Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lion brand patterns!

For those of you who don't know Lion-brand has tons of free knitting and crochet patterns. All you have to do is sign up! It's free and you get a neat little e-mail with a stitch of the week. :) Or you can sign up and choose not to get the e-mail at all.
Here's some new patterns they put up recently:
Amigurumi alien
Angel Fish
Amigurumi Pig
Amigurumi Frog
Little Guy
Amigurumi Octopus
Amigurumi Panda
Small Amigurumi Penguin
Small Amigurumi Pig
Amigurumi Penguin
Amigurumi Santa
Amigurumi Reindeer
Amigurumi Snowman

And I just have to rant a moment becasue this is something that bugs me. Amigurumi is not just any stuffed toy that's crocheted and cute. For a crocheted toy to be amigurumi it has to be made in the round with mostly or all single crochet. I get very frustrated when any toy that's crocheted is labeled amigurumi! So I have taken the word amigurumi out of the names of the Lion-brand patterns that are two flat pieces stitched together.
If someone knows the definition of knitted amigurumi I'd love to know what it is!

1 comment:

Wen Rou said...

You are right about the exact meaning of amigurumi, anyway, nice find. I have always crocheted in rounds to make stuffies, this will let me learn another way to make them.