Make a miniature version of you, your friends, and celebrities too! You'll absolutely love this comprehensive guide to creating amigurumi people. Media favorite Allison Hoffman—whose delightful creations have graced the sets of Conan, Martha Stewart, Glee, and more—explains how to craft and customize these Japanese dolls at every stage. You'll learn everything from depicting the face of the person you're designing to getting the clothing, hair, and accessories just right. The possibilities are infinite . . . and infinitely fun!
About the Author
Allison Hoffman designs amigurumi patterns from her studio in Austin, TX since and her work has since been seen everywhere from The Martha Stewart Show to Conan, as well as in art exhibits around the United States. She is frequently featured in both pop-culture and craft publications, such as Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, BoingBoing.net, PerezHilton.com, and more. She blogs at CraftyisCool.com and designs patterns for several yarn companies. She teaches amigurumi classes in Austin, where she lives with her husband, three little boys, and two Labs.
"Crocheter Allison Hoffman (probably crocheting right now) crochets up a storm! Crafty, crochet-y fun!!!"
—Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens)
"Whether you're a fan girl/guy who's dying for a yarn version of your favorite celeb or a dedicated grandparent who'd love crocheted likenesses of your favorite kiddos, this book's for you. Allison is the queen of crocheted characters."
—Vickie Howell, designer, craft book author, and TV personality
"When Allison made a crocheted doll with my likeness, I knew that I had truly made it. She is to crochet what Tupac is to rap."
— Conan O'Brien
"Allison is a crafting genius. Of all the gifts that have been bestowed on me, I have to say the doll she made to look like me is my favorite."
—Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots and
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
“Allison Hoffman is a master at marrying pop culture and craft, creating real-life likenesses that are always awesome. Her astonishing attention to detail is reflected on every page of this book. Never before had I considered making a doll of my beloved-but-feared second-grade teacher, but now I know I must.”
—Kim Werker, author of Crochet Me
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