Become a Part of This Year's Hottest Toy Craftcomments (2) May 15th, 2008
Amigurimi projects are tough to put down because they are so simple and sweet and they make great little gifts. Typical amigurimi patterns are worked in a spiral—that is, there’s no joining of rounds—so be sure to use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each new round.
Amigurimi patterns make for great quick patterns that you can usually make up with yarn you already have since most parts don’t take up anywhere near a whole skein. They’re slightly addictive—at least to me—because I can almost visualize the finished piece as I go so I never find a stopping point!
Here are some of my favorite free Amigurimi patterns on the Web:
- Roman Sock’s owl, robin, and elephant
- Ana Paula’s cactus (this would make a sweet pincushion for a sewer)
- Roxycraft's creature
Many of these designers have more than one free project on their site, so be sure to browse around. Have fun!