Crochet Stories: L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Dover Knitting) (Paperback)
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All you crochet people out there and fans of the famous old movie, this is a great book to get your hands on It's well laid out and has some really well thought-out designs. Pick up your copy today -- RKfall Reviews
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a charming combination of storytelling and crocheting Suitable for beginning to intermediate crocheters, this book features a retelling of the classic adventure story, punctuated with nineteen patterns for L. Frank Baum's beloved characters, plus their settings and accessories.
The much-loved tale begins in Kansas and follows Dorothy and Toto to Oz, presenting patterns for the little heroine, her dog, and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. Storybook chapters of her arrival and encounters with the people of Oz follow, accompanied by patterns for a Munchkin, the Good Witch of the North, the Wicked Witch of the East (consisting of Dorothy's house with the witch's magic slippers sticking out from underneath), and a stretch of the Yellow Brick Road. Subsequent chapters introduce Dorothy's new friends -- the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion -- and those they meet in the Emerald City -- the Wizard, the Wicked Witch of the West, a Winged Monkey, and the kindly Glinda the Good. In addition to these characters, the full-color patterns include key storytelling items such as the poppy, Emerald City spectacles, water bucket, and magical golden cap. A photo gallery of many of the story's characters provides a delightful conclusion to the book.
About the Author
Pat Olski is equally passionate about knitting, crocheting and embroidery. Her designs reflecting all three have been published in many issues of Vogue Knitting, Vogue Knitting Crochet, Knit Simple, and Noro Magazine, as well as in a variety of books ranging from Debbie Bliss to the Cascade 60 Quick project series.She has created numerous patterns for major yarn companies, and is the author of three crochet booklets in the Go Crafty series from Mixed Media Publications. She is also the author of the books Crochet Stories: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in amigurumi and Yarn Whirled: Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore in yarn craft as well as Crochet Stories: L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in amigurumi and Yarn Whirled: The Royal Family which will be published in early 2017.Pat enjoys nothing more than translating complicated traditions into relevant and approachable designs.