Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute

Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute

by Elisabeth A. Doherty
     
 

Crochet is not just about ponchos and scarves anymore: it’s about amigurumi, a hip new craft trend! These Japanese-inspired dolls have motivated crocheters everywhere to grab their hooks and create collections of irresistibly funky-cute creatures. Elisabeth Doherty, one of today’s hottest amigurumi designers, is here to show readers how they,…  See more details below

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Crochet is not just about ponchos and scarves anymore: it’s about amigurumi, a hip new craft trend! These Japanese-inspired dolls have motivated crocheters everywhere to grab their hooks and create collections of irresistibly funky-cute creatures. Elisabeth Doherty, one of today’s hottest amigurumi designers, is here to show readers how they, too, can get in on the fun. She explains basic and advanced stitches; shows 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. Start with an easy cupcake, move on to a palm-sized mouse, and work up to the more challenging and spectacular projects, like a punk rock bunny or a beatnik kitty—complete with black turtleneck, beret, and goatee.

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Library Journal

Amigurumi-the crocheting or knitting of small, funky, cute stuffed toys that take the shape of animals, humanoid figures, or inanimate objects like cheeseburgers or cupcakes-has long been a popular pastime in Japan; books on the subject in English are just beginning to hit the U.S. market. This introduction, with 14 projects ranging from a simple crocheted carrot to a wide-eyed doll with crocheted-in clothes and shoes, will appeal to the beginning crocheter. The easy going, humorous style; step-by-step instructions; and clear photos of each design make this a good choice for YA collections.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600590177
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,142,300
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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