Sunday, September 26, 2021

Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals

Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals is a guide for 15 cute amigurumi beasties with tutorials by Kristi Simpson. Due out 14th Dec 2021 from Fox Chapel Publishing on their Landauer imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. 

These are really cute and whimsical projects which will appeal to all ages. They're full of small details which invite a closer look and a cuddle. They are anthropomorphic (and have clothes and accessories) which will be perfect to personalize with color and details to make them even more appealing to the recipients.

The graphics are appealing and clear. The book is lavishly illustrated and I really appreciate the closeness and detail of the photography. It's easy to see what the author is doing in the pictures. The book includes a very short introduction and a primer on how to read the patterns. Complete newcomers to crochet will need additional resources (youtube, book, and/or friend) but the patterns included here are not overly complex and beginners will find projects they can complete without frustration.

The intro leads directly into the tutorials. Tutorials are written clearly and simply and, best of all, have lots and lots of close-up full color tutorial photos. Tools and supplies are given in a bullet list and specified yarns are given with both weights (laceweight to jumbo) and yarn brand name and yardage needed. Hook size and other notions are given in bullet lists in the pattern followed by step by step directions.

Well done and a nice selection of patterns which are fundamentally different from one another, giving the reader a broad platform for creating alternative amigurumi.

Five stars. Well worth a read for crochet interested readers.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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