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Ami Ami Dogs: Seriously Cute Crochet Paperback – February 8, 2011
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From the Back Cover
This Amigurumi handbook is filled with adorable photographs of puppies and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create them. Treat yourself to a darling friend to cuddle up with, make an entire family of puppies, or gift one to a loved one.
The world needs more Ami Ami Dogs
About the Author
Mitsuki Hoshi started her journey as a self-taught amigurumi maker when she purchased her first Mickey Mouse amigurumi kit. In 2002, she launched a website dedicated exclusively to amigurumi dogs. The site caught the attention of several dog magazines and became a huge hit. Today, as an accomplished amigurumi artist, her goal is to crochet everything from foods to animals. In her spare time, she works as an instructor, teaching students how to make amigurumi.
Her published works include Life of an Amigurumi Dog, Life of an Amigurumi Dog 2, Life of an Amigurumi Dog 3, Ami Ami Restaurant, Mitsuki Hoshi's Amigurumi Zoo, Amigurumi Cats and Friends, Mitsuki Hoshi's Traveling Amigurumi, and Adorable Amigurumi with Giant Heads.
Top Customer Reviews
The book might be confusing to beginners because the terms sew, knit and crochet are used pretty much interchangeably throughout. I did some research and found that in the original Japanese, the word for knit is the same as the word for crochet. So that would certainly explain why a crochet book has a chapter called "Basic Knitting Techniques" that includes the following sentence: "Basically the same sewing method is used for all the crocheted dogs in this book. If you can knit a Japanese Shiba, you can use the same technique for the other types of dogs....". Confusing sentence, isn't it? There's also another chapter titled "For beginners of sewing knitted dogs". Again, very confusing for a beginner to crochet or to Amigurumi, and probably the result of translation by a non-crafter who has little knowledge of crochet or knitting!
Another reviewer pointed out that there are no written instructions; this is true of most Japanese books, which present designs solely in symbol form.Read more ›
Excellent photo demonstration for making the Shiba, even including stuffing and sewing on parts.
One page shows photo of all the individual parts for the Shiba, which lets you see how much is involved in making these little cuties. The real trick is in joining the parts to give each
animal its own personality.
Patterns are for specific breeds:Chihuahua, Welsh Corgi, Shiba Inu, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Mini Dachshund, Siberian Husky, Labrador Retriever (currently the most popular breed in the USA), Maltese, Mini Schnauzer, French Bulldog, Beagle and Pug.
Also tells how to adapt each pattern into an attachment for a cell phone or a key ring.
If you want to learn how to make amigrumi, this is a great how-to book.
I was able to read and follow the directions simply from this book. Made the Pug dog but in different colors so it looks like a different breed.
Just to let you know that a complete idiot crochet-er like me could follow the directions. Hint - start with the Shiba Inu for the most complete directions and photos.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book for fun and the illustrations are excellent.Published 16 months ago by Alicia Lorenzo
Kuwaii! I'm a beginner and I know some basic and this book is easy to follow. This Amigurumi book is cute and fun to make. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lifeisgood23
This is another adorable animal crochet book. This book came with book two and is in excellent condition ensuring enjoyable crocheting time for my friend this winter. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mary Kay McConnell
Was excited to find this book at a local craft store (total impulse I want to do it NOW, wish I would have ordered it here for at least 5 dollars cheaper lol). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jeffrey Douglas