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Welcome to the wildly imaginative world of Pica Pau! Get together with the creative zebra, the thoughtful lion, the witty anteater, the flamboyant elephant, and many more: there’s room for everyone at Yan’s craft table! Toy maker, character designer, and crochet knitter Yan Schenkel has collected the most original amigurumi around her. In this book, she shows her passion for amigurumi crochet in 20 new designs, and also shares special tips and tricks for every single project. All patterns contain detailed instructions, accompanied by step-by-step pictures and explanations of all techniques used, so both beginners and advanced crocheters can easily get acquainted with her animal band.
About the Author
Yan Schenkel started professionally designing crochet toys in 2009, when she founded Pica Pau, combining her drawing and crochet skills. She's currently a regular contributor to several publications, including Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet, and The Sewing Box. Yan is the author of of El Mundo de Pica Pau and Animal Friends of Pica Pau.
“Beautifully photographed with adorable animals, this book delivers on what the cover promises. The style is charming and whimsical with superb details. The animals have so much character! Patterns include more instructional photos than most crochet books. Highly recommend!” (Alice on Animal Friends of Pica Pau, Amazon.com) “I love the animals in this book. This is creative and really fun and the author really explained everything so nicely. I am really enjoying creating the creatures in the book. I would buy other books from this author as I love her style.” (Jennifer F. Marvin on Animal Friends of Pica Pau, Amazon.com) “Well written with a lot of general technique information and toy specific tutorials all paired with lots of photos! Projects include difficulty ratings as an added guide. This is a great book for crocheters of all levels. The toys are so whimsical and wonderful!” (Stephanie on Animal Friends of Pica Pau, Amazon.com) “Moving on to the book, I would rate it 5 stars! It is beautifully illustrated, and has unique animals to crochet. The crochet patterns are straightforward to follow with clear instructions. This book has clear instructions with detailed illustrations/photos which help guide the reader in creating their own darling friends of Pica Pau. The short stories at the beginning of each critter are beyond adorable! It just makes you fall head over heels in love with them even more! My humble advice, if you are on the fence, just do it already, even if it’s just for the inspiration! My hook is loaded!” (Linda on Animal Friends of Pica Pau, Amazon.com)
“Ever since I saw Victor Frog on the cover of her 2017 book, from that moment forward, I fell head over heels in love with amigurumi and I have made many of the characters from her first and second Animal Friends of Pica Pau’s books. ... I’m gonna try not to be superexcited thoughout ..., but I have to say, that all things Animal Friends of Pica Pau make me so happy and I’m so excited to finally have my very own copy of this book, and it is full of 20 gorgeous, adorable patterns, full of the cutest personalities.” (Elise Rose Crochet, 133K subscribers on YouTube)