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Long-Legged Friends
Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle
by Hisako Okawa, Shizue Okawa
$16.99
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.6
ISBN: 9781449417512
Publication Date: 9/11/2012
Pages: 88

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An irresistible Japanese craft book full of photos, illustrations, and 20 crochet patterns to make adorably understated long-legged stuffed animals.


What started with the simple, adorable designs that a grandmother, Hisako, made to amuse her grandchildren quickly built a following in Japan, and Long-Legged Friends was born.

For the first time in English, the 20 charming crochet projects in this irresistible book will amuse and delight crafters and collectors, and adults and children alike. In addition to easy-to-follow patterns for these cute, contemporary, elegant, understated, black-and-white stuffed animals, you'll also find whimsical illustrations and photos of the dolls in playful poses. There are even a few accessories to make.

The projects include: 
  • A black rabbit with white spots, and a white rabbit with black spots—as well as a pattern for their tiny rabbit shoes!
  • A trio of cuddly bouclé poodles
  • A fully accessorized bear, equipped with shoes, a matching hat and scarf, and even a little purse
  • A lanky hen and her baby chicks
  • A long-limbed piglet
Author Bio

Hisako is a crochet enthusiast and grandmother from Japan.

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