Crochet fantastic animal-themed blankets, pillows and more with this colourful collection of crochet animal blocks.
Using simple crochet intarsia and appliqué techniques you can stitch one block for a pillow front, book bag or toy bag, join four for a lap throw, nine for a child’s blanket or 16 for an adult blanket. Mix and match colours to create fun single animal-themed blankets, or mix them up for quirky multi-animal designs. There are so many variations the only limit is your imagination.
Following on from Ira Rott’s best-selling books Crochet Animal Rugs and Crochet Animal Slippers, this new collection will allow you to pair your favourite rugs and slippers with matching blankets too! The book features 16 main animal block designs for a panda, cat, dog, fox, raccoon, penguin, pig, sheep, koala, sloth, lion, hippo, cow, unicorn, bunny, and monkey plus additional ideas for using different parts of the patterns to create some new animals such as a bear and a horse. Many of the designs feature 3D elements including ears, fur, flowers, and bows, which give the blankets a lovely tactile quality.
The blocks can be pieced together and left with no border, alternatively, instructions are included to add a granny square border or a fancier lace shells border. Featuring in-depth advice on all the crochet techniques and making-up techniques, this comprehensive guide is beginner friendly and so much fun.