Dust off your yarn and let's get playing!For those who are interested..."Ami" means knit/crochet in Japanese and "nuigurumi" means stuffed creature, so amigurumi is a stuffed knit/crochetted creature. Well, that is simple and can mean just about anything from a bobomb in your pocket to the little hooked kitty sitting on your shelf. Often cute or fanciful and not commonly large, amigurumi is an enjoyable craft with a nice finished product even for beginners.
Some previous Ami Galleries: ~Amigurimi~ Gallery
Anything Amigurumi I gallery Anything Amigurumi I galleryAnything Amigurumi II Amigurumi Addiction GalleryAmigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery Amigurumi Addiction Tiny Edition Gallery
Where do you find patterns for amigurumi? All over the internet are quite a few sites that have free amigurumi patterns. Some require registration, some don't. Of course Craftster is my favorite. But here are a few that I have found.http://freeamigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/http://craftlog.org/craftingjapanese/archives/amigurumi/
-a diverse site with a lot of pictures and some good links.http://artangel-sol.livejournal.com/http://www.lionbrand.comhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284386.0
If you can't find what you are looking for, but really prefer a pattern, you might try this site.
Etsy is always an option also, or just "wing" it. Swap name: Amigurumi Addiction 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Sign-up date range: May 24th through June 7th
Date to send item by: July 12th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20
unless I find a wingman/co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?N/A
Additional Age requirement? NoSwap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YESDetails of swap:
In this swap we will be crocheting 1 medium or 2 smalls, we will have one month to complete the package for our partner and then we will send it by July 12th. Not too stressful, but a load of fun!
You and your partner can always decide to exchange more, but this is all that you are required to do. If possible I will pair those that want more with one another.
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less
***Tracking numbers are required in this swap***
I ask that you please post in this thread and/or PM your organizer ( goldfishpollywog) to help keep this swap flake-free. Should problems come up, please let me know.
If you want to participate, please PM this information to the organizer before 23:59 CST on June 7th. Happy Crafting!
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Amigurumi Addiction 3
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
List any wist, FOC favorites, or similar website.
Can you take photos of what you send and receive?
Will you post on this thread or PM your partner at least once a week?
Are you a beginner, average, or advanced maker of amigurumis? What level would you like to receive?
What is your favorite season?
Please list anything you are allergic to.
Please list any allergens that might be in your home or crafting area such as pets, smoke, fragrances...anything someone might be allergic to.
What are you favorite colors or color combinations?
Are there any colors or color combinations that you do not like? If so, please list them.
What would you like an ami of? Any favorites?
Is there anything that you would prefer NOT to receive?
Will the ami(s) need to be pet/child friendly?
Anything I left out that you would like your partner or myself to know?
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO goldfishpollywog
VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.Participants: