Amigurumi (which means knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals. The technique results in animals with large heads and small bodies, upholding the super cute aesthetic of amigurumi animals. Jam-packed with four-color photographs of seriously cute figures based on the classic Christmas poem, The Night Before Christmas, as well as patterns and step-by-step instructions on how to make them, this book will inspire you to pick up the needle and thread like no other craft project. The book teaches crocheters: basic crocheting techniques (perfect for beginners!); spiral techniques to ensure stuffing will not come out; how to make cute amigurumi crochet ornaments; patterns and detailed directions for how to make a variety of characters from Clement C. Moore's poem, including: Santa Claus, Reindeer, A mouse, A Christmas tree, A cat , A stocking, Two children - a boy and a girl.
Mitsuki Hoshi bought a Mickey Mouse knitting kit in 1999, and that became the start of her self-taught amigurumi lessons. In 2002 she launched her website which presents purely amigurumi dogs, and her works have been frequently presented in pet magazines. Mitsuki also teaches how to crochet amigurumi dogs. www.hoshi-mitsuki.com