Amigurumi! : Super Happy Crochet Cute Paperback
Crochet is not just about ponchos and scarves anymore: it's about amigurumi, a hip new craft trend!
This new trend sees crafters crocheting cute Japanese-inspired dolls and funky creatures.
Elisabeth Doherty, a hot amigurumi designer, explains basic and advanced stitches; how to make the critters' forms by crocheting in the round; gives advice on yarns and stuffing; and offers tips on embroidering facial features and embellishments.
A fantastic range of projects start with simple pieces and work up to more challenging pieces like a punk rock bunny or a beatnik kitty!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, full colour throughout, includes illustrations
- Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
- Publication Date: 19/01/2008
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781600590177
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Review by BlueMoonArtistry
I have been really happy with this book. I am a fairly experienced crocheter. I found the instructions clear and easy to follow. My only complaint is not with the book at all, but with crocheting amigurumi in general...crocheting tight enough to create an item that can be stuffed is a bit hard on my hands and wrists. I confess a touch of perfectionism and so I want my amigurumi to be tight and strong with no stuffing peeking out. This definitely makes the process a bit "fussy" and slower than my usual crochet speed.
Review by randomarbitrary
I have made some of the super happy crochet cute items in this book...and I really like them (except that my monkey had legs that were two different lengths. Not a fault of the book, however, but my own carelessness!). I have been crocheting for a very long time, both following patterns and making my own stuff, and I found the instructions in this book pretty easy to follow for the most part. I love some of the details on the dolls, like the little toes. And the hamburger was fun and easy and quick to whip up. This is definitely a fun book and one that will be staying on my bookshelf.
Review by Reaperess360
This book is as colorful and cute as it's title. The projects progress from the easiest to the most complex. If you want to learn how to create amigurumi, if you want really cute patterns, if you just want to learn somthing new, this book is for you.