Gift knitting has many surprises. I wanted to learn how to make crochet toys and got the wonderful Animal Friends of Pica Pau by Yanina Schenkel.
This book is clearly written and the characters are lovely. I was surprised of how well the piggy finally looked. I was also a bit surprised I was able to follow a crotchet pattern, another first for me.
I had this pink cotton in my stash for the last four years, it was bought with an event-related project in mind, then frogged, then reknit into something else that didn’t work out, then frogged again, only to become something good, finally.
If you want to learn how to crochet toys and never held a crochet in your hand before, this book will explain things step by step.