This week I checked out How to Crochet Animals: Farm: 25 Mini Menagerie Patterns by Kerry Lord and I’m going to share my review with you so you know what it’s all about.
Thank you to Lark Crafts who provided this book to me free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
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If you like to crochet amigurumi toys then you may already be familiar with the name Kerry Lord. Kerry released the ever popular Edward’s Menagerie book in 2014 and has since gone on to publish multiple amigurumi pattern books. How to Crochet Animals: Farm is one of the latest releases by Kerry Lord and it contains 25 crochet animal patterns for farm animals. How to Crochet Animals: Farm contains the patterns for many popular farm animals as well as some animals that you may not immediately think of when you hear the words Farm Animals. The animals contained in the book are:
|Mole||Dorset Down Sheep|
|Border Collie||Shire Horse|
As in the last Kerry Lord book that I reviewed, How to Crochet Animals: Wild, this book starts off with talking about essential tools and yarn, which is of course, Toft yarn. Just like Wild, this book touches on the gauge aspect of amigurumi toys but doesn’t provide enough detail to be of much use to new crocheters. The rest of the resources in the book are clear and well-laid out.
The patterns in How to Crochet Animals: Farm are easy to understand and follow along. This book is laid out in the same manner as How to Crochet Animals: Wild, where technique instructional pages are added with the patterns to illustrate them as they are introduced in the patterns. It’s great if you are planning on following the book from beginning to end but if you plan to go straight for the patterns you’re interested in making first and jumping about the book, just keep that in mind and consult the index in the back of the book should you need help.
How to Crochet Animals: Farm is one of multiple books in a series under the “How to Crochet Animals” title by Kerry Lord. There are also Ocean, Pets and Wild animal books. I have already reviewed Wild and you can check it out HERE. Overall I felt the book was a well-written resource that is accessible to a variety of skill levels.
If you’re interested in buying a copy of How to Crochet Animals: Farm by Kerry Lord, you can check it out HERE.
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