Craft your own whimsical world with these wonderful crochet patterns!
Louise Tyler has selected some of her favorite fairytales and recreated them as charming miniature crochet figures. From Snow White to Sleeping Beauty, and Red Riding Hood to Hansel and Gretel, all the best-known and loved tales are here. Not only can you make the key characters, but also scenes to go with them. Where would Jack be without his beanstalk? Or Cinderella without her pumpkin carriage or white mice footmen? Discover, too, everything that you’ll find in an enchanted forest—snow-capped fir trees, toadstool houses, a fairy ring, and even a scary dragon! Some of the patterns can also be adapted for practical use: find out how to transform Rapunzel’s tower into a needle case, or a fairy ring into a pincushion. As well as the crochet patterns, you'll find out how to put pieces together and add extra details using appliqué and decorative stitches—and all you need to know is covered in a helpful techniques section. Plus, the small scale of these delightful pieces makes them quick to complete and perfect for using up scraps of yarn, fabric, and trimmings.
Louise Tyler originally trained in knitwear design, and went on to work in retail for brands such as Burberry and Harvey Nichols, as well as teaching part-time and volunteering at Hove Museum as an assistant to the craft office. After the birth of her three daughters, she took a step back from more formal work, but continued crafting at home. She now teaches crochet classes and runs artist and maker events in her hometown. 'Fairytale Crochet' is her first book. The author is based in Worthing, West Sussex, UK.