Amigurumi Pattern Book Review and Giveaway
Amigurumi is a style of crochet that has so many possibilities - many of them being adorable! In this new amigurumi book by Sarah Zimmerman even beginners will be able to learn amigurumi techniques and learn to crochet a cute animal for each letter of the alphabet. Keep reading for my review of Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns and an exciting giveaway for you!
*Note: I was supplied a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed below are my own.
Crochet Cute Critters by Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me
For our second day of the Crochet Season Kick-Off Event, I get to share a really incredible pattern book with you and give one away to a very lucky winner! Remember to visit the event page daily this week to enter all of the giveaways, and to see all the free patterns and announcements throughout the week.
Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me was one of the first crochet bloggers that I ever followed before I even started my blog. I made so many of her adorable hat patterns for my baby girl all those years ago. Not much has changed since then! I still admire Sarah’s exceptional work, and she still publishes patterns that are simply adorable.
Her latest venture is publishing a BOOK called Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns. This book is full of adorable animal amigurumi patterns that are easy enough even for a beginner. I even made one of her patterns and it turned out adorable! I’m so excited to show you what I made for my daughter, and I’m even more excited to announce that one lucky winner will get their very own copy of this book (entrants must have a U.S. mailing address).
Everything You Need to Get Started with Amigurumi
I am a “self-taught” crocheter, and when I first started reading patterns I found Sarah’s patterns so easy to follow. This amigurumi pattern book starts with all the information you will need to know to get started with crocheting amigurumi. It includes step-by-step stitch tutorials and reviews in detail the supplies you will need. Even if you are new to crochet, you will be able to learn from this book!
Amigurumi Tips and Tricks
My favorite part about Crochet Cute Critters (aside from the adorable patterns) is the information provided in Section Two: Finishing. In my opinion, one of the trickiest parts of amigurumi-style crochet is piecing it all together at the end and getting it to look how you want it to. Sarah offer tips and tricks on everything! From how to stuff evenly with just the right amount of stuffing, to placing and attaching the pieces; Sarah’s tips in this section are going to help you to make your finished project look just how you want it to.
Amigurumi Animals of the Alphabet
I don’t consider myself even slightly skilled at amigurumi so this speaks to Sarah’s design and pattern writing skills that even I could make one of her darling animals for my daughter. My daughter loves cats these days, so of course I had to make her the huggable kitty. But it was hard to pick just one animal to make! I think it is so fun (and pretty incredible) that Sarah was able to design an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
These animals are all nicely sized. Not too big (they don’t take too long to make) but not too small (they are the perfect size for snuggling). Many of them use the same basic body shape, so after you make one or two you will really get into a groove! I would love to see someone make a display the whole alphabetic set. If you do, send me a picture ;)
Crochet Cute Critters Amigurumi Book Giveaway
And now it’s time for one of you lucky readers to win your own copy of this fabulous book! This giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses from 9/10/19 - 9/17/19 at 12AM CST. A winner will be selected and notified via email by 9/20/19. The winner will have 48 hours from the time of email to claim their prize. If no response is received after 48 hours a new winner will be selected. If you are not located in the U.S. don’t forget to go here and enter the Crochet Season Kick-Off Giveaway from Monday (open to anyone with an email address).
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