Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dinosaur Amigurumi !!!
Know someone who likes dinosaurs and cute crochet stuffed animals? Maybe that someone is you (or me). Here’s a book for the crafty dinosaur lover, Dinosaur Amigurumi. Designer Justyna Kacprzak created patterns for 14 different dinosaurs, including the one for the Tyrannosaurus Rex I made.
The pattern was fairly simple to follow, divided into the different parts of the dinosaur. There are lots of photos of the finished toy from many different angles. This really helped with visualizing where I was in the pattern and how it should look. The photos are kind of small though. I wish they were bigger.
I picked Vanna’s Choice Prints in Purple Mist for my T-rex. A little Barney-ish, I know. I underestimated how much yarn I would need. I had one skein. Turns out I needed more. By the time I got to his arms, I knew I was in trouble. I had to improvise and make them smaller. His arms are a bit stubby, but, hey, he’s a T-rex!
A description of each dinosaur would have been a nice addition, but I guess I can Google that if so inclined. That’s my only complaint. Of the 14 dinosaurs, I’m sure dino fans can find a favorite.
Justyna Kacprzak also sells mini dinosaur patterns in her Etsy shop.
Thanks to Dover Publications via Netgalley for the review copy. All opinions are my own.