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Amigurumi Animal Scarves – Book Review
“Amigurumi Animal Scarves” includes seven adorable scarves by designer Ida Herter – Molly the Bunny, Max the Monkey, Lizzy the Lamb, Leo the Lion, Tim the Teddy Bear, Monte the Puppy, and Thomas the Giraffe. Each scarf measures approximately 6 inches wide by 40 inches long.
Every pattern starts out with a shopping list of materials you’ll need, mostly stuff you probably already have on hand…yarn, a couple different sizes of crochet hooks, and notions like stitch markers and a needle for weaving in ends. You may need to purchase a few buttons for eyes, if you don’t have those already.
In the back of the book is the “General Instructions” section, where you’ll find all the abbreviations descriptions, as well as information about hook sizes and yarn weights, and text along with diagrams on how to tackle any special stitches used in the book. If you would like to use the exact yarn that the designer used to make the scarves, you’ll find the “yarn information” page in the very back.
All the patterns are marked as easy and easy+. An advanced beginner could tackle the projects in this book, although be prepared to learn a new technique or two! The hardest part of any of these scarves is the sewing of pieces together – it can seem a little daunting at first, but, just remember, you don’t have to do it all at once!
Having been in a “scrap-busting” mood lately, I decided to make a crazy-colored monkey scarf for my daughter from the “Max the Monkey” pattern. The pattern calls for buttons to be sewed to the monkey head, but I didn’t have any buttons the right size, so I used safety eyes instead. So the back part of the safety eye wouldn’t be too bothersome, I sewed a small piece of fabric to the back side. Another small change I made to the pattern was to omit the cable section down the monkey’s back – it just seemed a little fussy. I’m really happy with how it came out, and so is my daughter! Now she wants a bear scarf…maybe next winter!
If you are looking for a stand out scarf your child will love, this book has you covered! “Amigurumi Animal Scarves” is available in paperback or as an instant download PDF, so you can get the book and start making one of these adorable scarves today!