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Amy Gaines is a well-known amigurumi designer, selling both knit and crochet patterns online to crafters around the world. Amy started her first shop on Etsy in 2006 and now can also be found on Ravelry, Craftsy, Amazon, LoveKnitting, and Creative Fabrica. Amy's patterns have been published in many magazines, including Vogue Knitting, Knit 1, Elle Italia, and Crochet! Amy’s work can also be found in several Leisure Arts pattern books, including Cute Little Animals and Little Knitted Creatures. Amy was featured on the PBS program Knit and Crochet Now and in several Bluprint Instructional Videos. Amy also designs patterns for Lion Brand Yarn. The Massachusetts resident credits her husband, Chris, and her two daughters, Audrey and Alice, for their help and inspiration.

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