Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Stuffed Animal Crafts. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations. Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspires crocheters with her easy-to-follow patterns, pictures, and helpful instructions. Lauren always takes the patterns one step at a time to ensure that your finished product is as cute as the creation on the page! In Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns, amigurumi is explored through thirty simple, fanciful patterns in a variety of themes, including: In the Garden At the Aquarium Down on the Farm At the Bakery Brighten a room with flowers that won’t wilt, bring cheer to your table with colorful fruits that won’t attract flies, and add cuddly friends to a baby’s collection of favorite toys.

  • Author: Lauren Espy
  • Publisher: Paige Tate & Co; Illustrated edition (June 12, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1944515638
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 8.39 inches

                 

2. Unicorns, Dragons and More Fantasy Amigurumi: Bring 14 Magical Characters to Life! (1) (Unicorns, Dragons and More Amigurumi)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Whip out your crochet hook and summon your coziest chair: the crochet spells in this brand-new collection will work their magic to bring 14 fantastical amigurumi to life! The cute creatures in this magical world will charm you all. Go for a swim with the mermaids and nymphs, go Nessie-spotting and dragon hunting and follow the fairies and unicorns on a walk through the forest. And there’s much more waiting for you at the end of the rainbow! Beginners as well as advanced crocheters can conjure up these adorable fantasy creatures with a flick of their hooks. All patterns are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions as well as explanations of all stitches used, and are easily customizable, so it’s a small step to imagine your very own fantasy amigurumi!

  • Author: Amigurumipatterns.net
  • Publisher: Meteoor Books (November 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-9491643248
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9 inches

                 

3. Pokémon Crochet: Bring your favorite Pokémon to life with 20 cute crochet patterns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

What do you get if you combine amigurumi—the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed toys—with Pokémon? Only the best crochet book ever!  Pokémon Crochet provides detailed step-by-step instructions so you can create 20 different Pokémon. It’s a varied selection, with plenty of interesting colors and shapes to ensure hours of crocheting fun. The Pokémon will be instantly recognizable to fans of the phenomenally popular Japanese game and TV series. In all their colorful and wonderful shapes, these amigurumi are as true to the craft of crochet as they are to the Pokémon universe.  All Pokémon trainers need to train—themselves and their Pokémon. The same is true with crochet. To help in your training, the book starts with a how-to guide to understanding crochet patterns, then explains and demonstrates the various stitches needed to make the Pokémon. Then it addresses the special techniques you’ll need to master, which tools and materials you’ll need, and then how to put everything together to make a perfect Pokémon plushie.  The projects are split into three skill levels: Beginners, then Easy, and finally Intermediate patterns that are a little trickier. But whichever level you work on, the results are stunning. The beginner projects start with Gengar, then Jigglypuff, Pichu, Snorlax, and Wobbuffet.; Easy projects start with Charmander, then Dragonite, Eevee, Flareon, Meowth, Pikachu, Psyduck, and Squirtle.   Intermediate projects start with Bulbasaur, then Charizard, Jolteon, Lapras, Magikarp, Vaporeon, and finally Vulpix. Author Sabrina Somers has been a Pokémon fan since she was nine, and an amigurumi aficionado since 2014 when she first picked up the crochet hooks. She combines both passions to perfection in this book that combines instruction with invention. Officially licensed by The Pokémon Company International. © 2021 Pokémon TM ® Nintendo.

  • Author: Sabrina Somers
  • Publisher: David & Charles (April 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1446308332
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.7 inches

                 

4. Amigurumi Treasures 2: 15 More Crochet Projects To Cherish


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

In her second book, designer Erinna Lee reveals 15 more fabulous amigurumi, outfitted with the most kawaii accessories. Bonnie the Teddy has a passion for costume-making and fancy dress, Darcy the Dragon is learning how to fly and blow big fireballs, Hattie the Mouse loves her online shopping and Detective Benedict the Shrew is busy cracking the case of the missing yarn. And they have a lot more friends, with gorgeous dreams and passions of their own. Having these little sweethearts around will be sure to make you smile! The 15 amigurumi in this book are dazzling little delights, waiting to be discovered and cherished by you. Erinna shares a wealth of information in this book, so with a couple of stitches and some soft yarn, you'll make your very own amigurumi treasure trove in no time!

  • Author: Erinna Lee
  • Publisher: Meteoor Books (July 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-9491643378
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches

                 

5. Kawaii x Pastel Goth Adult Coloring Book: Sassy, Sarcastic And Satanic Adult Coloring Chaos!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

WARNING! This adult coloring book is not for the easily offended! Side effects may include: Non-stop fits of uncontrolable euphoria A dark and morbid sense of humor Overwhelming feelings of relaxation and utter joy From The Creators Of Kawaii Krypt Take a journey into this twisted and hilarious kawaii universe where everything has gone horribly wrong. By coloring these crazy characters you should become more relaxed and drift off into a peaceful (and delusional) state of bliss and deranged comfort. Keep this book under lock and key, it is intended for ADULTS ONLY! Happy F*cking Coloring! Features: 20 Professionaly Designed Coloring Pages Single sided for framing or sending to your eniemes Best used with colored pencils, markers, crayons or bodily fluids Sized at 8.5" x 11" for maximum chaos and creativity

  • Author: Kawaii Krypt
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8654872708
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

                 



6. Kawaii Crochet: 40 Super Cute Crochet Patterns for Adorable Amigurumi


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Learn to crochet forty charming stuffed dolls that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. Hook up a rainbow kawaii goodness with this super-cute collection of forty amigurumi patterns from modern crochet designer Yarn Blossom Boutique. From three adorable peas in a pod, to a winking fortune cookie, these forty fun and easy amigurumi makes will bring the Japanese culture of cuteness into your hands and your heart.

  • Author: Melissa Bradley
  • Publisher: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (December 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies

                 

7. Edward's Menagerie: Over 40 Soft and Snuggly Toy Animal Crochet Patterns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger... With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns. These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities. Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!

  • Author: Kerry Lord
  • Publisher: David and Charles; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1446304785
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.44 x 10.75 inches

                 

8. Crochet Animal Slippers: 60 fun and easy patterns for all the family


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Create animal slippers for the whole family, with this cute collection of patterns from leading crochet designer Ira Rott. First choose your slipper type – slide, shoe or boot – then choose your size, and finally choose one of 20 different animal designs.  This adorable book will have you reaching for your hook and crocheting the most appropriate animals for your tribe. Why not try the elephants for grandpa (who sometimes forgets), the pandas for mum (whose mascara always runs) and the bears for the little one who loves warm hugs... there are options to delight them all and keep you in handmade gifts to give for years!  Ira Rott is well known for her gorgeous animal designs and her easy-to-follow crochet patterns, which include step-by-step photographs for any fiddly parts, and crochet charts alongside the written patterns. She expertly guides you through making three different kinds of crochet slippers – shoes with covered heels, boots with ankle cuffs, and slides which are backless slippers.  Knowing what size to make is made easy thanks to a clever measuring chart at the front of the book. Simply open the flap, put your foot on the measuring gauge and instantly see what size you need. In the book are useful tables that show how much yarn and what size hook you will need for each size. Complete step-by-step instructions and charts then show you how to master each slipper type, with templates for adding non-slip soles to your crochet slippers too. Once you've mastered the slipper-making, the fun begins in creating your crochet animal designs. Choose from: the Snuggly Pug, the Cuddly Bear, the Happy Penguin, the Zingy Dinosaur, the Starry Unicorn, the Rock 'n' Roll Panda, the Sleepy Koala, the Mossy Sloth. the Graceful Elephant, the Playful Pig, the Mischievous Raccoon, the Cheeky Monkey, the Woolly Sheep, the Sandy Turtle, the Sassy Cat, the Hippie Llama, the Brave Moose, the Artful Fox, the Friendly Cow and the Roaring Lion. But that's not all – Ira also shows you how you can mix and match patterns to create all sorts of new animals too. Add the unicorn horn to the cat for a cute uni-kitty, and mix the dinosaur and the penguin to create a wise owl – once you've discovered that you can customize your crochet slippers you'll be able to create unlimited options!

  • Author: Ira Rott
  • Publisher: David & Charles (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1446308356
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches

                 

9. Mini Kingdom: Crochet 36 Tiny Amigurumi Royals!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Welcome to the Mini Kingdom! Designer Olka Novytska (AradiyaToys) shares her passion for amigurumi with 36 themed Minis. The King and Queen are throwing a big crochet feast. The Drummer announces the event to the whole land. The Astronomer knew you were coming, of course, it was written in the Crochet Constellation. Let’s just hope the Joker and the Fairy don’t play any pranks on tonight’s yarn stash. The Prince, accompanied by his trusty Knight on horseback, is visiting the villagers. Do you want to come and crochet along? Make and explore this bustling little kingdom! Each Mini stays upright on its own, so they make perfect toys for playful little dreamers. You can swap the hair pieces and hats of the figures as you wish, to create even more unique characters for your very own amigurumi realm! With step-by-step pictures and video tutorials, beginners as well as advanced crocheters will enjoy this book!

  • Author: Olka Novytska
  • Publisher: Meteoor Books (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-9491643361
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9 inches

                 

10. Animal Friends of Pica Pau: Gather All 20 Colorful Amigurumi Animal Characters


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stuffed Animal Crafts - August 2021

Meet Pica Pau and her amigurumi friends! They're charming, cheerful and cute, and once you get to know them, they'll never leave your heart. The gentle rhino, the energetic otter, the chatty crocodile, the dreamy donkey and many more: each and every one is a happy member of the Pica Pau band. Toy maker, character designer and crochet knitter Yan Schenkel has gathered many colorful amigurumi around her. In this book, she shares her love and knowledge of amigurumi crochet in 20 new designs, and she also gives away the secret ingredients that go into every single project. All patterns contain detailed instructions and are accompanied by step-by-step pictures and explanations of all techniques used, so both beginners and advanced crocheters can easily get acquainted with her amigurumi companions. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world and marvelous magic of Pica Pau and friends.

  • Author: Yan Schenkel
  • Publisher: Meteoor Books; Clr Csm edition (November 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-9491643194
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.6 x 9 inches