Crochet Furry Friends Faux Fur Yarn Amigurumi Pattern Book

cover of the book Crochet Furry Friends 12 Faux Fur Amigurumi Animals to make by Ashley Parker

It was so hard to keep this a secret but I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve written my first book, Crochet Furry Friends and it is out now!  This new book contains 12 of my cutest furry amigurumi friends to date.

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Patterns in the Book

The furry animal friends included in the book are:

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

The patterns are written using us crochet terminology with a clear conversion chart of us to uk terms being found on page 12.

3 of the patterns included are patterns that were highly requested by blog readers – Pierre Penguin, Ollie Owl and Sid the Sloth. Pierre is a smaller version of Parker Penguin, Ollie is a larger version of Otis the Owl and Sid the Sloth is a larger Seth the Sloth.

sid the sloth, fur yarn amigurumi toy

Available Supports in Crochet Furry Friends

The book includes invaluable tips for working with this yarn type. I have even included a guide to buying fun fur yarns (page 10) to help set you up for success before you even start making your own fun amigurumi animals. 

The stitches and techniques sections (pages 14 – 29) cover the stitches and techniques used in the book. The stitch guides include step-by-step instructions as well as photos.  This section has been done using smooth yarn for maximum visibility so you can master the techniques before using the fur yarn.

faux fur yarn amigurumi skunk

After covering all of that, you’re ready to dive into making some cute cuddly toys!  

When starting out, I recommend starting with toys like the teddy bear or the sheep which are made using just the furry yarn before jumping into making the toys that are a mix of faux fur yarn and smooth yarn. 

All the crochet patterns include the exact materials that I used (even the exact colors of the safety eyes – generously provided by Chateau Bornais Crochet) so you don’t have to search around for something similar.

Barrington Bear image from Crochet Furry Friends

I’ve designed these toys to use simple stitches so if you know how to do the single crochet stitch, you already have the foundation needed to get started with these fun patterns.  Skill levels are listed at the beginning of each pattern and range from Easy to Advanced.

Shop the Materials

Thank you to the following yarn companies and craft companies for supporting me in this journey by providing tools and materials for me to create the faux fur amigurumi animals in this book:

It was an honour to work with Search Press to create this book.  They helped me bring my love of crochet to life on the page and I am so grateful for that.

Crochet Furry Friends is available to order at the following retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble


Books A Million

​Chapters / Indigo

Hudson Booksellers

​Penguin Random House


Search Press



Ollie the owl book image from Crochet Furry Friends

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