By Carolyn Christmas
Called "amigurumi" in Japan, translation "knitted doll", little crocheted animals and dolls have become a favorite of collectors worldwide. Designed for the beginning crocheter, this amigurumi how-to booklet shows and tells the stitches and steps needed to crochet, assemble and embellish an irresistible 7" amigurumi bear. Skill level is beginner.
Crochet the designs with Worsted Weight Yarn. Suggested crochet hooks are F-5 (3.75mm) or G-6 (4mm) Crochet Hooks. You will also need polyester fiberfill, a Tapestry Needle, 3/8" half-ball shank buttons (optional for eyes; can use French knots), and a sewing needle and thread to match doll head if sewing eyes in place.