Hello my dearest friends! It’s been a while!
Have you heard of Alison North (@kornflake_stew on Instagram) and her book, Cutest Crochet Creations?
It’s an absolute darling of an amigurumi book and I’m so honoured to have been asked by Alison herself to take part in her blog tour to share a review of her book!
When I first heard about Cutest Crochet Creations, I fell absolutely in love with the bunny on the cover — isn’t she the cutest?
Rhiannon is her name and I couldn’t help but make one of her for myself!
And because the book has amazingly cute patterns for 16 characters in all, I actually went back and forth for a while to decide on which one I would make first!
I started on the head for Luka the Lion, and then decided, hmm, I kinda like Frankie the Bunny too, and then at the last minute I switched to Rhiannon the Bunny! So if you look carefully enough, you’d notice that her head looks a little bigger than it should be! (I was already halfway through making Frankie the Bunny, and I felt it was too much of a waste to start frogging everything!)
I am absolutely in love with the pattern and I love how Alison has made the bunny ears — too cute, really! The floral headband is a stroke of genius and I picked all my favourite colours for it.
I was also really excited to try using the Drops Muskat yarn that was delivered a week ago (I waited for a whole month to have it delivered from The Wool Warehouse!). I used that for the body and it was a dream to work with! I tried DMC Natura Yummy for the first time and with mint being my favourite colour, the dress had to in mint for sure!
The pattern was very easy to follow and I love how Alison has included all these tutorial pics for each and every project. I really enjoyed making the floral headband and seeing it all come together so prettily.
Thank you to Tuva Publishing for producing such a beautiful book and also for sending me a copy for the review!
If I could pick some of my favourite designs in the book, it would have to be Otis the Donkey, Frankie the Bunny, Luka the Lion, Kobi the Crocodile, Nutmeg the Squirrel and dear Scarlett, the pretty girl in pink!
I think Rhiannon would make a great gift for my mom, who has a thing for tiny cute animals dressed up in pretty clothes! And yay! Her birthday is coming up 😉 Now that I think about it, I think it was my mom who nurtured the soft spot in me for all things cute and kawaii 🙂
Please go check out Alison’s instagram @Kornflake_stew to see all of her amazing work! Thank you Alison for having me join you on this super fun blog tour. I can’t wait to see more beautiful work from you 🙂
Here are other amazing fellow makers who participated in the Cutest Crochet Creations blog tour. Click on the names to see their Kornflake_stew makes!