Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies by Vanessa Mooncie

Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies
by Vanessa Mooncie


Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies is a stunning collection of 10 exquisite crochet projects including moths, beetles, butterflies and other insects. Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photography. The book includes an extensive and beautifully illustrated techniques section explaining everything you need to know to embark on these wonderful projects. Once completed the projects can either be worn as an accessory, such as a brooch or hair decoration, or they can be mounted in a frame or bell jar for display.

Made using various yarns, metallic and nylon threads, these projects incorporate beads and sequins to give astounding results.  The legs are wired and the designs use a variety of crochet stitches and embroidered details.

About the author:

Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children's wear designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specializes in silkscreen work ( and designing crochet jewellery through her company Kissy Suzuki (  She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written many successful books for GMC Publications, including Animal HatsCrocheted Wild AnimalsSew Adorable, And Sew to Bed and Crocheted Sea Creatures. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.

In my opinion:

Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies is a beautiful collection of all sorts of insects. The photos were compelling and the entire book was well organized. Each project included instruction for materials, size, tension as well as her method. I am in awe of the talent that went into creating each insect. Vanessa is an inspiration to me. Her books are outstanding. She also included the suppliers for the yarn, toy stuffing craft wire & beads, sequins and glass eyes. My favorite insect was the ladybird. My husband is from England so I've always known a ladybug to be a ladybird. The details of each insect were remarkable. I also appreciated the hard work that everyone went into publishing this book. Well done!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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