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Amigurumi: Funny Word But OH So Addictive

Bobbie Asche

Hi my name is Bobbie Asche and I'm a guest blogger for The Crochet Crowd. I was born and raised in the Northern Kentucky area and hubby and I moved to North Carolina in 2010 and have had one adventure after another since then. I've been crocheting off and on since I was 11 years old. My paternal grandmother and aunt taught me how to crochet, quilt and anything crafty. For years as a young child my grandmother would always give me yarn, a new pattern and a new hook and a bag of Grippos BBQ chips for my Birthday and Christmas... Boy were those the days. :)

15 thoughts on “Amigurumi: Funny Word But OH So Addictive

  • June 28, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I made many animals for my niece about 30 years ago but after many moves, lost those cute patterns!!!! I remember my favorites were a large (about 18 inches high) of a bunny couple!!!! And a bottle holder that was a cute little clown!!! Still looking for patterns that are as cute!!!

  • June 28, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I tried my first amigurumi about 2 months before the giraffe came out. A darling little bunny. I found it on you tube, in castilian and couldn’t understand one word. I also had the disadvantage of not having the super small thread or yarn she was using , nor the small steel hook. So i winged it with an F hook and some 4 weight worsted. I like my version just fine and made a pattern for it and posted it on my word press page. Then I was hooked alright. I am designing a kitten for my mom and figuring out how to make “Olaf” the snowman from Frozen for my grand niece. She is having a Frozen birthday party first of August. I even had a dream about a cute monster that I am struggling to re-create. In other words, I thing amigurumi and I are going to be long lasting friends!
    PS: here is the bunny… http://chrystalkay.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/crochet-bunny-written-instructions/

  • June 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I just started crocheting in January and after just 2 rugs I dove into amigurumi. I started with a pony! Then got an order for a TARDIS and then more ponies, and then got into dolls. Hahaha. I made so many amigurumi things before I even made a scarf. They’re so fun!

  • June 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    So far I have only done hacky sacks. I have 3 boys who love to play and a daughter who joins in. I’m working up the courage to start something more complicated.

  • June 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Before the giraffe I had only made amigurumi cat toys that were just spheres stuffed with fluff and catnip. I couldn’t really get the hang of it until Mikey’s tutorial for the giraffe. It has lit a fire under me for many future projects now that I’m not as intimidated by amigurumi! Can’t wait for the new challenge!

    • June 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Me too JP… I just ordered some more safety eyes and amigurumi books on Amazon. The eyes are hard to find here in Kernersville, NC… Can’t wait to get my books. Vanna’s Choice: Easy Crochet Critters, Animal Amigurumi to Crochet by Teri Crews, Farm Animals by Leisure Arts.

  • June 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I like doing amigurumi and have made several things for my grandsons. The part I like least, though, is sewing the pieces together. I’m not so great at that, yet.

    • June 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      I’m getting the hang of putting them together. There are a few You Tube videos that show you different steps.. I have a few videos saved on my Pinterest board

  • June 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    The book “Crochet Softies” by Stacey Trock has a great alligator. I picked it up at the library in my area.

    • June 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      I found a really great tutorial for the ‘seamless join’ method of attaching pieces on an amigurami on a site called Planet June. I only started crocheting a few months ago and her tutorials really helped me get started plus the patterns are amazing! Here’s a link to the tutorials http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/crochet-tutorials/

    • June 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I was viewing tid bits of that one online. I think that book will be my next purchase. 🙂

  • June 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I am hooked too working on my 6th one now. Wasn’t part of the first mystery critter but my friend was. My supplies are all purchased and I am eager to start! I wanted to let you know there is an alligator in Vanna White’s book in case you are still looking.

    • June 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      ooh which vanna book? I just ordered Vanna’s Choice: Easy Crochet Critters hope it’s in there!! Thanks

  • June 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I love doing amigurumi! My first was a Totoro for my daughter. Just finishing security blankets with bunnies for my soon-to-be born twin grandsons. And I can’t wait until July 1st for the Mystery Challenge. Working full-time, I don’t get to crochet as much as I want, so the security blankets won out over the giraffe (although I will be making 2 of them soon). My problem isn’t the crocheting, it is putting them together. I guess with practice it will be easier!
    I have collected a lot of patterns – yes it is addicting! In between I do other projects that flow faster.

  • June 27, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I make a lot of stuffed critters.

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