Waffles is a relaxed feline who loves to read, and Cheeks just can't get enough to eat. These fun-loving characters are just two of the 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats in this whimsical collection. The cuddly crochet critters were inspired by the Pokémon(TM)-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and "collect" them. Each little dumpling has a name and personality points that add up to big fun! You don't have to be an expert to crochet and collect these adorable kitties -- the patterns are suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. Easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by full-color photos and simple drawings. The directions explain every stage, from ears to tail, and some of the patterns include accessories and costume items. Plus, there are bonus patterns for a cat bed, food bowls, and more! "An overload of cuteness! I promise when you see these cute cats you'll want to make them all. If you have kids they'll love them! This would be great for making fun homemade gifts for the kids." -- Dear Creatives
Sarah Sloyer, a crochet designer whose designs can be found on Ravelry, specializes in crochet characters with plenty of personality. A graduate of New York City's School of Visual Arts with a degree in Animation, she lives in the Philadelphia area.