy for readers to quickly adopt the necessary techniques and also learn how to make adjustments for the perfect fit for their toys.
So instead of purchasing expensive toy clothing at the store or (gasp!) letting your teddy go bare, pick up CROCHET FOR BEARS TO WEAR and start crafting these fun teddy fashions today!
About the Author:
Writer and designer AMY O’NEILL HOUCK is known for her stylish patterns, attention to detail, and knack for fun-to-make crochet constructions. She is a co-editor at the UK magazine Inside Crochet. She produces a popular line of patterns, and her crochet designs have been featured in numerous books and on the covers of the most popular crochet magazines. Her blog, thehookandi.com, receives more than 10,000 unique visitors per month. She makes her home in Cordova, Alaska.
CROCHET FOR BEARS TO WEAR: More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends
By Amy O’Neill Houck
On-sale April 13, 2010; 978-0-307-46212-1; $16.99