Let’s Go Camping! Crochet Your Own Adventure by Kate Bruning. Martingale, 2015. 9781604688153.
Let’s Go Camping provides you with ideas and crochet patterns to make camping-based playsets for Playmobil-sized people. The accommodations range from teepees and trailers to canal boats and cabins. Every accessory is included, down to tiny dishes in the trailer’s kitchen and ice cream cones sold from the ice cream truck. Even the landscape is included, with patterns for a lake playmat for canoes to cruise on, mountains, and trees. I picked it up looking for ideas for toys to make for kids, and was instead absorbed by the idea of creating and furnishing my own camper. I have absolutely nowhere to keep a camper, so one about the size of a small loaf of bread would be much easier to handle. I can make tiny rugs and bunting for it, wee cabinets, and bedspreads! I think the kids in my life may be out of luck: I will want to keep all of these toys for myself.