Author(s): Emma Brown
Adorable animal friends to crochet for children of all ages. A world away from mass-produced plush toys, Emma Brown's hand-crocheted creations live on the make-believe island of Shady Bay. The animals all have their part to play in island life. Ronnie the bear is the Ranger on Shady Bay and he takes his rucksack and cosy scarf whenever he goes on his outdoor adventures. Archie and Boris are two crafty canine brothers and together they build the homes for the other animals on the island. There's Whimsie the bunny with a wild imagination and Breeze the owl who swoops high amongst the trees gathering the midnight fruit for the other animals. With 25 gorgeous patterns suitable for beginners through to experienced crafters, you're sure to find a unique toy in Crocheted Bears and Other Animals that will spark a child's imagination and become a firm friend for life.
Emma Brown taught herself to crochet. She enjoyed making small animals so much that she began to think up her own designs and was soon writing her own patterns. Her ideas begin as a simple sketch and she enjoys choosing a colour scheme and a name for each character. Emma has a keen interest in home crafts and has even learnt how to spin yarn. She lives in Dorset with her husband and three children.