What an amazing collection of over FIFTY free amigurumi crochet patterns! Some of you may wonder what amigurumi means and where it came from. I know I did! It’s kind of obvious that it must mean stuffed crochet items but where in the world did that name,amigurumi, come from?
Wikipedia cleared up my confusion with this definition:
Amigurumi (編みぐるみ, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features,as is typical in Japanese culture.
Apparently these stuffed crochet items are usually intended only as aesthetic pieces and carry no real purpose, other than looking totally awesome! Of course, I find them to be the best way to crochet toys for kids! Amigurumi items are also amazing for gifts like birthdays, anniversaries, and with Easter coming soon, I have a feeling there will be a lot of bunny rabbit amigurumi patterns followed.
Enjoy this amazing collection of free amigurumi crochet patterns!
Free Stuffed Toy Crochet Patterns
Free Stuffed Character Inspired Crochet Patterns
Free Stuffed Crochet Cat Patterns
Free Stuffed Bunny Crochet Patterns
Free Stuffed Turtle Crochet Patterns
Other Stuffed Animal Crochet Patterns
Stuffed Doll Crochet Patterns
Other Stuffed Crochet Patterns
Need a place to keep all your stuffed amigurumi?