You've likely heard of the crochet style of amigurumi (or seen it in your interweb travels) -- it's the crafty equivalent of those adorable photos of puppies and kittens that make you go "aww." Traditionally, amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.
If you knit or crochet, it is very easy to get started with amigurumi, even for beginners. There are thousands of amigurumi patterns out there that range from easy to advanced, and come in every shape and size. To make it a easier to pick up those crochet hooks for the first time, we compiled these resources to get you started with crochet amigurumi!
This amigurumi crochet course, offered by Craftsy and instructor Stacey Trock, teaches you all the basics you need to know. Later lessons even teach you how to design your own patterns, bringing your creations to fruition!
The scope of amigurumi is far from limited to animals found in the wild. Embrace mythical animals, too, by making one of these crochet amigurumi baby dragons! This pattern is suited for beginners and intermediates, and comes out to about 5 inches.