Saturday, June 2, 2018

my first Amugurumi-Hootie!

What are Amugurumi? 

Amigurumi  is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.  In the West they are called amigurumi, which are the original phonetics of 編みぐるみ in Japanese language. Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look.[3] While the art of amigurumi has been known in Japan for several decades, the craft first started appealing to the masses in other countries, especially in the West, in 2003.

Here is my first attempt!  His name is Hootie; I learned a lot while I made this guy!  The pattern was free and I of course decided to put my twist on him by changing the colors and making eyes for him.

I ordered the eyes from Amazon and can be found HERE.

The yarn that I used for the body and eyes can be found at Michaels (HERE); 100% cotton worsted yarn.  Hobby Lobby also has nice soft 100% cotton worsted yarn HERE both have a great assortment of colors.

Someone asked me how I figured out how to make this. grandma taught me how to crotchet a long time ago and I have only really made rectangles.  My son will be going to lots of Physical Therapy appointments and I wanted to do something other than look at my phone.  I had a friend make one of these and I thought it was SO cute and wanted to try it too!  I googled them and found a very helpful website with videos found HERE.

For my owl I went to Pinterest and looked for easy FREE patterns for Amugurumi there are SO many cute and fun ones.  I am currently working on a Unicorn and will share it when I finish him!

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OHMYGOSH!!!!!!!! Soooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!