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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 LionBrand.com 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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  • http://www.wordsofshannyn.blogspot.com Shannyn

    I am addicted to amigurumi- I would definetly love to get into creating my own creatures..that is, after I master all of the wonderful free patterns on your website! I have made the octopus, the candy corn, and am working on the frog prince and the heatfelt bunny!

    After I’m done making the 5 1/2 hour afghan and some dishcloths for Christmas, I will back crafting more amigurumi!

    • jacqui

      Hi I am also an arigurumi addict have made the heartfelt bunny twice, plu s others of the free pattern site…..

    • Mamabear

      Hello, im new to amugurumi making and im lookin for a amigurumi sock minkey pattern, i also collect miniatures, this would be a great addition to my mini collection. Please email me at : neeceegirl1965@yahoo.com if you can get me that pattern. Thank you so very mych, my grand daughter thanks you too, i got her stuck on minis & sock monkeys.
      Happy crocheting
      -DeDe

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