The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank

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Creating an Amigurumi of one's own...

Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese art of knitted or crocheted stuffed figures, is a craft that is sweeping the country. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Amigurumi crafters will learn the basic stitches of crochet, how to make basic shapes (heads, arms, legs, torsos), stuffing techniques, and embellishments such as hair, eyes, and tassels. They will also learn how to make flowers and vegetables, and will acquire the tools to be able to let their imaginations run wild and create their own unique and adorable Amigurumi.

Easy-to-follow instructions and patterns for the absolute beginner.

The only book that teaches readers how to make their own Amigurumi (not just follow patterns)

Includes several complete patterns

Author is a foremost expert on Amigurumi


About June Gilbank

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June Gilbank is a crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multi-crafter, whose work has been featured in the book Amigurumi Animals. She runs the PlanetJune craft blog and pattern store ( and has designed and self-published over 60 Amigurumi-style crochet patterns. Author home: Ontario, Canada.
Published October 5, 2010 by Alpha. 227 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The press release that came with the book included this summary: In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Amigurumi, readers receive: · A primer on the yarn, hooks, and stitches best for amigurumi · Suggested embellishments such as felt, embroidery floss and pipe cleaners · Easy-to-follow tutorials ...

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