Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Amigurumi Cherry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"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.


Brewer said...

The whole amigurumi craze just does nothing for me. Maybe its three kids worth of stuffed animals just laying around taking up space :) Maybe they just look too darn strange for me. I don't know. I can't wait to see what you make though (as long as you don't send them to the kids ;) )

AR said...

How cute! The bear in the frog suit is adorable.

Anonymous said...

You know what picture I'll be sending you next!Hint:Alex liked the pig.

Star said...

weaver - I didn't think much about it at all and then it hit me out of the blue that I do like it. Maybe it's NOT having kids?

ar- I know! That one stood out to me too! cute cute cute.

moma ewe- I think I know and I can't wait to see it! I owe you a phone call by the way, sorry. This job is exhausting.

I love how no one called me out for calling a unicorn a fiber animal!

nihal said...

hmmm. now.. i was doing it wrong and wondering what's wrong with it.. i was joining each round with a slip stitch instead of spiraling all around. oh.. gotta try again and see if it is looking cute this time. somehow i can never get them looking right.. and oh yeah last time i rip it an amugurumi attempt and knit up saturday market bag with yarn instead.. :)