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What in the World is amigurumi?

What in the World is amigurumi?

 

We hear this word more than often and it looks like amigurumis are trending everywhere especially among the craftsy crowd.

Amigurumi is the art which originated in Japan of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed creatures. The word amigurumi itself is derivated from Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.

Of curse only your imagination is your limit you will find all kinds of amigurumis from stuffed animals to dolls, fruits and veggies and other characters or even objects. You will find them used as soft baby toys or more of art toys more fragile and meant to be displayed and are not suitable for small children.

You will find tones of free patterns and video tutorials if you feel crafty and want to learn this technique; look on Pinterest or websites like Amigurumi Today

If you do not have the patience to do your own there are plenty of individual makers out there and a few brands like ours selling finished ones. Its the perfect opportunity for you to buy eco friendly sustainable handmade and quiet unique toys for your little ones. Just make sure you choose those made with natural yarn and respecting toys safety standards!

You can see our selection of handmade crochet stuffed toys here.

One of the most knitted and popular amigurumi is the amineko, a crochet cat. We do have also an amineko in our collection you can see right here.

 

 

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