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  • n. A stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head.


From Japanese, from 編む (amu) ‘to knit’ + 縫い包み (nuigurumi) ‘stuffed toy’. (Wiktionary)


  • They're all forms of amigurumi, the Japanese word for crocheted or knitted stuffed animals with human characteristics.

    The Seattle Times

  • Nowadays a search for 'amigurumi' on Amazon Japan returns nearly 200 pattern books and almost 300 pattern kits, and that's just in Japanese.


  • By using "amigurumi" you have also insured you have to define it by slipping the word "crocheted" in somewhere.

    Boing Boing

  • Here's U900, an amigurumi ukulele duo playing "Walk, Don't Run."

    Boing Boing

  • Super Punch: Jack Sparrow amigurumi (link roundup) skip to main | skip to sidebar

    Jack Sparrow amigurumi (link roundup)

  • * Learn how to make amigurumi with these books at Amazon.

    Mario Bros. amigurumi (link roundup)

  • Mario Bros., including Mario in penguin suit, amigurumi by Mindy, who has various items on sale at Etsy.

    Mario Bros. amigurumi (link roundup)

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    Mario Bros. amigurumi (link roundup)

  • Recently Offworld has gone crafty with new guest blogger Tiff Chow digging up LucasArts inspired amigurumi for both Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max, which also led us to home-stitched LittleBigPlanet Sack-people based on Space Channel 5 and 60s cereal mascot Fruit Brute (!), and Anna the Red debuts her most adorable bento yet making The Behemoth's Castle Crashers fully edible.

    Boing Boing

  • Max, Carol, Astro Boy and Kai-Lan amigurumi patterns can be purchased from this Etsy shop.

    Where the Wild Things Are amigurumi (and more)

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