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Amigurumi

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. In the west they are called amigurumi, which are the original phonetics of 編みぐるみ in Japanese language. Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look. While the art of amigurumi has been known in Japan for several decades, the craft first started appealing to the masses in other countries, especially in the West, in 2003. By 2006, amigurumi were reported to be some of the most popular items on Etsy, an online craft marketplace, where they typically sold for $10 to $100. Even though amigurumi seem popular online due to their presence on sites such as Etsy, Pinterest and Ravelry, amigurumi is still a developing craft permeated and directly depending of emerging trends and popular culture.

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Brother and Sister Monkey Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free Brother and Sister Monkey Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Approximately 10 inch tall. Requires basic crochet knowledge including: -crocheting in rounds (or adjustable ring) -single crochet -increasing -decreasing -make a chain -change color -work in front loop and back loop

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Elsa from Frozen. See more from Npantz22 on deviantart.

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Click link below for free pattern.

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