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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Made: Mario Mushroom, My First Ever Amigurumi

Following the wonderful pattern of WolfDreamer (who, by the way, has created some amazing Pokemon patterns I am itching to try out), I've made my first amigurumi. I still remember deciphering for the first time all the symbols and abbreviations in a crochet pattern, but thank goodness for the internet and video tutorials.

Learn: Making Different Amigurumi Shapes

If you're looking for a book to get you started on amigurumi, you can't go wrong with June Gilbank's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi. The author of PlanetJune website/blog definitely knows what she's talking about, providing some of the clearest explanations out there for beginners. I still refer to various instructions on her blog when I am working on my amigurumi.
This online sampler of the book will give you info on how to create triangles, cones, ovals, cylinders, circles, spheres, tubes and flat oval.  Go to link