Saturday, May 22, 2010

Amigurumi World + Amigurumi Two! by Ana Paula Rimoli

Amigurumi World

Get hooked into the quirky world of Amigurumi! Crochet these irresistibly cute creatures today's coolest craze in crochet. * Over 20 projects are super hip and super quick to make you need only basic crochet skills and small amounts of yarn * Funky designs include mommy and baby owls, hedgehogs, and penguins, plus silly crocheted treats like cupcakes and ice-cream cones * Find complete instructions for crocheting designs and adding facial features and other embellishments

Ana Paula Rimoli's amigurumi books (crocheted dolls/toys), Amigurumi World and Amigurumi Two! are by far my favorite for the craft. Her creations are very cute and original. In this book you'll find a lot of mother and child or father and child patterns which basically consist of two sizes of a pattern with maybe a few differences in the look of the finished product. They range from owls to lions to hedgehogs to penguins. There is a lot in this book and most of it is cute!

My favorite patterns are the smaller dolls you can find towards the back of the book, the ones that can fit in the palm of your hand. I would love for her to put out a book of just tiny patterns. The ones in this book include a cupcake, ice cream cone, coffee cup, 7 little animals and some fruit. Those are my favorite patterns! I think using a smaller hook than required on some of the patterns in the front of the book might bring those down to tiny size as well. I did notice the apple towards the end of the book looks more like a tomato and my hedgehog didn't look like a hedgehog (probably user error) but besides that I found the patterns to be great looking!

This was the first amigurumi book I used and with practice my stitches got tighter and my amigurumi got better looking. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone that is interesting in amigurumi. Might be helpful to learn the basics of crochet before starting into amigurumi!

Amigurumi World was released on February 25th 2008
Genre: Crafts/Crochet/Amigurumi
4.5/5 Stars
Purchased at Michaels

Amigurumi Two!

Get hooked into the hottest craze in crochet with these irresistibly cute, and fun-to-make characters. "Amigurumi" is back! With their cute faces and manga-inspired style, these wildly creative and imaginative toys are irresistible. "Amigurumi Two!" features over 25 fun projects that are super simple and quick to make - all you need is a basic knowledge of crochet and some yarn. Designs include teddy bears in PJ's, turtles, tigers, bumblebees, and robots, as well as crocheted treats such as cake and cookies.

Just like Amigurumi World from Ana Paula Rimoli, Amigurumi Two is full of a large variety of cute patterns! While the first book was an overall look at amigurumi, Amigurumi Two! has more of a focus on toys for babies. And if you are like me you really don't have any need for that but there are still some great patterns in there besides those and I think if you wanted to you could modify the patterns for babies to fit your own tastes and needs. The baby patterns include mobiles, stroller toys and rattles.

I think it's so great that she could create another whole book with brand new and different patterns, together they make the perfect set! Like the other book this one also has the parent and child pattern sets (bees, tigers, squirrels, and my personal favorite the robots!) Other great patterns include little animals hidden inside of fruits and flowers, sweet peas, and animals in pjs!

Overall, I could have done without the baby toys but for some people that will be their favorite part of this book and they can be easily modified to serve a different purpose! Definitely recommend!

Amigurumi Two was released on June 22nd 2009
Genre: Crafts/Crochet/Amigurumi
4/5 Stars
Purchased at Joann's


  1. I can't wait to see what you create from these books!

  2. Those robots on the cover are so adorable!


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