Beginner-friendly instructions give you the green light for stitching eight cool cars and trucks complete with moving parts--such as a dump truck that lifts and dumps through a flap that opens and closes. Fun to roll and race, the vehicles are about 13" long and 7" high (including wheels). Make way for speeding crochet!
- Create a variety of vehicles, including a police car, taxicab, convertible, and school bus
- Use readily available craft materials to attach wheels that actually turn
- Find alternative instructions for making huggable stuffies without moving parts for naptime cuddling
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Cathy Smith has released a new crochet book with Martingale that has adorable designs for crochet cars and trucks. The eight crochet patterns in Honk! Beep! Vroom! allow you to create a mixture of different vehicles that would be perfect as a play set for young girls and boys. Many are the classic toy cars that kids love to play with including the police car, fire truck and ambulance. You will also find a taxi cab, dump truck and school bus. The collection of crochet patterns is rounded out with a convertible and a VW Beetle. Make the whole collection or stick to a smaller section of the set depending on the play set you wish to create. There are instructions for using craft materials to create wheels that actually roll so that these vehicles can be used in play. It's the movable wheels that really set these patterns apart from other amigurumi crochet cars. The book offers detailed information about how to make the toys roll. However, you also have the option of creating the patterns as crocheted stuffies instead. Each crochet pattern comes with a simple description, high quality photos and detailed written instructions. The book includes a section with basic crochet instructions in case you need to brush up on any of the stitches required for the patterns. Overall these are simple patterns that rely on single crochet.
Cathy Smith is a fiber artist who learned to crochet and knit as a child. She later became skilled in many crafts, such as jewelry making, embroidery, plastic canvas, and more. During college, Cathy discovered another creative outlet when she took classes in drawing and painting. She later sharpened her artistic skills through training with Art Instruction Schools. Cathy's art training came in handy when she began designing crochet patterns, and her desire to stretch her creativity and do more with crochet led to crocheting vehicles that move.
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