I need some cute crafts in my life right now, so Amigurumi may just be the trick. Ok you ask what is Amigurumi? Straight from the wikipedia, it’s the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can include inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features. Amigurumi can be either knitted or crocheted. In recent years crocheted amigurumi are more popular and more commonly seen.
Here’s a picture from the book Amigurumi World. (notice the word cute seems to follow these critters around).
I personally want to make some of the Creepy Cute Crocheted critters from the book of the same name. There are several people on my Christmas list that need to get the Death amigurumi (the Grim Reaper in crochet), in their stocking.