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Ami Ami Dogs: Seriously Cute Crochet

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Ami Ami Dogs Book

Ami Ami Dogs Book

Harper Collins Publishers
Awhile back I tried my hand at crocheting amigurumi critters and was excited when I realized it was easy to do. I was even more excited to check out this crochet how-to book featuring enchanting dogs! I am a dog lover and was thrilled that among the offered patterns were directions to make miniature versions of my dogs, a chihuahua and black lab.

The first thing I did when I received this book was open the cover to read through the table of contents mainly to see what dog patterns are offered. I was a tad confused because listed in the table of contents was a section called Basic Knitting Techniques yet the subtitle of this book is Seriously Cute Crochet. I immediately flipped to the Basic Knitting Techniques section to investigate.

I was relieved to find that the dogs in this book are made using crochet techniques! No offense to knitters, but I am just a lot more comfortable and confident with crocheting. The author, Mitsuki Hoshi, seems to use the words crochet and knitting interchangeably.

The book offers patterns to make 12 different kinds of dogs:

  • Chihuahua
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Japanese Shiba
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • Siberian Husky
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Schhnauzer
  • French Bulldog
  • Beagle
  • Pug

At the end of the book you will find step by step illustrations for the crochet stitches you will need to use for the projects in this book. There are step-by-step, colored photos showing you how to create the Japanses Shiba dog along with charts and illustrations to help you along. For all of the other dogs, you will find charts and illustrations.

I wouldn't recommend this book for someone who doesn't have any crochet experience, but I do think the projects and easy enough for someone who knows the basics. The patterns are a great way to learn more crochet techniques and a great way to practice!

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