Fairytale Crochet is a lovely amigurumi craft book by Louise Tyler that celebrates the classic fairy tales that all of us are familiar with. It is a unique crochet book because it provides us with more than just the main characters of a story but also all of the accessories, etc. that you need to create an entire play set for each fairy tale.
One Crochet Story Example
Just one example of a full crochet play set that you might complete using this book is the story of Little Red Riding Hood. This book includes crochet patterns for Red herself, along with her hooded cape, a removable apron, and a basket filled with little cherry cakes but it also includes crochet patterns for the Big Bad Wolf (with waistcoat and removable top hat and scarf and also the Woodcutter and his ax, of course). So if you were to crochet all of these characters and their accessories, you would have a full playset to recreate a lot of the story in play. What a great gift to give the children in your life who love these classic fairy tales!
In addition to Little Red Riding Hood, the fairytales included in this crochet pattern collection are:
- Hansel and Gretel
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Elves and the Shoemaker
- The Enchanted Forest
- The Frog Prince
Any one of these stories is fun to create on its own. For example, it’s a joy to make the castle for Rapunzel with her long golden crochet braid trailing down it for her prince! And who could resist making each of the adorable little seven dwarfs? The fact that all of these have been collected into just one book is really impressive. It makes me smile to flip through the pages of this book, even before making any of the items, because it brings back memories of reading these stories first as a child and then to other children in my life as I grew older.
Make a Crochet Display
This book is great if you want to make a crochet play set for children. Kids would love to bring the old fairy tales to life with their own versions that they can act out using the crochet characters you create for them. But of course, you don’t have to have children to enjoy fairytales. You could also make these crochet patterns into a display for a themed party or home decor display no matter what age you and your guests might be! If you know someone’s favorite fairy tale, you could make these as a gift set to surprise them and bring back that feeling of wonder from childhood. However you use the patterns in this book, making them should be both easy and enjoyable.