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Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  163 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters.

Crobots features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly amigurumi designs such as BigBot, BabyBot (don't let his age fool you), Geisha, DogBot, CatBot, and Thinker.

The pattern for each
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published April 1st 2009)
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Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen HadenAmigurumi World by Ana Paula RimoliCrobots by Nelly PaillouxAmigurumi Two! by Ana Paula RimoliYummi 'Gurumi by Christen Haden
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3rd out of 23 books — 31 voters
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Jan 09, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, crafts
Not so tempted to make anything from this book, but they are really cute, and the instructions seem clear enough. It even has a section on all the stitches, so it works for beginners, too -- there's even a bit on the various sewing stitches to use to sew on the decorations. Keeping this around: I'm sure I know someone who'd like a robot for Christmas...
Nelly Pailloux has revived the traditional craft of crocheting, transforming it from its stereotypical role as a hobby exclusively for the elderly. Will its trendy theme and easy to follow instructions, Crobots is a crocheting guide that introduces children of all ages to the craft as they create crocheted robots (crobots). Crobots is unique in its ability to transcend gender and characterize crocheting as a skill that can be learned and enjoyed by boys as well as girls. There are instructions f ...more
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Feb 19, 2015 Iaan Wiltshire rated it it was amazing
Get a tiny crochet hook - you'll need it! While she says these aren't suitable as toys for small children (read: cats), they can easily be converted by just not including any of the small beads, springs or other choke-risk embellishments. I've made the zombiebot and the dogbot, looking forward to making many more. It's also a great way to use up all those little left-over mini balls of yarn.
Joshua Gage
Sep 17, 2014 Joshua Gage rated it it was ok
Shelves: crochet
While a few of these patterns are cute, the majority of them are unattractive. Furthermore, the addition of non-yarn parts (buttons, beads, tire valves???) and extra crafting required takes away from the crochet aspect.
Jul 11, 2014 Mckinley rated it it was ok
I don't crochet but if I did I'll try making one of these.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Apr 18, 2012 Kelly H. (Maybedog) rated it liked it
All of these require more than just crochet. Many of them need springs and screws and sequins to finish. Some are ugly, some are weird but a number are absolutely adorable. The assembly instructions are a one page visual map and I like that a lot. But I think they have you make separate crochet sections that you have to sew together when new segments could just be added to existing pieces by picking up stitches.
Oct 18, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
Beautiful crocheted robot amigurumis and how to make them step by step.
And with instructions how to crochet (so this will work beautifully for a beginner too). I might get some ideas of this for some future toy mice...
Sep 20, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: crochet
This is a crochet book versus knitting. Cursory instructions are given, but may not be thorough enough. However, actual project instructions look very comprehensive. Ranking by skill level will be great when starting out.
Dec 07, 2014 Tracy rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
I clearly must be daft when it comes to crochet because even with these spelled out steps of robot creation, I was still left tangled in knots.

Cute designs - just not for me.
They have really cute projects. I am probably one of the few that actually read these vs just skim. I thought the patterns were well written. I cannot wait to try a couple out!
Dec 22, 2010 Robin rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
Wee tiny little robot patterns that are just too cute. Haven't made any of the patterns myself yet but it kicks in my creative drive just looking at the pictures.
Oct 05, 2011 Carrie rated it liked it
ACK. ADORABLE. I would make all of these, except I know I'm too lazy to sew on the bits of felt and eyes and stuff. I would just have sad, eyeless robots.
Aug 25, 2014 Brittany rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, crafts
Some of the robots near the end seem like filler bots instead of anything good. I love the idea of using springs, buttons and such as limbs :)
May 10, 2009 Misty rated it it was amazing
How freakin' cute! A gift from a friend that perked up my day. Soon I will unleash my army of amigurumi on the world!
The designs in this book are such fun! I have several that I'm looking forward to working this summer.
Aug 22, 2012 Jeannie rated it really liked it
Nice colorful pictures with simple instructions, there were several crobots that I really want to make.
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