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Unraveling the Magic: The History of Crochet and Amigurumi

Hello, fellow yarn enthusiasts! I’m Anjali a.k.a. Miss Loombastic, a proud founder of Loombastic Studios. Today, let’s embark on a colourful journey through the history of crochet and amigurumi. Grab your hooks and settle in!

Crochet, my dear friends, is an art form with a mysterious past. While its exact origins are shrouded in the mists of time, many believe it began in the 16th century. Some say it emerged from the regions of Arabia, while others claim it has roots in China or South America. Fascinating, right? By the 19th century, crochet had taken Europe by storm, thanks to Queen Victoria herself, who adored the craft.

Now, let’s dive into the whimsical world of amigurumi. This delightful art of crocheting or knitting small, stuffed creatures hails from Japan. “Ami” means crochet or knit, and “nuigurumi” means stuffed doll. Voila, amigurumi! This trend took off in the early 2000s, and the rest is history. With their big eyes and adorable features, these little critters quickly captured hearts worldwide.

Why is amigurumi so beloved? It’s simple: the magic of turning a ball of yarn into a cute, huggable friend is pure joy! Plus, you can let your imagination run wild – from whimsical unicorns to fierce dragons, the possibilities are endless.

So, whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a curious beginner, embrace the rich history and endless creativity that crochet and amigurumi offer. Happy hooking, everyone! And remember, every stitch is a step in the journey of creating something wonderfully unique.

If you are interested in Learning Amigurumi, you can check out my beginners workshop Amigurumi 101

Sending Love and Stitches!

Miss Loombastic

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