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update: Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi

This is a quick announcement to let you know that I’ve just updated my ebook, The Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi.

The Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi ebook by June Gilbank - available in right-handed and left-handed versions

What’s New?

I’ve added 2 new pages of instructional techniques (what to do if your original amigurumi pattern has wired limbs, and how to add an optional lining to contain the stuffing), and an inspiration gallery page with all the giant ami I’ve made since I first published the book (7 new additions!) with any special tips I have for each one.

giant and regular sized amigurumi geckos made from the crochet pattern by planetjune
Newly added: my technique for replacing the wire in an amigurumi that’s intended to have wired legs, like my gecko!

Free Update!

If you’ve previously purchased The Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi, your licence entitles you to a lifetime of free updates! Your download link in your original order has been updated, so please log back into your PlanetJune account and re-download the PDF file to get the latest version. 🙂

Tip: The copyright date in the footer of every page of the book has been updated from “2019” to “2019, 2022” so you can easily see which version you have!

Get Started with Giant Amigurumi

If you’re just beginning your Giant Amigurumi journey, this is the perfect time to grab your guidebook for this adventure!

You can upsize almost any amigurumi pattern with the techniques in The Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi and get an irresistibly cuddly, adorable result. You’ll learn how to take a normal amigurumi pattern and enlarge it by 3 to 4 times to make a giant huggable amigurumi! All you need is your favourite pattern, a 15mm hook, and a super-bulky yarn, and you’ll be ready to start.

The Complete Guide to Giant Amigurumi ebook by June Gilbank - scale up any ami by over 3 times!

I’ll guide you through every step along the way, from choosing your materials and learning how to work giant stitches, to stuffing, assembly and embellishment, and more. Everything is explained in my usual detail, with clear, close-up photos and instructions.

giant Amigurumi Apple, Pumpkin and Pear (crochet patterns by PlanetJune)

Giant amis are so fun and satisfying to make (and you can also apply all the techniques to Mini Giant amigurumi if you don’t want to scale up as far as full giant size).

I doubt this is the end of my giant amigurumi explorations, so there may well be another updated version of my ebook in a few more years, if I develop any more new techniques and tips to share with you – I love that there’s always more to discover on my crochet journey!

In the meantime, I hope you’ll find this update useful, and I wish you happy giant amigurumi making. 🙂


  1. Ariane said

    Hi June! Those giants amis are wonderful!
    I don’t crochet but I want to adjust a knitting pattern (of a Miffy bunny). Do you think you book would help me do that?

    • June said

      Honestly, Ariane, I’m not sure it’d be worth it for you. There are a few topics that would be applicable to knitted patterns (choosing yarn, working with 2 or 3 strands of yarn at once, stuffing and assembly tips, adding stability to giant amigurumi), but many of the topics I include are specific to crochet (e.g. calculating yardage, various crochet techniques, patterns for giant eyes) – those wouldn’t help you at all, I’m afraid.

  2. Erica said

    Hi June! I love this ebook. I’m just wondering if you ever plan on publishing it in paperback? I think it would make a great gift!

    • June said

      I’d love to, Erica, but I haven’t found a cost-effective way to do it as yet. The problem is, as it’s full of step-by-step photos, it’d need premium paper and colour printing throughout, so the printing costs are high.

      To publish it through amazon, for example, I’d need to price it at $25 to cover costs and make any money from it, which seems far more than I think anyone would be willing to pay for a 50-60 page book…

      The only alternative would be to get it printed myself and sell it directly (for a more reasonable price), but that’s only worthwhile if there’s demand for it, as I’d have to buy the books in advance, so I’d need to know that lots of people wanted to buy it.

      (If anyone has any alternative suggestions for me, please let me know! Or if anyone would like to pay $25 for a paperback copy of one of my ebooks, I’d be happy to self-publish it on amazon so you can do that!)

  3. Janet said

    Do you also have a tutorial to make regular amigurumi into smaller/mini sized?

    • June said

      Yes! All you really need is to use finer yarn and a smaller hook – unlike giant amigurumi, there aren’t any special techniques you need for making mini amigurumi. See my article on Scaling Amigurumi for examples, and details on the hook and yarn sizes you’ll need to shrink your amigurumi by a specific amount 🙂

  4. Katy said

    Thank you so much! I bought this back when you first published it and haven’t made anything giant yet. Soon I’ll have my own craft room and I think to celebrate I need a giant ami pillow for the daybed!

    • June said

      That sounds like an excellent idea, Katy! (And congrats on your new craft room – so exciting!)

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