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Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi – Crochet Pattern Book Review
Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi includes eight adorable friends – an elephant, T-Rex, lamb, doll, turtle, teddy bear, dumbbell rattle, and a bunny. There is also a pattern for a child’s size car seat blanket. All patterns were designed by Tamara Ramsey for Leisure Arts.
All patterns in the book start off with a “shopping list” of materials you’ll need to complete your project. Most crocheters will already have everything you need already in your crafty stash – aside from your hooks and yarn, you’ll need fiberfill/polyfill, available at pretty much any craft store and not that expensive, a few bits of white felt for some of the patterns, and safety eyes if you are going that route.
There is a “stitch guide” on the first page of each pattern, giving you a detailed description of any special stitches. In addition, there are multiple photos for each pattern to help clarify “tricky” parts.
In the back of the book you’ll find the “General Instructions”, with the descriptions for all the abbreviations used, as well as extra tips and information on joining pieces together and embroidery stitches.
All of the patterns are marked as easy, with one beginner pattern. An ambitious beginner could make any of the patterns if they really wanted to, though. If you know how to single crochet, increase, and decrease, then you have all the information you need to tackle amigurumi.
Since it is so close to Easter, I decided to make the bunny. Plus it’s just so darn cute! No alterations to the pattern were made, except I used a mini-pom maker to help me make the tail, since I didn’t have a wire brush on hand as called for.
My daughter told me she wanted a brown bunny rabbit for Easter quite a few months back. Secretly I was hoping for something more colorful, but it’s her bunny so…brown it is. One thing I would like to mention is I used safety eyes on my bunny, because I knew it was going to my 5 yr old, who isn’t going to chew on it. The animals faces in this book are mostly made with a simple embroidery technique, which is explained in the back of the book. If you are giving this to a baby as a gift, definitely use embroidery and NOT safety eyes or beads.
These little buddies are fun to create, and will bring a smile to any child’s face. You can find Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi in both paperback and instantly downloadable PDF file – which means you could be crocheting one of these cuties tonight!