|Easy Crochet Critters Pattern Booklet|
Vanna's Choice: "Easy Crochet Critters" is a crochet pattern booklet from Lion Brand Yarn. It is part of the Leisure Arts Little Books series.
Easy Crochet Critters has patterns for ten (10) Amigurumi designs. I have made each of the animals in this booklet; some of them several times.
Each critter can be crocheted with 4-ply worsted weight yarn using a size G crochet hook. The pattern booklet lists the finished size of each animal, but this can vary depending upon the size of the crochet hook you decide to use (I often use an F hook) and whether your crochet style is looser or tighter.
Each animal is completed with fiberfill stuffing and safety craft eyes (or embroidered eyes, if desired). Other features, such as nose and mouth are usually embroidered with a small amount of yarn.
|Little Amigurumi Lion|
Little Lion, pictured on the cover of this booklet, is a roly-poly ball of fun with his embroidered face and crocheted mane. He hardly ever roars and is usually a quiet playmate for a child. He measures a roly-poly 4 x 4 inches when finished and stuffed.
|Luke the Plush Lion on Etsy|
He's perfect for fans of zoo and jungle animals and gets along well with other plush animals in the toybox!
|Little Amigurumi Giraffe|
This Little Amigurumi Giraffe turns out so sweet with such a cute face. I made mine in yellow with orange spots. The pattern for little giraffe states he stands 8 inches tall. Mine came out a bit larger with the body 5 inches long, plus his little tail, and he stands 9" tall.
|Jellyroll Giraffe on Etsy|
I named my version of this little giraffe, Jellyroll. This handmade plush toy sweet little giraffe got his name from the fact that instead of 'shoots and leaves', his favorite food is a big plump Jellyroll.
He also loves children and would prefer to live in a child's playroom instead of outside with all those tall giraffes since he's only about 9 inches tall (if you count the horns on top of his head).
|Little Amigurumi Seal|
Since this is a plush animal, it can be made in any color you desire.
|Baby Harp Seal on Etsy|
While Harp Seals can grow to over 5 feet long and weigh between 115 and 180 lbs. This little crocheted replica is only 7 inches long and sits 5 inches high, weighing about 2 ounces . A much better size for a child to cuddle :) Harp Seals have a white coat at birth to help them blend in with the ice and keep them safe.
|Little Amigurumi Walrus|
I named my plush toy walrus Wendy, a wonderfully winsome Walrus who will wind her way into your heart. :)
Wendy Walrus is a soft yarn toy who measures 7 inches long and about 4 inches wide (not counting her flippers). She's filled with a soft new fiberfil. Wendy Walrus would love to have a cuddle and a hug from a child who loves sea animals.
Ready-Made Crochet Critters
The giraffe, lion, seal and walrus crocheted critters shown here are all handmade by me and are currently available in my Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts.
Many More Plush Animals to Crochet
There are a total of ten (10) Amigurumi plush animal patterns available in this booklet Easy Crochet Critters!
The Easy Crochet Critters Pattern Book
|Vanna's Choice: easy crochet CRITTERS|
Besides the pattern instructions for all ten crocheted critters, the back of the booklet has general instructions for abbreviations used and hints and tips for finishing your creations. Basic stitches and techniques are also included.
Published in 2009 for Lion Brand Yarn Company, this inexpensive little pattern booklet will give you many hours of crochet pleasure and a whole menagerie of cute plush animals.
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Posts Featuring Some of These Crochet Critters
The cute amigurumi seal and his friend the plush walrus are featured in my blog post Two Seals and a Walrus ~ Plush Marine Animals in Crochet.
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*Easy Crochet Critters pattern booklet is Reviewed by Wednesday Elf
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