Although it’s not as common as it used to be, some people will ask what your Zodiac sign is. A lot of people use and consult astrology to forecast and foresee future events reflective of planetary positions, especially before making a major decision. There are 12 Zodiac signs and each has its own attributes and characteristics that make them unique. Regardless of the sign, each one of us will have our own creative abilities and crafty endeavors. Some of us love to write, sew, crochet, knit, draw, paint, do ceramics, tufting, macrame, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and so on.
But whether you’re a passionate Sagittarius, logical Libra, ambitious Capricorn, or a sensitive Pisces, a lot of you crochet. Your creativity will be inspired to make your own enchanting Zodiac doll when you see David and Charles’s new book release, Crochet Zodiac Dolls. As avid crocheters, this book was written in the stars for many of us.
The Crochet Zodiac Dolls book is a crocheter and constellation lover’s dream with 12 astrological amigurumi patterns. Secret code: Aquarius. If you are like me and not versed on any zodiac signs, the onset of this book has a chart that shares each sign along with some brief information including their element, ruling planet, traits, lucky color, and lucky gemstone.
- The Wheel of Fortune
- Tools and Materials
- Techniques and Tutorials
After you peruse The Wheel of Life information…which is insightful, glance over the Tools and Materials page to ensure you have all your supplies before embarking on any of the projects. The Stitch page covers all the stitches included in the patterns and a set-by-set photo tutorial on making a bobble stitch. These are all basic stitches, so even beginners can follow along.
Each Sign pattern features a main image and lots of full-color step-by-step tutorial photos along with the yarn, hook size, tools and materials needed, and the finished size. It also shares some information specifically about each sign that is also on the chart at the beginning of the book. Did you know that Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius people make good friends with Aries folks? Plus, tips are offered in text boxes.
Each pattern draws on the symbols of the star sign. So the Sagittarius doll has a bow, the Libra doll is holding some scales, Gemini features twin dolls, and so on.
The back of the book offers lots of step-by-step photo tutorials including how to change colors, how to fasten off invisibly, how to sew pieces on, and much more. Then the last section covers sign compatibility. It’s an adorable crochet book and perfect for any crafter’s collection.