Week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting is here and we have a super adorable pattern for you – meet Amy, Tammy, Sammy, and Hammy, The Gurumi Family!
Amigurumi is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. While most amigurumi I’ve seen are crocheted, the sweet Gurumi Family here are knitted. These little guys are easily customizable – you can add your own embellishments, faces, and accessories – that’s part of the fun of amigurumi! All of the bodies have the same basic shape, which means if can do one, you can knit them all.
We knit our little family in our soft and washable Shine Sport. With its bright fun colors, Shine is a perfect yarn for toys for everyone, young and old. Brava Sport and Comfy Sport would also be great choice to use for these toys, especially if you are wanting to do a little stashbusting while you’re at it! These toys knit up pretty quick so they’re a great project to add to your holiday gift list.
We’ve included helpful hints and step by step instructions on how to add hair, eyes and noses to your toys – including different variations on faces!
Please note, while we used a mix of embroidery and sew-on eyes for our toys, if you are making these for babies, you’ll certainly only want to use embroidery for the faces and hair so there’s no danger of swallowing little pieces!
Don’t forget, the Gurumi Family is only free for 1 week only so make sure you download your copy today! Next week, we’ll have a brand new freebie ready for you – any guesses?
Gurumi Family – free until October 18!
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