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Amigurumi - Handmade softies

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Amigurumi - Handmade softies
Swap Coordinator:girlontherocks (contact)
Swap categories: Crocheting  Crafts  Toys 
Number of people in swap:16
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:June 1, 2007
Date items must be sent by:June 20, 2007
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Amigurumi is a japanese crochet style in which you crochet tightly to create little stuffed toys. Often these are cute little animals, but you can stick eyes on almost anything and make it look cute.

In this swap you will send one medium sized (About 8 inches tall) or two small (4 to 5 inches) amigurumi softies to your partner. As is most traditional, these should be crocheted and not knitted.

There are a number of free patterns available on the internet, but you can also buy patterns from independent designers for a great price! Since the cost of this swap is likely to be low (a little yarn and a lot of time) I encourage everyone to shop around for a cute pattern that their partner might like. Etsy is my favorite place for amigurumi patterns (check out a few of my favorites: anapaulaoli and needlenoodles ). Sellers will email you the pattern soon after you order it, so you can get started in no time.Of course, You are welcome to use your own patterns as well!

For more inspiration and ideas, check out the flickr amigurumi group .

And here are a few free patterns to get you started. (Feel free to comment with more!)

Mushroom

Dude

This is an international swap for swappers with ratings of 4 or above. If you are a newbie and would like to participate, please contact me or I will have to boot you from the swap. There is plenty of time between getting your partner and sending your softies, but make sure that you have enough time to commit to making an item by hand.

Discussion

shopandbid 05/20/2007 #

What a cute swap, wish I could join however I do not know how to crochet only knit. Have fun everyone! Take care

user7698 05/20/2007 #

I love making amigurumis.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/angieb271/

These are a few of the ones I make. I create my own patterns.

If anybody would like a copy of any of the ones I have just drop me a line.

Lithmire 05/20/2007 #

I love amigurumi! :D I'm actually in the midst of putting together an original pattern right now. I'm looking forward to this swap.

maepress77 05/26/2007 #

there's hundreds of cute patterns here http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/animals.php I'm so excited about this swap! I've been hoping someone would do one like this.

dandelion 05/26/2007 #

Wow, I wish I could crochet better! Just checked out AngieB's little creations...so COOL! Have FUN with your swap, it looks like it will be FANTASTIC! :D

girlontherocks 05/27/2007 #

Thanks for the link Mae! And ddmarie, they are easier than you think!!

rengawk 06/ 1/2007 #

If any of you guys are interested, most people over at the Crafty Pay It Back Forum are looking for amigurumi! =)

girlontherocks 06/ 2/2007 #

Hooray! Partners have been assigned. Start Crocheting!

symphonie 06/13/2007 #

Amigurimis posted to Nathym today 14th June 07 from Melbourne Australia.

symphonie 06/28/2007 #

I received the most adorable cupcake bear amigurumis from Fortune Baby today! :))) Thankyou so much!!

Napaskorn 07/16/2008 #

hello....i make some amigurumi but not finish yet..and a little amigurumi near to born .. eieiei and wanna to swap too

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