Crocheted Bears

Crocheted Bears

Paperback Twenty to Make

By (author) Val Pierce

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 210mm x 6mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844486338
  • ISBN 13: 9781844486335
  • Illustrations note: 45 colour
  • Sales rank: 111,204

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Crochet 20 little bears and dress them up in a wonderful range of colourful outfits that will delight both adults and children alike. All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple crocheted bear, approximately 12cm (4A in) tall, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book. The bears have a firm texture and are made in a stable, seated position. There are 20 unique bears to choose from, each with its own crocheted outfit, and of course all of the characters can be adapted by simply changing the colours used or by 'mixing and matching' the various items iof clothing and accessories. Build up a collection of your own handmade bears, or create gorgeous, personalised gifts for your friends and family to suit any occasion.

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Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire.

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Choose from 20 unique bears to crochet with this book that not only shows how to make the bears, but also cute little outfits for them to wear. All the bears are based on the same simple crocheted bear which is approximately 12cm in height. Readers can build up a collection of their own handmade bears, or offer them to family and friends as loveable gifts - great for small children in particular.-Craft Business Young or old, teddies have a wide ranging appeal. With this delightful book you can crochet 20 cute teds and mix and match the crocheted outfits to create your own little character. All the projects are based on the same simple teddy, which stands 12cm or 4in tall. At this size it won't take you long to crochet up a collection for yourself or to send out in little packages to friends and family. Crochet beginners should find it easy to complete the bear, and if you're more advanced you can even make adjustments to the basic pattern to make it more your own. Then it's on to the togs, which include a pink party dress, angel wings and a twinkling halo.-Knit Today Teddy bears have been around, as this book reminds us, for over a hundred years and aren't going to wane in popularity anytime soon. Here are twenty of them all expressing their individuality in this useful book. This is the sort of title that is ideal for anybody with lots of small presents to make, whether to adorn a Christmas tree, hand out as prizes at a party or sell for charity. Firstly discover how to make the basic bear body (4" (10cm) high) and then dress it up in twenty different guises. There are wedding bears, elf, angel and fairy for Christmas, a dancing bear, bears with different hobbies such as swimming or keep fit and of course a panda (my favorite). Each project tells you what you need to buy and how to make the crocheted accessories and garments as well as the variations to the basic body. There is a full page photograph showing you what the finished item ought to look like, and in some cases a close-up of part of the bear as well. This is not a book of toys for babies and small children, these are more intended as ornaments than playthings but anybody with a bit of crochet know-how is sure to know how to render them safe for smaller folk to enjoy as well. This book might have a small format, but it is large in usefulness.-Myshelf.com