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  • Published: 12 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781944515638
  • Imprint: Blue Star Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $37.99

Whimsical Stitches

A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


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Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations.

Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspires crocheters with her easy-to-follow patterns, pictures, and helpful instructions. Lauren always takes the patterns one step at a time to ensure that your finished product is as cute as the creation on the page!

In Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns, amigurumi is explored through thirty simple, fanciful patterns in a variety of themes, including:

In the Garden

At the Aquarium

Down on the Farm

At the Bakery

Brighten a room with flowers that won’t wilt, bring cheer to your table with colorful fruits that won’t attract flies, and add cuddly friends to a baby’s collection of favorite toys.

  • Pub date: 12 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781944515638
  • Imprint: Blue Star Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $37.99

Praise for Whimsical Stitches

“"In Whimsical Stitches, Lauren Espy has created a truly adorable collection of unique and colorful designs that are perfect for any occasion! The step-by-step instructions and pictures that go along with each pattern ensure that you get picture perfect results each time. If you're new to amigurumi, the simplicity of the layout and illustrated explanations of each stitch and technique will have you creating adorable items in no time at all. If you're a seasoned crocheter, you will appreciate the perfection of each design and enjoy being able to make quick and adorable amigurumis for everyone you know!" -- Holly Salzman, Owner of Storyland Amis (@storyland_amis) "Whimsical Stitches is such a bright and colorful book chock-full of adorable and well-explained crochet designs! It is evident that Lauren Espy loves amigurumi, and her cheerful and sweet style will entice beginner and experienced crocheters to try making their own stuffed animals! The five fun themes in the book (In the Garden, At the Aquarium, Down on the Farm, At the Bakery, At the Market) allow you to crochet everything from a personified piece of pie with a cute cherry on the top to a trendy succulent planter! This beginner-friendly book is a fabulous collection of adorable designs that is sure to draw readers into the wonderful world of amigurumi!" -- Stephanie Lau, crochet designer and blogger of All About Ami "Whimsical Stitches is an absolute joy for amigurumi enthusiasts! Through her incredible patterns, Lauren was able to take us inside her own endless imagination and share her unique, wonderful perspective on amigurumi design. Whimsical Stitches is easy to follow for the beginner, and delightful for the master. A must-have for every crocheterʼs book collection." -- Lee Sartori (CoCo Crochet Lee), Assistant Editor of Happily Hooked Magazine”


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