Amigurumi: tiny crocheted animals that will melt your heart
Have you ever heard of amigurumi? It’s the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. You will definitely fall in love with these tiniest crocheted animals. Just look at these amazing photos!
NancyOops is a real amigurumi artist. She creates amigurumi bears, foxes, unicorns, and many others. These cuties are only around 10 mm tall. QuizzClub’s community is fond of different crafts. For example, you can read about realistic toys made of wool.
#1 The Meaning of the World “Amigurumi”
The word is a compound of the Japanese words “ami” meaning “crocheted or knitted”, and “kurumi” meaning “wrapping”. Thus amigurumi means “stuffed doll”.
#2 Fame of Amigurumi Toys
Amigurumi toys are reported to be some of the most popular items on Etsy.
#3 Ancient Roots of Amigurumi
There are records dating from 1185 of analogous techniques in Japan.
#4 During 1868-1912 Amigurumi was Taught to the Europeans
During this period of industrialization, thousands of students were sent abroad to learn practices from the west. More than 3,000 westerns were hired to teach students at Japanese universities. Japanese women were invited to teach western needleworks during that time.
#5 The Most Popular Type of Amigurumi
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