Books on crafts are (mostly) not meant for anyone uninterested in the craft detailed inside. Therefore I’d imagine a review of such a book is also for those with interest ranging from mild to severe in the instructions provided within.
I have been tempted with making amigurumi toys/dolls for a while now and made a few half-hearted attempts to see my interest through. It was only after I got a chance to see an ARC of this book, I decided to sit down and see one design all the way to the end.
The instructions are clear, and any complicated steps (if any) are detailed with diagrams and more elaborate instructions in a separate section.
I know for a fact that there are very few free patterns available online for anyone interested in this hobby. This collection is varied, can be used with several colours, and the end result could also mean a menagerie of playthings for anyone from a child to an adult!
I very rarely try out a whole pattern before reviewing a book on crafts like crochet. I always think that there will be another better time to try, this time, I made a penguin for a friend’s birthday, and it came out the way I imagined/hoped for it to be!
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience and my ability to put those instructions to the test!