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Crochet Taxidermy Book by Taylor Hart

Crochet taxidermy is a bit tongue-in-cheek, giving a whimsical, colorful spin to the tough sport of hunting and offering an animal-friendly alternative to decorating your home. I remember first seeing it a few years ago from artist Shauna Richardson, followed by other artists. It’s become more mainstream, now, with crochet taxidermy patterns available online. And you’ll find 30 of these patterns in the beautiful, fun book by Taylor Hart.

Crochet Stories (book reviews and GIVEAWAY)

Dover has a series of books called Crochet Stories that combine the sharing of popular stories with amigurumi crochet patterns for the characters in those books. Each of these books is really adorable. The stories are well-known and offer nostalgia for many readers. The characters are inspired, creative and yet easy-to-make. The books offer a great opportunity for a crafter to read the stories to children and also give them their own handcrafted versions of the characters so that they can act out what they hear.

Charming Short Films Featuring Magical Crochet Characters

I have just discovered the short films of KONDO Yuichi on Vimeo. The two shown here are Japanese language films with English subtitles that tell charming stories with a crochet doll as a main character. These films combine human characters with amigurumi with the same ease that they combine stunning landscape shots with close-up detailed images. These films are beautiful, adorable, heart-touching and charming.