I’m way behind in my goal to fully learn how to crochet and make amigurumi pieces, so I’ve been on the hunt for cute crochet books to help motivate me (never mind that I may already own a few!) There’s actually been several very cute ones that have released recently, but here are my top picks!
The first one is a really cute San-x amigurumi book (USA/UK) by Eriko Teranishi that illustrates how to make projects featuring Rilakkuma and other popular San-x characters. This one is really cute, but judging by the reviews, it may be best for those with a little more crochet experience.
Super Easy Amigurumi (USA/UK) by Mitsuki Hoshi released just last month and looks to offer a wide variety of projects to try. It really does look beginner friendly; this one’s definitely gone in my cart!
If you like very small projects, Lauren Bergstrom’s Mini Crochet Creatures (USA/UK) is a cute option that released just a couple of months ago. Since the projects are mini, this is another great choice for those who are new to crochet, since it won’t be overwhelming.
Whimsical Stitches (USA/UK) by Lauren Espy came out in June, and has a ton of different types of projects. The sizes of the projects seem to vary quite a bit too, so you have a lot of options for different crochet skill levels. And just look at that succulent plant— so cute!
And while it’s not a more recent release like the other books featured on this list, Ami Ami Kittens (USA/UK) by Mitsuki Hoshi is definitely worth a mention on this list for obvious reasons. The plushes in this book are also smaller so it’s yet another beginner-friendly.
Do you have any favorite amigurumi books? Are you a crochet beginner or veteran? Let us know in the comments!
Andi lives in the countryside of Georgia in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth. Andi is currently taking a mental health break, but hopes to be back in 2023.