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"Amigurumi (Japanese: from amu (??, to knit) and nuigurumi (????, stuffed toy), but referring specifically to crocheted dolls) is a Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed animals for home decoration or toys. Amigurumi are typically animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs etc), but can include other items.
Amigurumi are usually crocheted out of yarn. The simplest designs are worked in spirals (the type of crocheting where the rounds are joined is not technically amigurumi). True amigurumi consist of oversized spherical heads on cylindrical bodies with undersized extremities, although the term is now loosely used to describe any crocheted stuffed toy."
Speaking loosely, I'm starting to get interested amigurumi (I know, years after you cool people) and I do crochet, but I have yet to try this. I'm thinking spinning-related animals like sheep, alpaca, and unicorn.
This cherry came to me from a swap, of course. If crocheted fruit doesn't get your heart going, this certainly will.