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Ana Paula Rimoli is synonymous with amigurumi. Amigurumi Toy Box is her third book of cute crocheted friends. She has also published Amigurumi World and Amigurumi Two! For those of you who don't know what amigurumi is; it is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed toys, animals and inanimate objects with facial features. In Japanese "ami" means crocheted and "nuigurumi" means a stuffed doll.
Ana Paula first started crocheting as a child. With two children of her own, she was inspired to create these toys. In this
book there are 25 adorable toys to crochet and fill up a child's toy box.
The book is filled with clear vignettes of toys posed in artful surroundings. Simple crochet skills are required to complete the projects. Illustrations are included to teach yourself the required crochet stitches. Finishing techniques of stuffing, adding extremities and weaving in the ends etc. are included.
Flan, hot cocoa, cake and a hot dog set are perfect for the child who likes to play house. I especially liked the Little Bunny in the Carrot home. Santiago (my little Boston Terrier) and Little Kitten are perfect for imagine play and they each have a bed. If you love Unicorns, Shy Little Unicorn is pretty with her rainbow mane. Mom koala has a detachable baby on her back and there is also a Mom and baby polar bear with a fishing rod and hat.
This may be just the book to start getting a child interested in learning to crochet. Amigurumi is popular and getting more so. Ravelry has several amigurumi groups you can join. Joining a group is always a fun way to show what you have created. --Paula Moliver, Hartford Knitting Examiner
Ana Paula Rímoli was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and learned to crochet as a child. She began crocheting toys when her own children were born and now hosts her own popular website featuring her crocheted designs. The toy collection is growing and growing, slowly taking over the whole house!
Amigurumi Toy Box includes an adorable collection of small amigurumi projects for you to make. Most designs are under 7" tall and only a few exceed this in size. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rhondda Mol
LOVE THIS BOOK as much as THE BIG BOOK of little AMIGURUMI!Published 5 months ago by amanda edgeworth
I'm a knitter and I ordered this thinking it would be easy to convert the patterns.boy was I wrong.so it only took a week for me to learn how to crochet with the directions in the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lulu
Number of Projects: 19 projects
Yarn Required: Worsted weight
Size Range: Sizes range fro 2″ – 7″
Types of Projects: Tons of adorable amigurumi. Read more
I really liked it! Very nice patterns, and the directions are clear and easy to follow.Published 9 months ago by Lucia I. Chavez Ortiz
My wife is a HUGE amigurumi fan, and this author (Ana Paula Rimoli) is by far here favorite. She regularly raves about how easy the patterns are to follow, and the end results... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MRE1380