Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute by Elisabeth A. Doherty, published by Lark. (September 1, 2007)
I love Elisabeth’s life-like and full of personality crochet dolls and I am so happy that she has written a book about making her creations. She really knows her stuff and this book is full of her inspiration sources as well as all the tips and crochet tricks you will need to follow in her footsteps.
The projects range from simpler shapes (like carrots and strawberries) and lead you through the lessons from animals to humanoid dolls – with patterns for all four of the dolls on the cover included in the book. I really wanted to love this book but the photography and styling lets it down, I was really disappointed in the quality of the images – they really just don’t do justice to the skill and workmanship of these dolls. [Edited to add: However the quality of the patterns are top notch and you must check out Elisabeth’s flickr site to see her recent work, and remember this book is a few years old now and I know the quality of Lark books have improved greatly recently. I look forward to seeing more work from Elisabeth.]