Thursday 26 October 2017

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies - Blog Hop

When I was asked by my publisher if I'd like to review one of their new titles and I discovered it was LalyLala's, I literally squealed with excitement.


You see, I've been an admirer of Lydia's amigurumi for aaaaaaages. She is such a clever, talented designer - if you're not familiar with her projects, then here's a little snippet: 

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As if THAT isn't enough cuteness for you, then how about this? 
Lydia's first book: 


It is just beautiful! 

First, there's a sweet little story to introduce you to the characters... 

Next up is the techniques section, which covers everything you need to know about creating your little character. 


And in the final section are all the patterns - YAY! 


This is where the magic happens; You can choose how your bug looks by combining different components. Not only does Lydia show you how to make your caterpillar a pair of beautiful wings to make him into a fabulous butterfly, she has patterns for an egg and pupa, and even the leaf for him to munch, too!

Below is my caterpillar, with his little hat to complete the look.

Truly adorable. 


The patterns are written in US terms and are very clearly explained. I had no trouble at all navigating the sections of the book I needed and followed the pattern directions easily.. 


And I totally love my little guy - I'm already choosing yarn to make him a fabulous set of wings and I simply cannot decide which friend to make for him next - Ladybird? Stag beetle? Snail?? Aphid??
The answer, dear Reader is ALL OF THEM.

Gah, too much cuteness!! 

If you want to purchase a copy, then click HERE to find out how.

And if you pop along to All About Ami tomorrow, you can find out what Stephanie's been making from the book, too - I can't wait to see.

Sarah xxx

Book details: 

PUBLISHING DATE: October 27, 2017 • Hardcover: 128 pages • Language: English / US crochet terms • Publisher: SewandSo • ISBN-10: 1446306666 • ISBN-13: 978-1446306666 • Price: £ 16.99 / $ 24.99 • Dimensions: 24 x 22 x 1,4 cm • Weight: 600 grams 


  1. Oh wow! HOW cute?! Looks like such an inspiring book.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful book reviews! I will definitely purchase these based on your reviews. I love them all and yes....what to make first?

    1. Hi Sam - I’m so pleased - They are such a wonderful, clever and cute set of patterns!!
      I hope you enjoy making them as much as I have!
      Sarah xx


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