What Are Amigurumi? Amigurumi (lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture. **This is a BYOY (Bring Your Own Yarn) class! The instructor will provide materials for the first class, but we encourage students to bring their own supplies. What Are Amigurumi? Note: Each class lasts for 1 hour and 30 mins. For Beginning Crocheters List of Suggested Materials * Please bring these items to each class: Yarn (Acrylic or cotton, any color, worsted weight, size 4) – Recommended Brands: Red Heart Super Saver, Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable, Lily’s Sugar n Cream, Craft Smart Aluminum inclined crochet hooks size E (), F (3.75mm), or G (4mm) – Recommended Brands: Susan Bates, Clover Soft Touch Steel yarn/darning needle (3/4″ with blunt end) – Recommended Brands: Susan Bates, Boye About the Instructor Jing N. Leong was first introduced to crocheting in 2009 and is a self-taught, independent, freelance crochet artist. She finds crocheting therapeutic, productive, and is her favorite form of creative expression. She wishes to inspire a younger generation by exposing them to the joy of arts and craft.