I have just purchased Crochet Design for kids by Lucinda Guy from Amazon mainly for the two adorable toy patterns. I know the elephant pattern was published in a UK Women’s magazine recently but I couldn’t resist buying the book it came from. Most of the patterns are for very twee crocheted items of children’s clothing.
I am not sure that today’s modern children would want to wear some of the designs but the book is delightfully illustrated throughout by Francois Hall. As I mentioned, I really only wanted the toy patterns, namely the elephant and the whale but I don’t think you can ever have enough crafty books anyway.
I have so far completed one of the elephants and was pleased with the result, although the assembly of the lower gusset to the body was a little tricky, in the main, it was an easy pattern to follow. I hope to soon cast on for the whale.