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What an adorable collection of toy dogs to crochet. Would be great for gifts and home decor for the dog lovers. The instructions are clear, with photos. Looks like a lot of work but the end result is likely to be completely satisfying. Would be great if there are videos as well. While you can find free dog crochet patterns online, none are realistic as these ones are. Just amazing! Should be in every crocheter’s library.

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How cute are these little pooches!?!
Such a big choice of babies to make and such a well-written.
I don't know which to make first.
The little Yorkie is definitely my favourite!!
I just reviewed Crochet Your Own Dog by Mieko Shindo. #NetGalley

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There are 41 dogs to make, approx 30cm x 20cm in size.each and of the toy breeds Initially the bodies are crochet, which is easy to follow., with photos and instructions. the dogs are then enhanced by the addition of long hair, eyes and grooming. The end result are really cute and can be loved by children and adults alike. What a lovely gift for a person in a nursing home. Thanks you NetGalley and the publishers for the DR.

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Crochet Your Own Dog 🐾 by Mieko Shindo was a wonderful book and very easy to follow with clear instructions from the very first chapter and throughout. It shows you all the tools and Materials that you need and it also includes a picture of all the tools you will need.
Then, how to 🧶 Crochet Your very Own Dog 🐾. Every dog you want to create has clear and easy to follow instructions with basic Crochet Symbols and Stitches that will help you on your way.
However, Once you create the first one, You will be hooked and you will want to create more of these cuties! 🐾 🐩 🐾.

I have 1 very happy Great niece now and she wants all all 14 of them!!!! I can see I am going to be busy for the next few months!!! lol

This beautiful book helps you create these wonderful crochet dogs that you will just fall in love with.
The patterns include:
Toy Poodle - Sitting
Toy Poodle - Standing
Papillon - Sitting
Long Haired Chihuahua - Lying Down
Long Haired Chihuahua - Sitting
Pomeranian - Sitting
Pomeranian - Standing
Dachshund - Lying Down
Dachshund - Standing
Maltese - Sitting
Miniature Schnauzer - Sitting
Yorkshire Terrier - Sitting
Bichon Frise - Standing,

Big Thank you to NetGalley, Zakka Workshop, and Mormon Shindo for my Arc and for showing me how to create these cuties............

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I love this! I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet, so when I saw this I knew it was time. The patterns are very comprehensive and I appreciated the pictures for the initial steps. The dogs are all very cute. I can’t wait to make my first one!

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This book contains extremely clear and clever crochet patterns to create your average small dog! Eerily life like and looking super soft, Shindo has provided a pathway to have miniature dogs everywhere. The patterns are extremely well thought out and easy to follow. There are many reference photos, and most importantly photos within the patterns to make sure that the crocheter gets each step correctly. However, this book may not be for beginners, if someone is determined, it would not be too difficult to follow the instructions. The patterns are written in words as well as visually via Xs to demonstrate a stitch, and O to represent a chain stitch. for example. I am very excited to recreate my own dog, although not a small dog, the patterns are easily adaptable to accommodate your own specific dog.

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The designs in this books are so sweet and the instructions are very clearly presented. This style of crochet is quite unique in the amount of "fluff creation" required and I did struggle to get this right but with trial and error I will hopefully come closer to the dogs in the book!

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"Crochet Your Own Dog" by Mieko Shindo is a delightful guide for crafting adorable crochet pups. The book provides easy-to-follow instructions, whether you prefer written instructions or graphs with a symbol key. For beginners, there's a stitch guide and clear UK and US terminology explanations.

The book features detailed information about each dog's coat, helping you achieve a realistic look. The images of the finished dogs are stunning and truly capture the essence of each breed.

With a table of contents and page numbers, it's easy to find the pattern you're looking for. The book includes instructions for making the body of the dog standing, sitting, or laying down, as well as general details about creating fur. Each step is accompanied by helpful images.

There are 14 different breeds to choose from, mostly small breeds, each with detailed instructions for crafting their unique features. The book also includes a list of basic crochet symbols and stitches in the back.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced crocheter, "Crochet Your Own Dog" offers a fun and rewarding experience, allowing you to create your favorite canine companions with ease.

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Mieko makes crocheting these adorable pups easy. She gives you a bit of information of each dog's coat to help you achieve their unique look. With each pattern you a choice of using the written instruction or graph ( with symbol key) and has included many images to help you along the way. Even if you are just beginning there is a stitch guide in the back of the book along with UK and US terminology in the beginning to help you out as well. Happy crocheting!

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5 ⭐️
It’s pawfectly cute! A definite must try if you love crafts, crocheting and/or cute pups.

🐾 The beginning of the book features a cute photo shoot of all the fluffy little dogs the book will teach you to crochet.

🧶 It then goes into all the supplies needed, followed by a step-by-step pictorial process on how to stitch each body part, assemble them together based on your preferred pooch pose, graft and trim the fur, and add the eyes/nose.

🐩 The final section features a 5 page spread for each dog that details: tools and materials needed, yarn combination chart, construction steps with views of final product from front/back/side, crochet symbol keys, and grafting and finishing steps. There is also a handy reference page at the very end, for basic crochet symbols and stitching.

📸 What I love about this is the photography and selection of common indoor pups. The colors are easy to customize, and the instructions seem really clear. This is definitely worth owning if you love crafts.

📌 I hope to try one of these soon. When I do, I’ll post to my “I made it” shelf on GoodReads if you want to follow @sassylittlehippie for updates.

Thanks to NetGalley, Zakka Workshop, and Mormon Shindo for providing me with a complimentary ARC to review!

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These are such cute dogs that you can make!!! The pictures of the finished dogs are amazing. They look like the real thing.

There is a table on contents with page numbers for easily finding what you need. There are detailed directions for making the body of the dog standing, sitting or laying down. Then there are general details about making the fur. There are pictures to go along with each step. There are 14 dogs that you can make from this book, mostly small breeds.

After that there are detailed directions for making each breed of dog, In the back of the book is a list of basic crochet symbols and stitches. I did not try to make a dog, but I think you could make one from the directions in the book.




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Absolutely adorable project ideas presented in a tidy, clear format. The projects are a bit more complex than the scope of my youth groups, but are exciting personal projects. I especially love the techniques for grafting fur to make the dogs look and feel realistically cute!

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Very nice ! The models are very beautiful, the patterns are well detailed, but a little complex. Clearly not for beginners, but very well done

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An absolute gem of a book. Clear, well laid out instructions, excellent photography and amazing end products. These designs are genuinely innovative - each dog can be made in a variety of poses and a variety of clever techniques used to give each dog an accurate and adorable look.

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Great book with easy instructions for crocheting some cute pups! I liked that you could choose standing or lying down and enjoyed making these.

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Adorable and perfect for a crochet beginner and dog lover like me. I am definitely going to try to alter one to fit a pug look.

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I love to crochet and I love my dog so I was excited when I came across this book. I adored the photos of all the crochet dogs in this book, they looked very sweet. I could understand the patterns, but I feel a beginner would probably get a little overwhelmed. I would recommended this book to someone who has experience already in crocheting amigurumi or an adventurous crocheter.

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Very cute and easy to understand instructions that are also relatively quick to implement.

My children tried it themselves and found it easy for them too.

Have fun trying!

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I love to crochet and I love my dog so I was excited when I came across this book. I adored the photos of all the crochet dogs in this book, they were adorable. If I had all the supplies I'd love to try crocheting my dog. As for the patterns themselves I could understand them but I think a beginner would probably get overwhelmed. Personally, I would probably recommended this book to someone who has experience already in crocheting amigurumi.

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While the dogs that they do have are very cute, unfortunately didnt have my dog and looks like alot of steps to learn otherwise!I would suggest more variety of dog rather than having two of each in different positions. or information on how to accomodate to make look like your dog (IE add longer ears to another type)

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