Originating from Japan, the word amigurumi is a combination of two Japanese words: ami meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi meaning stuffed doll. Most commonly, amigurumi uses crochet techniques to stitch together adorable animals, stuffed dolls and toys. You can make these stuffed toys in any size you'd like but they are most likely adorably small and crocheted in DK-weight and aran yarns.
Crochet cute and cuddly amigurumi animals for children's birthdays and baby showers! They'll also look right at home in nurseries or tucked into corners of kids' bedrooms. Browse a whole jungle of animal crochet patterns to find the perfect design for your next project!
More amigurumi project ideas
From fun and fruity makes to crocheted dolls of your favourite fictional characters, discover all our amigurumi patterns and tutorials. Find free beginner patterns to help you practice your crochet skills and create a delightful project in the process. Check out amigurumi tutorials for all levels, stuffed full of inspiration!
Grab all your essential amigurumi supplies
Lightweight yarns, small-sized crochet hooks and safety eyes, pick up the essentials needed to crochet these cuties! Looking for more inspiration? Browse our shelves of amigurumi pattern books, or for an easy all-in-one project an amigurumi kit is ideal for beginners and makes a fabulous gift for an avid maker.