Baby Humpback Whale Crochet Pattern
Humpback whale amigurumi with free crochet pattern. Makes a great DIY gift! | www.1dogwoof.com
- What is an Amigurumi? Originally in Japan, and hugely popular all over the world, amigurumi is raised or knitted stuffed toys, usually worked in the round. Amigurumi is a compound word consisting of the Japanese words "ami" (knit, crochet or braid) and "novel" (literally "sew and wrap" - refers to many kinds of stuffed toys). Amugurumi are usually dolls or animals, but can also be made in the form of lively objects of all kinds, often with cute faces and functions. Amigurumi is cute, which goes a long way to explaining their appeal, but they are also very quick and easy to do, especially when compared to more traditional hook projects. They use very small amounts of material, making them both cheap and portable. The techniques are easy to learn, because the toys usually work in wood only, which means they are good beginner projects. They also make amazing personalized gifts. Amigurumi's history The story of amigurumi is pretty vague. The technology may have been purchased from China, where the tick dolls were made since ancient times, but there is not much evidence that they are popular until ten or twenty years ago. The 1970s saw the explosion of & kawaii & # 39; (sweet) culture in Japan, when characters like Hello Kitty were overnight hits and the Japanese obsession with all things really really started. In the late 80's, the Japanese national transmitter NHK ran a title entitled Ami & # 39; and the amigurumi breed was born. In 2002, the Japanese Amigurumi Association was founded to share information and promote amigurumi design. Nowadays, a search for & # 39; amigurumi & # 39; at Amazon Japan, nearly 200 pattern books and nearly 300 pattern packages return, and it's only in Japanese. This does not include hundreds of hundreds of designs available in all languages online, mostly by Indian designers. Amigurumi Construction Amigurumi usually consists of combinations of spheres or sub-spheres and tubes, processed in the round. Something favorable work in a spiral, others prefer joined rounds. Simple amigurumi is often manufactured in one piece, with filling added when processed. More complex patterns can have extra tubes or flat shapes such as arms, legs and ears, which are processed separately and then sewn on with yarn. The basic stitch for amigurumi is single hair, as it results in a solid fabric with fewer holes. Sounds interesting? Why not learn to function and amigurumi ?