What are amigurumi?

Amigurumi is the Japanese term for crocheting or knitting a stuffed animal or doll. This trend became very popular a few years ago. The term is a combination of two words. The first one, ami, means crocheted or knitted. The second word is nuigurumi and means stuffed doll. Typically, they are animals, but they can also be people, or even inanimate objects. They can really be whatever you want them to be. Amigurumi food? Sure! (Just don’t actually eat it.)

What makes amigurumi so fun is that it doesn’t have to be hard, there are a lot of beautiful, but very easy patterns out there. That’s why it is a good thing for beginner crocheters to start with. It’s also very fun and quick, making one can take less than a few hours. You can also do with them what you want, you can follow your own imagination!

Want to learn how to make amigurumi, but don’t know where to start? There are many lovely tutorials you can find on the Internet, video tutorials as well as written tutorials. You only need a few simple basics to get started!