Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting (or knitting) tiny stuffed animals and dolls.  Along with Tawashi, it is a craft that is wildly popular with yarn crafters.  Books on the subject and free internet patterns abound (a great resource is the Lion Brand website).  A crochet hook, scraps of yarn and a little bit of stuffing are all you need to get started!  It’s easy to take-a-long, and most amigurumi(s) work up pretty quickly.

I purchased the pattern for this Russian Doll at Etsy.  What will I do with her?  Not sure.  I’ve named her Josephine and I may give her to my mom because I think there might be a slight resemblance :o)

I did buy a book called Amigurumi World:  Seriously Cute Crochet, by Ana Paula Rimoli.  The instructions are clear and well-written, lots of patterns, and they’re totally adorable!

I’m glad to have tried amigurumi, but I think I’m done with it for a while.  Although they score high on the “cute” scale, I’m not sure what to do with them. Would a child really want to play with these?  Should I put them on a shelf somewhere?  If I give them as gifts, will the recipients secretly think “what the heck?”

For now, I think I’ll attack my stash and knit a spring scarf.  I’m pretty sure I’ll know what to do with that!


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  1. "Little" Nancy says:

    Hi there:)
    I must say..that is the cutest cupcake I’ve ever seen!…I love it…especially the sprinkles!!!..put that on top of a birthday present:)…