You don’t hear that name very often.
And if you don’t know, courtesy of wikipedia, ‘amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, andnuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture. Amigurumi first started appealing to the masses in 2003. By 2006, amigurumi were reported to be the most popular items on Etsy, where they typically sold for $10 to $100!’
This DMC crochet cotton is courtesy of Minerva Crafts. This will be my ‘go to’ choice of crochet cotton for amigurumi from now on. The cotton creates lovely crisp stitches, Perfect for these double crochets. There are 60 (!!!) colours
One ball of each was perfect for her. In fact I’ve bought another of the grey enabling me to also make ‘Rosie the Rabbit’ with what is left.
I used some black safety eyes, also from Minerva. There is no shifting these when they are on so truly safe for a little one.
I’ll have the photos but not the finished article to remind me. It is going into my slowly growing Christmas present box along side Gerald.
I’ve already made a start on Rosie the Rabbit, another pattern from the same designer, using the same colours as Brenda.
Another quick and satisfying make.
Has anyone else started creating for Christmas? Or is it just me?
Love, Lucie x