Meet the Author
Hey there, can you introduce yourself?
My name is Sabrina Somers. I’m 27 years old and I live in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) with my boyfriend Mark and 2 cats named Timmie and Sheila.
Tell us a bit about the book?
The book contains 20 unique patterns for cute little monsters that fit into your pocket. The monsters are based on thing like animals and plants, but a little bit different.
What was the inspiration behind it?
Actually it was Search Press who approached me and came with the idea of Pocket Amigurumi. I loved the idea and started immediately with designing characters that would fit in the book.
Which is your favourite project?
I love them all, but my absolute favorite is Corell; a little turtle with a shell of coral. I’ve always had a soft spot for turtles. That’s why I definitely needed a monster based on this animal in the book.
What is your craft space like?
We have quite a small house, so I don’t have my own desk for crocheting. Luckily this is an activity you can do everywhere you want. Mostly I’m working on my dinner table, but when the weather is nice I also love to go to the park and work while sitting in the grass.
Have you always been creative?
I’ve always been fond of crafts, but I never found something where I was really good at. Until I discovered crocheting. I saw some plushies on the internet and first I didn’t believe I was able to make them by myself too. My boyfriend bought me a book and slowly I learned the different stitches and eventually made my first amigurumi.
When did you first start crafting?
I learned to crochet in 2014. The first plush I made was from the book Zoomigurumi. It was a green bunny. At the moment I was really proud that I made my own plush, but it actually looked terrible. I kept it because of the sentimental value. After this my amigurumi were getting better and better. At the end of that year I started designing my own amigurumi.
Who are your crafty heroes?
Before I started designing my own amigurumi I crocheted characters from the books of Dendennis, Tessa van Riet-Ernst and Joke Vermeiren. I think they all make great patterns and I’ve learned a lot of them.
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. When I see something cute on TV, in a book or in a shop for example, I imagine how I can turn it into an amigurumi.
What's next for you?
At the moment I’m not working on anything big, but I’m always working on new patterns. For now I’m very busy with projects for Christmas. I enjoyed making the book and I hope I get the chance to make more books in the future.
These loveable little amigurumi monsters are so cute and quick to crochet, you’ll want to make them all! At 4in high, these manga-inspired plushie creatures are perfect little companions that can peek out of a pocket. Using just one size hook, readers can crochet a partner or a whole team of beasts with unique powers, from a sprout-like sidekick and spiky wolf guardian, to a springy mouse and a fiery cat! Suitable for crocheters of all abilities, these tiny collectables make awesome gifts and mini makes for any age.
• 20 mini monsters to crochet and collect
• Only one size crochet hook needed
• Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions in a handy sized book
• Great little gifts for all ages – if they can handle them!