I know every time I read one of these crochet books I say that I am going to learn to crochet, but I truly thing this year is going to be my year. The latest book I read was all about the characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. In addition to the instructions on how to make the characters (which are ranked with skill levels like easy or intermediate so you know where to begin based on your skill level) there is also some excerpts of the book included as well. There are some really cute characters like the door mouse and the hedgehogs as well as your favorites like Alice, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter. You can also make accessories for your tea party as well! All characters come with crochet instructions and how many to make as well as photos of the finished products.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
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.