Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Projects, from Mouse to Moose


Crochet Taxidermy puts a new twist on amigurumi, the popular Japanese method of creating considerably cute stuffed animals with oversized heads. In this delightful collection, heads of animals from farm and forest, sea and safari come to life with irresistible details like the drowsy eye (for the shy deer and sleepy octopus) and fuzzy yarn (for the skittery skunk’s stripe and lazy lion’s mane). Step-by-step instructions and adorable photos guide you through these 30 easy crochet patterns. Most require just one skein of yarn, so they’re affordable and quick to crochet!



Introducing out Crochet-it-yourself kits! Here's what you'll get in each kit all stuffed into an adorable bag that you can re-use to keep your future projects/tools in.

  • An instructional pamphlet with step by step instructions for your pattern, peppered with photo illustrations as well as a stitch guide that contains definitions and abbreviations.
  • A 3.5mm crochet hook (which is the gauge of hook that I prefer to use).
  • A stitch marker and tapestry needle.
  • Safety eyes and DMC floss (roughly 6 inches)
  • Polyfill
  • Yarn