Crochet amigurumi as an art form
Posted January 20, 2016on:
Crocheted dolls, also known as amigurumi have become very popular in the last few years. You can make about anything you want with a crochet hook, from the very cute to the very strange. Some people have taken it to the next level by using their skills to make beautiful creations. They are a big inspiration for me to get better at my craft, and a motivation to challenge myself. Today I would like to share some of my favorites.
This beautiful doll was created by Aaliyah Chang. I love everything about it, the way she made the eyes, the hair, entire outfit, and the little lamb she carries under her arm. her pose is also very cute, you can tell that a lot of love was involved in this craft. If you would like to see more of Aaliyah Chang creations, you can go to this site.
The cat and the porcupine. There is so much details in this amigurumi, I don’t know where to begin. Svetlana Pertseva is a crochet artist from Russia that has so many amazing creations, I had a hard time picking just one. I chose this cat for his great face expression, It’s crochet brought to life. To see more from Svetlana Pertseva, you can go to her Facebook page.
The amount of details put in the outfit of this doll really makes it stand out, as well as the headpiece with the flower, and the embroidery on the legs. This pretty doll was made by Kukukolki, and if you would like to see more of her work, she has a gallery on her page (Russian site).
Have you ever tried to crochet anything small? It is very challenging! the smaller the object, the more meticulous you have to be. Stefanie Devlin from TinyToyBox specializes in miniature bears. I love the vintage style of her teddy bears, they are so well made, and so adorable. You can see more of her projects, and patterns at on her Crafsty page.
This beautiful textured bear was crocheted by by Irina Iriss. The patterns on this plush is what makes it unique. She has patterns available, but they are in Russian. In any case, you can admire her work on her page, she is very talented.
Heavenly Pineapple Angel, by Jo Ann Maxwell. This angel is so elegant, I love the roses, satin ribbons and tassels, as well as the details of her dress. This is truly a little piece of art! If you feel up to the task, the pattern is available on Ravelry.
Do you have any favorite items that inspire you to crochet, or make you want to take on crochet? Let me know which ones in the comments!
And.. Happy crocheting!