Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals Review

Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals

By Kristi Simpson

I received a free copy of Anyone Can Crochet AMigurumi Animals from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Make the cutest crochet animals ever! With some simple stitches and a little stuffing, amigurumi is a charming style of crochet that’s great for beginners.
An exciting project guide for any crafter of any skill level, Anyone Can Make Amigurumi Animals features 15 adorable crochet patterns, including a hippo, panda, unicorn, hedgehog, giraffe, and so many more.
Opening with an insightful introduction on the basics, each project that follows features easy-to-follow instructions, how-to crochet illustrations, photo step-outs for detail work, and other helpful tips and tricks.
Also included are detailed sections on how to read an amigurumi pattern, as well as stitch guides. Have fun making the most charming plush toys, all while you fall in love with crochet!

Summary from Goodreads.

Crochet is such an easy and fun hobby to take up. You can create a plethora of items, and Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals teaches you all about how to make these cute little creations. Amigurumi is the Japanese word that describes small knitted or crochet stuffed toys. Most popular of these are stuff animals, but you can create characters, food items and pieces of scenery!

Since this book is aimed towards everyone, basic crochet techniques are included in here. Not only that, how to read crochet pattern, how to stuff you amigurumi and how to change colour are all touched upon in here. While a lot of the basics are taught, it does not bog the book down at all.

15 patterns are included. Each of these patterns are classed as Easy skill level, so even with little crochet experience, if you take your time and follow the pattern you are sure to end up with an animal that you are bound to fall in love with.

The creature that I am going to be making is Cole the Penguin. He just looks so adorable and has the right amount of cuteness and seems like an easy pattern to follow. His scarf and beanie just finish off his look.

The biggest gripe that I have with Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals is that they all have the same base shape (aside from the penguin and a jellyfish). Two legs, two arms, a quite large body and head. While I understand that this is for the beginner crocheter, I would have liked to see a few more variations on this, like perhaps an elephant or a snake.

A good first book if you are looking to delve into the world of Amigurumi, and a good source of inspiration if you are already making Amigurumi.

3/5

Have you read Anyone Can Make Amigurumi Animals? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.

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