Soft Dolls & Animals (2011-2012) Amigurumi Series

Crochet superhero--this super hero is called Violet WarriorCrochet Superhero 

The first project in the amigrumi series for Soft Dolls & Animals (2011/12) is the crochet superhero called Violet Warrior.

What is Amigurumi?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The literal translation is “knitted stuffed toy.” The word comes from a combination of Japanese words: ami, meaning crocheted or knitted and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.


How is it done?

For this series, I chose to crochet the stuffed dolls. I used the single crochet stitch. I never joined the rounds. Instead I worked in a spiral. To help retain the stuffing, the crochet hook Crochet Superhero--violet Warriorshould be slightly smaller than what is normally used with a specific weight yarn. Amigurumi are made up of parts that are crocheted, stuffed, and sewn together.

And what are its hallmarks?

The typical artistic style of Amigurumi is an over-sized round head, a cylindrical body, arms and legs, ears, tail (if needed) and embellishments. Felt is often used to embellish or to create the ears, face, or nose.
Personally, I would also add – they are extremely cute.

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