About the author
Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter, and vegetable grower. As well as teaching, lecturing, and feature writing on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating, and hen keeping, she is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK’s leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Some of her books include Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting, and Cute & Easy Crochet.
The author is based in Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK.
Sink your hook into this brilliant collection of 35 Halloween toys and accessories.
If you are bored with cute, sick of sweet, and prefer your patterns a little more on the dark side, you will love this gruesome and spooky collection of zombies, witches, aliens, and more. There are five chapters covering characters who have committed all kinds of unforgivable deeds. The first, Scary Families, has creepy relatives who definitely believe that blood is thicker than water. Try making the Queen of the Vampires, complete with felt crown and lace detailing, who is struggling to handle her out-of-control brood, or Mr Alien, who has just landed on Earth, looking to set up a new colony. In Famous Scaries meet classic characters like the Headless Horseman with crocheted blood spurting from his neck, and his horse Redeye, made in jet black yarn. The Invisible Man “appears” here as well, alongside other horror movie favorites such as Bigfoot. The Living Dead is a macabre mix of witches and ghouls, and the Deathly Companions chapter has murderous villains to stitch. As well as crocheting your own cast of scary toys, in Creepy Trinkets you’ll find patterns for essential Halloween accessories, including spider web bunting and a fearsome wolf scarf.