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Crochet Furry Friends: 12 faux fur amigurumi animals to make (Paperback)

Crochet Furry Friends: 12 faux fur amigurumi animals to make By Ashley Parker Cover Image
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Crochet 12 cute and furry amigurumi friends in faux fur yarn with confidence and create fun amigurumi animals!

There’s no better time to learn to crochet with faux fur yarn! Crochet expert Ashley Parker leads you through the basics of successfully working with faux fur yarns. Ashley shares her invaluable tips and tricks for using this yarn type, and clearly explains everything you need to get started, building your confidence and showing you that working with faux fur yarn doesn't need to be daunting!

  • There are 12 lovable furry animal friends to crochet, some using a mix of faux fur and smooth yarn, including a teddy bear, elephant, panda, sloth, unicorn, bat and penguin - which all make gorgeously soft and cute cuddly toys. 
  • Easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns with step-by-step assembly instructions.
  • All crochet stitches are explained with clear instructions, shown in smooth yarn for clarity.
  • Packed full of invaluable tips and tricks for successfully working with faux fur yarns, you’ll want to make the whole set of animal friends in no time!
Including stitch guides, step-by-step instructions with photos, and Ashley's easy-to-follow patterns, working with faux fur yarn has never been so easy!

About the Author

Ashley Parker is a crochet designer specializing in amigurumi. She started crocheting as a way to relieve stress and anxiety, but it then became a passion and she hasn’t stopped since! In 2018 Ashley set up her blog,, to share her crochet and crafting with others. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two children. This is her first book with Search Press.

Praise For…

Designer Parker’s debut book features 12 amigurumi animals—a bear, a bunny, an owl, and more—that range in size from 7 to 21 inches. These designs range from easy to intermediate skill levels and are intended mainly for fur yarn, which requires a relatively tense technique. Some patterns also use worsted- or aran-weight yarn for attachments, such as ears and feet. The author provides a guide for purchasing and managing fur yarn; evaluating its construction, weight, and style; and trimming it for specific projects. Fur yarn is both unforgiving (crocheters must rely on feel as stitches are obscured) and forgiving (furry stitches hide imperfections), but the book includes tips and tricks for crocheters to adjust and keep track of stitches as they work. The book contains several pages of stitching techniques with easy-to-follow images; each pattern includes detailed instructions on finishing the piece, including stuffing, adding eyes, and sewing pieces together. The finished products are adorable stuffies with names such as Pierre Penguin and Abbey Axolotl.
VERDICT The inclusion of fur yarn for these patterns differentiates this resource from other amigurumi books. Great for experienced crocheters.

Booklist (Ameircan Library Assoc)
In her first book, amigurumi maker Parker presents 12 furry animals to crochet. An axolotl, skunk, and sheep are just a few of the cute animals on display. Most amigurumi pattern books are written for a medium (worsted) weight yarn, while Parker’s patterns are for faux fur yarn. Thisyarn is notoriously difficult to work with, especially for three-dimensional objects like amigurumi. Parker gives best practices and also includes a guide to buying this novelty yarn. The 12 designs are basic, and some of them, like the bear and the elephant, share a similar body structure and design. Some, like the sloth and the owl, are updates of free patterns Parker already has on her blog. While the patterns are beginner-friendly, the assembly instructions add a level of difficulty. Parker does not include which rows to attach legs, arms, and other appendages, a standard practice in amigurumi patterns; instead, crafters have to rely on pictures of finished animals for appendage attachment. Still, not many crochet books feature crafting with furry yarn, so this is agood optional purchase to round out amigurumi collections.— Lynnanne Pearson

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800921481
ISBN-10: 1800921489
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English