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
The Amish Puzzle Ball
Crochet Amish Puzzle BallThe Amish Puzzle Ball has been around for donkey’s years and is “traditionally” made out of fabric. It consists of 12 wedges/cones that are attached or assembled in such a way that they form a ball.
As the name implies, it is a puzzle, or at least it should be a puzzle.
In most tutorials/patterns, the wedges are actually sewn together. The resulting balls have the same appearance as the puzzle ball without the actual puzzle element. Even so, these toys make excellent grab balls for tiny hands and, depending on the fabric/colours you choose, can be a real treat for inquisitive eyes and minds.
Because the crochet hook is my weapon of choice, and I wanted an ACTUAL puzzle, I wrote a pattern for a Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball. http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/amamani/
All my Amamani are based on this simple pattern.
Just as the ball comes apart into 3 segments that can be assembled and taken apart at will, so each animal comes apart into 3 separate sections, which then have to be re-assembled in a specific configuration.
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