AmiguruME Contest!

Amigurume 1What a fun book! The kind folks at Lark Crafts sent me an early copy of the new AmiguruME book by Allison Hoffman, and I had such a great time going through it all. This title will be available sometime early this month, but you can have my copy now, if you’d like! (Please note – the only reason I’m not keeping this gem is because my crochet skills stop at straight lines and granny squares. Making a doll is beyond my current skill set. Although the book includes directions on how to crochet and do the different stitches, if you’re like me and aren’t sure you have the skills. That does make it tempting to keep….)

The photos and directions are very clear and concise, making it possible for you to crochet-up your own likeness, or that of your kids or friends. There are directions for faces (adults and kids), different hair types, different body types, different clothing options, and different shoes (even flip flops with toes-ies showing!). Here are a few more pictures:


Amigurume 2

Dapper Guy:

Amigurume 3

Hair styles:

Amigurume 4

If you’d like my copy, just leave a comment below and tell me who you’d like to make first, with this book. Yourself? Your kids? Your BFF? One of the cute patterns in the book just as it is? I’ll randomly draw a winner next week and will send this book on its way.

Box of Fun The Loopy EweWe have just added a new Photo Gallery to the website, but it’s empty and we need you to help fill it up! We thought it would be fun to have pictures of you with your Boxes of Fun, when they arrive. (Not the contents of your box – just your smiling, happy face posing with your box with the Fun sticker showing!) We may also use your Box of Fun photos in the video that we are putting together for our quest to the Super Bowl ad, so be sure you’re ok with that if you upload a photo. We can only use a few of those, but we’d love your help with that. International Loopies – we leave the Box of Fun stickers off of your envelopes to help make them as generic looking as possible (hoping that helps them avoid Customs), but we’re happy to include a sticker on the inside if you’d like to apply it to your package after it arrives, for the photo. Just leave us an order note if you want us to put a sticker inside!

Sheri whomightneedtobuyacopyofthatcutebooklater,

P.S. I’m off for a long weekend with some of my favorite friends for our Annual Girlfriends Weekend, so no blog post on Friday. But I’ll be back on Monday with another Monday Update for you!


  1. I wouldn’t be making anything in the book. I too don’t have many crochet skills. But I’d love to give this to one of my knitting guild girlfriends who crochets and has lots of children in her life. It’s such a cute book.

  2. I, too do not crochet but daughter both crochet and knits. She loves to make plushes. So this would definitely put me up on brownie points.

  3. Oh my, would this book be fun! The first person I would make would be Walter White (Breaking Bad character) for my daughter, then a Sheldon (Big Bang character) to sit atop hubby’s computer at work.

  4. Hmm, I’ve crocheted teddy’s in various sizes (some only 5″ tall!), so these might not be totally beyond my skill level. That said, I’d like to make one of my daughter, dressed in her DiscoDame outfit!

  5. I’d have to do both Mr. T and my adult son – he does the best and funniest impersonation of Mr. T and would love to give him the two for a Christmas gift. “I pity the fool!”

  6. Have a great weekend with your friend! One of my favorite knitting projects was some “lego people” I knit for my daughter. They had a lego themed wedding invitation, so I used the Some Assembly Required pattern that I found on Ravelry and knit a lego bride and groom, dressed just as she and her hubby were for their wedding. Fun!

  7. I would make a little girl to look like my youngest great-niece. She is 2 1/2 and just getting into jewelry lol. She is in love with the color purple, so the right blond curly hair and purple dress and shoes with a bangle bracelet or two and she will think it’s her clone 😉

    I don’t have a definite idea of what I’ll make but I definitely know who I’ll be making something for—– My darling grand daughter—- she loves little people like this. Who knows maybe there’s even something in there for the grand son. After all what you do for one you have to do for the other.

  9. I think I’d make a witch for Halloween – long hair, black dress, red shoes, red and white striped stockings, green skin, and a pointy hat. If they don’t have a pointy hat, Dapper Guy’s hat would probably work well if I changed it to a pointy top.

  10. Honesty… as a 15 year old girl myself, I would make someone famous. Probably One Direction but I would also want a me so I can put it with my crocheted puppies that look like my puppies!!

  11. I’m like Valerie – I’d probably start with a character from a TV show. Maybe I’d make the entire cast of “Firefly”? Starting with Captain Malcolm Reynolds, of course!

  12. I would LOVE the book but would need to learn how to crochet. I would make all my co-workers. I just started working for the past month at Jo Ann.

  13. Hi Sheri,

    I have a crocheting daughter who is an amigurumi fan and has been making these cute little critters since before she became a teenager . I’m pretty sure she would be happy to take this book off your hands. And since she’s not a knitter and probably doesn’t read your blog, I am putting a comment in for her.

  14. Have a great time on your Girl’s Weekend!! As for who, I’d probably do Mr. Bill from Church. I’ll bet he’d be a smashing amigurumi.

  15. Looks like fun – I’d do my whole family for the Christmas tree! (Might need more Loopy Solids first, though … 😉

  16. Oh wow! I am a more of a knitter anymore, but I think I could fake crocheting enough to do one. I would probably make an Abby from NCIS for my DH–he calls her his girlfriend. I love Mark Harmon from that show, but I’d rather have the real thing!

  17. I would crochet my little one mini versions of his grandparents since they’re all in other states. He would think that was so funny. 😀

  18. I guess I would make it for myself because I’d like to check out the construction techniques. I’ve never made one before so this would be a learning experience.

  19. I love that my son is into princesses and breaks gender stereotypes. I would make all the Disney ladies for him. 🙂

  20. I would like to make a likeness of myself. Then give it to my husband, and he would know I’m alway watching!

  21. I would make the super villian/ super hero duo of Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer. Who would be able to resist a mini version of Neal Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion?

  22. I would to love to create a doll of myself!! I am always the one behind the creation, so I would love to BE the creation 🙂

  23. A fun book indeed! I’ve been a huge fan of Allison and her Crafty is Cool blog. I’d love to be able to win a copy. As for whom I’d make? What about the Beatles? Ooh! Or Green Day! 😀

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