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July 30, 2005

Amigurumi-Along

Amigurumi-Along is a group weblog for posting amigurumi projects. Besides the finished creatures, they have links to free patterns and other amigurumi sites.

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July 29, 2005

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website

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pictures and scrappy doll based on the book, plus pattern, by Knit Buddies

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pictures at Knit Buddies

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ISBN4415100929

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pictures at Knit Buddies

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July 28, 2005

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pictures at Knit Buddies

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July 27, 2005

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pictures at Woof Nanny

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tawashi by Little Purl of the Orient

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sweater and pictures by Little Purl of the Orient

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July 26, 2005

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scarf+picture at Little Purl of the Orient

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Japanese crochet help

Crochet symbols chart, very useful for figuring out the Japanese crochet diagrams.

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July 24, 2005

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pictures at girlreaction

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ISBN4529039110

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Let's Knit series, Autumn 2003-2004

pictures at girlreaction

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house pincushion at Wee Wonderfuls

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July 22, 2005

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drawstring bag and pictures by Little purl of the Orient

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July 21, 2005

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Chirimen

crane by Zhinka dinka doo

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pictures at PuchiMaiko

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July 18, 2005

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Pictures and owlet by While She Naps

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July 14, 2005

about this site

I'm starting this page as a resource for all the crafters out there who love Japanese craft books. When I bought my first book, on a visit to Japan in 2003, I had no idea there were legions of other crafters with the same interests. There's something about these books that makes them stand out over all other craft books - the simplicity, the beauty, the styling, the instructions even an illiterate American can follow.

The goal of this site is to collect reviews and completed projects from as many books as possible. I'll list all the local bookstores where you can go and page through them yourselves, and the online sellers too. Plus, I hope to have instructions on how to buy through the Japanese sites and links to inspiring shops and artists.

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July 12, 2005

design notes

Background pattern from Squidfingers. 3 column mod from Learning Movable Type.

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