Thursday, June 30, 2011
Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli: The Review
Crocheters everywhere fell in love with the quirky toys in Amigurumi World and Amigurumi Two! Now Ana Paula Rimoli presents the third book in her best-selling series. Sparkling with playful ideas inspired by her children, this wildly imaginative collection will tickle kids of all ages.
* Choose from more than 25 irresistible toys that stitch up quickly
* Catch Ana's creative zaniness--put a grin on a silly hot dog, stitch a princess frog with a water-lily throne, make mom and baby koalas, create a tugboat, and more
* Find step-by-step instructions, great photos, and lots of funny friends
I received this book from the wonderful folks at Martingale for a review. This is one of the cutest books on amigurumi I have ever had the privilege to review. The designs are easy to understand. They are in the written style, not charted. At the end of each row of instruction, the author wonderfully gives you how many stitches you need. As someone who is learning more and more about crochet all the time, this is a wonderful thing.
The pictures and instruction are good also. Pictures to know what you are trying to get to, and the instructions for anyone who may need a moment to remember what a certain stitch is. Great book for beginners!
Project wise, this book has everything. Unicorns, birds, bears, pigs, snakes, frogs, bunnies, puppies...you name it, it is there. My favorites are the flan, hot cocoa and cake. Yes...cake!!!! So cute you won't believe it.
This book gets five stars because of the easy of instruction, the sheer cuteness of the projects and overall presentation. If you love to crochet, grab yourself one of these gems at the bookstore. It would be a great thing to start with for small gifts year round, or stocking stuffers for the holidays.
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