Kawaii Crochet Garden

Kawaii Crochet Garden, by Melissa Bradley includes 40 super adorable amigurumi patterns for plants, things that live in the garden and gardening essentials.


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Kawaii Crochet Garden Cover

Title: Kawaii Crochet Garden
Available from Amazon April 12, 2022
Designed by: Melissa Bradley
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446309063
Current List Price: $22.99*

40 Super Cute Amigurumi Patterns for Plants and More

Kawaii Crochet Garden

Kawaii Crochet Garden includes 40 adorable amigurumi patterns for plants, flowers, garden creatures and garden tools.

This amigurumi pattern book is filled with color and life and is 128-pages in length. The crochet patterns are clearly written and the instructions are in U.S. Crochet terminology. Helpful images are included throughout and some designs, like the leaves, include charts. The stitch counts are included at the end of the pattern rounds, inside [parentheses].

The book begins with the table of contents which is arranged by the colors of each of the amigurumi projects. For example, Daffodil is located in the Yellow section of the book.

Pages 6 and 7 explain the different tools and materials you will need to make the projects.

Items include fiberfill stuffing, chenille stems (pipe cleaners), floral wire, a hot glue gun, wire cutters, pins, toy safety eyes, scissors, yarn needles, cotton yarn (in Aran Weight [4] and DK Weight [3]), crochet hooks (in sizes 3.5 mm (E) and 2.5 mm (C)) and some stitch markers.

Color Theory, the Color Wheel and Colors in Nature are explained from pages 8 through 11.

Kawaii Crochet Garden Image

I love the wide variety of crocheted potted plants, flowers and stems that can be made with the patterns in Kawaii Crochet Garden. The crocheted plant pots and vases have cute kawaii faces and garden creatures are equally adorable and would be fun as toys, as well as, decor items.

I appreciate the attention to detail that Melissa included in her images for things like how to add the wire to the stems and leaves. I’ve never used wire in this way before so I found it very helpful to see how it was done and so simply too!

The patterns range in difficultly from beginner to intermediate and are indicated by a small seed (beginner), a little plant with closed leaves and a grin (easy) and a grown plant with spread leaves and established roots (intermediate).

40 Super Cute Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Kawaii Crochet Garden Pink

Pink

  • Tulip Bulb
  • Rose
  • Lily
  • Coleus
  • Worm
Kawaii Crochet Garden Red

Red

  • Christmas Cactus
  • Ladybug
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Strawberry Plant
Kawaii Crochet Garden Orange

Orange

  • Gerbera
  • Marigold
  • Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Seed Packets
  • Snail

Yellow

  • Billy Buttons
  • Calla Lily
  • Daffodil Bulb
  • Honey Bee
  • Sunflower
Kawaii Crochet Garden Green

Green

  • Barrel Cactus
  • Clover
  • Fern
  • Caterpillar
  • Watering Can

Blue

  • Crocus Bulb
  • Delphinium
  • Trowel
  • Daisy
  • Forget-me-knot

Purple

  • Iris Bulb
  • Pansy
  • African Violet
  • Ranunculus
  • Beetle

White

  • Paperwhite Bulb
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Moth
  • String of Pearls
  • Water Lily

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Crochet Techniques

The Crochet Techniques section begins on page 110 and ends on page page 124. It includes useful information, including the Key to Pattern Charts, Pattern Abbreviations, How to Read Patterns, the Skill Levels, Modifying the Design, Basic Stitches, Other Stitches, Colorwork, Finishing and Making Up.

The stitches and techniques include both written instructions and helpful illustrations.

Crochet Stitches + Techniques

Basic Stitches

  • Magic Ring
  • Slip Knot
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Treble Crochet (tr)

Other Stitches

  • Invisible Single Crochet Decrease
  • Standard Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)
  • Chain-2 Picot (ch-2 picot)
  • 3 Double Crochet Bobble (3-dc-bl)
  • Single Crochet Spike Stitch-One Row Down (scSP-1)
  • Right Side / Wrong Side of Crocheted Fabric
  • Back Bump / Back Bar
  • Back Bump / Back Bar of a Foundation Chain
  • Front Loop (FLO)
  • Back Loop (BLO)

Colorwork

  • Changing Colors
  • Joining Yarn
  • Carrying Yarn / Crocheting with Two Colors

Finishing

  • Fasten Off
  • Invisible Fasten Off
  • Weave in Ends As You Go
  • Changing Colors
  • Joining Yarn
  • Carrying Yarn / Crocheting With Two Colors
  • Fasten Off
  • Invisible Fasten Off
  • Weave In Ends as You Go

Making Up

  • Inserting Safety Eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Closing Stitches Through Front Loops
  • Crocheting Two Pieces Together
  • Shaping
  • Fastening Off Inside a Three-Dimensional Piece
  • Yarn-Wrapped Stem
  • Yarn-Wrapped Blossom Stem
  • Crocheting with Floral Wire
  • Stitching Facial Details

My favorite Kawaii Crochet Garden projects are the Christmas Cactus, Strawberry Plant, the Fern and the adorable little worm.

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12 Comments

  1. I think I’ll get this and make every project for my mom. She used to be an avid gardener but had to give it up. She would love to have these smiling at her every day!

  2. So many wonderful things in this book to make, but I think my first project would be the star gazer flower and vase.

  3. I love the Yellow grouping. I think the sunflower would be the first I would like to do.
    Actually, I love them all. I enjoy doing Kawaii crochet, but don’t get to do it to often.

  4. Edward’s Menagerie
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    This looks like a good book to review,

  5. I think the ‘pink’ section of this book is my favorite. I love lilies. It would be awesome to have a review from you on YARN MANDALAS FOR BEGINNERS & BEYOND from David & Charles

  6. Amigurumi flower babies looks very nice too, maybe you can review it when it’s published? Thanks.

  7. For your next review, perhaps All-New Twenty to Make: Animal Granny Squares? Cute for kid projects!