Wonderful World of Amigurumi: 15 Adorable Amigurumi Creations

Landauer. May 2024. 144p. ISBN 9781639810642. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS
Amigurumi expert Cay (Sweet Crochet Animals) supplies instructions for 15 whimsical amigurumi designs. There’s a bee with a bag, a superhero cat, a pilot ostrich, an anglerfish, a couple of mermaids, and more. The patterns for these highly detailed projects with many parts and accessories are divided into easy, intermediate, and advanced categories. Some designs require multiple color changes and specialized techniques, but the instructions are comprehensive and clearly laid out. They’re accompanied by numerous pictures that guide readers as they create. This book is best suited for crocheters with experience, but beginners will find Cay’s tutorials on stitches and techniques easy enough to follow. There are also plenty of tips sprinkled throughout the book. Cay even details the trendy amigurumi method of using a yarn under to create x-shaped single crochet stitches, instead of the usual yarn over to create v-shaped stitches.
VERDICT Atypical, cute designs and precise instructions make this title a standout.
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