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Zoomigurumi 7


It’s that Zoomigurumi time of year again and now we are all the way up to number seven and if you love to crochet you might well find yourself in seventh heaven once you get your hands on a copy!

I have two designs in this volume. A clucky chicken called Cheryl and a fat cheeked hamster called Hamish and I’ve been so excited to see the finished book!

There are 13 other amigurumi buddies keeping Cheryl and Hamish company.

Are you ready for cuteness overload?! Well here goes…

So crochet hooks at the ready, which one are you going to be making first?

I’ve already made my first one (not including Hamish and Cheryl, of course) when I helped test Kristi Tullus’s Xander the Zebra pattern.

As I was doing this around Christmas time I opted for candy cane colours for my version. Kristi’s impeccably made original is in the middle. When I get me some leisure time I’m going to be having a go at a few more of the different characters from the book.

Designing Hamish was super fun. I especially liked working out how to make him a pair of cheek pouches roomy enough to keep him happy. He was going to have to have big ones because he’s a greedy little scamp and I knew they’d be brimming full of spare snacks most of the time.

It’s no trouble at all getting hamsters to eat their five a day. Strawberries, blueberries, carrots – it’s all good as far as a Hamish and his friends are concerned.


They can’t quite keep their beady eyes off the cake though.

Well, a little treat every now and again won’t do any harm. Eat up hammies, I think you suit those tubby tummies just as well as those chubby cheeks, and you never know when a bout of hibernation will be necessary. You’ll need those fat stores then!

The photo shoot for the book evidently went very well this time.

I wasn’t there, as this happens at the publishers in Belgium, but I can see that both Hamish and Cheryl behaved beautifully and struck all the poses that the photographer wanted.

Cheryl is very proud of her nest full of eggs and her smartly groomed feathers so didn’t need to be asked twice when it came to showing off her future offspring or strutting her stuff in a rather self-satisfied, perfectly preened manner.

She’s a very chatty chicken and clucks and squawks all day long. You can usually hear a cacophony of ‘tasty corn’, ‘hands off my eggs’ and ‘what fine feathers I’ve got’ – bouncing around the hen house in ear-splitting chicken speak. But be warned! When she gets together with her chooky chums things can reach a whole new level on the noise-o-meter.

There’s lots of fun to be had out of chicken coop gossip!


And I hope you’ll agree there’s lots of fun to be had out of Zoomigurumi 7 too.

If you order your paperback copy here ย you’ll be able to download the PDF version straight away, so no annoying wait for the postman before you can get crocheting. And if you’re anywhere near as impatient as me that can only be a good thing!

๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you many hours of happy Zoomigurumi 7 menagerie making ๐Ÿ™‚


Author: mojimojidesign

Hello! I'm an amigurumi enthusiast, pattern writer, craft addict and cat fanatic, writing and musing about all those things and more from time to time.

16 thoughts on “Zoomigurumi 7

  1. Oh what cute animals. And how exciting to see your designs in print. I love how your two have personality.

  2. My little girl will love your hamster pattern she lost her hamster just before xmas . Can you tell me if the book is in uk crochet terminology or us terminology. Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns.

  3. Lol ๐Ÿ˜† Iโ€™m sure Hamish wonโ€™t be any bother. Iโ€™ve bought the book and thereโ€™s some wonderful patterns in it . He will be a nice surprise for the weekend.

  4. Your amigurumi creations are adorable! I’ll definitely be looking for your Zoomigurumi books. I’m starting your ‘Daisy Chain’ project and absolutely loving it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Lizzie ๐Ÿ™‚ The Daisy Chain project of mine is still ongoing over a year later – but I have just picked it up again with a view to completing it soon. Those hexies are relaxing little pops of therapeutic colour and just perfect for the spring!

  5. Good morning. I love all of the patterns that you show. I was wondering if the pattern for Drake the Dragon is in the book or if his pattern is available. Thank you.

    • Hi! Drake’s pattern is going to be released in a book alongside a collection of other fantasy animals such as fairies, mermaids and unicorns in August this year. It’s published by the same people as the Zoomigurumi series. The pattern will be available as a single pattern purchase four months after the book is published. Hope you won’t mind waiting so long!

      • Thank you for the additional information. I look forward to his release ๐Ÿ™‚
        Will the book be available through Amazon?

      • Yes it will be available through Amazon as well as on the AmigurumiPatterns website

  6. Thank you so much for the additional information.

  7. Hi ! I just brought the book to make this cute little hamster but I donโ€™t see anywhere the size of the safety nose you used ! Can you please tell me ? I want my Hamish to be perfect !
    Thank you so much !

    • Hi Juliette, I used a 15 mm safety nose. So sorry that this detail somehow got missed off the final version of the pattern as it went to print. I hope your hamster turns out well!

  8. Hi Moira love Hamish hamster but can’t crochet is there any one who can make me one?

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