Best Amigurumi Crochet Books
From delightful dolls to adorable animals and even food with faces, you'll find loads of inspiration in our list of the best amigurumi books!
We're big fans of amigurumi crochet here at gathered, and there's so many different types of those cute characters that you can hook up. From crocheted dolls to all sorts of animals, amigurumi is a fantastic way to give your crochet characters that extra kawaii feel! With so many amigurumi books available, sometimes it can be tricky to know which one to choose, so we've picked our favourite amigurumi books to help you get your cute crochet on!
If you're new to amigurumi and want a bit of help getting started, check out our How to crochet amigurumi guide.
Nothing beats a good book!
You can find even more crochet resources, from stitch technique libraries to pattern collections, in our roundup of the best crochet books.
Best amigurumi books
1. Unicorns and Dragons amigurumi crochet book
This fabulous amigurumi pattern book features a host of fantastical amigurumi characters from a range of talented designers! Whether you want to hook up unicorns or goblins, the tooth fairy or the loch ness monster, you'll find 14 magical characters that you can bring to life - perfect for storytime!
2. Crochet You! Amigurumi book
We're all different and we're all unique, which is why representation is so important, especially for children! Nathalie Amiel has created a book full of designs to enable you to create dolls that reflect their recipient, as it's been proven that this can help with children's self-confidence.
The book includes a range of different dolls that you can use as a starting point and then customise to represent your child. It's not just hair styles or skin colour either, this book has been designed to be inclusive so as well as dolls made in varying body shapes and with a variety of outfits, you'll also find dolls with Vitiligo, prosthetic limbs, hearing aids and feeding tubes. The collection also includes crochet patterns for a wheelchair, assistance dogs and a special teddy bear.
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3. Crochet Cafe amigurumi book
One of our favourite aspects of amigurumi is how you can pretty much stick a face on any crochet object to make it look super-cute! And nothing makes us giggle more than amigurumi food - who would have thought you could make anything from burger and fries to avocado on toast look cute, and you can hook up all of these and more with the Crochet Cafe book by Lauren Epsy.
4. Aquatic Amigurumi book
We're going to be stuck singing 'under the sea' for the rest of the day now! The new Aquatic Amigurumi book by Natasha Tishchenko (a.k.a Natura Crochet) is a veritable sea life centre full of adorable amigurumi.
There's 15 brilliant designs to choose from, plus extra starfish, shells and little fish too. We love the way the designs are choc full of details that really give them character, be it colourful stripes, subtle embroidery or crochet embellishments. We particularly love the Spikey the Lionfish and Boris the fisherman!
5. Crochet Iconic Women amigurumi book
One of the most exciting amigurumi books to come out lately has got to be the Crochet Iconic Women book by Carla Mitrani! This fabulous amigurumi book features patterns for 15 amazing amigurumi versions of women that changed the world, from Rosa Parks to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Florence Nightingale to Greta Thunberg, there's a whole range of inspirational women from all walks of life!
Even more iconic women
With so many amazing women in our world, it's no surpise that there is now a sequel to this fabulous book! Grab your copy of More Crochet Iconoic Women for 15 fresh new patterns, featuring the likes of Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank and Dolly Parton.
6. Crocheted Birds amigurumi book
Vanessa Moocie is a crochet designer that creates amazing anatomically correct amigurumi animals, and her Crocheted Birds book contains 10 incredibly impressive crochet patterns. From garden visitors like the Robin and Bluetit, to larger winged creatures such as a barn own, swan and bald eagle, this book is a must buy if you want to crochet some feathered friends!
7. Animal Amigurumi Adventures Volume 1 & 2
If you're after an amigurumi pattern book that will take you on a wildlife expedition, then Animal Amigurumi Adventures by Lauren Espy is the perfect collection for you. Inside Volume 1 you'll find 15 patterns divided by their habitats: ocean, jungle and forest. Meaning you can hook a range of characters, from a great white shark to a slithery snake, and even a sleepy sloth!
But if you don't spot your favourite animal in volume 1, there is now a sequel with even more fabulous patterns to try! Volume 2 again includes 15 patterns, but this time they're animals that you'd spot in the arctic or on safari, as well as your favourite household pets! Say hello to a wonderful walrus, gorgeous giraffe, as well as your classic cat and dog pairing (plus the cutest guinea pig too).
8. Amigurumi Monsters 2 crochet book
If you want to hook up some amigurumi characters that are both scary and cute (and a little bit silly), then you'll love the Amigurumi Monsters 2 book. With 15 fun patterns designed by 12 top crochet designers from around the world, they're also easily to customise so you can get creative and make your own unique little monster!
9. Irene Strange's Curious Crochet Creatures
We're big fans of Irene Strange and her amazing amigurumi designs. Her latest book leaves those conventionally cute and popular animals behind and instead marvels at some of wonderfully weird creatures that we share this planet with.
You'll be able to crochet 16 remarkable animals such as the Echidna, a quill-covered monotreme (egg-laying mammal) or the Cassowary, a 6-foot flightless bird. There''s also some more recognisable creatures too such as an ever-so-cute puffer fish, chameleon and more.
10. Kawaii Crochet amigurumi book
This amigurumi book features exactly what it says on the cover - Kawaii Crochet!!! Featuring 40 fabulous patterns for all sorts of cute amigurumi crochet characters, this is an amigurumi book that is just full of fun!
11. Amigurumi Treasures crochet book
Erinna Lee specialises in designing amigurumi characters that are not only super cute, but also have a really sweet stylish quality to them too! In her Amigurumi Treasures book, you'll find 15 patterns for lovely amigurumi characters, each with their own unique charming accessories.
12. Dinosaurs, Mammoths and More amigurumi book
If you want to take your amigurumi crochet back to the stone age, then you'll love the Dinosaurs, Mammoths and More amigurumi book! Theres 14 patterns inside including cute cave-people and darling dinosaurs, but we particularly love the saber-toothed tiger!
13. Crochet Succulents amigurumi book
Perhaps you want to improve your amigurumi skills, but aren't really a big fan of animals or dolls. That's ok, this Crocheted Succulents book has 25 fun patterns that every type of crocheter can enjoy! These cute cacti look almost as good as the real thing and would make fantastic gifts, but the best thing is - no watering involved!
14. Crocheted Sea Creatures amigurumi book
Here's another fantastic amigurumi book by Vanessa Mooncie. The Crochet Sea Creatures amigurumi book is perfect for anyone who is obsessed with the ocean and the creatures it contains, from amigurumi whales to seahorses, jellyfish to star fish, you'll find loads of fun underwater animals to make in this fabulous book!
15. Edwards Crochet Doll Emporium amigurumi book
If you love making amigurumi dolls, then you really need this book! Edward's Crochet Doll Emporium by Kerry Lord from TOFT is a truly innovative book that allows you to unleash your creativity. The book is separated into two flippable sections, one for the head and one for the outfit, so that you can mix and match the patterns to create a character of your choosing - how about a mohawk punk in a wedding dress or a ballerina superhero? Plus theirs loads of tips on how to really customise your amigurumi characters, so the possibilities are endless!
16. Zoomigurumi 10 amigurumi book
When it comes to collections of amigurumi animals, the Zoomigurumi book series has some of the best out there. There's been 10 fabulous Zoomigurumi amigurumi books so far (plus a few special editions), all with a collection of designs from a mix of professional amigurumi designers.
17. Pokémon crochet amigurumi book
If you're an avid Pokémon fan, you'll be excited to learn that there's an official Pokémon Crochet book! Featuring 20 official Pokémon patterns designed by Sabrina Somers, hook them all up and become a crochet Pokémon master!
Gotta crochet 'em all!
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along comes an amazing sequel book bringing you 20 more characters to crochet. Get your copy of Pokemon Crochet Volume 2 on Amazon
18. Amigurumi Style Crochet book
Whether you're new to amigurumi or a seasoned pro, everyone can find something to love in this Amigurumi Style Crochet book by our good friend Cara Medus. This vintage-inspired amigurumi book teaches you how to make Betty and her cute cat Bert, as well as a whole range of fifties inspired outfits. This book also draws on Cara's huge experience as a crochet designer and technical editor, so you'll be sure to learn loads of professional tips and techniques while making your fab amigurumi characters!
19. Crochet creatures of Myth and Legend
If you prefer to live in a fantasy world than the real one (and frankly we don't blame you), then how about hooking up some fabulous creatures to keep you company?
This amazing collection of mythical creatures has been designed by Megan Lapp of Crafty Intentions, and includes 19 magical patterns ranging from smaller cute creatures like a pegasus and jackalope to the six standard size mythological beasts including a dragon, kraken, unicorn and more.
20. Chonky amigurumi for beginners
As a rule amigurumi tends to be on the small size, but Sarah Csiacsek (a.k.a. @fanaticalfibers) turns that on it's head with her cuddle-sized chonky creations!
With 20 designs to choose from, with the help of some chunky yarn you can get cosy with a crocodile, snuggle up with a sloth, get friendly with a frog or you can even go magical and enter a world of imagination with unicorns and dragons!
Addicted to amigurumi books!
There's plenty of amazing amigurumi books available, and we love nothing more that getting our hooks stuck into a new pattern. The beauty of amigurumi books is that you can get a whole collection of fabulous patterns based around your favourite theme, and often it works out cheaper than if you were to buy the patterns individually. And if you know a fellow crocheter, an amigurumi book based on their favourite subject or characters
Discover a world of online amigurumi patterns
If you're totally tech savvy and prefer to find your amigurumi patterns online, take a look at the list of top amigurumi crochet patterns from Gathered.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.
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