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Amigurume eats

Make Cute Scented Crochet foods

 Allison Hoffman

Published by Lark Books

Before I was sent this book to review I had never heard of the word Amigurumi . I did what you would have done and looked it up on Google. It is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. It is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning ‘crotched or knitted’ and nuigurumi, meaning ‘stuffed doll’.

         The last book I reviewed on crochet, was on creating cacti and succulents and I thought that was highly eccentric. However making scented crochet food replica’s has to beat it for pure bonkersness.

         On this crafty culinary crochet adventure American craft author Allison Hoffman takes you through a day’s worth of super-cute meals and snacks.

So you can start your day with mini replicas of pancakes and bacon, choose the fillings for your favourite lunchtime sandwich, and sit down to a plate of crocheted spaghetti and meatball, salad and a slice of pie.

         There are also patterns for interactive accessories such as a lunchbox that opens and closes. There are saucepans, a frying pan and spatula to make as well as a tea pot.

         You are given different ways of scenting the projects using wax melts, scents, herbs and spices.

 The projects are small and simple to make even if you are a novice to crochet, this is a really fun book.

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