Hi everyone! Today’s book review is going to be on Stacey Trock’s second Amigurumi book titled Crocheted Softies. Comparing this book to her first book, which you can check out here, she has done another wonderful job in coming up with more adorable designs. With this book, the designs featured are animals from around the world. That is one of the things I admire about her most: she is always looking to do something different and outside-the-box. She is always innovative and looking for ways to keep things fresh and interesting.
Much like the first book, Stacey provides information about different stitches, yarn and yarn substitutes, and how to make child-safe eyes. She also has different yarn weights, a glossary of abbreviations, and resources where you can purchase different yarns and other materials towards the back of the book. Throughout the book, Stacey provides little tips to help you create each stuffed animal. Featured in the book are two different animals from each part of the world. For example, from Africa she features a cute giraffe and elephant. She even created two different aliens from outer space.
The pictures in this book are fantastic because I find that they stand out and are clear. They make you want to grab your crochet hook and starting making one of them right away. However, it’s hard to choose which one to make first because you will find you want to make them all. At least that’s how I would be.
What I love about Crocheted Softies is how well-written it is. Stacey makes it easy to create each of these animals by providing detailed instructions that are easy to follow. Most of the animals start off with a basic head and body shape, so once you have that, you can continue on with whatever animal you are making. These animals are also perfect for the child in your life as well as the inner child in you. I highly recommend checking Crocheted Softies out and discovering your next project. Again, between this and Stacey’s first book, there is an animal that everyone will want you to make.
To find out more information about Stacey Trock, please visit her website.
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