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Amigurumi Collection

Amigurumi Collection

Amigurumi Collection 4

Packed with the cutest creatures and most fantastical friends, Amigurumi Collection is an essential compendium for crochet lovers. From lambs and lions to dogs and dolls (plus some super-cute wearable patterns), every project is beautifully photographed and clearly explained. Crochet some new friends today!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
One-off
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1 min.
hello!

T he joy of crochet lies in its creativity, and there’s nothing more satisfying than taking a pattern you love and adding your own twist on it using your favourite yarns and colours. And, here in Amigurumi Collection, you’ll find plenty of inspiration from the pages of Simply Crochet to really let loose on, as well as some brand new patterns to tackle! Enjoy a whole menagerie of creatures to hook in ANIMAL MAGIC, including a cute llama with joyful sparkles, and a cool cat too, ideal for giving as a gift. You’ll also find a gang of crocheted figures just waiting to be hooked in our HELLO DOLLY! section. We love the Aisha doll, with her bright and beautiful outfit, and if you prefer things more quirky, why not try…

14 min.
jump around

YOU WILL NEED ▪ UK Alpaca Superfine Alpaca DK (75% superfine alpaca, 25% wool, 50g/112m) 3 balls of Yarn A Lunar Grey 1 ball of Yarn B Grey▪ A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook▪ A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook▪ Two 20mm safety eyes▪ Toy stuffing▪ Stitch markers▪ Strong thread for stitching jointed limbs▪ Black embroidery thread For yarn stockists contact UK Alpaca 01884 243579 www.ukalpaca.com MEASUREMENTS Kangaroo measures approx 30cm (12in) ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 Aren’t these just the cutest marsupials you ever did see? This mother and baby amigurumi duo are stitched with a wool and alpaca blend DK, so it’s supersoft and has a fuzzy halo for a furry look. The arms and legs of the kangaroo are movable and the joey can hop in and out of…

1 min.
simple steps how to work a magic loop

1 To start a Magic Loop, don’t make a slipknot. Instead, make a loop with the yarn, leaving a tail around 10cm long. Make sure the tail end is under the working yarn. 2 Insert your hook into the loop, from front to back. Wrap the working yarn around the hook anticlockwise and pull the yarn through the loop. 3 Make a t-ch for the sts you want to work (above, we made 1 t-ch for dc). Now work your sts into the Magic Loop, making sure you work over both the loop and the tail end (so two yarn strands). 4 Once you’ve worked the number of stitches you need, simply pull the tail end of the yarn to draw up the ring. Work a slip stitch to join the first and…

9 min.
fa-la-la-llama

YOU WILL NEED ▪ Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, (100g/295m), 1 ball of Sherbet (1034)▪ Oddments of Grey, Red, Yellow and Gold yarn▪ A 3mm (US C/2 or D3) hook▪ Toy stuffing▪ Stitch markers▪ Gold sequins▪ Tapestry and embroidery needles For yarn stockists contact Stylecraft 01484 848435 www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk TENSION Tension is not critical for this project but may affect size and yarn quantities required MEASUREMENTS Approx 14cm (5¾in) tall ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 Want to brighten up your home? No prob-llama! This fun mini amigurumi project is super-cute and has plenty of glitzy details to stitch. It’s a fab gift to make for your llama-loving friends too… NOTES The pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off the round with a ss. It may help to use a…

6 min.
lion around

YOU WILL NEED ▪ Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerized cotton, 50g/25m), 1 ball of each:Yarn A Saffron (249)Yarn B Root beer (157)Yarn C Bridal white (105)Yarn D Emerald (515)▪ Scheepjes Luca (70% acrylic, 30% wool, 100g/180m), 1 ball of Yarn E Orange (14)▪ A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook▪ A 3 mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook▪ Black stranded cotton▪ 2 safety eyes (9mm)▪ A safety nose (10mm)▪ Stitch markers▪ Toy stuffing For yarn stockists contact Scheepjes www.scheepjes.com/en MEASUREMENTS Approx 14 cm (5½in) tall ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 Ilaria Caliri’s amigurumi lion is way too cute to be a fiercesome beast! Despite his thick mane, he’s more like a cub looking for a friend… could it be you? He’s obviously a team player. NOTES The Lion is worked using the amigurumi method. Work…

7 min.
hipster hound

YOU WILL NEED ▪ DROPS Muskat (100% cotton, 50g/100m) 1 ball of each:Yarn A White (18)Yarn B Black (17)Yarn C Taupe (24)Yarn D Denim Blue (36)Yarn E Dark Orange (49)Yarn F Light Orange (51)▪ A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook▪ Sewing needle and invisible thread (or matching colour thread)▪ Toy stuffingSafety eyes, 5mm diameter For yarn stockists contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk TENSION Tension is not critical for this project but may affect size and yarn quantities required MEASUREMENTS Approx 21cm (8in) tall ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 W hether you’re chilling with friends at the local trendy hangout or grabbing a coffee to go, this stylish pup is the perfect companion! Donning a boho waistcoat and hat combo, he’s got his own sense of style – you can tailor the clothes…