“With just two weeks to go before baby Edward’s due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began.”
Originally self published as an eBook in 2013, as a small collection of 30 soft toy animal crochet patterns made using the pure alpaca and wool yarns available to her through the family business as a means of keeping her mind and hands busy waiting for her unborn son to make an appearance into the world.
As Edward grew, a new wave of enthusiasm took hold as Kerry created more toys for her son to play with and a year later, the original Edward’s Menagerie book was printed, and it has gone on to inspire and influence more individuals to pick up a crochet hook and learn what a true luxury yarn feels like than ever before thought possible.
Each character has their own personality and story, get ready to laugh out loud at Douglas the Highland Cow fully immersing himself in the housework whilst wearing his favourite brightly coloured pants, and empathise with the anxious Christophe the Wolf who is awaiting the birth of his first litter of cubs.
With Kerry being a self-taught crocheter herself, she’s made every effort and continues to ensure every instruction has been written as clear as possible, along with a detailed Technicals chapter, illustrated with colour photography to demonstrate every step.
Don’t forget, when you purchase any of Kerry Lord’s books directly from either of our websites, TOFT Studio or one of our trade stands at a show you'll receive a bonus set of patterns in PDF form. Receive an additional 10 crochet animal patterns by PDF when you purchase Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie book directly from TOFT, including Tom the Leopard and Harriet the Sloth.
Now with over 200 ‘standard’ animals available in the growing book series, as projects and complete kits, and even as an crochet box subscription, Edward’s Menagerie has captured the hearts of crafters worldwide – check out the #edsanimals hashtag.
“Be prepared for forty fine-feathered friends to fly off your hook and put their feet up on your coffee table.”
Following on from the strong success of original 50 Edward’s Menagerie animals from Kerry Lord and her dependable crochet hook, Edward’s Menagerie: Birds is the second book in the series. Including over 40 crochet patterns for toy birds, all constructed from the British double crochet stitch and influenced by infinite trips to the zoo – and kicked off the long search for the perfect shade of pink, yellow, orange, yellow and green, changing the established TOFT colour spectrum!
Get to know the flock – introducing Dave the Seagull whose thoughts are never far away from his next meal, Ina the Stork who’s a very talented midwife and Caesar the Emperor Penguin who’s an up-and-coming hairdresser to just mention a few of the characters featured! The technicals pages are illustrated with full colour photography for visual support, and aim to inspire even a fledgling to pick up a hook – you’ll have your first bird flying off your hook in no time at all.
Don’t forget, when you purchase any of Kerry Lord’s books directly from either of our websites, TOFT Studio or one of our trade stands at a show you'll receive a bonus set of patterns in PDF form. Receive an additional 10 crochet bird patterns by PDF when you purchase Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie: Birds book directly from TOFT, including Agnes the Heron and Cooper the Kookabura.
“Crochet every pup you know - from your parents’ pug to your best friend’s border collie, and your colleague’s corgi to your gran’s golden retriever.”
Edward's Menagerie: Dogs is the fifth book from best-selling author and crochet designer Kerry Lord, and is a collection of 50 crochet canines. Using Kerry’s go-to amigurumi style and unique type of pattern writing, it’s a beautiful book fully illustrated with entertaining lifestyle photography featuring the toy dogs alongside their real life canine muses, and of course in true Edward’s Menagerie spirit every character has a story.
Meet Enzo the French Bulldog who is convinced he’s actually a cat, and Tyrone the English Bull Terrier who’s a highly skilled veterinary surgeon, and Spencer the Pug who’s the most dedicated night shift nurse you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting, to name just a few!
Whether you are a novice to the craft or a crochet connoisseur, with step-by-step photo tutorials for every vital technique and full video support available on the TOFT website, you’ll be ‘hooking’ up legs and ears in no time at all and there’s even a chapter where Kerry explains how to modify each design so you can capture your own canine companion in crochet form.
Don’t forget, when you purchase any of Kerry Lord’s books directly from either of our websites, TOFT Studio or one of our trade stands at a show you'll receive a bonus set of patterns in PDF form. Receive an mighty 15 more crochet canine patterns when you purchase Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs book directly from TOFT.