Here’s a unique take on crochet with a collection of projects that are murderously macabre rather than the usual cute and cuddly.
If you are bored of cute and sweet crochet, then you will love Nicki Trench’s gruesome, spooky and downright disturbing collection of zombies, witches, murderers, and more. There are four chapters of characters who have committed all kinds of unforgivable deeds. The first chapter, ‘Scary Families’, has creepy relatives who definitely believe that blood is thicker than water, such as the Queen of the Vampires, complete with felt crown and lace detailing. In ‘Famous Scaries’, meet classic characters like the Headless Horseman, who has crocheted blood spurting from his neck, and his horse Hades, made in jet black yarn. ‘The Living Dead’ is a creepy mix of werewolves, witches and the clinically insane, while the ‘Deathly Companions’ chapter has murderous villains and even a shrunken head. As well as crocheting your own cast of scary characters, you will find patterns for accessories including the spider bag complete with eight legs. At the back of the book is a comprehensive techniques section explaining all you need to know, which makes the projects suitable for any level.
|Publisher:||Ryland Peters & Small|
|Edition description:||US Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. As well as teaching, lecturing and feature writing on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating and hen keeping, she is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK’s leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Her most recent books include Creating Your Garden Farm and 201 Knitting Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas, both published by CICO Books. Nicki also runs Dancing Hens (www.dancinghens.com), a craft studio. The author lives in Radlett, UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a Christmas gift for my sister, and she LOVES it!! Already has a mental list of which ones she wants to make for everybody!! ;o). We love the fact that it's not only crochet, but you get to embellish the little guys with fabric, etc.