Crochet Doll Patterns Printable

Updated on Jan 20, 2021
By Printablee Team
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What are The Characteristics of an Amigurumi Doll?

The characteristic of the Amigurumi doll is the body that is made in some parts. So, the head, arms, legs, and body of the doll are separate. Then, all the parts are sewn together and form an Amigurumi doll.

Amigurumi is the art of knitting dolls in the form of animals or humans. The doll is from Japan. Amigurumi comes from two Japanese words: ami (knit) and nuigurumi (doll). So, Amigurumi is a crochet doll.

However, Amigurumi is also often interpreted as a doll that is commonly played by children. There are also people who refer to it as a doll or an anthropomorphic character.

If other dolls can be given at any time, Amigurumi is usually only given on special days. So, Amigurumi is made as a gift for special events. Amigurumi is usually used as a collection item or home decoration.

Today, there are many types of amigurumi patterns that can be made without sewing. This is an easy type of Amigurumi to make because you don't need to sew it first.

The doll has a face, hair, and others. The Amigurumi doll's face looks so cute because it represents anime or kawaii style. It makes the Amigurumi doll different from other types of crochet dolls.

If you want to make Amigurumi dolls, you will need a needle. Use thick needles so you can knit the doll easily. In addition, you also need a marker that can be used to mark the knitting.

What are The Differences Between Amigurumi and Crochet Dolls?

Many people say that Amigurumi and Crochet's dolls are the same dolls. In fact, there are differences between Crochet and Amigurumi dolls.

  • Knitting Techniques: Crochet dolls require sewing techniques such as foundation chains, single crochet, and double crochet. Meanwhile, the Amigurumi doll requires magic ring knitting techniques and color changes.

  • Doll Shape: The main difference between Crochet and Amigurumi dolls is the shape of the doll. Most Crochet dolls are 2D. Meanwhile, Amigurumi dolls have 3D shapes.

  • Additional Process: Amigurumi dolls are made with several additional steps. So, you have to fill the Amigurumi doll. Meanwhile, Crochet dolls do not require this process because Crochet dolls are 2D dolls.

  • Making Time: The time to make a Crochet is longer than for Amigurumi dolls. It is because you need many stages to complete the doll. There are many accessories on the doll such as hats and socks. In fact, Amigurumi dolls can be made in a short time if you use seamless techniques or without sewing.


What are The Benefits of Making Amigurumi and Crochet Dolls?

Making Amigurumi and Crochet dolls is the best way to develop creativity. This is because children can make unique knitted dolls according to their creativity.

They can also convey their feelings and thoughts through the doll. So, it will reduce anxiety and stress in children. For this reason, many stress therapies use the technique of knitting Amigurumi dolls and Crochet dolls to help depressed patients.

Because Amigurumi and Crochet dolls are handmade, they are environmentally friendly. The materials used to make these dolls can also be recycled so the dolls are safe to use. There are also various kinds of amigurumi and crochet doll patterns to try.

These dolls are also cheap because you only need thread and a needle to make them. So, it can be a cheap and fun toy for kids.

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What is The History of Amigurumi Dolls?

Many historians explain that Amigurumi dolls originated in China. This is evidenced by the records of Amigurumi dolls from the Shang Dynasty. This craft developed in Japan because of the cooperation between Japan and China in the Edo era or the 17th century.

Then, Amigurumi developed until the end of the 19th century. This happened because of the trade carried out by the Dutch. The Dutch introduced knitting techniques through the trade. Amigurumi dolls also developed because of the samurai. So, the samurai in Japan used the Amigurumi knitting technique as a technique for making winter clothes, gloves, and socks.

Finally, Amigurumi became a popular knitting art in 1970. At that time, Kawaii culture became a trend in the world. All of this happened because of the creation of the Hello Kitty character. Then, Amigurumi became more popular due to NHK shows.

Not only that, Amigurumi also became a popular type of knitted doll in 2003-2006. In those years, people could easily get tutorials and patterns for Amigurumi dolls on the internet.

Meanwhile, there is another explanation about the origins of Amigurumi. During the Second World War in 1950, there were 1,500,000 war victims in Japan. Finally, Japanese people look for fun activities to entertain themselves. This activity is related to the emergence of Kawaii culture in Japan.

Japanese people use the art of knitting to create cute objects. The art of knitting was introduced to all regions in Japan. This art produces various famous characters. One of them is Hello Kitty, which is a popular character in the world.

By doing these activities, people in Japan become entertained. This activity has become a tradition in Japan and continues to grow today. In fact, the art of knitting from Japan is also popular in various countries. Actually, the knitting art has existed since the samurai era and the art of knitting Amigurumi dolls is a development of that art.

When Amigurumi was first made, it didn't has a mouth. This is because Amigurumi dolls are described as dolls that do not have any emotions so they can connect with their owner's feelings. Now, Amigurumi dolls have various types. There are also Amigurumi dolls that have mouths.

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