Amigurumi

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Amigurumi is “the Japanese art of crocheting small animals or toys.  The dolls are done in single crochet in the round.  The rounds are never joined, instead being worked in a spiral.  Amigurumi are made up of parts that are crocheted, stuffed, and sewn together.  The parts are usually an over-sized round head, a cylindrical body, arms and legs, ears, tail (if needed) and embellishments.  Sometimes, felt is used to create the ears, face, or nose.  Felt can also make some pretty cute embellishments.” – squidoo

I’m always amazed by the Japanese arts. Like amigurumi, those crocehting small animals are so adorable! You can make key chains, bags, shoes, and many more with the same techniques. This have been a famous hobby for a while. You can see a ton of pictures of amigurumi from Amigurumi group at Flickr

If you are interested, they are many books and free patterns available online.  Amigurumi dolls look tiny and simple, but I personally think you have to have some skills.. haha