source: free review copy via NetGalley/ Fox Chapel Publishing
title: Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals by Kristi Simpson
genre: crochet pattern book
published: December 14, 2021
rated: 3 1/2 out of 5
Make the cutest crochet animals ever!
15 crochet patterns, including a unicorn, bumblebee, hippo, hedgehog, llama, penguin, and more Beginner-friendly guide includes an introductory overview on the basics, a stitch guide, and a section on how to read crochet patterns.
Step-by-step instructions, how-to illustrations, clear photography, and helpful tips throughout Author Kristi Simpson is a talented designer and crafter who has written more than 40 craft books and designed over 700 patterns. Needing only some simple stitches and a little stuffing, amigurumi is a charming style of crochet that’s great for beginners!
Whether you’ve been crocheting for years or have never picked up a crochet hook before, this accessible, exciting project guide will show any crafter of any skill level everything you need to know to successfully make adorable amigurumi animals! Anyone Can Make Amigurumi Animals features 15 adorable crochet patterns, from Vicky the Unicorn in her stylish skirt to Harry the Hungry Hippo, who has a fondness for burgers.
This crochet project book opens with expert guidance on basic tools and techniques and insightful introductory sections on the basics. Get detailed insight on the background of amigurumi, basic materials, how to read patterns, and other essential tips to know in the preface to the projects.
Each project that follows features clear, easy-to-follow instructions, how-to crochet illustrations, photo step-outs for detail work, and additional insider tips and tricks to make the most of your crochet projects. Also included are stitch guides, a comprehensive glossary, a handy abbreviations sheet, and more.
I love crocheting Amigurumis and toys so when I saw Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals by Kristi Simpson I definitely wanted to take a peek. This collection has 15 amigurumi animal patterns which are really cute.
There’s a section explaining the materials needed, different yarns and techniques and there’s a stich glossary included at the end of the book. The photos are clear and the instructions are well written and the different amigurumis look cute and fun to make.
Some of the animals you can make with this book are fox, koala, jellyfish and llama. The patterns are listed as being easy to crochet but personally I think you need to be an advanced beginner or intermediate crocheter to get the hang of crocheting amigurumi. I actually have been teaching my daughter to crochet these past few months and she’s been making scarves. She recently attempted an amigurumi as a beginner but hasn’t gotten the hang of crocheting in the round yet.
Overall I think Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals by Kristi Simpson would make a nice addition to any crocheter looking for amigurumi patterns.
Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. My copy of Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals by Kristi Simpson arrived via Fox Chapel Publishing.