100 Micro Amigurumi: Crochet patterns and charts for tiny amigurumi

100 Micro Amigurumi: Crochet patterns and charts for tiny amigurumi

by Steffi Glaves
100 Micro Amigurumi: Crochet patterns and charts for tiny amigurumi

100 Micro Amigurumi: Crochet patterns and charts for tiny amigurumi

by Steffi Glaves

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Overview

A collection of 100 patterns for teeny tiny crochet amigurumi - microgurumi - by Steffi Glaves, author of 100 Micro Crochet Motifs.

This is amigurumi crochet on a tiny scale - make the smallest fruit and veg, sealife creatures and wizards and dragons - with this imaginative collection.

There are ten themed chapters including About Town, Fruit&Veg, Sealife, Space, Fairy Woodland, Back To School, Travel, Animals and Food, with 10 different amigurumi patterns in each chapter so there is something for everyone.

With this collection of crochet patterns you can choose your favourites from the cutest fungi to a teeny tiny laby bird from the Fairy Woodland chapter through to a miniscule sea serpent or magical wizard from the Myth&Legend chapter.

Amigurumi on this scale - some of the ami are as small as a thumbnail while others are no bigger than your thumb - can be used to create a variety of tiny projects. They can become charms, jewellery, keyrings or even dollhouse decorations.

The projects are made using a variety of hook sizes ranging from 0.5mm through to 1.5mm. There is a section about what kind of threads to use including sewing threads, cotton and embroidery threads. However, the projects can also be scaled up by using a larger hook and thicker thread for bigger amigurumi. There is advice about the best tools and materials to use in order to get the best results.

There are specific instructions for working at such a small scale including the best ways to hold the thread and hook and how to embroider faces and expressions and adding hair, which really brings the amigurumi to life. There is also advice about reducing and increasing stitches, counting stitches when working small and how to change colour mid-row, and specific advice about crocheting in rounds and how to stuff the tiny amigurumi.

As well as the written patterns for all the amigurumi, there are charts for any flat pattern sections. And there are also detailed instructions and step-by-step photography and artworks for all the special techniques and stitches such as finishing off and weaving in ends.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446382349
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication date: 09/19/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 481,983
File size: 131 MB
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About the Author

Steffi Glaves is a designer/maker specializing in micro crochet motifs and jewellery making. She sells her finished work and crochet patterns on Etsy and has had her work featured in various magazines including Simply Crochet and Inside Crochet. She is the author of 100 Micro Crochet Motifs.

Read an Excerpt

Amigurumi celebrates crochet’s full potential to combine cuteness and character. Any object, from a piece of fruit to a traffic cone, can be given the amigurumi treatment, and once you’ve made your first pieces, you’ll discover that the possible variations are endless. In fact, before you know it, you’ll have run out of friends to give your creations to!
This book will introduce you to the amigurumi world on a miniature scale. You will find 100 micro amigurumi patterns which can be made as small as your thumbnail and can become charms, jewellery, keyrings, or perhaps doll's house decorations.
In the following ten chapters, you will discover some well-loved themes, as well as a few more unusual projects. Make your own mushroom sidekick, a tiny café, or even a miniature dragon. I loved designing each of these pieces and the imaginary worlds they inhabit, and I encourage you to do what I did while writing this book - look around, what can you see that could be transformed by amigurumi?
This book is for anyone who has a grasp of basic crochet stitches and has perhaps already explored a little amigurumi. Although the emphasis is on micro-crochet, all of the designs work with hooks and yarns of any size. If you have not crocheted such small pieces before, you can always start by working with your usual thread or yarn, and gradually scale down as you become more comfortable with the patterns. You will learn the skills needed for micro-crochet, such as how to hold your thread and hook, crocheting in rounds and embroidering faces, as well as different ways of stuffing your pieces to bring them to life.
My hope is that by the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills and confidence to make your own pieces so that your cast of amigurumi characters will be springing up around you. Or, rather, out of the end of your crochet hook!

Table of Contents

Introduction...................................................4
Before you begin.........................................6
Tools and materials..................................7
Thread Classification................................8
Crochet Hooks.............................................9
General Tools..............................................10
Eyes....................................................................11
Fairy Woodland...................................12
Mushroom....................................................14
Speckle Log...................................................14
Snail...................................................................15
Acorn................................................................15
Fairy Cottage...............................................16
Froggies..........................................................16
Owl.....................................................................17
Butterfly..........................................................18
Moth.................................................................19
Ladybird..........................................................19
About Town............................................20
House..............................................................22
Cafe..................................................................23
Pug the Postie/Lollipop Lapin..........24
Tree...................................................................26
Post Box..........................................................27
Traffic Light...................................................27
Little Car........................................................28
Little Van.......................................................29
Traffic Cone.................................................29
Fruit & Veg.............................................30
Banana...........................................................32
Strawberry....................................................33
Pear..................................................................33
Sprout.............................................................34
Carrot..............................................................34
Broccoli...........................................................35
Pepper............................................................35
Beetroot........................................................36
Bean.................................................................36
Avocado.........................................................37
Food...............................................................38
Birthday Cake.............................................40
Sweetie...........................................................40
Popcorn..........................................................41
Coffee Cup...................................................42
Burger..............................................................42
Chicken Drumstick..................................43
Pizza.................................................................43
Cup Cake & Ice Cream..........................44
Milkshake......................................................45
Animals......................................................46
Back to School...................................54
Apple...............................................................56
Pen....................................................................56
Pencil................................................................57
Calculator......................................................57
Laptop............................................................58
Satchel............................................................58
Exercise Book.............................................59
Textbook.......................................................59
Backpack.......................................................60
Lunch Box......................................................61
Travel............................................................62
Pineapple......................................................64
Rubber Ring.................................................64
Palm Tree......................................................65
Flip Flops.......................................................66
Hot Air Balloon..........................................67
Camera...........................................................67
Aeroplane.....................................................68
Helicopter.....................................................69
Suitcase..........................................................70
Boat....................................................................71
Space.............................................................72
Sun.....................................................................74
Star.....................................................................74
Cloud................................................................75
Moon................................................................75
Astronaut.......................................................76
Alien..................................................................77
Rocket..............................................................77
Ringed Planet.............................................78
Heart Planet................................................78
Earth.................................................................79
Sealife..........................................................80
Turtle...............................................................82
Yellow Fishy.................................................82
Crab..................................................................83
Octopus.........................................................83
Jellyfish...........................................................84
Dolphin..........................................................84
Seahorse.......................................................85
Whale..............................................................86
Whale Shark................................................86
Killer Whale..................................................87
Myth & Legend...................................88
Mermaid & Merman...............................90
Fairy...................................................................91
Witch...............................................................92
Wizard.............................................................93
Unicorn..........................................................94
Cerberus........................................................95
Dragon...........................................................96
Sea Serpent.................................................98
Gnome...........................................................99
Goblin...........................................................100
Techniques............................................102
Crocheting small....................................104
Crochet basics.........................................106
Crochet Techniques.............................108
Finishing Techniques............................118
Project Ideas.............................................124
About the author..................................126
Suppliers......................................................126
Thanks..........................................................126
Index...............................................................127
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