Crafts and DIY projects were a core feature for our readers in Shojo Beat magazine. Books on Japanese fiber arts and crafts, such as amigurumi, have been difficult for readers to obtain in English, so I wanted to help bring some of those great patterns and projects from Japan here! These books will be published under the VIZ Media imprint, but you will be able to hear about them here too.
NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
Amigurumi: San-X Crochet Patterns
Featuring Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus and more!
Amigurumi are cute crocheted stuffed animals from Japan. Combine amigurumi with San-X and you get the most adorable crocheted characters! This book of patterns with full-color photographs will show you how to make characters like Rilakkuma and friends, Tarepanda, Sumikko Gurashi and more, plus their accessories.
$14.99 US / $19.99 Canada / £9.99 UK /$22.99 ANZ
Coming in July 2018!
NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
by Sachiko Susa
Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokémon! This book includes 35 patterns with photographs and instructions for various types of Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make ’em all!
Sorry this took so long - I had to test out my pattern by making another one following the instructions I typed out since I wasn’t 100% sure of my interpretation of my scribbles. Turns out they were alright so I didn’t actually have to, but oh well! Now I have two unicorns :D I intended to make a whole range of colours anyway. Slow but steady progress. I like it. :D
ANYWAY I SHOULD JUST STOP AND GIVE Y'ALL THE PATTERN ALREADY.
Instead of doing things like studying, I’ve been making a few blanket sized pattern charts. This one is Foxes, which is heavily inspired by this painting that was made the amazingly talented @zandraart!
The pattern is free for anyone and everyone to use! While I do recommend using corner to corner crochet to make it, you can really use whatever stitch you would like. The colors and stitch type are just suggestions after all!
FWOO this was a birthday present for a friend~ He was made in quite a rush. So I didn’t get to take any pictures of him with my fancy sauce camera :C These are in fact pictures from the car ride to the birthday dinner xD