April 26, 2010

ISBN4391130122

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ISBN-10: 4391130122
ISBN-13: 9784391130126

pattern in Japanese and pattern in English at the author's web site

cats by Cote d'Azur [dead link, but keeping thumbnail]:

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kitty, more of the kitty, still more, and 2 kitties by Knitting-Sushi in AZ:

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pictures, progress shot #1, #2, #3, plus more pics of Amy's kitty at Schmeebot:

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grumpy cat by Annette [links dead, keeping thumbnail]:

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cat by Half Baked:

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cat by Joyce:

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kitty, two kitties, plus a bunch of action shots in the archives by super eggplant:

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pictures, kitty, and pattern help by Zhinka dinka doo:

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kitty, plus some help navigating the author's website, by my little mochi:

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cat and more cats by puchitomato:

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cat by Knitting While Intoxicated:

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translated pattern by Ramblings in a Little Black Dress

another translated pattern by Blah, Blah, Blahhhg

crochetalong thread on Craftster

cat by Green Kitchen:

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cat and another cat by Villa Kunterbunt:

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pictures at felt cafe east + west

cat by comfits

Cat by Chie Crochets (& Knits too!):

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Cat by Kuky Ideas:

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cat by Chubby*Hobby:

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two cats by super eggplant

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October 14, 2009

ISBN4579109988

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ISBN-10: 4579109988
ISBN-13: 9784579109982

le duvet doux site

mini bag and summer scarf (plus directions!) at Molly Chicken:

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bag from the picture by red current:

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pictures at Chubby*Hobby

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January 18, 2009

ISBN1932234799

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ISBN10: 1932234799
ISBN13: 9781932234794

Fun Dolls

In English! Japanese version page

Aranzi website

book page with sample patterns for bongo bear, bunny, and panda.

bunny and bear by Princess Pumpkin

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January 16, 2009

Japanese knitting help

ABCs of Knitting is a Japanese knitting site with a lot of great information in English:

There's a bunch of other stuff on the site, too, including instructions/reviews for a pompom maker and Hanaami loom and free patterns.

rib beret by alexandra's knits using one of the free hat patterns

More help on reading Japanese knitting charts is at Clearwater Knits, plus they offer two free sweater charts.

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January 15, 2009

Fujix

Bunch of free sewing patterns at Fujix, including this stuffed dog, pouch, pretty flower bowl, drawstring bag, and who knows what else.

dog by Blah, Blah, Blahhhg

dogs

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and drawstring pouch + translated tutorial by It's Your Life

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little drawstring bags by slateblu

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December 13, 2007

Zakka

Black Dog Designs has contributed two patterns, a zakka pouch

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and a zakka sack

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October 14, 2007

ISBN1932234683

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in English!

publisher website, including sample pages with a bunny pattern and some completed projects in the comments sections

flickr tag

mechani-panda by craftlog

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September 16, 2007

ISBN483476348X

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cheesai nuigurumi (small stuffies) Petit boutique series

pictures and kitty

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and big head kitty by Wee Wonderfuls

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pattern thread for big head kitty posted at Craftster

duck #1

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mama duck, inspired by the same pattern

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and kitty by little birds

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pictures at mk carroll

rooster (modified from the duck pattern) by my little mochi

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Little horse

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and big head kitty by Blanka

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kitties by peapies

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picture and elephant by Blah, Blah, Blahhhg

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kitty by Not Funny Bunny

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elephant by Two Little Banshees

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kitty by The Little Happy Ones

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hippo by kwoozy

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hamster

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and more hamsters by A Knit's Tale

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kitty

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and panda (with some modifications) by cutesypoo

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a duck, another duck and cats and a duck by I knew that!

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Elephant by Two Little Banshees

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Duck and kitty by Alex+Cami

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October 11, 2006

ISBN4834762238

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owl pattern thread at Craftster

owl at sewing stars

owl by Blanka

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owl by flyingsouth

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owls by It's Your Life

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owls by kwoozy

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an owl by I knew that!

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July 06, 2006

Little Clover Garden

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Hamanaka

Hamanaka, some sort of crafting supply site, has a bunch of free patterns. Click the link for "How to Challenge" for patterns and tutorials, like these felting ideas, including a nifty method for felting small balls. Also, clever sweater wrap thing, felted corsages, i-cord flowers, and a bunch of knitting and crochet.

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July 01, 2006

For the Love of Yarn

For the Love of Yarn has a free turtle pattern by Half Baked, in English and French

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and a snail by Roxycraft, who has a bunch of other patterns at her site.

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June 30, 2006

ISBN483472235X

Flickr tag 1 and Flickr tag 2

review with pictures at Angry Chicken

bird purse and inside by Handpicked.

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bird bag #1

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and bird bag #2 by whittycism

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bird bag and in progress by Poohza's Ponderings

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cosmetics bags, another bag, and another bag at small hands [dead links, but keeping the thumbnails up]

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bird coin purse by Bella Dia

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pictures at Knitalicious

knitting bag by Knitty knit knit

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bird bags by tweebot

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box bag

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triangle pouch

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and birdie pouch, all by Craftapalooza

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bird bag

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matching zip pouch

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and box bag at craftlog

pictures at flyingsouth

bag 1

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and bag 2 by tutti fruiti

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May 27, 2006

ISBN457910921X

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Jersey Nuigurumi

Flickr tag #1 and Flickr tag #2

Aranzi Aranzo site (and shop!)

Bunny #1

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Bunny #2

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Bunny #3

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bear #1

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and Bear #2

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All by While She Naps

bear with dress at Buzzville

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pictures at girlreaction

warumono and rabbit by Taylor Street

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picture by candlemomo: softies

pictures at roboppy: bunnies and sheep

sheep by Two Little Banshees

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4 stuffies and bunny tutorial by It's Your Life

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pictures at bees and blue fences

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Clover

Cute free patterns from Clover, maker of covetable craft tools. The freebies cover all the craft basics, including crochet slippers, felt ornaments, bags, all sorts of stuff.

amigurumi patterns

even more patterns, including some really cure crochet bags, among other things.

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March 02, 2006

omura

All sorts of random patterns at omura. Beading, amigurumi, papercraft, you name it.

amigurumi winged bug and another bug by Look at my photos, from this free pattern (in Japanese, but with charts)

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stag beetle by Wendy's Intertwinement

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mushroom amigurumi instructions

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February 20, 2006

Runo

Runo Dollmaking with a bunch of free patterns in English for dolls, stuffed animals, gloves, baby stuff, and underwear.

Kiki doll

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and nekomimi dolls by Knitting While Intoxicated

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February 12, 2006

NHK magazine

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Anybody who can help with the name of this magazine?

pictures including a zoom of a doll pattern at Klucking Bear

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January 07, 2006

Pine Studio

Pine Studio is a site about miniature clay food. Besides the incredible galleries, there's an extensive how-to section, including donuts, incredibly elaborate desserts, and sushi, among others. There's also instructions to make teeny china sets for your teeny food.

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November 27, 2005

Roxycraft

Roxycraft has a bunch of amigurumi patterns (in English!) for sale on her site. She also has a section of free ones that change pretty frequently.

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November 25, 2005

ISBN4277490085

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picture+knot pattern at chuculeta con raton

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November 19, 2005

potholder

Not sure where it's from, but tie one on has picture + directions for a potholder made out of a tea towel.

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October 28, 2005

Tawashi

Here are a couple of free Tawashi patterns in English. Tawashi are dish scrubbies, usually made from acrylic yarn.

Crochet tawashi pattern by Chie Crochets

Knitted dishcloth duo patterns plus posts, one flat and one round, by Knitting is Fun

crochet version of the same round one by Crochet Patterns Only

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amigurumi bunny pattern

amigurumi bunny pattern (in English) by thelibrarian18.

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October 05, 2005

cutie work

Lots of free, simple patterns over at cutie work. It has bags, and jewelry, and crochet, and all sorts of stuff. It appears to be a (defunct?) magazine or something from Craft Heart Tokai.

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September 23, 2005

knit duster pattern

SugarCubed translated a Japanese duster pattern.

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September 06, 2005

origami pocket pouch

tutorial for a Japanese-inspired bag by my little mochi

original pattern from Kokoro: Cherished Japanese Traditions in Hawaii by the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu

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August 24, 2005

Beading help

Glossary of Japanese beading words at Atelier Suzuran. This site also features several free projects and book reviews in English!

Glossary at Beading Bees, too. They have a whole bunch of free projects and tutorials.

Yodomi-Koubou also has a bunch of free patterns and tutorials.

Tutorial at SeeZoo BeeZoo.

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August 04, 2005

ISBN4574802871

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panda thread at Craftster started by mmmfruit

Thread also includes 2 free patterns for a penguin and a pig by mmmfruit (i.e., not from the book).

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July 29, 2005

ISBN4140311193

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website

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ISBN4529039714

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pictures and scrappy doll based on the book, plus pattern, by Knit Buddies

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