Amigurumi Style Crochet

Amigurumi Style Crochet

Make Betty & Bert and Dress Them In Vintage Inspired Crochet Doll’s Clothes and Accessories

Cara Medus


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Crochet cute and quirky dolls that explore the fun side of the 1950s. Boudoir Betty is a must-see!

Crochet Betty, an amigurumi-style doll, with patterns for her fifties outfits ranging from shopping to movie-going. There’s a detailed explanation of how to make the basic doll Betty, as well as her cute cat Bert. Each section has patterns for a selection of stylish removable garments and accessories on a fifties theme, with a few added extras for Bert too. Come with Betty as she channels her inner Audrey Hepburn at the movies or takes off on holiday in the glamorous footsteps of Grace Kelly.

Praise for Amigurumi Style Crochet

“This little slip of a book from crochet designer Medus will delight crafters. Using the Japanese style of amigurumi, which involves “working in a spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch,” Medus presents plans for creating two dolls, Betty, a “1950s housewife, stylish to a tee” and her cat, Bert, along with accessories for both. . . . Medus provides shortcuts that make creating Betty somewhat easier. . . . It’s this attention to detail that makes the book enjoyable.” —Publishers Weekly


Cara Medus:
Cara Medus has made and drawn things for as long as she can remember, but has been seriously crocheting for about 10 years. She became technical editor on 'Simply Crochet' magazine when it launched in 2013, and loved the geeky side of crochet; patterns, charts, numbers, you name it! Cara now freelances for 'Simply Crochet' and as a crochet designer, and develops training material for crochet designers and tech editors. She often designs garments, but has enjoyed a recent return to amigurumi, as she is more able to match this with her love of illustration. It’s been a joy for Cara to discover Betty and Bert for this book //or book title// and launch them on some new adventures! Cara lives in Bristol with her husband and sons where she does a bit of singing, yoga and coffee-drinking on the side.