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Amigurumi Animals: 15 Patterns and Dozens of Techniques for Creating Cute Crochet Creatures
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of making knitted or crocheted stuffed animals, and it is taking the world by storm. These toys can be a simple or as complex as the maker likes--ranging from a tiny fluffy chick to an elaborate textured elephant. This book provides all the information you need to get started, with tips on choosing yarns and needles, and instruction in core te ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Amigurumi Animals is an interesting book. It doesn't have the greatest amigurumi patterns (my current favorites in that department are Crocheted Softies: 18 Adorable Animals from Around the World and Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute). It doesn't have all of the tips and tricks for making your amigurumi look "polished" (that would be The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides)). So why then does it get 4 stars? Because this is the best book I've seen for providing an und ...more
This book teaches you the basics and confidence to create your own creatures. Most books don't teach you "how to fish" only to use their patterns. I like sausage dog pg.78 the best. Also, she has a great gallery at the end that shows you lots of internet sites that have patterns for amigurumi.
The patterns can be a bit confussing at first, but it is a very inpiring book that encourages you to alter the patterns and make other creations from it. So far I have made a couple of owls, the cat, the tamki and made my own creation: a grey wolf.