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Crochet Critter Books

'Best in Show' Teaches You How to Knit a Canine Companion

— October 8, 2010 — Lifestyle
If you'd like to have a pet dog, but don't posses the time or attention span needed to take care of him, then 'Best in Show' by Sally Muir and Jo Osborne is the book for you. This book teaches you how to knit 25 different canine companions.

Knitting and crocheting have recently taken the Internet by storm. The popularity of Amigurumi dolls and crocheted cars paved the way for books like 'Best in Show.' Just because you can't afford a Portuguese Water Dog doesn't mean you can't knit your own. Check out the dogs of 'Best in Show' in the featured gallery.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Knitting Trend - Knitting and crocheting trends are still popular with new takes on typical pattern-making resulting in innovative new knitting products.
2. Virtual DIY Pet Companionship - Creating DIY versions of pets through crafts is an innovative way to bring virtual companionship to people who cannot afford to own real ones.
3. Sustainability in Crafting - The DIY crafting industry has opened doors to trends in sustainable artisanship through crocheting with recyclable materials, adding more value to living organic creations.
Industry Implications
1. Crafting Industry - Crafting industry should explore more ways to encourage innovation and creativity in pattern designs to keep up with the knitting trend.
2. Pet Industry - With the recognition of virtual companionship, the pet industry can explore opportunities in the development of digital pets, making their products more accessible to a wider range of people.
3. Sustainable Industry - The sustainable industry can take inspiration from the upcycling trend and explore new, innovative ways to transform recycled materials into valuable, marketable goods, specifically in the DIY crafting industry.
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