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I got hooked (ha! get it? hooked?!) on amigurumi earlier this year when I discovered the brilliant designs of Mia at Owlishly.  I absolutely love her work – so cute!  When I got started on amigurumi, I bought a bevy of great amigurumi books (Mia sells her patterns individually in her Etsy shop – please check them out!) – all the books are from very talented designers.  And I need to share one of these fabulous books with you, so…

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Today, I will be giving one lucky commenter an amazing amigurumi book and a handmade crochet hook roll!

The book is Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Amigurumiby Tomoko Takamori.  Kyuuto! = CUTE!!! (I just want to run around the house yelling that – don’t you? …or is it only me? KYUUTO!!!!!!!!)  Look at some of these little guys whose patterns are in the book…

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Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures – that was hard taking pictures of pictures in a book!

 

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Look at those little frogs just lying around waiting to play!

While this book has some great patterns that are pretty easy to read, if you’ve never crocheted before, you might want to hop online and find some basic instructions for starting and doing single crochet.  The book is rather light on specifics for beginners. 

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The handmade crochet hook roll is similar to the one I made for my giveaway on Tuesday– but I realized when I made that one for the dpn needles, the crochet hooks were much shorter and didn’t really fit into the dpn roll.  So I made this one to fit standard size crochet hooks.  Again, please note: the crochet hooks in the case are not included in this giveaway – they are mine and I need them!!!

100_7767_editedHowever – if the winner of this giveaway does not have her (or his) own crochet hooks, I will be happy to include some…. these were hooks that I found while I was cleaning out my yarn bag, and they are doubles of ones that I already have (look at that honking HUGE hook!  Oh, so much fun to whip up a quick scarf with some bulky yarn – instant gratification!).  They are gently used, if they were used at all.  So all you will need is some yarn, and you’ll be ready to go!!!

To win this adorable amigurumi giveaway, please leave me a comment (with a valid email address) letting me know who you would give your first little amigurumi to.  If you’re not a crocheter (yet!) or if you don’t have any hooks, let me know that, too, so I will know if you would like the extras I have.  Comments will be accepted through the end of the week, and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.

If this is your first time here, take a look around – I’d love for you to come back again!  Also, check out my Bloggy Giveaways from MondayTuesday, and Wednesday, the giveaway on my other blog, and the others at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival site!!!  Come back each day this week for more giveaway goodness!

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Entries for the giveaway are now closed.  Please click here to see who the winner was!

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