Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway: Crobots

Crobots is a book filled with 20 amigurumi (crochet) patterns to make different kinds of bots (dogbot, bopbot, zombiebot, mechanobot, retrobot, boxbot, bigbot, babybot, comsic bear, thinker, wheely, space mouse, alienbot, bouncebot, martyoshka, ninjabot, catbot, girliebot, sumo, and geisha). The crochet patterns are marked from beginner to advanced. Included in the book are illustrations and instructions on basic crochet stitches to help you get started making these cute bots.

This would be a good book to have for making gifts for boys ( some girls too of course). When the book arrived at the house, my five year old boy was already requesting which "bot" he wanted me to make. His favorite was the ninjabot. Even my husband made a comment on how it was a "cool book". That's the first time my husband has ever showed any interest in any of my craft books!

*One thing to note, lots of the projects have small pieces such as beads and metal incorporated into the patterns. I would not give these to a child under 4 unless for display purposes only.

Ninjabot - my son's favorite

Geisha

Dogbot

How to enter the Giveaway
Leave a comment on your thoughts about Crobots at the bottom of this post no later than Sunday, April 19th, 2009. One entry per person. Please leave a way for me to get back to you if you win(enter your email address in the comment form). The email address is only used to notify the winner, I do not save the addresses. I'll choose one winner at random and post their name Monday. Good Luck!

Contest is now closed

130 comments:

CBear said...

One can never have too many robots, or ninjas... ninjarobots unite!

Jan said...

These are SOO cute! I'd love to make them! Count me in.

Stephanie said...

OMG! Those are so precious!!

Stephanie said...

Just the name 'zombiebot' cracks me up. This seems like a great book!

SisterDG said...

What a great amigurumi book! I adore the idea of robots rather than cute animals.

Well... I admit I love the cute animals, too. But all the robots in this book are totally adorable.

Crystal said...

I think robots are so cute. The one on the cover is adorable. I agree with your husband. This does look like a cool book!

Lindy Stamper said...

OMG! That's awesome... Thanks for the opportunity! Hope i win... hee hee..

Jingle said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love them!

Missie Zee said...

I think robots are taking the crafting community by storm. Owls better watch out.

I love amigurumi, and the dog robot is especially cute!

Janet said...

This looks like a great book. Nice small gifts for boys (and men!) who are often a little opposed to the cute animals.

woolanthropy said...

What a super cool book! The robots rock in all their incarnations. I love the ninjabot's throwing star.

Jen said...

The Geisha is adorable! What a wonderful book!

Amy said...

You are going to get a ton of responses for this giveaway. What a cute book! It's not easy to find patterns that are suitable for boys, so this book is a gift in itself! My son would be delighted (and my daughter too!) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Isabela said...

How cute they are! I want to make mine!

I'm brazilian and I love your blog. It's cute and full of interesting thinks, really ^^
I don't know if I can win it, but if it's possible, I promisse to pay the shipping if I win!

my e-mail is bela.isa23@gmail.com

Anam_Kihaku said...

awesome book - love the little pukka girl :)

thanks

anam

Steph said...

These CroBots are sooo Kawaii! I would love to make them - I'm just learning to crochet and I just LURVE Japanese stuff, so to win this would make my heart melt! Thank you for the chance. (I'll give you my email address if I win) Thanks x

Little Ol' Liz said...

Yummy! Those crobots give me a reason to dust off the ol' crochet hooks.

Bonney said...

I don't think I've seen a cuter book; these patterns are adorable. I'm getting my hooks ready!!

Oiyi said...

Omg, I adore robots and I love to crocher! And this book sounds like so much fun. Please enter me in this contest.

You have my email address. Btw, have you received the thing that I sent you?

Angela said...

Sooo very cute!
(blastopore@gmail.com)

chelsea said...

Ooh! I'd love this book. thanks for the chance to win.

Peach said...

I am addicted to crochet books and I have been eyeing this one for a while...

Thanks for showing a few examples, I was on the fence but I may have to add it to my collection sooner or later....if I win - sooner :)

Clair Shearar said...

So cute! My sons would love these! And yes, one can never have enough Dogbots!

clair(dot)shearar(at)gmail(dot)com

KitKnitty said...

Holy cow! They're too cute and amazing! Please let me win!

tara said...

Crobots looks so cute!!!! specially the geishas, she looks like Pucca! I love her!!!!congrats! and many thanks for the giveaway;o)

(how to give you my e-mail adress???)

EmmyLizzy said...

What an awesome idea! I love them!
emily(dot)schildhouse(at)gmail(dot)com

catchat105 said...

Those crobots are so adorable! I would definitely start with the Dogbot- it looks like the cutest of them all :)

Calamity Anne said...

One word describes them perfectly...ADORABLE!!!
(calamityanne@myway.com)

angeltreats said...

Fantastic! I love amigurumi but so many of the patterns out there are too similar - it's great to see something different. If I don't win, I'll be buying myself a copy!

Ayie said...

Cute! I'd love those too.

zebuladesign said...

crobots is such a cute name for crochet robots!

Meredith said...

I'd love to make some crobots! mk467@hotmail.com! keep up the great work!

mateja said...

so cute!! I love dogbot!

Celeste said...

I like the first one, he's fab!

illustrativo said...

hi,
you're featured on www.illustrativo.com

count me in too

annemarie said...

These are the cutest ever. I love patterns that will make little boys smile!

Désirée said...

My pref is the geisha, beautiful!!!!!!

Yetta said...

It's so hard to craft for boys and this is perfect. I would actually love them for myself too!

Diana said...

These are the absolute cutest!!!

Ayelet said...

OMG! What a cute book! I'd love to have it (I'm not very good at boys gifts ideas)!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ayelet

PumpkinFreckles said...

very crool, crobots.

laura said...

zakka just keeps getting better, i love this idea for my son. nowjust to get someone to teach me how to crochet!! Yay!!!!!

Violet LeBeaux said...

Crobots... What a cute idea. I bet if I got this book my boyfriend would demand all of them XD

Alcy's Hobby Room said...

They are all so cute but Ninjabot is the one for me!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lauren said...

Cute! I flipped through this in Barnes & Noble, and decided to pick it up during the next Educator's week (25% off on any book!) I think dogbot is my fave. Zombiebot was intriguing, as I don't understand an undead robot. I'll ask my husband. :)

Space Peaches said...

OMG, these are waaaaay too cute. I love making amigurumi animals, but robots are a whole 'nother level! Waiiiiii~!

teammak said...

Dogbot! My boys would love! sueneufeldatyahoodotcom

chppie said...

My daughter was looking over my shoulder when I was reading the blog and she thought they were great. Now she wants a dogbot!.

alison said...

Would love to make some of these - bringing robots back to crafting.

Laura said...

super cute! and likely a fast project. I am in.

Mary :) said...

After absolutely years of planning to learn to crochet I finally did so just a month ago so this looks like a great way to cut my teeth. The Dogbot is very cute also :)

Boo said...

These are absolutely the cutest!! I would love to make these. What a treasure trove for Christmas Gifts for kiddies young and old.
bvinette@yahoo.com

Sarah Jackson said...

So cute! I'd love to do these - and my kids would love 'em as well! jacksonfamily@gmail.com

wayfarer said...

They look fun! My son is a big robot fan right now because of WallE. I've always loved them. :-)

emmanuelle said...

Those are so amazing! I learned how to crochet a little when I was younger from my mother. Good memories :)

Bel said...

How cute are these? I am in love with the geisha!! I have been wanting to make something so I could participate in the toy society and these are perfect!

Sandra said...

just too cute, would love to win that book
my email: sandra AT modes4u . com

Mama TAVE said...

I am a knitter, so I like that this book offers basic crochet instructions. Dogbot is a cutie...!

valerie2350 said...

these are adorable!

sweeps4bloggers@gmail.com

treaclezoo said...

How wonderful to see LaFee Crochette's work in such a cool book! Would be worth it for the pictures alone! I'm definitely in!

telericatarta said...

Do androids crocheters dream of amigurumi sheeps?
:)

alexander said...

They are very cute! Thanks!

alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

babalisme said...

There are not many craft books about robots and I always on the look out for not too feminine craft. I think Robots can be adorable without being too girly.

BananaCraft said...

Robots are so cute! This seems like a great book :)

mariazinha said...

I love this CROBOTS!I'm a beginner crochet lover, and i would love too do all of them, the first one i will do is the geisha....so nice!

amaniadamaria.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Lovin' the dogbot...reminds me of my son's favorite episode of Krypto the Superdog. Thanks for the giveaway!

Holla said...

My nephews would LOVE these. Thanks for the boy-friendly craft idea!

Anonymous said...

I live for robots.

Anonymous said...

sorry... email is scherne72@yahoo.com

Bhavesha said...

I think they are one of the cutest things ever!

Charlotte said...

I love the crobots! It makes a change from all the cutsie baby animals etc. that are more suited to girls. My boys would love them!

SusanBluerobot said...

OH OH OH never ever seen this book before i would love to go in the draw for it i would sure have fun with it .

Akemi said...

oh man...so many participants! =o) do i get an advantage since i'm your sister-in-law? these crobots are so cute! i could see why my bro and nephew thought they were cool. they are! =o)

Deanna said...

Deliciously adorable!
I'm right in the process of crocheting a Sackboy (for those who play LBP), so of course I'm in a super crochet mood now.

Love the idea with the beads too! I've got a big box of them and no idea what to do with them. I've heard of crochet bracelets with beads, but never even thought of putting them in stuffed animals!

I <3 ninjabot.

killerturnips@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

sooo cute- i actually saw my first crobot a few days ago, then another, and now more!

Marisunnychan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!I am sooo happy to get here on time! the book looks great!

lizzy-loo said...

i love the geisha! nice to have something that is different for boys too.

Wehaf said...

I recently started crocheting again, after a long break, and I love it. It would be so much fun to make these robots for my nieces and nephews and for my friends' children.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Josurin said...

I definitely need this book! It might convince me to learn to crochet!! Or at least to force my partner to make me one of these adorable creatures!!

Contact email:
andrewjoslyn [at] hotmail [dot] com

Fuji Mama said...

What a fun book! I love all the new amigurumi books that are coming out in English.

Jocelan Thiessen said...

that girl and boy ninja look a lot like pucca! hehee very cute tho..

Chad said...

This book looks awesome. I love robots!!

oona. said...

Amazing! I would love to challenge myself to make some of the tiny 'bots!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

greeblygreebly said...

Those are adorable! My daughter would love any of them.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh....I've been wanting to try my hand at Amigurumi! These bots look AWESOME. I have a little girl who would probably love the ninjabot!!

teahlo at gmail dot com

J and M Manire said...

I would love this book to have something to make my boys!

pcpriscila said...

I know I would love to give this book to my dear friend who loves to make amigurumis.. She is very young and talented: look her up at flickr (Planeta Amigurumi).
And she's got cancer.
pcpriscila@hotmail.com

Spider Lady said...

Those are too cute!!!

i cant sew said...

i had my first crochet lesson the other night... lets just say i will need a few more before i can create a robot!! but perhaps in time...
%*_*% rosey thanks for the chance
p.s. is this a sign... the word verification thingy is foryme

Kemi said...

Those 'bots are adorable!

It took me a minute to realize the Geisha had her eyes closed, and not bushy eyebrows with mad, red eyes. Because of that, I think she's my favorite. :)

Mary Avinger said...

These are so cute. They would inspire me to do some crocheting. Thanks for the giveaway.

whitihereaka said...

Binary solo! 000001...00001

hwaexpert said...

How absolutely adorable! I can't wait to make some for my grandkids in Nagoya. They are just the right age to apprecite them. I'd love to crochet something so creative. Be sure to pick me!

Jenna said...

These are so cute! My sister would love this! Thanks!

Rachael said...

Those look awesome & would make great gifts-I would love to make a set of geishabots with different outfits!

marybelle said...

Clever, clever Crobots!!

Eva Prunella Grandiflora said...

I'd really like to have this book it's so cool!

so I cross my fingers =>_<=

evilla_grandiflora@libero.it

Take care

Raneiremembersleep*at*yahoo.com said...

This sounds like a really
great book for boy gifts!
I craft alot for my girls
but when it comes to the
boys in my life I find it
hard to craft gifts for
them... this sounds perfect!
Thank you!!
Rane

teamseaton said...

aack! My 6yo loves all this! Amiguriamis, robots, miniatures and NINJAS! lol

Lisa said...

This looks like such such a cute book. I'd love to win it.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

JennyRobot said...

Well, since my handle is Jenny Robot, these would be perfect!

bean said...

Too cute! Love the ninja.

Alyssa said...

I've been wanting to make some amigurumi and this book might just be the perfect starting point!**morna

miettelove said...
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miettelove said...

I would love to make some Crobots for my son! They are so cute, and definitely good for little boys.
miette.3@gmail.com

jen said...

i love nerdy amigurumi. i have creepy cute crochet also. and who can ever have enough robots!!!
miknej@gmail.com

Valerie said...

My son would love these! Finally, something for mom to crochet that isn't girly! :)

Piper said...

nice to see patterns for amis that aren't the same old things.

nettysgirl at gmail.com

::carol:: said...

Very cool, love robots here. My kids would love these!

Jenn said...

Oh, so cute.

Karine said...

I'd be willing to learn how to crochet to make these

The Giggles Family said...

Oh so cute, but not in a girly way :) My 3 boys would love me even more if I crocheted up a bunch of these little guys for them :)

Carrie

Eckwinox said...

Fun project for my daughter and I to work on for Father's Day gifts! My daugher has become "hooked" on crocheting and we are always looking for fun and unique projects for her to work on. However, I can see having a hard time parting with these guys once they are done!

Temporary Fix said...

I am a big fan of your work and I found that crafting has been a great outlet for the stress that I have had to deal with in vast amounts lately. Thank you for sharing!!!

Maddie : ) said...

Oh! So cute! If I had this book I would Make an Army of bots for my little brother to play with.....but them he would probably attack me with them lol.
(puddn_lives@yahoo.com)

carmel said...

what do i think about it?
i thing its the most adorable thing! and i would love to win it!!!

thanks for tha chance!

carmelita@windowslive.com

Schmancy said...

Pick me!

tamdoll said...

I saw the Crobots book last week and the bookstore and thought it was so cute. I've made robots before, learned to crochet this past year, so this would be perfect to win! Thanks for the chance.

SweetPeaknits said...

Hope Im not too late!!! I love robots, haven't seen the book out, but thanks for offering the giveaway.

lucy said...

i am in love with the one on the cover! im psyched for the winner anouncement!!!!!

Hannah said...

Am I too late for this! I love this book I found it earlier on Amazon and put it on my wish list, well you never know ;)

Pearl Grey said...

Aren't they cute?! Crobot Robots make me feel all fuzzy. Robots don't normally make me feel like that. Normally they make me feel all tinny.

hellopearlgrey@gmail.com

Shusha said...

I love geisha amigurumi the best. The face came out great!
Is it available for shopping?

Michal
shushonet@gmail.com

Oanhderbread said...

I love robots... ^^ yay! I hope I win, I would love to make tons of robot amigurumis :] (dogbot!!)

-cristy

Erin M. Evans said...

these are so so so cute! now...you just need to make a pattern for a laundrobot, to help me tackle the huge pile of laundry in my living room!

Erin M. Evans said...

oops forgot my email! emevans38@gmail.com

liane66 said...

These are so cute!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lotuspixie said...

ohmygosh, dogbot is so cute
amy.g.briggs(at)gmail.com

P-Lilith said...

oooh how intresting, a bit of a oximoron type idea bots and crochet, but you have got to love it.

Wrongtree09 said...

I like the contrast between robots and yarn.