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  • Acknowledgment
  • Introduction
  • General Instructions
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • How to make the stitch-around toys
  • How to make the rosette toys
  • Two little dolls, sleeping baby and Victorian miss
  • The three little kittens
  • Humpty Dumpty game
  • Hansel, Gretel and the wicked witch
  • Playful ponies
  • Lavender dolls
  • Three bears cottage
  • Little boy blue and little girl pink
  • The owl and the pussy cat
  • Five jungle animals
  • Pencil toppers
  • Four glove puppets
  • Fortune-telling gypsy doll
  • Bread dough miniatures
  • The hamsters, a family of mascots
  • 'Cries of London' peg dolls
  • Mrs. Caterpillar
  • Miniature rag doll
  • Teddy in a carry-cot
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus at home
  • The man in the moon
  • Baby doll in a basket
  • Furry families

Title: Small Cuddly Toys
Author: Jean Greenhowe
Publication Date: TPB:1984
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., INc., NY
Page Count: 120
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0806979887

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Patterns are simple with few markings, and no seam allowance on pattern. This book is a rehash of patterns printed in Ms. Greenhowe's Miniature Toys from 1980. If you've got one, you don't need the other. The playful ponies and the rosette toys are the highlights of this book. Though the ponies lack hooves, they make up for it in the range of motion and activities they can express.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. While the patterns may be simple, there is no illustration to go with the pattern instructions, so if you aren't comfortable with the terminology and already know what you are doing, the instructions won't help you much.

SUMMARY- Ms. Greenhowe's toys have character, though the rag-type dolls are pretty generic. Her rosette(also called yo-yos) toys are particularly engaging. This book was printed under a different title in England "Miniature Toys". Ms. Greenhowe is best known for her knit patterns.

The designer has a website: where she has original knit patterns for sale and also has some free patterns available for download.

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