Amigurumi is the hot new crochet-knitting craze from Japan, which is taking the world by storm. Using the Japanese double ring technique, avid knitters are producing these quirky cuddly toys in their hundreds. The only rule is that they must be small, and they must be cute!!! With this gorgeous collection of amigurumi designs you can create a unique menagerie of lovable knitted animals, ideal as gifts for your friends and family. The book features the basic techniques for assembling your animal, step-by-step photographs and a projects section with 25 imaginative designs to try. The unique projects include: unbearably cute teddies, puppies and kittens, pandas and penguins, bats and things with wings, creepy crawlies and sea creatures. Anyone can master amigurumi, and there are no limits to what you can create. Grab some yarn and crochet hooks, get comfortable by the fire and start making your own little world. About the author Annie Obaachan is passionate about amigurumi and all things crochet. She graduated from Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, in 2003. She has worked at several knitting companies and has contributed to many major craft books including Knitorama and Hookarama. Her first solo book was Amigurumi. Annie lives in Japan.