12 days of crafting: amigurumi

From December 1-12, I’ll be blogging about some of my favorite crafting methods and projects. Hopefully you will be inspired to craft some Christmas gifts or handmade decor for your own home!

Day 9: Amigurumi


Today’s post is for those of you who know how to crochet: if you haven’t tried amirugumi, you should!

I know, amigu…wha? Confession: I almost always have to ask Ian what it’s called, because I just don’t have room in my brain to store that word.

Amigurumi is the Japanese name for cute little crocheted or knitted creatures, animals and dolls, like this little owl:

So cute, right? And guess what: SO easy. Most amigurumi patterns predominantly use the single crochet stitch, and come together super fast! They make great Christmas gifts or additions to gifts – like these little guys I paired with some Frog & Toad books:

I’m not going to go into great detail on these, but here are some of my favorite amirugumi books (I just check them out from the library):

Amigurumi World

Tiny Yarn Animals

Easy Crochet Critters

Super-Super Cute Crochet

And this Free Amigurumi Patterns blog has some great stuff too!

There are tons of books and websites out there, those are just a few that I have used.

I really recommend giving it a try – they really make fun gifts!

In case you missed it:

12 days of crafting – day 1: stenciling

12 days of crafting – day 2: wreath with felt flowers

12 days of crafting – day 3: mosaics

12 days of crafting – day 4: vertical christmas card holder

12 days of crafting – day 5: bottle cap magnets

12 days of crafting – day 6: re-purposed paper ornaments

12 days of crafting – day 7: owl calendar

12 days of crafting – day 8: finger-knitted yarn garland

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