Say hello to Amineko (“crocheted cat” in Japanese)

I have just discovered the wonder of Amineko Crocheted Cats.  Firstly I must give credit to Else’s Bellas Arteswhere I kindly borrowed the Amineko cat picture.  You can visit her blog at http://bellasartes.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/my-first-amineko.html.

It seems that most of the styles of these cats originate from the book Hello My Name is Amineko: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat 

The thing I love most about these cute crochet cats is their wonderful arms and legs which make them pose-able in almost any position or situation.  For me the key to creating a successful crochet project is about breathing a life and personality into a character, with carefully position facial features and other embellishments.

I understand that Amineko literally means cat, so I would love to see if there are other styles and variations of cats.

I have seen patterns where people use rice and other things to weigh down limbs so that they can be positioned.  I think my next project will definitely be a take on the Amineko cat with pose-able arms and legs.  If anyone can recommend a patterns where rice is used I would love to see it.

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