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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This book is full of projects, both adorable and strange.

Lara's Library (Sort Of): Cute Creatures to Knit and Crochet

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This is spool knitting, wrapped around a fabric form.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I love this little lion! In a bathing suit!

Cute Creatures to Knit and Crochet is a fun little book that includes patterns that are very simple and easy to make. No author's name is given, but the publisher is Search Press.

This one is for the toy enthusiast - and includes knit, crochet and "french" knitting. What the authors call "french knitting," I've always known as either "spool knitting" or "you know, that thing where you just go around and around."

Most of the projects involve more than one crafting method. Sewing and spool knitting might be used for one, sewing and regular knitting for another. Some projects are labelled as "easy," and would probably work well for young children.

The nine crochet keychain projects are especially adorable. Of course, I forgot to photograph them.

The book begins with a section of photos of all of the projects, followed by the instructions. Many clear charts and graphs are included.

In short, a sweet little book that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but could be fun for someone who just wants to add a little more cuteness to their crafting.