These are So Adorable: Amigurumi Animal Scarves

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Amigurumi Animal Scarves includes 7 adorable scarves you can crochet for the children in your life! The patterns range in difficulty from easy to easy+. These will make great last minute gifts and are very practical for the winter season.

Title: Amigurumi Animal Scarves
Author: Ida Herter
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
ISBN: 9781464762314
Photographer: Jason Masters

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Amigurumi Animal Scarves Review

Amigurumi Animal Scarves is filled with absolutely adorable projects you can crochet for the little one’s in your life. Seven fun scarf designs featuring different lovable animals have been included.

You will find patterns for wearable toys to wrap your little ones in to keep them warm and happy – the perfect combination for those who are normally reluctant to wear those winter scarves. I wish I’d thought of this idea when my children were younger – keeping them wrapped up in the winter time used to be a very difficult task.

The instructions are easy to follow and listed as Easy to Easy+ difficulty levels. The scarves are worked back and forth in rows and the animal heads, tails and legs are worked in rounds. Each scarf measures approximately 40 inches in length and 6 inches in width.

The patterns included are:

  • Thomas the Giraffe – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 5 mm (H) and 5.5 mm (I) hooks – 12 mm safety eyes – fiberfill
  • Monte the Dog – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 5 mm (H) and 5.5 mm (I) hooks – 12 mm safety eyes – fiberfill
  • Molly the Bunny – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 4 mm (G) and 5.5 mm (I) hooks – 12 shank-style buttons – fiberfill – faux fur pom pom
  • Lizzy the Lamb – Medium Weight Yarn [4] and Bulky Weight Yarn [5] – 3.75 mm (F), 5.5 mm (I) and 6.0 mm (J) hooks – 15 mm shank-style buttons- fiberfill
  • Leo the Lion – Medium Weight Yarn [4] and Bulky Weight Yarn [5] – 3.75 mm (F), 5.5 mm (I) and 6.0 mm (J) hooks – 15 mm safety eyes – fiberfill
  • Tim the Teddy Bear – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 3.75 mm (F) and 5.5 mm (I) hooks – 16 mm shank-style buttons – fiberfill
  • Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 3.75 mm (F) and  5 mm (H) hooks – 16 mm shank-style buttons – fiberfill

The instructions are written in U.S. Crochet Terminology. The special stitches you need to use are included in each individual pattern’s Stitch Guide and basic stitches and techniques are included in the Basic Crochet Stitches section at the end of the book.

The fonts are clear and easy to read and each heading, sub-heading and row is indicated with a different color font. Helpful notes are included within the pattern where they are needed in a different color font.

The Basic Crochet Stitches are included at the end of the book and have diagrams to illustrate how to make the stitches. The stitches and techniques included are:

  • joining with sc
  • adjustable loop
  • back loops only
  • free loops
  • changing colors
  • post stitches
  • whipstitch
  • embroidery stitches – back stitch, straight stitch and satin stitch

The yarns used to create the samples for the book, listed by pattern are:

  • Thomas the Giraffe: Cascade® 220 Superwash® Aran
  • Monte the Dog: Cascade® 220 Superwash® Aran
  • Molly the Bunny: Bernat® Satin™
  • Lizzy the Lamb: Bernat® Pipsqueak™, Bernat® Satin™
  • Leo the Lion: Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Tonal, Lion Brand® Pelt, Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
  • Tim the Teddy Bear: Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
  • Max the Monkey: Patons® Classic Wool™

My favorite designs are:

  • Leo The Lion
  • Molly The Bunny

Darla’s Favorite (8 years old) is: the Lion

Drew’s Favorite (6 years old) is: the Lion (but only because there isn’t a Seal – his favorite animal)

With seven popular animal themed scarves to choose from there is something perfect for both boys and girls included in this collection. It would be easy to make the scarf portion of the pattern longer for the ‘kid at heart’ adults who would love to wrap themselves in a fun scarf too 🙂

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  1. These scarves are adorable! I love all 7 of them and you can change the color of the yarn like the white bunny to brown and it would be able to give it to a boy. The patterns are easy to follow. Thank you for introducing me to this book

  2. Oh my goodness, these scarves are so cute. Thank you for introducing me to this book.

  3. I absolutely love these! They are so cute and practical too. I like how there is a variety of animals and difficulties so there is something for everyone. Help with the special stitches is included along with helpful notes. All you need to do is add the yarn!

  4. You really peaked my interest! I just ordered one from Amazon! Can’t wait to get it! Thanks Rhondda!

  5. So adorable!! These are sure to be handed down to many generations to come!

  6. Too cute for words! I just wish I had more grands to make them for! Love It!

  7. Hi Carol, Both Darla and Drew chose the Lion. Drew wanted a seal but since there wasn’t that option he has to agree the lion is the best lol. All the best, Rhondda

  8. Thank you for providing photos of all the patterns, as well as the yarn type and weight. That really gives me a better idea of whether I want to purchase this book.

  9. These scarves are adorable. I can’t wait to get started on one.

  10. Too cute! I know many kids that would love one of these scarves.

  11. These are so adorable my niece would love them she would want all 7 one for each day of the week thanks for sharing it. I will have to check it out.

  12. This book is filled with adorable gifts that serve a practical purpose, but also can become a friend that wraps around their shoulders ♥️

  13. I have never seen scarves like these before. They are really adorable.

  14. wow! these scarves are adorable, and i love instruction easy to follow! It’s important for a book to be clear

  15. I would love to see a giveaway for the Big Book of Crochet book it sounds like a wonderful book.

  16. Oh my goodness Carol I forgot to ask them! They were at school when I was writing the post. I’ll ask them tomorrow and add it to the post – it is always good to have their opinion because what I like is not always what the little ones like 🙂 Thank you for noticing this!! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  17. Wow, what a cool-sounding book! I am just starting out with amigurumi and didn’t realize scarves were an option. I like that they are cute/decorative while also being practical.

  18. Took me a while to find where to comment, I love this cute book but which were Drew and Darla’s favourite scarves?

  19. This is such and adorable alternative to a traditional scarf for kids. An easy way to finally get your kids to wear their scarf! Great idea, perfect gifts!

  20. Fab book, love the scarves and know a lot of little people who would really appreciate them, thanks for sharing

  21. I love these children’s scarves. I have a great granddaughter and I can see her rocking several of these scarves.

  22. I love these scarves for kids. I even know some adults that would like them.

  23. I love these animal scarves, I have several nieces who would love these, they enjoy all types of forest animals.

  24. would love a review on “Color-Block Baby Blankets”…specially love the one on cover! 🙂

  25. I would love to own this book & make every one of these adorable animal scarves. Isn’t that what Grandchildren are for?

  26. I would love to see a review on the Learn to Tapestry Crochet issue! That looks intimidating to me!! Thank you!

  27. This looks like an amazing book, I love all the animals, and it gives them something else to play with to keep them busy besides just being warm!! So cute!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!