Japanese ‘Amigurumi’ Dogs

The Japanese have a knack for making incredibly cute things and ‘amigurumi‘ animals are the perfect example of that skill! The word comes from a combination of Japanese words: ‘ami’ meaning crocheted or knitted, and ‘nuigurumi’ meaning stuffed doll. However, amigurumi have typically become known as small animals with anthropomorphic features (large heads and eyes) that look super cute! So when a friend the other day mentioned she had seen this book showing how to make amigurumi dogs I had to seek it out. The book is called ‘Ami Ami Dogs‘ and it is by Mitsuki Hoshi. I haven’t got a copy in my hands as yet (waiting to be shipped) but I have learnt that not only is this book entirely dog-themed but it is the first in a series by the same author! Ami Ami DogsAmi Ami Dogs

In this first book, Mitsuki provides 12 adorable patterns including a Welsh Corgi, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog and a Pug to name a few. In addition to the step-by-step instructions the pages are filled with beautifully styled photographs of the completed puppy projects to give you that extra inspiration. If you were thinking of taking up a new hobby for those long public transport commutes or while relaxing in front of the TV, this could be exactly what you have been waiting for.

As I haven’t got the book I can’t review it as yet, but I have read a couple of other sites that suggest it is not suitable for beginners. Hence, I might struggle with my first steps into crochet but stay tuned and I will let you know how it goes.

If you have this book let us know if you have made any of the extra cute puppies that fill its pages!

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is a blogger, digital strategist, business coach, zoologist and crazy dog-lady! Lisa lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two cats. That equates to a lot of fun and vacuuming. Her dog’s names are Cresswell and Edwina (or Cress and Eddie).