Create Mythical Amigurumi – 16 Baby Beasts to Crochet

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Unleash your inner crochet artist with Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. You’ll find 16 enchanting patterns of mythical amigurumi creatures, straight from the pages of legend and myth. Dive into this magical world and create adorable baby beasts that will charm everyone around you. Make your crochet projects more adventurous with these whimsical patterns!

Read my review to learn more about all the fantastic and adorable amigurumi projects you can make; then enter for a chance to win a copy of the book for yourself before its scheduled publish date in Canada and the USA! This book is currently only available to purchase in the UK and at Michaels & Joann Crafts Stores in the USA.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review from SOHO Publishing, LLC. The opinions expressed are my own.

Are you ready for an amigurumi adventure 🧶? Get your hands on 'Baby Beasts to Crochet' and create 16 adorable mythical creatures straight out of legends and myths. Brought to you by the incredible Megan Kreiner. Let's get crocheting! 🐉🦄 #AmigurumiAdventure #MythicalCrochet

Title: Baby Beasts to Crochet
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Written by: Megan Kreiner
Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books
an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC
ISBN: 978-1-970048-13-1
Current List Price: $19.99*
Publish Date: March 5, 2024
Currently available in the UK

Baby Beasts to Crochet turns 16 of the most fearsome creatures from myth and legend into adorable and cuddly babies. 

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Baby Beasts to Crochet

Create 16 of the cutest and cuddliest creatures from myth and legend with only simple crochet stitches. As an added bonus, helpful instructions have been included for each amigurumi design to explain how to insert flexible wires into your crocheted toys to make them poseable! With or without these extra wires, these adorable baby beasts are sure to be loved by all who see them!


Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner

16 Adorable Baby Beasts to Crochet

Even the most fearsome creatures from myth and legend start out as cute and cuddly babies! Each pattern includes an introduction to the Adorable Baby Beast so you can get to know your chosen amigurumi before you begin.

  • Phoenix Chick | 30 mm eyes | 9.5 inches tall X 6 inches wide X 8 inches long
  • Cerberus Pup | 24 mm eyes | 10.5 inches tall X 10 inches wide X 9 inches long
  • Capricorn Kid | 30 mm eyes | 7 inches tall X 8 inches wide X 8 inches long
  • Pegasus & Unicorn Foals | 27 mm eyes | 14 inches tall X 6 inches wide X 9 inches long
  • Hippogriff Chick | 30 mm eyes | 12 inches tall X 11 inches wide X 12 inches long
  • Yetling | 30 mm eyes | 9 inches tall X 10 inches wide X 8 inches long
  • Kelpie Fry | 30 mm eyes | 8 inches tall X 5 inches wide X 20 inches long
  • Kitsune Kit | 28 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 14 inches wide X 10 inches long
  • Minotaur Calf | 27 mm eyes | 9 inches tall X 9 inches wide X 6 inches long
  • Jackalope Kit | 30 mm eyes | 11 inches tall X 9 inches wide X 8 inches long
  • Owl Gryphlet | 30 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 7 inches wide X 13 inches long
  • Wampus Kitten | 30 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 8 inches wide X 15 inches long
  • Basilisk Fledgling | 28 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 9 inches wide X 20 inches long
  • Luck Dragon Hatchling | 30 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 7 inches wide X 17 inches long
  • Squatchling | 30 mm eyes | 10 inches tall X 9 inches wide X 8 inches long
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Pegasus
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Unicorn
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Basilisk Fledgeling
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Capricorn Kid
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Kelpy Fry

I like how this book has been organized. Before diving straight into the amigurumi patterns you have everything you need right up front. Supplies, details about the crochet stitches, crochet techniques, pattern notes and finishing techniques are all provided between page 8 and 21. Plus, additional illustrations are included in each pattern for any pattern specific techniques.

Supplies

A variety of supplies are used to create these unique amigurumi projects. The base projects are crocheted using a combination of Worsted Weight Yarn and Chunky Weight Yarn; the faux-fur yarn is added as a top layer. Optional floral wrapped wire can be used to make the creatures poseable.

YARN

  • Worsted Weight Yarn [4] – Berroco Comfort
  • Chunky Weight Yarn [5] – Berroco Comfort Chunky
  • Faux Fur Yarn – NICEEC Fur Yarn, Lion Brand Go for Faux Sparkle, Knit Picks Fable Fur, KFI Collection Furreal, Go Handmade Fur Lux,

Something I didn’t realize until I had the opportunity to take a peek inside Baby Beasts to Crochet is that the Faux Fur isn’t the base for these designs. Each main pattern is crocheted using Worsted Weight and/or Bulky Weight yarn and then the Faux-Fur Yarn is added on top to that solid base to create details and fluffiness. I think this is a great way to contain the fiberfill stuffing and to make a durable amigurumi toy! Plus it will make it easier to see where I need to stitch that faux-fur yarn!

HOOKS

  • 5 mm (H) crochet hook
  • 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook

STUFFING

These amigurumi projects were filled with polyester fiberfill. See the notes on page 10 to help pick the best type of fiberfill for your project.

SAFETY EYES

  • 25 mm – 30 mm round-pupil and split-pupil safety eyes were used (Supplier: Glass Eyes Online)

If you plan on substituting different sized eyes for your amigurumi project you may need to substitute the eyelid portion of the pattern as well. There are notes about this on page 10.

FELT

Felt was used for some details like tongues. It is recommended that you use glue to stick it in place.

OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • Paper wrapped floral wire (and wire cutters)
  • Fake eyelashes (and glue)

Crochet Stitches

From page 12 to 22 there are detailed step-by-step instructions with diagrams to illustrate how to make the stitches used for these amigurumi projects.

  • Slipknot
  • Yarn Over (YO)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Working in back loops or front loops (bl/blo & fl/flo)
  • Increases (2 stitches in a stitch)
  • Skip (sk)
  • Decreases (sc2tog)
  • Invisible Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
  • Single Crochet 2 Front Loops Together (sc2FLtog)
  • Invisible Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog)
  • Front Post Single Crochet (FPsc)
  • Back Post Single Crochet (BPsc)

Crochet Techniques

  • Adjustable Ring
  • Changing Colors
  • Working in a Chain Space (ch sp)
  • Parts of a Chain
  • Working Around a Chain
  • Fringe Knots

Notes About the Patterns

Important notes are included on page 17 about how to work your projects.

  • Gauge
  • Right Side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS)
  • Working in Rows
  • Working in the Rounds
  • Working in a Semicircle
  • Short Rows

Finishing

The finishing section is very complete with lots of written instructions and clear diagrams for each finishing technique.

  • Assembly Stitches: Whip Stitch, Mattress Stitch and Closing Round Holes.
  • Sculpting Stitches: Cinch Stitch, Sink Stitch, Stabilizer Stitch and Ridge Stitch.
  • Embroidery Stitches: Long Stitch, Running Stitch, Overcast Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch & French Knot.
  • Adding Wire
  • Adding Faux-Fur

I like that you can make these amigurumis with, or without the wires. The wires are a great way to create and mold your creation for display purposes but for smaller children, I think they’d prefer them to be wire-free so they can snuggle and play with their new favorite Baby Beasts!

My Favorites

I love the Phoenix Chick, Yetling and Squatchling the most out of these projects but the Pegasus and Basilisk Fledgling are also super cute!

Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Phoenix Chick
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Squatchling
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Yetling
Baby Beasts to Crochet by Megan Kreiner. Sixth&Spring Books, an imprint of SOHO Publishing LLC.
Cerebus Pup

When my children were little I know Darla would have begged me to make that Pegasus and Unicorn for her and Andrew would have wanted the Cerberus Pup, Yetling or Squatchling!

I love the attention to detail each pattern includes, the helpful diagrams and the extras embellishments that were added like the eyelids, eyelashes and different styles of safety eyes (split-pupil and round-pupil).

I found that the way these patterns were written is very easy to follow. The headings are in a different color from the main content, the important details are in bold and/or italics and an easy to read font size was used for the written instructions. The helpful diagrams and illustrations that were included have been labelled for ease of reference.

The designs really are adorable and perfect for anyone that loves myths, legends and fantastical beasts!


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9 Comments

  1. This book is immediately added to my ever-growing book list! Can’t wait to check it out!

  2. This book by far is the best I’ve seen in a really long time. I love all the beasts!!! Another great review Rhondda.

  3. Such cute creatures. I appreciate the artwork of Megan- she has a wonderful ability of transkating her drawings into the cutest amigurumi.

  4. I absolutely love how in depth your reviews are. I want this book so bad!

  5. I’d love to make the Phoenix chick, the griffin and the Pegasus! โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜

  6. I love your reviews because they’re so informative. You give a lot of helpful details and do a thorough job. Very well thought out and nicely done.