Amamani Puzzle Balls

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Technique: Crochet
Skill Level: Intermediate
 
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2014 Flamies: Crochet Awards Winner -- The Best Amigurumi
Amamani is short for Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animals. They are based on the traditional Amish puzzle ball and, as such, come apart into three segments or rings, which have to be assembled to form the animal. Gauge isn’t important in these projects. However, it is important that you work as tightly as you comfortably can. Helpful tips and step-by-step photos are included. Each of the six projects are made using Deborah Norville Everyday worsted-weight yarns. Projects include a dinosaur, elephant, giraffe, turtle and two versions of the lion. Page Count: 62
Overall rating:
4 out of 5
(21 reviews)

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Amamani Puzzle Balls

November 2, 2016

I recently purchased this book, I'm making the elephant and I'm up to doing the ears it says to do two however they are both the same so when you put them on opposite sides of the head one is going to be the front and the other is the back which is quite noticeable is there a way around this please

Annie's Customer Service
Janet - because the ears are both constructed the same way, they will look somewhat different. This is how the pattern is written and we don't have instructions for making them match.
Amamani Puzzle Balls

February 26, 2015

I'm struggling with the elephant head. It keeps coming out crooked. I got to the part hdc and dc part. Are they supposed to be symmetrical on the head? Mine aren't and I could use help to figure out what I need to do to fix it. Thank you.

Annie's Customer Service
Laura - We are glad that our technical editor could help you through the elephant's head so that you could complete your project.
Amamani Puzzle Balls

January 23, 2015

Happy with my purchase. However I couldn't find a hook size to work with so had to go to free puzzle ball pattern to know what size to use! I just can't find this info in the book. My apologies if I simply missed it.

Annie's Customer Service
Joanne - The hook size is listed in the "Materials" section of the pattern for each of the animals.
Amamani Puzzle Balls

January 11, 2015

My first try was the elephant. I absolutely adore the finished toy, and so have my friends (even those who don't do fiber crafts). But I agree with others who said the patterns were difficult to follow. Flipping back to the basic instructions, and then having to re-do because for that specific animal there was a different option needed. I'm going to have to write all over the original pages to remind myself before I do another. (Thank goodness I can do that on the PDFs with Notability) I did set myself up for some frustration by using a chenille yarn and a ball that I knew didn't have enough. Used a nice contrast color that had a different gauge, but when finished it was stunning. (Thank goodness the pile of the chenille covered the glitches in gauges) As I said, the completed toy is outstanding, even via Skype, my grandson loved seeing it. Thanks for posting the revisions, they'll be helpful. Can't wait to do another.

Amamani Puzzle Balls

December 28, 2014

I made the lion and the elephant. This pattern is extremely hard to follow. Possibly putting the basics after the animal patterns would help because I started making the lids separately and then found out that they needed to be a continuous link. The lion was easier than the elephant. I learned all the wedge and lid pitfalls from the lion making it easier for the elephant, and then had problems with the head. While there are pictures, everything is the same color (not like the lion). It was hard to follow pattern. On the plus side, once done, my grandchildren loved playing with them.

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