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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Basic Information
  • Ball with Bell
  • Penguin
  • Duck
  • Bugs
  • Farm animal finger puppets
  • Tropical fish
  • Caterpillar finger puppets
  • Fairy
  • Turtle
  • Princess
  • Monkey
  • Pig
  • Zebra
  • Dog draft cheater
  • Small teddy bear
  • Large teddy bear
  • Girl rag doll
  • Boy rag doll
  • Panda
  • Rabbits
  • Clown
  • Suppliers
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Title: Knitted Toys: 21 Easy-to-Knit Patterns for Irresistible Soft Toys
Author: Fiona McTague
Publication Date: HC:2004
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 1/2" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 0764157663

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There's a great variety of patterns here, from small finger puppets that could fit in a pocket to comfortably sized soft dolls and animals for cuddling.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down by parts and rows, which I don't think can be improved upon. You get front facing photos only, but they are page-sized and full color. There's not a lot of illustration to go with the instructions, so you should already be comfortable with knitting before using this book.

SUMMARY- Overall I was impressed with this book. The toys are very engaging and there's a great variety. She rates the skill level needed for each project to give you a better idea if you're ready to tackle it. Her large teddy bear has a strong Winnie-the-Pooh vibe going, and the print on the instructions are large enough I don't have to squint to read them - a big plus for those of us who are sight challenged. I liked this book.

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