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 should 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.