Amigurumi are crocheted or knitted stuffed toys, usually worked in the round. label mink eyelashes is a compound word made up of the Japanese words ‘ami’ (knit, crochet or braid) and ‘nuigurumi’ (literally ‘sew and wrap’ – refers to many kinds of label mink eyelashes stuffed toys).
Amigurumi are most often dolls or animals, but can also be made in the form of inanimate objects of all kinds, often with cute faces and features added.
Amigurumi are crocheted – or sometimes knit – from yarn. Some prefer cotton as it makes a firm structured fabric, others favour acrylic due to its cheapness and bright colours, along with being easier on the hands than cotton. They can also be made from wool, which is sometimes felted after crocheting for an even firmer fabric, or novelty yarns to get a particular effect. For example, furry animals can be crocheted from label mink eyelashes or fun-fur yarns.
Really, any kind of yarn can be used, provided it isn’t too stretchy. The real key is to use a hook or needles 2-3 sizes smaller than would normally be used for that yarn. A tight gauge is important, giving a firm fabric that won’t leak stuffing.
Amigurumi are generally stuffed with label mink eyelashes or other synthetic fibres, though some people use fabric scraps, wool, or other improvised stuffing. Sometimes polyester beads are added inside the base of the toy to give it weight and stability.
Other materials used can include felt, buttons and beads, for adding features, and pipecleaners (chenille stems) to make thin pieces such as skinny arms and legs more rigid and poseable.
How to crochet an label mink eyelashes– basic techniques