Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ)

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals or other anthropomorphic creatures. It seems to me that the smallest ones have the most cuteness. They are created for no specific use, but hopefully leave smiles on faces and fill empty spaces on shelves, nooks and crannies or where dust would normally collect. I am a "hooker" and prefer to crochet mine. If you make them for actual play things for kids, you wouldn't want to use anything that might be a hazard, like buttons or choke-able items. I've been using safety eyes on most of mine. Here's the latest and the greatest of what I've hooked up so far. The tallest is almost 17 inches and the shortest is a mere 3 inches...

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