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AmigurumiCrocheted Creatures: Japan

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The Japanese affinity for all things cute meets DIY craftiness in amigurumi, small hand-crocheted creatures with Hello Kitty–style appeal. It’s easy to imagine children playing with many figures, especially those knitted in the shapes of round-eyed pandas, froggies, lop-eared bunnies, and goofy wee aliens. It might require more creativity, though, for kids to come up with games incorporating some of the odder amigurumi patterns out there: say, a set of knitted eyeballs, a “family” of pill capsules, or a platter of crocheted sushi rolls.

amigurumipatterns.net

World's Strangest Toys

AmigurumiCrocheted Creatures: Japan

The Japanese affinity for all things cute meets DIY craftiness in amigurumi, small hand-crocheted creatures with Hello Kitty–style appeal. It’s easy to imagine children playing with many figures, especially those knitted in the shapes of round-eyed pandas, froggies, lop-eared bunnies, and goofy wee aliens. It might require more creativity, though, for kids to come up with games incorporating some of the odder amigurumi patterns out there: say, a set of knitted eyeballs, a “family” of pill capsules, or a platter of crocheted sushi rolls.

amigurumipatterns.net

Courtesy of Christen Haden
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