Perfect for crafters at all levels, this delightful, authentically Japanese color volume features irresistibly cute amigurumi characters for each letter of the English alphabet (a-z, with z for "zoo") and instructions for how to crochet ten of the animals featured.
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals—a technique that creates super-cute creatures with large heads and tiny bodies—and with this unique volume, readers take part in an enchanting visual tour of the English alphabet that features adorable amigurumi characters.
Along the way, they’ll learn the meaning of Japanese characters and at the end, step-by-step instructions will teach them how to create ten adorable friends. Among the animals featured are a seal, rabbit, koala bear, lion, duck, otter, and hamster.
Mitsuki Hoshi started her journey as a self-taught amigurumi maker when she purchased her first Mickey Mouse amigurumi kit. In 2002, she launched a website dedicated exclusively to amigurumi dogs. The site caught the attention of several dog magazines and became a huge hit. Today, as an accomplished amigurumi artist, her goal is to crochet everything from foods to animals. In her spare time, she works as an instructor, teaching students how to make amigurumi.
Her published works include Life of an Amigurumi Dog, Life of an Amigurumi Dog 2, Life of an Amigurumi Dog 3, Ami Ami Restaurant, Mitsuki Hoshi´s Amigurumi Zoo, Amigurumi Cats and Friends, Mitsuki Hoshi´s Traveling Amigurumi, and Adorable Amigurumi with Giant Heads