Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“Bakemono” are shape-shifting monsters straight out of traditional Japanese folklore--and now they can come adorably to life through the art of crochet! Here are plans, patterns, and illustrated instructions for 20 wild and wacky Bakemono creations that take only basic skills to complete. Just as they did with their well-received title Amigurumi, the authors have captured Japanese pop culture and brought it to a Western audience. The result is an inspirational sourcebook that crafters will turn to again and again.
The craze for crocheting cute characters was born in Japan and now everyone can discover the appeal of this latest art form. Bakemono are traditional monsters of Japanese culture; the word literally means 'changing things' and legends are full of animals and humans transforming into something bizarre. This has inspired the authors of Crochet Bakemono to create 20 weird and wonderful creatures that are all about transition to another form, to amuse and delight. The instructions are simple to follow and are accompanied by innovative, easy-to-read charts, as well as a techniques section that explains the basic skills needed.