Tiny Yarn Animals Book Review

Hi guys!

I think it’s just about time I came clean. I……am a craft addict. I collect craft books and craft hobbies like it’s going out of style. The thing is, I am sure that many of you guys do too. I think it’s just what we do as crafters. We get inspired when someone else gets inspired. So, I wanted to spread the joy and let you know about a few great books in my collection. The first book in the list today is Tamie Snow’s “Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy.” It was the first book I ever bought on the subject of amigurumi, and I think it was a great step into a really rewarding craft. Please read more of my review at: 

Now I just want to let you guys all know that this review was completely unsolicited. Tamie Snow’s book really was the first amigurumi lesson I ever had, and I am a hopeless amigurumi-er now. So there :-)

The little lamb on the front page of my blog is the first amigurumi anything I ever made, and I was hooked from then on. I have since made LOTS of the little creatures contained in Tamie’s book, because there are a lot of clever and adorable patterns to choose from. These include – but are not limited to – a lemur, an octopus, an adorable turtle, a bee, a beaver, a lion, a baby penguin, and the list goes on and on. I would venture to guess that just about anyone who wants to make an amigurumi creature would find at least one they just HAD to make in this book.

I must say though, not having had much experience with crochet before “Tiny Yarn Animals,”  I had kind of a tough time getting into the technique through the instruction section at the beginning of  the book. The instructional photos and the descriptions didn’t quite do it for me as a first-time amigurumi-er. And I really would have preferred more instruction as to how to embroider the faces on the little guys.

But, fact is, you can find plenty of places on the Internet to get you up to speed on the techniques. And Tamie’s website (RoxyCraft.com) has a good amount of video tutorials to help clarify some things for you. And, of course, if you have more experience crocheting in the round, or crocheting amigurumi, you shouldn’t really have much (or any) trouble following the patterns in this book.

All in all, I would say that this book would be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to try amigurumi on for size. You’ll find a lot of inspiration in this book, along with some cute and clever pictures of your future little friends.

Please find it on Amazon guys, or check out RoxyCraft.com. Thanks Tamie!

1 Response to “Tiny Yarn Animals Book Review”

  1. 1 Let’s sweat!!! « Owl with Balloon Trackback on March 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

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