1.) Amigurumi for Beginners Free eBook: This free eBook from Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches is a great starting point if you want to learn how to make amigurumi, or even if you’ve been making it for a while but still have some gaps in your knowledge
For first timers: this ebook covers selecting a yarn, yarn weight hook size, reading patterns, tips for even stuffing, color changes, and selecting eyes for your little creations.
2.) 1500 Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns: This is a very comprehensive resource of some really cute amigurumi crochet patterns. It culls smaller blogs and websites, as well as the large yarn manufacturers to make an incredibly extensive list of patterns that you may not come across otherwise.
4.) Amigrumi Abbreviations, Techniques, Tools and Materials: This excellent blog post from All About Ami reviews the tools, materials and techniques needed to crohet your own ami
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5.) Start Now! This crochet cupcake is the first amigurumi I ever made, and my first completed crochet project! What are you waiting for?
My Favorite Amigurumi Books & Patterns
These are all books and patterns that I personally own, have crocheted patterns from and recommend as a resource if you’re starting with amigurumi:
6.) Crocheted Softies: 18 Adorable Animals from Around the World: This is the newest book from Stacey Trock, my favorite amigurumi designer
8.) Luna the Unicorn: This is a single crochet pattern, and is hands down my favorite. I’ve made 5 unicorns and counting. And every one of them just came out so stinking cute!
9.) Creepy Cute Crochet: Not your traditional “cute” amigurumi – but still very cool and edgy.
10.) Nelson the Owl: This is another pattern from my favorite amigurumi designer, Stacey Trock. This pattern is only available through her online stores, and doesn’t appear in the books I listed above. Apparently it’s a big seller for her too.