The Complete Idiot's Guide To Amigurumi: Hook Your Way To A Fun New Hobby!

October 5, 2010|
The Complete Idiot's Guide To Amigurumi: Hook Your Way To A Fun New Hobby! by June Gilbank
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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!

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!

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

   • Tips for following an amigurumi pattern, helpful photographs, and four start-to-finish patterns to give you a head-start on designing your own. 
   • 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.
June Gilbank is a crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multicrafter. She runs the PlanetJune craft blog and pattern store (planetjune.com). 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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Title:The Complete Idiot's Guide To Amigurumi: Hook Your Way To A Fun New Hobby!Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9.13 X 7.38 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.13 X 7.38 X 0.5 inPublished:October 5, 2010Publisher:DKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1615640037

ISBN - 13:9781615640034

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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