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What a lovely book. This was a really good well laid out crochet book. Easy to follow step by step instructions and bright engaging pictures to go along side. I've done a few basic amigurumi toys before and although these seemed alot more advanced the instructions were clear to follow so i wasmt too overwhelmed. I would recommend this book for someone who had a bit of experience with crochet and amigurumi.

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This book is a combination of two of my favourite things (dogs and crochet), so I had to request it <3 The images are beautiful and the patterns seem easy to follow, although they also look quite intricate and complex to make. I haven't had the chance to try them yet, but I'll try to make one of these adorable dogs when I have some free time.

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Crochet Your Own Dog by Mieko Shindo is a delightful book that offers a collection of 14 lifelike amigurumi dog designs. The book guides readers through the process of creating realistic-looking dogs using basic amigurumi techniques. The designs are so lifelike that you might just mistake them for the real thing!

The book provides step-by-step instructions with both written and chart format, making it easy for anyone to follow along. The color photos are also very helpful and offer detailed guidance for creating the realistic features of the dogs. The designs are nearly life-size, which adds to their realistic appearance.

The book also offers a wide variety of small dog breeds to choose from, including Poodles, Papillons, Dachshunds, Schnauzers, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Pomeranians, Maltese, and Bichon Frise. You can customize the yarn colors to match your favorite furry friend, and groom the fur with scissors and brushes until you achieve your desired look.

Crochet Your Own Dog is a fantastic book for both crochet enthusiasts and dog lovers. The designs are adorable and make for wonderful gifts for family and friends who adore dogs. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves to crochet or has a passion for dogs.

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Basic crochet instructions lead into patterns for making 14 small dogs of various breeds. The basic body pattern is embellished with chunky yarn to make the dog fluffy. Interesting but not exciting.

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The moment I saw this book I knew that I had to request it. How adorable are the dogs on the cover.
I held off from ordering because of the elephant in the room, I don't know how to crochet.
I have a medium dog so not one the super cute small breeds included here, but all dogs are appealing so eventually I couldn't say no. Plus this week I was having tea with a neighbour who was in the middle of crocheting a blanket. Which obviously meant that I too should crochet. The heavens had aligned. and were showing me a sign.

Crochet Your Own Dog" by Mieko Shindo is a delightful and challenging crochet book, perfect for those who love both crochet and dogs. The book features 14 patterns for creating lifelike amigurumi dogs, each meticulously detailed to capture the essence of different breeds. While the book offers clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, it is best suited for those with some experience in crochet and amigurumi. The unique aspect of these patterns is the creation of fur through yarn grafting, which adds realism but also complexity to the projects. For crochet enthusiasts looking for a rewarding challenge and adorable outcomes, this book is a delightful choice. However, beginners might find the detailed work and additional skills required a bit daunting. I'm saying that based on reading the patterns myself and thinking where do I start.

Overall, "Crochet Your Own Dog" is a beautiful blend of craft and artistry, offering a special way to create a lasting representation of a beloved pet or favourite breed​

All that said I'm still going to give it a go. I have ordered a crochet set, wish me luck!

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I am new to crocheting but I have a Maltese and could not resist that adorable cover picture! The book does a great job explaining the step by step process and explains each type of stitch with pictures. I am going to give it a shot with some (ok - probably a lot of) help from my daughter, who is more experienced crocheter. Can’t wait to see the finished result!

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Loved this book!

The patterns are well written and there’s something for everyone. The level seems medium but not too hard. I’m not sure which pattern I’m going to try first! They are all so cute.
Many thanks to the author and NetGalley for a complimentary copy of this book. My opinions are my own.

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This book gives great detail information on how to create the dogs. I like how the directions are step by step, gives you pictures and all of the supplies that you need at the beginning of each pattern. I also like how the book explains what each symbol and stitch is. I cannot wait to start the dogs and see how cute they turn out.

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As an avid crocheter of amigurumi, this book seemed right up my alley. The photos of finished projects are so cute. But after reading through the patterns, I find the extensive work required to tease the yarn into fur is more effort than I want to tackle. In any case, overall a beautiful book.

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I love to crochet and I love my dog. When I saw this book, I thought it looked just perfect and that I would love to be able to create a miniature copy of my puppy. It goes into a lot of detail, but unfortunately for me, I think it would be way too complex for me to create. I think this book is suited to very people very experienced with making amigurumi crochet.

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Adorable crocheted dogs with excellent instructions and well done pictures.

The book includes 10 different dog breeds and 14 patterns. You crochet the head, body, legs, tail then stuff and assemble the dogs. The author teachers the reader how to use a yarn grafting method to make the fur.

Patterns include:
Toy Poodle Sit
Toy Poodle - Stand
Papillon - Sit
Long Haired Chihuahua - Lie Down
Long Haired Chihuahua - Sit
Pomeranian - Sit
Pomeranian - Stand
Dachshund - Lie Down
Dachshund - Stand
Maltese - Sit
Miniature Schnauzer - Sit
Yorkshire Terrier - Sit
Bichon Frise - Stand

Chapters Include:
1. Tools and Materials that also included a picture of all the tools to help the reader identify a tool they may not be familiar with.
2. How to Crochet Your Own Dog
3. Project Instructions
4. Basic Crochet Symbols and Stitches

If you enjoying crocheting, love dogs and or animals, this book is for you. I wouldn’t recommend for a brand new crocheter, but if you have some experience with basic stitches and understand the process, you should be ok.

My review is voluntary and all comments and opinions are my own.

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The patterns are well written and explained, with lovely illustrations and photos. I would love to make these dogs and would be able to cope with the crochet itself. However, I think the additional skills required are urrently beyond my ability.

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As someone who has been crocheting for over 10 years, this book was easy to follow along with. I am still working on my dog, but the instructions are simple and not as challenging as other crochet animals I've made in the past. I will say, I wish it had more dogs that you can make but I'm happy it had a few that I loved. I plan on making a few for my in-laws later this year and will plan on purchasing this book soon.

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This book takes amigurumi and takes it a step further by adding fur and other life like elements. While these projects seem complex, I can appreciate how similar they are to one another by using the same basic poses. This is such a unique book that is perfect for any crocheter looking to find new projects.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook.
Oh my word this book is amazing! He author did a great job with writing on the patterns and instructions. This is for sure for advanced crocheter's. The end results look absolutely amazing and I think that they would even sell very well at craft fairs etc. Highly recommend!

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I don't know how to read patterns that are written in the circle shape. So it was really nice to see that both types of patterns were included in this book. I don't know how many I will make because they are super detailed, but the dogs are adorable and it would make great gifts.

4 stars

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a fun book! The patterns were super easy to understand and follow. I definitely recommend this for anyone interested in crochet.

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Oh. Em. Gee. This book is perfect! the pictures are adorable; the instructions are super clear and easy to follow. And the doggies all look super cute. Definitely a perfect gift to any crochet lover out there, or a treat to yourself if you want to make some crochet cuteness.

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Crochet Your Own Dog : 14 Lifesize Amigurumi Pups to Make & Love!. This is a lovely book, full of adorable dogs to make and love. The pictures and instructions are really good and easy to follow. Once the basic shape has been crocheted the biggest effort is in making the fur. This is a more involved , time consuming process requiring a few more additional tools. However it is easy to get the hang of and is another skill to learn. Overall a lovely book.

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I received this eARC from NetGalley.

The dogs in this book look really cute. The crochet part is all basically the same; the difference in the dogs is the styling of the fur, which seems like it's most of the process. In terms of crocheted toys, these are a bit more involved and require more tools. The instructions are well-illustrated, and the photographs for the fur instructions were clear.

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