Amigurumi Style Crochet

Make Betty & Bert and dress them in vintage inspired crochet doll’s clothes and accessories

Cara Medus

Crochet Betty, an amigurumi-style doll, with patterns for her fifties outfits ranging from shopping to movie-going. There's a detailed explanation of how to make the basic doll Betty, and also her cute cat Bert.
Date Published :
October 2020
Publisher :
White Owl
Series :
Crafts
Illustration :
150 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526747273
Pages : 136
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
-
+
$19.95

Overview
-

Crochet Betty, an amigurumi-style doll, with patterns for her fifties outfits ranging from shopping to movie-going. There’s a detailed explanation of how to make the basic doll Betty, and also her cute cat Bert. Each section has patterns for a selection of stylish removable garments and accessories on a fifties theme, with a few added extras for Bert too. Come with Betty as she channels her inner Audrey Hepburn at the movies, or takes off on holiday in the glamorous footsteps of Grace Kelly.

About The Author
-

Cara Medus has made and drawn things for as long as she can remember, but has been seriously crocheting for about 10 years. She became technical editor on 'Simply Crochet' magazine when it launched in 2013, and loved the geeky side of crochet; patterns, charts, numbers, you name it!

Cara now freelances for 'Simply Crochet' and as a crochet designer, and develops training material for crochet designers and tech editors. She often designs garments, but has enjoyed a recent return to amigurumi, as she is more able to match this with her love of illustration. It’s been a joy for Cara to discover Betty and Bert for this book //or book title// and launch them on some new adventures!

Cara lives in Bristol with her husband and sons where she does a bit of singing, yoga and coffee-drinking on the side.

REVIEWS
-

This little slip of a book from crochet designer Medus will delight crafters. Using the Japanese style of amigurumi, which involves “working in a spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch,” Medus presents plans for creating two dolls, Betty, a “1950s housewife, stylish to a tee” and her cat, Bert, along with accessories for both. Crocheters should have intermediate to advanced skills and experience with amigurumi before tackling either project. Bert, in particular, requires considerable coordination and crafting-savvy. His accessories couldn’t be cuter, or at times, more daunting to source —to make his collar, for instance, crocheters will have to secure jump rings from a jewelry supplier and a miniature toy bell, among other supplies. Medus provides shortcuts that make creating Betty somewhat easier. Betty can don one everlasting hairstyle instead of several removable ones, and crocheters can choose to make Betty’s undergarments removable (more difficult), or just switch colors and crochet the bra and panty set directly onto Betty’s form. It’s this attention to detail that makes the book enjoyable.

- Publishers Weekly

More from this publisher