Inspired by the Japanese craft trend of amigurumi, these crocheted critters from Amy Gaines are lively little folk, with jobs, friends, and adventures! Thoreau is a gnome who practices law and grows mushrooms. Beatrix Hedgehog is an art teacher/hairstylist. Owl gals Hedda Ooglesby and daughter Syble run an organic café. Frannie Finch dreams of being an empty-nester. Slowboat, a retired gardener, and young Trapeze are snails living in a daisy patch. Westinghouse is a skateboarding squirrel. Shalimar is a sweet skunk who worries about aging. More Cute Little Animals to Crochet (Leisure Arts #5125) presents 11 crochet creatures with accessories such as mushrooms and acorns. Medium weight yarn with trims in various weights. See 8 more designs in #4271 Cute Little Animals.