Last night, I was watching a knitting/crocheting show (I think it was called Knitting Daily)… They had a segment where they crocheted these cute Japanese-style dolls called Amigurumi. This may be a perfect first crocheting project, since I bought a Learn How to Crochet kit a few weeks ago.

Here are some links I want to jot down for reference:
How to crochet Japanese amigurumi dolls using single crochet
mom & pop design: not your grandma’s crocheting
Curls of Sunshine – New Free Amigurumi Owl Crochet Pattern
An Introduction to Amigurumi
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