Amigurumi (pronounced am-ah-ga-roo-me) is a Japanese term meaning “crocheted or knitted stuffed doll”. It may look challenging, but amigurumi is actually one of the easiest forms of crocheting, as it usually only involves single crochet stitches.
One search on Pinterest or Ravelry will give you a bizillion sweet and adorable amigurumi patterns that you can make in 2 to 5 hours. Several traditional amigurumi patterns are very small, measuring about 5 inches max, and usually involve crocheting in the rounds, which you can easily do while binge-watching Stranger Things or Gossip Girl.
Since 2017 has finally arrived, here are 12 adorable, easy and fun amigurumi patterns…one for each month of the year! If you’re New Year’s resolution is to learn something new or finally pick up crocheting, amigurumi is a great place to start!
12 Amigurumi Patterns for the New Year
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