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Peanut Butter Pattern, $6.50

Circles Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Stellar Beret Pattern, $5.00

Raindrops Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Artichoke Hat Pattern, $5.00

Lace Slouch Hat Pattern, $5.00

Starry Night Cardi Pattern, $6.50

Pebble Hat Pattern, $5.00

Petal Beret Pattern, $5.00

Covered Hangers Pattern, $5.00

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Blackberry Beret Pattern, $5.00

Cotton Candy Cowl Pattern, $5.00

Simple Hat Pattern, 4 Sizes, $5.00

Cables + Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00
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Crocheted Softies Giveaway

Update: The winner has been selected and the giveaway is now closed, but read through the comments for some helpful tips on making amigurimi! The winner is Shanny!

Today I’m reviewing a new book from Stacey Trock called Crocheted Softies. The book is full of 18 different amigurimi animals from around the world, everything from snails and reindeer to pandas and alligators–perfect for the kids in your life.

One thing I really like about the book is the way Stacey breaks out with a basic pattern that applies to many of the softies in the book. After all, heads, arms and legs are similar from one animal to the next, and she doesn’t waste space telling you the same instructions over and over again. This means there’s lots of room for generously sized photos and gives you a leg up in case you ever want to design your own softie. I also found the how to information super helpful in this book, Stacey takes the time to explain some of the finer details of working in the round, which you might find helpful, no matter what your skill level.

giraffe-staceytrockAnother cool feature is that most of the animals take about a ball of the main color and then bits and pieces for things like eyes, ears, stripes, etc. She uses eco-friendly yarns throughout, and small projects are an inexpensive way to try out these blends. I’ll admit I never thought of using my Blue Sky Alpacas worsted cotton stash to make an animal, but now that I see that cute giraffe, I could easily be swayed. Check out all of the cute designs in Crocheted Softies right here on Ravelry.

alpaca-staceytrockStacey sent me a copy of the book to give away to a Lindamade reader. Just answer the question below by Thursday, Dec 15th at midnight CST. I’ll come back and update this post with the winning info (and email the winner, too, who will have 3 days to claim their prize).

Have you ever crocheted an amigurimi or stuffed animal before? Got any tips for ami-makers?

  • Cathey

    I have made one teddy bear. Poor thing, his head and body are almost the same size. His arms and legs are all different sizes. He was my first (and only) in the round project. Maybe this book would help me. Or maybe Linda should teach a Craftsy class on crocheting round things. hint hint

  • Julie

    I crocheted a little bear for my soon to be born daughter, but that was almost 3 years ago and I was very new to crochet. It had lots of imperfections, but it has so much sentimental meaning.

  • Diana

    I have cocketed amigurumi before. My tip to others is just keep making them even if it hard at first. They will get better everytime.

  • Tanesa

    I have not crocheted any amigurumi animals before, but I've been thinking about it. My boss crochets and knits, and she says they're pretty easy to do. And they're so cute!

  • KnittingBelle on Ravelry

    I have not made any amigurimi yet, but I want to. I did just make a Huggable Penguin stuffed animal. It was a lot of fun. I don't really have any tips, except to say, follow your own ideas, if you don't like a color, change it, have fun with it.  :)

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