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Mini Knitted Toys by Sachiyo Ishii

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 October 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211457
  • Stock: 50+
  • Carton Qty: N/A
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Let your imagination run wild with the latest title from innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii. This charming book contains over 30 fun, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly toys. Create simple playthings such as animals, cars, trains, fairies and cupcakes, and then try your hand at larger toy sets, including a castle under siege, an alien invasion, a prehistoric play-scene and a fairytale cottage complete with magical characters! The book is suitable for knitters of all skill levels, and all the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section containing step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating knitted eyes and i-cords, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Materials and tools 10

Basic knitting 14

Abbreviations 15

Sewing up and stuffing 16

Key techniques 20

Basic embroidery 22

The Toys

Teddy buddies 26

Cosy snowmen 28

Awesome aeroplane 30

Colourful chameleon 32

Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf 34

Three little pigs 36

Snuggly panda 38

Bouncing balls 40

Scrumptious cupcakes 42

Choo-choo train 44

Cute cats and marvellous mice 46

Balancing baby clown 48

Doggy buddies 50

Cheeky monkey 52

Yellow submarine 54

Nuts about squirrels 56

Beach bunnies 58

Fun finger puppets 60

Deadly dinosaurs 64

Perfect penguins 70

Alien invasion! 72

Mousey mates 78

Pretty parrot 80

Dressing-up time! 82

Cuddly kangaroos 84

Playful puppies 86

Curious cats 88

Fabulous fairies 90

Up-and-away! 92

Prehistoric playtime 96

Castle under siege! 100

Snow White and the seven dwarves 108

About Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at


Knit & Crochet Toys

With its wide variety of projects, this book is sure to please any knitter or toy enthusiast. Make everything
from tiny teddy bears to fairy-tale creatures, finger puppets, and dinosaurs. The book begins with simple and easy projects and slowly progresses to the more complicated; the final project is a home for Snow White and the seven dwarfs. With full photo tutorials and instructions on everything from seaming to embroidery, this book is perfect for using up leftover yarn and having fun at the same time.

Knitting & Crochet

Childhood is a time for letting your imagination run wild. But just because you're an adult, you should never stop your imagination running exactly where it wants to. These knitted toys come from the farthest and most fun readchers of designer Sachiyo Ishii's mind. To make each toy, you just have to follow the pattern step-by-step like a yarn yellow brick road. All the info you need is here from sewing up your toy, to stuffing it, to creating eyes and faces and details. For Sachiyo creating a toy should be as much fun as playing with it once it's finished.

Machine Knitting Monthly

January 2016

This charming book contains clear, simple patterns that are easy and fun to knit, sew up and embroider using readily available tools and materials plus oddments of yarn. There are basic playthings such as animals, cars, trains and cupcakes as well as a prehistoric playscene, a castle under siege and a fairytale cottage with characters.

This delightful book creates a fun and charming range of toys, from simple bears, figures and playthings to larger castle scenes, prehistoric characters and fairytale settings. The book also contains a useful techniques section containing step by step instructions for the necessary techniques inlcuding stuffing and sewing up figures, creating knittied eyes and all the embroidery stitches needed to create facial features and details

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