I was provided a Classic Disney Crochet Patterns Kit to facilitate this review; however, all opinions are my own.

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Like all of the Thunder Bay Press crochet kits this one comes with almost everything you need to complete an assigned project in the book – in this kit, materials are provided to make Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Unfortunately, the included yarn is not high-quality, so I don’t recommend using it, especially if you’re new to amigurumi. You don’t need the distraction and frustration of yarn that splits much too easily when you’re trying to learn new techniques. I swapped out the inferior yarn with an organic cotton option to make it baby-friendly.

There are also two crochet hooks, a sewing needle, a few small pieces of felt, embroidery thread, and polyester stuffing. You will need a darning needle (I suggest a bent tip or curved needle – it makes sewing your pieces together easier).

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Project 1 - Mickey Mouse - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 2 - MInnie Mouse - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 3 - Donald Duck Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 4: Daisy Duck Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 5: Goofy Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 6: Pluto Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
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Project 8: Dumbo Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 9: Bambi Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 10: Lady Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
Project 11: Pinocchio Pattern - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad
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Classic Disney Crochet Patterns – 12 Characters!

The book includes twelve patterns for classic Disney characters. That means at the current Amazon.com price of $16.96, each pattern costs $1.41, though there is some value to the two crochet hooks and other items included (though I didn’t use any of them).

The patterns included in the kit are for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Jiminy Cricket, Bambi, Chip and Dale, Lady, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Daisy Duck.

Classic Disney Crochet Patterns – Lady

I created the Lady amigurumi for my test. The pattern was easy to read and adapted to my modifications with no problem. Since I was making this for an infant, using glue on the ears to hold the long hair in place needed to be revamped. I also didn’t want to use felt for the eyes or dog tag, so I created them from yarn. I think my baby-friendly Lady is just as cute as the original and I can’t wait to make her some more Disney friends!

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Disney Lady Crochet Pattern - made with organic yarn & pattern changes to make it infant-friendly - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad

Disney Lady Crochet Pattern - made with organic yarn & pattern changes to make it infant-friendly - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad

Disney Lady Crochet Pattern - made with organic yarn & pattern changes to make it infant-friendly - Classic Disney Crochet Patterns and Kit - 12 Characters! ad

Classic Disney Crochet Patterns – About the Kit

The pattern writer for this book is Megan Kreiner. She’s a favorite artist whose designs have been featured in quite a few crochet and knitting magazines. She’s the creator of the popular Crochet a Zoo, Crochet a Farm, and Bathtime Buddies pattern books as well as the Disney Winnie the Pooh Crochet Kit.

Kreiner provides a few pages of general instructions, but these patterns are for those with a little crochet experience. You need to know how to crochet in the round and create special stitches.

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Photo show the placement of pieces to be sewn together for a few of the patterns. But for others; you’re on your own in deciding where the pieces look best.

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Finishing the small plush animals is another place where the instructions are lacking though I’m sure it’s due to space and not the failure of the pattern writer. Again, you’ll have to figure out how to get the look Kriener achieved with the abbreviated instructions.

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She does use glue which I would only do for toys meant for children ages 3+, but you can easily create the same effect with yarn and skip the glue and felt altogether.

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I love the patterns included in the Classic Disney Crochet by Megan Kreiner and heartily recommend adding it to your crochet pattern library!

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