Amigurumi is the Japanese of using crochet to make stuffed animals and shapes. Some examples are so tiny, and use embroidery floss and needle thin crochet hooks. Others can be over sized toys that rival anything won at a carnival.
This art has spread the world over and the word Amigurumi is now used to describe any sort of handmade crocheted soft toy.
*If you have ever wanted to try making your own Amigurumi toys, Miss Turtle has a great, simple to follow tutorial that will give you a base to start your Amigurumi adventures from