The circus themed AmigurumiPatterns.net book is ready at last! Time to roll up and get your tickets to the greatest show in town because the Amigurumi Circus characters are putting up the Big Top and are more than eager to introduce themselves to you.
Let me show you a little picture of them all together to whet your appetite. Don’t they all look so cute!?
You can see Trudy, Trixie and Tricia, my trio of trapeze triplets, at the top centre and Diggory and Dave, my duo of dancing dogs, at bottom right. There are various other characters you would fully expect to find in the circus including the ringmaster, a clown, a unicycling parrot, a clumsy juggler and a cheeky little mouse that loves to eat as much popcorn as he can get his paws on.
I love this book so much! It’s bright and colorful and there are lots of clever little techniques used to make all of the accessories and outfits, it’s possible that even the most experienced amigurumist will learn a new trick or two when going through these pages. I know I did! There are lots of photos included of the less common techniques which makes it ridiculously easy to have a go at even the more complicated looking designs.
I did a lot of proofreading for this one, checking grammar and spellings etc. Getting stuck in was good fun as always – especially with my enthusiastic mouse helpers, who were very excited to see themselves in print!
They each grabbed a marker in their favorite colour and busied themselves scribbling notes and highlighting parts that needed changing…for a while anyway…as everyone knows that mice are easily bored and always need to be on the move.
It was rather difficult to keep them focused. These mice are prone to bouts of self admiration and when they saw their portraits printed so big they got quite carried away with it all, but I think they deserve a little moment now and again to congratulate themselves on making the audition to join the best amigurumi circus in the world. I’m rather proud of them if I may say so myself!
As sweet as they are, in the end it was easier to concentrate without their little shrieks of excitement and continual scurrying around in between the sheets of paper so I sent them off to practice their trapeze routine. Such a great way for them to use up all that nervous energy and it was nice to see them swinging about above my desk trying out new moves while I carried on reading through the whole manuscript, uninterrupted.
Diggory and Dave were equally impressed with their own book appearance. Although they might look like well trained and beautifully behaved young pups they still have their naughty moments and Diggory has been playing up this morning, refusing to get dressed in his outfit…
…until he caught sight of himself in the book, all togged up and looking so splendid in his performing clothes. That soon got him digging through the props trolley looking for his ruff, hat and cuffs while Dave settled down to have a good read of their mini story. Each of the thirteen characters in the book has their own tale to tell. Just a few lines is all it takes to make their individual personalities spring into life.
And now to remind you what super dedicated performers this lot can be when there are no big colourful books to distract them, here are all of my circus troupe at their professional best!
I love this book because of it’s sheer variety of styles – one of the great things that comes from working with many different designers. There is definitely something for everybody in there from tentative beginners (all stitches and basic techniques are explained with diagrams in the introductory pages) to advanced crochet addicts, and there’s something to suit all tastes too, though I must admit to having a soft spot for each and every character in this book.
If you’re keen to get your hands on a copy just click on the picture above and it will take you straight to the ordering page. It’s available at special pre-sale rates until June 25th 2016, so roll up, roll up and get your copies now! it’s a bargain at £14.95 for a paperback version, including postage worldwide, together with a PDF version so you can get crocheting straight away. Just over £1 a pattern. Wow!
I hope you like the book as much as I do! Happy circussy crocheting, sewing and playing to you all!