Edward's Menagerie: Birds
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Edward's Menagerie: Birds : Over 40 soft toy patterns for crochet birds

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Be prepared for forty fine-feathered friends to fly off your hook and put their feet up on your coffee table. Kerry Lord's Edward's Menagerie was a runaway success and now she's back with Birds. You'll be happy as a lark as your crochet your way through this colourful collection of birds, including a bashful Flamingo, romance-writing Owl and a politically incorrect Pheasant. Read all about these kooky characters, their adorations and aversions, daydreams and delusions, then crochet them for everyone you know friends and family. Each bird can be crocheted in four different sizes making over 160 different pattern possibilities - so pick your first project and get started! The patterns use basic stitches, are grouped by difficulty and include step-by-step technical guides for beginners, so there's no excuse to chicken out. These loveable birds are quick to make using a supersoft yarn in a sophisticated colour palette, and will become your best friends as their larger-than-life personalities and easy-to-use techniques get their claws into you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 7.62mm | 476.27g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 144630602X
  • 9781446306024
  • 58,055

Table of contents

Introduction
Yarn and Other Materials
Bird patterns (subject to change)

1. Snowy Owl
2. Long-eared Owl
3. Barn Owl
4. Emperor Penguin
5. Rockhopper Penguin
6. Humboldt Penguin
7. Silkie Hen
8. Classic Red Hen
9. Classic Rooster
10. Cockatoo
11. Puffin
12. Bald Eagle
13. Ostrich
14. Macaw
15. Seagull
16. Robin
17. Swan
18. Kingfisher
19. Peacock
20. Flamingo
21. Turkey
22. Kiwi
23. Pelican
24. Toucan
25. Mallard
26. Jay
27. Blue Footed Booby
28. Woodpecker
29. Love Bird
30. Budgie
31. Dove
32. Wood Pigeon
33. Dodo
34. Pheasant
35. Vulture
36. Cassowary
37. Stork
38. Blue tit
39. Magpie
40. Hummingbird

Technicals (Stitches, Stuffing, Troubleshooting)
Endmatter
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Review quote

"This book is a hoot! (Pun intended...) Let me start by saying that I'm not naturally a fan of amigurumi, but this book by Kerry Lord may change all that. Just one perusal of this beautifully designed book--dedicated to the author's sweet little boy, Edward--has reminded me of just how much I do love birds and that perhaps this book will have me covered on more than a few Christmas gifts!" --Bonnie Bay Crochet

"Edward's Menagerie-Birds has some of the most adorable toy birds that I have ever seen! There are 40 different types of birds, each with their own personality! The author put a tremendous amount of detail into each bird pattern, which makes them all adorable in their own way." --The Stitchin' Mommy
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About Kerry Lord

Kerry Lord is the designer and founder of the TOFT Alpaca Shop, a modern British knitwear company offering exclusive knitting and crochet patterns, alpaca yarns and workshops. TOFT takes British alpaca fleece from their own Alpaca flock and from elsewhere in the UK. Their fashion-led designs are available as both 'ready to wear' and 'ready to knit'. TOFT studio also hosts a full programme of knitting workshops and other textile courses for people to learn to knit from scratch, but also to develop advanced techniques.
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40 ratings
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5 65% (26)
4 22% (9)
3 10% (4)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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