12 AMIGURUMI Books You Need in 2024

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These are 12 of the best AMIGURUMI Books You Need in 2024! There are both crochet and knitting books, but all of them have the cutest amigurumi toy patterns!

I have a STACK of 12 brand new Amigurumi books! I’ve got both crochet and knitted toy books. 

PLUS I’ve got a special giveaway of a signed copy of one of these books that you don’t want to miss! 

I’ve left links for all of the books and resources in the description box below! But I will go ahead and apologize because your amigurumi book wish list is about to blow up. These are some of the best crocheted and knitted toy books I’ve ever reviewed. 

12 AMIGURUMI Books You Need in 2024

The kind folks from Meteoor Books sent me three books to review, although none of them were published in 2024, they are all new to me.

What I love about Meteoor Books is that in the front they have a QR code that takes you to a video for each of the stitches you need to know for making the toys! That’s a very handy tool to have right at your finger tips!

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The first is Amigurumi Treasures by one of my favorite Amigurumi designers Erinna Lee of Little Aqua Girl. Funny enough I already had her second and third books in the series, but I didn’t have the first. 

I absolutely love every single thing that Erinna designs. She has such a distinctive style and her patterns are of the highest quality. 

There are 15 patterns to choose from including:

  • Ming the Kitten
  • Lily the Bunny
  • George the Dodo
  • Rosie the Fawn
  • Ormond the Giraffe
  • Lottie the Ladybug
  • Jimmy the Meerkat
  • Daisy-Mae the Pig
  • Charlie the Platypus (who I made and I’ll share more about in just a second)
  • Dougie the Dog
  • Burbury the Sheep
  • Walter the Squirrel
  • Kenneth the Sloth
  • Victoria the Swan
  • Rex the Dinosaur (this is the one I almost made… look at that cute little face)

I decided that Charlie the Platypus needed to be in my life. Look how cute he turned out!!! I can’t even! 

I used YarnArt Jeans which is a #2 fine weight yarn that’s 55% cotton and 45% acrylic. I used an off white color, a soft brown, a pretty denim blue and an antique rose color. I love the combination and think he turned out fantastic. 


I used a 2.5 mm crochet hook and for some reason I’ve recently been using my Addi Comfort Grip hook. It has very smooth metal, but it’s also super strong. I also like that the handle is a good bit longer than my other two favorite crochet hooks the Clover Amour and Tulip Etimo Red. 

Now if you saw one of my previous videos from January of this year, I mentioned that I wasn’t going to be buying any crochet hooks in 2024 and I’m happy to report that I already had this one in my crochet hook collection. 



Unicorns, Dragons and More Fantasy Amigurumi 3 is full of the most fantastical Amigurumi toys! What’s unique about this book is that each of the patterns was created by a different amigurumi designer! 

It was published in September 2023, so it’s quite a new book. It features 14 fantasy inspired amigurumi patterns including:

  • Hector the Cyclops
  • Akiko the Unicorn
  • Elio the Dragon
  • Alba the Jackalope
  • Grim Reaper
  • Fuyuka the Kitsune
  • Arid the Woodland Pixie
  • Alwyn the Wizard
  • The Selkie Morgana
  • Sofia From Unicorn Wonderland 
  • Tayto the Troll
  • Orion the Chimera
  • Maisie the Kraken
  • Mae the Sprite

There are so many of these patterns I would love to make and were designed by some of my favorites like Green Frog Crochet, Amour Fou Crochet and Lex in Stitches, just to name a few. 

Dress Up Amigurumi


The final Meteroor book is Dress Up Amigurumi by Madelenon. 

In this book you’ll find four different characters with 25 different outfits to choose from. 


  • Hugo the Bear
  • Becca the Deer
  • Duncan the Dog
  • Ray the Elephant

What’s so interesting about this book is that you can mix and match all of the different animals and outfits or make one animal and create all the different outfits to go with it! I would have loved something like this when I was a child!

Some of my favorite outfits are:

  • Fisherman Set
  • Cowboy Set
  • Cupid Set
  • Firefighter Set
  • Knight Set
  • Pajamas Set

There are so many different outfits to choose from and you can even mix and match those to create one of a kind characters!

Crochet Furry Friends


Crochet Furry Friends is the first book by Ashley Parker of the Loopy Lamb!!! 

This is a very unique amigurumi pattern book because all of the animals are crocheted with faux fur yarn! 

Faux fur yarn can be tricky to work with so what’s great about this book is that Ashley gives you all the information you need to choose which yarn is best, but also all those tips and tricks for using them! 

Every time I look at these adorable patterns I squeal with delight. I literally cannot handle the cuteness!! 

All of the pattern are marked for their difficulty level, which is super helpful! 

  • Sherman Sheep
  • Barrington Bear
  • Elliot Elephant
  • Abbey Axolotl
  • Sid Sloth
  • Lucy Unicorn
  • Beatrice Bunny
  • Pierre Penguin
  • Ollie Owl
  • Patty Panda
  • Bella Bat
  • Sammy Skunk

Knitting Peter Rabbit


This next book holds a very special place in my heart and this is the Knitting Peter Rabbit book by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits. 

This is one of the most beautiful pattern books and I’m not surprised because everything Claire Garland creates is magical. 

I have her other book Magical Woodland Creatures and Claire has a gift for bringing characters to life with yarn. 

I read the Beatrix Potter stories over and over to my children and these images bring back so many happy memories to me. 

The book contains 12 knitted characters:

  • Peter Rabbit
  • Benjamin Bunny
  • Flopsy Bunny 
  • Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
  • Tom Kitten
  • Squirrel Nutkin 
  • Mr. Jeremy Fisher
  • Jemima Puddle-Duck
  • The Tailor of Gloucester
  • Mr. Tod (my children were terrified of this story)
  • Tommy Brock (another character that my children would run and hide from)
  • Samuel Whiskers

What’s unique about this book is that the animals are knitted but the clothing are sewn out of felt and the book contains all the templates to make the clothing. 

They are truly beautiful. 

Two years ago my husband, son and I took a trip to England and I had the great privilege of spending a few hours at the Beatrix Potter exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. My heart was full of happiness and delight going through all of the artifacts from the life of Beatrix Potter. I was able to see her original drawings, letters she wrote and even the magnificent wedding quilt from her parents marriage. 

It was truly such a special moment for me and this book perfectly captures the magic of Peter Rabbit and all his friends. 

Crochet Impkins


We are switching back to crochet and this designer has been recommended over and over again for her whimsical designs. 

Crochet Impkins by Megan Lapp is one of the most unique crocheted amigurumi books I’ve ever seen. 

The book is meant to be a way for you to create a completely original character, an Impkin. 

You won’t just open to a page and choose the toy you want to make, you’re going to create a completely new toy! 

You will choose from each of the categories like:

  • Body Styles
  • Antennae
  • Belly Styles
  • Ears
  • Face Styles
  • Hats and Hairstyles
  • Horns and Antlers
  • Scales
  • Tails 
  • Wings
  • Clothing 
  • Neck Ornamentation
  • Accessories

You’ll also find an Impkin Planning Sheet so that you can get yourself organized and keep track of the different options you’ve chosen. 

This is such a fun book and will be a favorite if you’re looking for something outside of the box!

Knitting Mouse Family


The next book is a knitted toy book self published by Polushkabunny. I’ve long admired her knitted toy designs on Instagram and Etsy. 

The book contains patterns for:

  • A Large Mouse
  • A Baby Mouse

And then you’ll find a collection of different outfits for the mice:

  • Large Mouse: Summer Outfits for girl mouse and boy mouse
  • Large Mouse: Christmas Outfits for girl mouse and boy mouse

Each of the outfits contain several different things to knit, like the Christmas outfit for a boy contains:

  • Dungarees
  • Boots
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Cardigan

You’ll also find Outfits for the baby mice:

  • Outfit for girl mouse
  • Christmas outfits for baby mice

You’ll also find a QR code to learn the different stitches for making the projects. 

You could create a whole knitted mouse family with all the accessories! 

Kawaii Crochet Garden


When I saw the bright happy plants on the front of this book, I knew I needed it in my life! 

The Kawaii Crochet Garden contains 40 super cute amigurumi patterns for plants and more! 

What’s unique about this book is that the patterns are organized by color: 

  • The Pink section – tulip bulb, rose, lily and coleus and worm
  • Red – Christmas cactus, poinsettia, poppy and strawberry plant and ladybug
  • Orange – Gerbera, marigold, prickly pear cactus, seed packets and snail
  • Yellow – bubbly buttons, calla lily, daffodil bulb, sunflower and honeybee
  • Green – barrel cactus, clover, fern, watering can and caterpillar
  • Blue – crocus bulb, delphinium, trowel, daisy and forget-me-knot
  • Purple – iris bulb, pansy, African violet, ranunculus and beetle
  • White – paper white bulb, lily of the valley, moth, string of pearls and a water lily

This is perfect for those of us who love plants but can only keep the crocheted ones alive! 

Crochet You


The next book is one that is near and dear to my heart: Crochet You – crochet patterns for dolls, clothes and accessories as unique as you are!

This book is incredibly unique because contains doll patterns for children of all different abilities. 

As a mother of an adult son who has been disabled from birth this makes me incredibly happy to see. I’ve been in the special needs world for almost 25 years and to see these children represented in amigurumi toys warms my heart so much. 

You’ll find the basic doll pattern, variations and hair options. 

You’ll find 21 different clothes and accessory patterns to choose from to dress your doll. 

But what makes this book so special is all of the Essential aid patterns:

  • AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) – this is something my son has had since he was a little baby. I still have his very first one that was only a few inches high. It helps to keep the leg, ankle and foot in correct alignment especially for children with cerebral palsy like my son has. 
  • Leg prothesis for children missing a limb
  • Crutches 
  • Wheelchair
  • Glasses
  • Hearing aid
  • Cochlear implant
  • Feeding tubes and accessories
  • Assistance dog
  • Bunny and Teddy Bear

In the doll variations section you’ll find the patterns for children with limb loss, arm and leg, Down syndrome, Vitiligo, and even Scars. 


100 Micro Amigurumi


If you’re one of the many crocheters who love micro amigurumi, have I got the book for you! 

100 Micro Amigurumi contains crochet patterns and charts for tiny amigurumi. 

These are incredibly and oh so tiny!!!! 

There are nine different categories of patterns from:

  • Fairy Woodland
  • About Town
  • Fruit & Veg
  • Food
  • Animals
  • Back to School
  • Travel
  • Space
  • Sealife
  • Myth & Legend

And if you’re new to micro amigurumi the author has a whole section about which threads to use and best crochet hooks. 

While looking through the book the smallet crochet hook size I found was 0.5mm and the largest was 1.25 mm

The patterns are so cute! But I don’t think I’ll be picking up crochet thread any time soon!

Chonky Amigurumi for Beginners


This next book is full of the cutest, chubbiest creatures around: Chonky Amigurumi for Beginners contains 20 different characters all made with Super Bulky Polyester Yarn, think Bernat Blanket yarn. 

There are four different categories of patterns:

  • Woodland Creatures – Opossum, owl raccoon, frog hedgehog
  • Mystical Creatures – Unicorn, Othman, phoenix, dragon, jackalope
  • Sea Creatures – Jellyfish, axolotl, sea otter, manatee, penguin
  • Jungle animals – sloth, red panda, alligator, toucan, giraffe

What’s really interesting about this book is how the author, Sarah Csiacsek (Chee-Check) shared her journey with crochet from picking it up in her youth and then turning to it during her darkest days surviving a near death experience and living with a chronic illness. During the pandemic she turned to TikTok out of sheer boredom and began sharing her crochet creations. 

Her account is Fanatical Fibers and she’s amassed a huge following on TikTok of over 600,000. You’ve got to check out her account!! So many amazing Chonky characters!

Knitting Book Tiger Family


The next book is a knitted toy book of a little tiger family created again by Polushkabunny, who also designed the mouse family book. 

You’ll find patterns for Mr. Tiger and Uncle Leon the Lion, Mrs. Tiger and their Tiger Cub Twins. 

There are knitted outfits for each of them as well! 

One of my favorite things is that the book contains color cardigan pattern for Mr. Tiger. It’s gorgeous!


I hope you enjoyed all of the amazing crochet and knitted toy books and that inspired you to pick up your crochet hooks and knitting needles to make something magical today!

Happy Stitching! 


Watch the full video to see all twelve of the crochet & knitting amigurumi books! You’ll get to peek inside them all and decide if any of them need to part of your library!

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