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For the love of Amigurumi

Updated: Apr 17, 2019

When I first started crocheting I stuck with the basics- scarfs, blankets- things with a general repeat and square shape. I am an avid Pinterest user and noticed a lot of "amigurumi" show up in my crochet search. I would always save cute little stuffed animals that came up in my feed- but for a while I thought it was too daunting of a project to take on. This crochet fox was my first attempt at Amigurumi and let me tell you- it's not as hard as it looks!

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word comes from the Japanese word "Ami" meaning crocheted or knitted and "nuigurumi" meaning stuffed doll.

If you have a basic understanding of increases and decreases (such as a winter hat) then transitioning into this shouldn't be too difficult for you. Be aware though- there's A LOT of assembly required with this type of crochet and I'll be honest- that's my least favorite part. I hate sewing in ends and attaching limbs/pieces is essentially a slightly more difficult version of sewing in ends. None the less- it's worth it when you finish!

Fox Pattern

Credit : Eserehtanin

Find It Here: The Sleepy Fox

Giraffe Pattern

Credit: Flourish and Tots

Find it Here: Giraffe Amigurumi

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