Long-Legged Friends: Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle

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An irresistible Japanese craft book full of photos, illustrations, and 20 crochet patterns to make adorably understated long-legged stuffed animals.

What started with the simple, adorable designs that a grandmother, Hisako, made to amuse her grandchildren quickly built a following in Japan, and Long-Legged Friends was born.

For the first time in English, the 20 charming crochet projects in this irresistible book will amuse and delight crafters ...

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Overview

An irresistible Japanese craft book full of photos, illustrations, and 20 crochet patterns to make adorably understated long-legged stuffed animals.

What started with the simple, adorable designs that a grandmother, Hisako, made to amuse her grandchildren quickly built a following in Japan, and Long-Legged Friends was born.

For the first time in English, the 20 charming crochet projects in this irresistible book will amuse and delight crafters and collectors, and adults and children alike. In addition to easy-to-follow patterns for these cute, contemporary, elegant, understated, black-and-white stuffed animals, you'll also find whimsical illustrations and photos of the dolls in playful poses. There are even a few accessories to make.

The projects include: 

  • A black rabbit with white spots, and a white rabbit with black spots—as well as a pattern for their tiny rabbit shoes!
  • A trio of cuddly bouclé poodles
  • A fully accessorized bear, equipped with shoes, a matching hat and scarf, and even a little purse
  • A lanky hen and her baby chicks
  • A long-limbed piglet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449417512
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,092,591
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Hisako is a crochet enthusiast and grandmother from Japan.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    Long Legged Cuties!

    I’m familiar with the Japanese craft of crocheting cute animals, which is known as amigurumi, and in Long-Legged Friends, the mother and daughter team take it in a new direction. They designed a darling poodle, bird, pig, rabbit and others and I loved how, in addition to the eight animals, there are mini versions of each, appropriately called “little ones”. There are hand drawn instructions and diagrams, and basic crochet techniques. If you find it easier to learn by watching, then I found youtube has a lot of helpful crochet tutorials that are easy to follow.

    The creatures are all completely adorable and are the perfect size for a child to cuddle and carry around with them and their long arms are ideal for giving kids a big hug! There’s even extra patterns in the back of Long-Legged Friends for traveling clothes to dress up the furry friends, including a scarf, hat and bag and adorable shoes!

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