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crocheting amigurumi

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by popcornpuppy, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    Holland, Massachusetts
    How many members are familiar with amigurumi? (Pronounced am-ee-go-room- ee)It is Japanese for "cute yarn". They are small items that are knitted or crocheted and use very little yarn.
    I just found this craft a few days ago and I am hooked (crochet hooked) [​IMG]

    I was looking up patterns online for crochet teddy bears when I found amigurumi.
    One site I found was Lionbrand.com and it had this cute chicken I want to try and make.
    link: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90229AD.html?noImages=

    any one else know of websites that have amigurumi patterns? I'm always looking for new things to try [​IMG]

    What are your experiences with amigurumi?
  2. mcjerdensfarm

    mcjerdensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Tishomingo, MS
  3. canine46

    canine46 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2009
    I do these too !!!!
    they are way to much fun
    i just googled amigurumi and loads of free patterns
    i've done
    dog, horse, frog (love frog) hearts, turtle(way cute)
    i must now do the chicken!!!!!
    Like i need more stuff to create, i have an order for 12 horse pillows
    and I am giving myself a deadline of monday to have them
    done, but....how long could the chicken take.....off to find my white
    yarn and hooks
    thanks for the link
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I do them for the children's shelter.
  5. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    What a neat idea! [​IMG]
  6. algopurple

    algopurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    I love amigurumi even if I have not tried to make any yet. I have so many patterns and youtube links bookmarked its unreal!
  7. elcunni75

    elcunni75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2008
    SE MA
    Google 'amigurumi free patterns' and Poof! all sorts appear!

    I LOVE to do these.. they work up quick.. well maybe I just think so 'cause I just can't wait to see what they look like finished!
    I have made a dolphin, weiner dog and lobster! Need to get busy making a penguin and hippo!


  8. plight79

    plight79 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2010
    Finger Lakes Region, NY
    I love your amigurimi chick! Have you ever seen the book: Super Happy Crochet Cute? I always look aat it when I'm in the bookstore, but I am more of a knitter and I need to hone my crochet skills before I tackle these.
  9. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    Holland, Massachusetts
    Quote:No, I haven't seen or heard of that book. But Now I will have to find a copy [​IMG]

    And I haven't tried making the chick yet, I don't have any yellow yarn at the moment [​IMG]
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I printed that one a couple of others out for my students to try today. They are simple circles and don't have to be perfect and so are a great first experiment with circles!

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