Amigurumi (which means knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals. The technique results in animals with large heads and small bodies, upholding the super cute aesthetic of amigurumi animals. Jam-packed with four-color photographs of seriously cute dogs, as well as pattern and step-by-step instructions on how to make them, Ami Ami Dogs 2: More Seriously Cute Crochet will inspire you to pick up the needle and thread like other craft project. The book teaches crocheters: basic crocheting techniques (perfect for beginners!); spiral techniques to ensure stuffing will t come out; and, patterns and detailed directions for 12 kinds of dogs (about 3 long) including: Chihuahua; Jack Russell Terrier; Toy Poodle; Shih Tzu-Dalmation; Papillon; Bernese Mountain Dog; Hokkaido; Shiba; and, Bull Terrier 4, plus: Tiny dogs as magnets and Tiny dogs as cell phone accessories.
Mitsuki Hoshi bought a Mickey Mouse knitting kit in 1999, and that became the start of her self-taught amigurumi lessons. In 2002 she launched her website which presents purely amigurumi dogs, and her works have been frequently presented in pet magazines. Mitsuki also teaches how to crochet amigurumi dogs. www.hoshi-mitsuki.com