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amigurumi shiba inu

How’s that for a Japanese post title! I can finally reveal the present I made for Kari (Crafty Ginger). As I know she doesn’t crochet, in honour of her lovely Shiba Inu dog, may I present Ginger (Jr):

crocheted shiba inu dog

crocheted shiba inu dog

crocheted shiba inu dog

I made up the pattern for this amigurumi as I went, although I was influenced by the photos of Soragumi‘s crocheted dogs. The finishing touches to personalise it: a spool-knitted collar in Kari’s favourite colour, with a tiny rubber-stamped shrink plastic dog tag hanging from it.


  1. Salla said

    Cute. Maby too difficult for me… 🙂

  2. thomas ng said

    hi, love this.. going to get this for my friend.. i don’t see the cute blue collar on the picture on the shop site..will it come with it?

    please email me back..
    thank you

    you should submit this to timeout new york!

    • June said

      Thomas, I only sell crochet patterns in my shop, not finished items – so if you’d like to crochet a Shiba Inu of your own, please feel free to buy the pattern 🙂

  3. Alice Klanjsek said

    I would like to crocket the shiba as a present. Please tell me how to do it.
    Thanks very much!

  4. Shiba Inu said

    The crochet Shiba Inu is adorable. Are these for sale? I have two shiba inu’s, I love them dearly but they are terrible duo. I could imaging what they would do to this little crochet Shiba.

  5. Chuck said

    When are you going to sell this pattern? It’s so cute.

  6. Ester said

    wow, did you done it??
    great job!!

    I’m from Portugal, visit my blog too and feel free to coment in english or french!!


  7. Debi said

    I second and third people’s requests for the pattern! I will be more than willing to buy the pattern from you, I need desperately to crochet a Shiba Inu for a friend of mine 🙂

  8. Tina said

    Ginger Jr. is soooo cute! I love her! We had a Shiba Inu for three years, from the time she was a puppy. We also bred her and she had three puppies which we sold. I gave her away at a hard time in our life. Now I miss her and want to get another one. 🙁

    Anyway that is so adorable. Will you be writing up a pattern or is it a one time thing? Soooo Cute!!

  9. Felicia said

    Oh she is so cute!

  10. Jewelie said

    Oh my lordy lou! That is ADORABLE! You didn’t happen to write down the pattern while you were making her, did you? Because I can’t really find a good dog pattern, and the ones I do are in japanese, which I can’t read (and don’t fully understand the charts).

  11. OMG, how cute is that!!!!

    Where are you located? Would it be asking way too much, if you would be willing to donate one or two crocheted Shibas to our rescue? We are located in Ontario, Canada and our next fundraiser is this September. Shiba items are so hard to find, especially in Canada, and when they are homemade crafts, people really want them.

    You can email me at if you would be interested.

    Thank you,
    Bonnie & Sushi

  12. Debbie Cowherd said

    Ginger Junior is very, very cute. I’m inspired to try to make junior version of my little rat terrier!

  13. Kari said

    June, you’re SO sweet! I LOVE my little mini-Ginger, but live Ginger needed a little bit of time to get to know her pal! LOL

    I had such a great time last night, and I hope you did too! I’m so glad we got a chance to meet, and I really hope the rest of your Chicago stay is wonderful!

    THANKS again!!! 🙂

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