Amigurumis

The completed amigurumis...but this group could grow...
Completed amigurumis…but this group could grow…

Considering I have a long-time fascination with all things Asian, particularly Japanese art, it’s high time I extended this to Asian crafts. The tradition of crocheting amigurumi animals originates in Japan, but has become popular everywhere.

The octopus won't make it to my son's class because my husband requisitioned it for his desk at work.
The octopus won’t make it to my son’s class because my husband requisitioned it for his desk at work.

My son has VIP Day coming up at school next month, and wanted me to be his VIP and to make something for his class. I’ve been wanting to make some amigurumis for a long time but other things always took precedence. This was my perfect opportunity to take a break from everything else and browse the library for pattern books, and browse my yarn stash.

For the teacher...who takes the class on a field trip to Seaworld each year.
For the teacher…who takes the class on a field trip to Seaworld each year.

Amigurumis are so fun and fast to make and so cute, I just could’t stop and pretty much spent last weekend making one right after the other. (They are also awesome stash busters because you can use whatever colors strike your fancy and they don’t take much yardage.)

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