My first amigurumi


Hello my dear blog friends and crafters :) 

Today, I'd like to introduce to you this little amigurumi guy!
As you may already know, ami-gu-ru-mi (編みぐるみ)is a Japanese term for a crocheted or knitted stuffed toy.   This one is a crocheted version made by me.


 To make amigurumi, I had to begin by first crocheting these small body parts... a pair of hands, feet, and ears, as well as the large head, body, and an oval shaped mouth area. 



I then stuffed each body part with a poly stuffing.


The body parts are joined...  But he has no face yet (scary, huh?)


BTW, to make this amigurumi, I basically followed this Japanese book to make this bear guy.

ISBN-10: 4834729443
ISBN-13: 978-4834729443



Images from the book.  Teddy bears and friends...



Cute pigs and meerkats...


A cat relaxing with his friend...



Finally, creating his face was the fun part :)  I got his eyes from our local Joann store, and I carefully handstitched his nose and mouth.  

With his new face, now he came to life!!  Doesn't he look happy??



And here's a message from my little guy...




Happy crocheting and happy amigurumi making!
 Hope you have a relaxing weekend filled with crafty moments...

***Love, amy***




8 comments:

Kerry said...

very cute! He has real character

Jessica said...

He is adorable - fantastic work. Can't wait to see what other amigurumi creatures you come up with.

Hiromi said...

Super Kawaii! I like the polar bears on the cover of the book, too.

Anna said...

so cute amy! I couldn't hunt down your email, so thank you for stopping by my blog and I was definitely happy to link to your blog. :)

PY said...

I love your amigurumi ! He is soooo cute !

gazimama said...

きゃー、かわいい!さわり心地も良さそうですね。キーチェーンとか付けられますか?

amy/chick chick sewing said...

Thank you, ladies, for leaving such sweet comments on my post!!

@Hiromi - yes, my next amigurumi project may that cute polar bear guy on the cover of the amigurumi book!

@Anna - Thanks again to you, Anna, for the increased traffic that I'm getting to my fabric tray tutorial post, all coming from for your earlier link!!

@gazimama - Hmmm...I may be able to hung this amigurumi bear guy with a key chain or something, but I'm afraid that he's too big for that (lol). Hope all is well for you and your family!!
嬉しいコメ、ありがとう♪♪

Jessizxz said...

LOL!! Apparently I have that book too! and I did it before, using the same color and the same yarn that u used.. nicely done. :D

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