Synopses & Reviews
Here's a fun Create-Your-Own-Monster
book that will appeal to both beginners and experienced crochet hobbyists. These monsters are small, and although they're just the least bit scary, they're mainly cute. That's because they are Amigurumi monsters! Amigurumi is a popular Japanese crochet method that uses the double-ring technique for making delightful miniature toy animals out of crochet yarn. This book concentrates on patterns for animals of the monster variety, presenting 25 original monster-making projects plus advice to readers on how they can design their own original Amigurumi animals. Author Annie Obaachan advises on yarns, crochet hooks, and other materials, and presents clear instructions for making:
A Halloween Monster Collection of Ghosts and Pumpkins Purple Attack--a Miniature Octopus-like Monster Dinky Dinosaur Things with Wings . . . and many more
Each of these funny little fellows averages four-to-six inches long. The book's easy-to-follow directions are complemented with more than 200 color illustrations.
Amigurumi, the hot new crochet/knitting craze from Japan, is taking the world by storm. Using the Japanese double-ring technique, you can join the fun and create quirky, cuddly amigurumi knitted toys by the hundreds. The only two rules to follow are: make them small, and make them cute!
With this adorable collection of amigurumi designs you can create a unique menagerie of lovable knitted animals that make charming gifts for your friends and family. This book teaches the basic techniques for assembling your knitted animals, and includes step-by-step photos in a projects section presenting 25 imaginative designs to try.
The unique projects include: Adorable Aliens Monsters from the Deep Little Horrors Terrors in the Wild Friendly Freaks
About the Author
Annie Obaachan is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. She has since held design positions at several major knitting companies and, in addition to her own books, has contributed articles to several other crafts books.