I wanted to share a post I found recently. I would have done it as a repost but couldn’t figure out how to do it so I am putting the link here. The site We Love Amigurumi had plenty of links to free patterns and all sorts of cool posts.
I will say the reason I was interested in learning how to read a Japanese pattern wasn’t to make amigurumi but to better understand how to make all the wonderful clothes I find online that are from Japanese crochet magazines. They are magic!