The Japanese seem obsessed with making things smaller, from TVs to phones, and now they're doing it with knitting too. Amigurumi is essentially knitting or crocheting tiny characters or animals, the cuter the better.
Even inanimate objects like peanuts are being knitted and sold with adorable googly eyes and brightly colored ribbons! Making Amigurumi look-alikes of famous people or movie characters is also very popular among fans. Who wouldn't want their own pocket-sized Johnny Depp?
These lovely little critters are absolutely perfect for a charming gift (especially for young children) or simply a hug buddy for yourself.