Dumpling Cats Crochet and Collect Them All! by Sarah Sloyer


source: free review copy via NetGalley/Dover Crafts
title: Dumpling Cats: Crochet and Collect Them All!
author: Sarah Sloyer
published: Pub Date 21 Jun 2017
pages: 112
genre: crafting/crochet pattern book
rated: 5 out of 5!

Waffles is a relaxed feline who loves to read, and Cheeks just can’t get enough to eat. These fun-loving characters are just two of the 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats in this whimsical collection. The cuddly crochet critters were inspired by the Pokémon™-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and “collect” them. Each little dumpling has a name and personality points that add up to big fun!
You don’t have to be an expert to crochet and collect these adorable kitties — the patterns are suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. Easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by full-color photos and simple drawings. The directions explain every stage, from ears to tail, and some of the patterns include accessories and costume items. Plus, there are bonus patterns for a cat bed, food bowls, and more!

my thoughts:
Dumpling Cats: Crochet and Collect Them All! by Sarah Sloyer is so cute. It has become an instant favorite!
The patterns are well written, the photos are clear and helpful and I think fans of crocheting amigurumi would love having this book in their pattern collection. Each cat comes with its own name and little storyline. I crocheted “Chuck”. I made two of these and the pattern was easy to follow. I modified mine a little and omitted the legs making the tail a little longer to wrap around the body.

Kissy kissy!

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With simple patterns you can make really cute cats. There are plenty of patterns here to try, 25 total. There is a cat with a mermaid tail and one with flower petals around its head that I want to make as well. I’d say these patterns are for advanced beginners and onward.

Dumpling Cats: Crochet and Collect Them All! is a pattern book to be used again and again, I love it! Special thanks to NetGalley/Dover Crafts for my review copy.


disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I received a free copy of Dumpling Cats Crochet and Collect Them All! by Sarah Sloyer via  NetGalley/Dover Crafts.
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16 thoughts on “Dumpling Cats Crochet and Collect Them All! by Sarah Sloyer

  1. I admire the way you can adapt the patterns to suit your mood and if truth be told, I actually prefer the wrap around tail and no legs approach. Perhaps that is another crochet pattern you could submit and I am sure these would make great fillers for your ETSY site.

    I knew the style of the little critters looked famliar, but I didn’t connect the appearance with the tag-line, so it took you to point out the obvious – And after we used to get run ragged by our two nephews on Pokemon card searches, when they first appeared all those years ago 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂



    • Hi Yvonne, thank you. I started making the legs then I didn’t like the way they looked so I opted out of them. I do want to make a few of these for Etsy, as these two are already on my daughters shelf.
      I don’t know anything really about Pokemon lol so the connection didn’t even dawn on me until after I crocheted these and re-read the blurb for this review.

      Enjoy your weekend!


  2. I love when you review these books because you actually try out the patterns and share your creations with us! These are super cute and I hope you make the others too. They sound adorable!

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