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Archive for December 3rd, 2008

BK4K: Create Amigurumi without a Pattern!

December 3rd, 2008

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Amigurumi LionBK4K (By Kids, For Kids) is our monthly kids’ newsletter that’s perfect for kids and the adults that craft with them, from parents and grandparents to teachers and scout leaders.

In the December issue of BK4K, we encourage you to share your creativity by making your very own own amigurumi. What is an amigurumi? The name comes from the Japanese words for “yarn” and “stuffed toy.” They are cute creatures like our lion (left).

AND with just a few basic skills, you can make your own fun creatures, from animals to people (like in this earlier blog post)!

Pieces for amigurumiIn this issue, we share some basic shapes that can be used in your own designs. Rectangles, triangles, and circles are easy geometric shapes that can be combined to make an endless amount of creations. Decorate with i-cords (click here for i-cord directions) and French knots (click here for French knot directions). You can also add buttons, ribbons, pom-poms, and anything else you can think of!

If you’d like some inspiration, simply search for amigurumi. We have dozens of free animal and food amigurumi patterns.

For more great kid-friendly ideas each month, subscribe to BK4K. If you already have a Lion Brand account, you can simply add it by clicking on “My LBY“, and selecting it under “My Subscriptions.”

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