The Complete Idiot's Guide To Amigurumi

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Amigurumi

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Amigurumi (pronounced ah-mee-goo-roo-mee) is Japanese for "crochet (or knit) stuffed toy." Although the concept originated in Japan, the amigurumi craze is taking over the world in waves of crocheted cuteness! From adorable fuzzy critters, to sweet-looking fruits and vegetables, to quirky comic book and cartoon characters--if you can imagine it, you can crochet it!

Whether you're an experienced crocheter or have never taken hook to yarn, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi shows you everything you need to know to hook your own delightful amigurumi. This helpful guide includes:

- A primer on the yarn, hooks, and stitches best for amigurumi, plus fun embellishments you can use to personalize your ami.
- Easy-to-follow tutorials for getting started, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, changing colors, and more.
- Expert advice on adding eyes, hair, jointed limbs, clothes, and other fun accessories to your ami.
- Tips for following an amigurumi pattern, plus four start-to-finish patterns to give you a head-start on designing your own.
- A full-color insert with inspirational photos of the finished ami patterns featured in the book--and more!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 184 x 229 x 13.21mm | 357g
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1615640037
  • 9781615640034
  • 49,718

About June Gilbank

June Gilbank is a crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multicrafter. She runs the PlanetJune craft blog and pattern store ( She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi and has designed and self-published more than 100 amigurumi-style crochet patterns.
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this is a really usefull book to have. yes, some of the tutorials are online , to me it is handier to have a book available than have to involve watching a computer in my crochet time. well put together and easy to understand thank you planet more
by mj seborn
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