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Entries in amigurumi (4)

Wednesday
Mar042009

isbn 4391130122 the life of amigurumi cats: a heap of cats あみねこのいる生活:ねこやま


full title: life of amigurumi cats: a heap of cats

exclusively amigurumi cats, but with an exhaustive range of emotions and activities. a lot of them are different places and ways to nap, which i guess is a fairly accurate representation of a cat's life!

the written directions are all in japanese, but there are amigurumi stitch charts for each part, and excellent photos.

the patterns include cat variations, like facial expressions and stripe patterns. also there are patterns for accessories.

71 pages.

flickr set here.


Wednesday
Mar042009

isbn 4529043053 teeny tiny amigurumi 小さな小さなあみぐるみ

this japanese book has patterns for characters that are wee even by amigurumi standards! there are many pages of photo illustrations of the construction process, which uses a very fine yarn. most are between 5-8 cm tall; there are elephants, lions, dogs, cats, pigs, monkeys, russian dolls, kewpie dolls, a ladybug, a caterpillar, snails, figure puppets.
there are about 16 projects total, plus variations.

71 pages.

flickr set here.



Wednesday
Mar042009

isbn 4309265723 amigurumi collection あみぐるみcollection

chalk full of adorable creatures, and the pattens and instructions to crochet them. 16 projects are presented in great detail and diagram; although the words are all japanese, the pictures are very clear and go step by step.

71 pages.

flickr set here.



Wednesday
Mar042009

isbn 4529041719 amigurumi book あみぐるみの本

the title is, actually, 'amigurumi book.'

it has lovely photos, and patterns for 13 different animal designs, most with a variation.

the written directions are in japanese, but there is a sequence of photos that clearly explains in detail the construction process, and each pattern is in the chart form typical of japanese amigurumi.

includes rabbits (wearing a dress), penguins (wearing a hat), little birds, dogs, bears in santa suits, elephants, a sheep, lions, more bunnies, a hand puppet cat, and a rainbow-spotted pony.

74 pages.

flickr set here.