Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amamani Puzzle Balls and Amigurumi Crochet

This post is continuing a week of pattern links featuring posts on 
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Dedri Uys has quite literally written a book on the subject of Amamani Puzzle Balls - the book was featured in the Winter 2014 edition of Crochet! magazine (page 9). From what I could decipher, amamani means "amigurumi puzzle balls.

The puzzle balls and animals she has created are absolutely adorable, and I think they would be a great gift for anyone. Yes, anyone. I collect teddy bears, so I know there are adults who like cute, cuddly things. And these have the added bonus of being puzzles!

I have included a pattern from four skill levels - one is free, and the rest are paid.

Amish Puzzle Ball - This is a free pattern and is great for beginners. 

Chloe the Cow - Chloe the Cow is for advanced beginners and the pattern is available at Dedri's Ravelry store.

Eleanor the Elephant - This is one of the patterns in Dedri's book. Eleanor the Elephant is an intermediate skill-level pattern.

Hermione the Horse - Hermoine the Horse is an advanced level pattern. Dedri says, "She’s not difficult, bless her socks, but her head IS DETAILED." You can get the pattern at the Ravelry store.

Amigurumi - To be fair, I am including some amigurumi patterns. According to Wikipedia, amigurumi "is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures."

Simply Cute Bear - from Teri Crews Designs 

As I mentioned, I love teddy bears, so here is a little cutie. This is a beginner pattern available on Craftsy for $4.95.

Photo is owned by Teri Crews Designs
Photo is owned by Teri Crews Designs

Pomp Poodle in Pink - designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart Yarn

I found this pretty puppy at favecrafts. Pomp Poodle in Pink is a free intermediate-level pattern that was part of a crochet-along.

I think this photo belongs to Red Heart.
Do you think you would like to make one or more of these patterns? Please let me know in the comments below.

For more links to amigurumi patterns, go to my Pinterest board here. While you are there, please browse around all 98 of my boards.