Cover image for Literary yarns / Cindy Wang.
Literary yarns / Cindy Wang.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Quirk Books, 2017.

Physical Description:
111 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm


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1 Bob Harkins Branch 746.434041 WAN Book Adult General Collection

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Crochet adorable amigurumi figures inspired by classic literature.

Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable amigurumi , sweet crocheted characters that are simple to make and impossible to resist! All that's needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you'll be hanging out with your favorite characters from classic literature. Take tea with a charming Elizabeth Bennet. Decorate the Christmas tree with a grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. Solve mysteries with the help of a pocket-sized Sherlock Holmes. Bring Prince Hamlet to a play. And just try to keep Huck Finn out of trouble!

Author Notes

Cindy Wang is a healthcare professional by day and a crochet ninja by night. She blogs at, where she is known for amigurumi superheroes, movie characters, monsters, and more.

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Library Journal Review

Amigurumi-the Japanese art of crafting small figures-meets classic literature in this delightful collection from crochet designer Wang, who blogs as The Geeky Hooker. From American icons such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Hester Prynne, to tragic Shakespearean characters including Julius Caesar and Hamlet, there's a nice representation of the literary canon, both human and, in the case of Moby Dick, the White Rabbit, and Napoleon the pig, animal. Each pattern is broken into logical, bite-size pieces, and key steps are shown in photographs. The designs are great on their own, but amigurumi fans will also appreciate Wang's in-depth tutorials and tips on a variety of common techniques. VERDICT Amigurumi is ever popular among crocheters, and the combination of books and crochet has wide appeal. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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