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.