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The Essential Guide to Amigurumi is here!

I can hardly believe I finally get to say this, but, after a year of dedicated work, The Essential Guide to Amigurumi: Crochet Toy Techniques from Basics to Advanced, the amigurumi reference book that I’ve been dreaming of and planning for years, is here!

The Essential Guide to Amigurumi book by June Gilbank, right-handed and left-handed versions being held by the smiling author

I didn’t think I could be more proud of a book than I am of my beautiful Everyday Crochet, but The Essential Guide to Amigurumi is truly unique. This is the book that only I could write, and I’m so happy to have brought the vision I had for my legacy book to life.

About the Book

I’ve condensed all my expertise gained from 17 years of amigurumi design and innovation into this high-quality 200-page full-colour reference book. It’s laid out in a clear, easy-to-read format, and packed full of techniques, tips and patterns that will take you step-by-step from complete basics to becoming a skilled amigurumist.

The Essential Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank

The book is divided into three colour-coded parts (see more about the contents here), and I designed it to be easy to read, with large, clear text throughout, and colour-coded boxes for definitions, tips and bonus information.

The Essential Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank

And, as you may have already noticed, I’ve actually written two books! I’m thrilled to be able to offer The Essential Guide to Amigurumi in right-handed and left-handed versions, so everyone can see all the step-by-step photos and read the instructions exactly as you need them, with no need to translate or mirror any instructions. (Lefties, you are going to love this!)

Links to Buy The Essential Guide to Amigurumi

(You can use the ‘Read Sample’ feature on Amazon to see the complete table of contents, the first few pages, and the index!)

Paperback (right-handed) BUY FROM AMAZON
Paperback (left-handed) BUY FROM AMAZON
Ebook (right- or left-handed) BUY FROM PLANETJUNE


My paperback links above will direct you straight through to your local Amazon so you can buy the book. If you live in Australia (where Amazon doesn’t have the printing facilities to offer it directly), or a country that doesn’t have its own Amazon website, you can order internationally from

If that doesn’t work for you, I’m still searching for a way to offer wider distribution without compromising the quality of the book – I’ll let you know if that works out! In the meantime, the fabulous ebook version is available worldwide with no shipping cost. And you can always upgrade to the bundle deal (see below) later, if you want the paperback too – I’m not putting a time limit on that offer.

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Author-Signed Bookplate: June GilbankThe Essential Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank - paperback and ebook

The Essential Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank

I’ve channeled all my passion for developing and improving amigurumi techniques into this book, and I’m so proud of the result. The Essential Guide to Amigurumi is the complete reference for all stages of your amigurumi journey, and I hope you’ll enjoy using it for many years to come!


  1. Doug said

    Booyah! Great job June!
    Also, how cool is it that you were able to re-vamp/update/expand/etc on your previous work. I don’t think that happens very often, and esp. not in the crafting/crochet world.

    For anyone who doesn’t yet have the book in their hands (or electronically), you are in for a treat! As a visual learner, the photographs in a book are crucial to me. June’s photos are abundant and clear. As are the colors chosen for the yarns, high contrast without being jarring. The notations on the photos are also crisp and clear. Not only does June show you the best way to do a technique, she puts it into context showing how it compares to the alternatives (such as for getting clean jogless stripes). If you want to take your amigurumi to the next level, you’ll want this book. If you want to design your own amigurumi, June has a section on that too!

    Kudos June for capturing your design experience and techniques in such a understandable reference tome.
    And thank you for sharing with the rest of the world, this is a wonderful gift.

  2. Oh, wow, congratulations! What a great idea to do a right and left version!

  3. Kimberly said

    So happy for you – congratulations! It’s such a wonderful book!

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