Posted 5 April, 09on:
Amigurumi is a style of Japanese crochet to make small stuffed animals. Ami is Japanese for crochet and gurumi means stuffed doll. I checked out the book Creepy Cute Crochet from the local library. I love these adorable little creatures and need something to do when I am stuck icing/elevating my knee.
The book does a decent job of explaining the process, but I would not recommend it for someone who is totally new to crochet. I had to fill in some blanks on my own. Having read quite a few online tutorials helped quite a bit. Working on such a small scale was the biggest challenge.
Because I always do things without planning, I did not have the right color yarn for any of the projects in the book. That did not bother me because I am not one to follow directions anyway. So, I grabbed some yarn and started to play. This was the result:
It has little wings. I don’t know why. I cannot explain the hair either. These are fun. More of these little monsters will probably show up. I just might have to start a yarn stash now.