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|For the past several years, Amigurumi has been one of the most popular crafts here on Craftster. What is amigurumi, I hear you ask? Amigurumi is type of small crocheted figure, usually almost unbearably adorable. Why do I need amigurumi, you may wonder? Well, back to the unbearably cute part: these little guys will break your heart with their tiny, darling, lovable, cuteness. Even amigurumi monsters and demons are totally sweet.|
Some amigurumi are complex and detailed, and others are sweet and simple. Some are made from available patterns (a few of which are in the projects linked in this article). Others are completely improvised, customized, and individual. Amigurumi is an accessible project for a wide range of skill levels, and few children or adults can resist the charm of a tiny crocheted creature. This is a big reason for their astounding popularity!
Amigurumi are sometimes knitted, so knitters need not feel left out, but most often they are crocheted. The amigurumi craze started in Japan, as part of the Japanese love of all things kawaii (or cute). The name comes from a combination of the word ami, which means knitted or crocheted, and nuigurumi , which means a stuffed doll. They quickly spread beyond Japan, and now are loved the world over. They have taken Craftster by storm!
Are you an Amigurumi fan? We’d love to hear from you!