Dover Publications-Crochet Stories The Nutcracker. This version of the beloved tale is illustrated with full-color images of crocheted characters. Each chapter is of the adventure-from the Christmas Ever party. to the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, to the visit to Toyland and beyond. Author: Lindsay Smith. Softcover, 88 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-0-486- 79460-0. Made in USA.