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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Crochet Stories: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Pat Olski, Lewis Carroll


Crochet Stories: 
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by Dover Publications





Goodreads synopsis: 
"A feast for crocheters and readers combined. Adorable and fun! 5 stars!" — The Thought Spot

Everyone should visit Wonderland, and these charming crocheted characters bring Lewis Carroll's enchanted kingdom to magical life. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced crocheters, this collection of eighteen patterns presents clear, well-illustrated instructions for creating imaginative renditions of personalities and props from the classic tale.

First and foremost is golden-haired Alice herself, both in her normal, child-sized form and also in a miniature version. Other characters include the White Rabbit, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar and his mushroom perch, the Dodo, the Mad Hatter and Dormouse, and the grinning Cheshire Cat. A variety of accessories consist of a tea pot and cups for the mad tea party; a flamingo mallet, hedgehog ball, and playing-card arch for a game of croquet; a rose bush with red and white blossoms; and a cake and bottle to provide Alice's transformations in size. Crocheters will delight in each of these whimsical patterns, and their handiwork will result in keepsake treasures.


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4 Stars

If you love to crochet amigurumi designs, this book is definitely for you. Each small pattern marries up with a cute tale from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Even if you are a beginner crocheter, I think you could tackle these mini character designs. There are two different Alice patterns, a big one and a small one which go along with the “eat me” and “drink me” sections of the book.

I personally would only try and tackle big Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit. Although, I love the idea of a crocheted Cheshire Cat, this design didn’t particularly appeal to me.

Besides characters there are all types of accessories to create to make your own Mad Hatter Tea Party, if you so choose. Such a fun book filled with designs that will keep you busy for quite awihle.

If you love a good crochet book that you can keep in your craft reference section, this book is perfect for your collection! Try it out and see for yourself.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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