Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.

The name comes from a combination of the Japanese word ami, which means working in knit or crochet, and nuigurumi, which means stuffed cuddly toys or plushiesAmigurumi is created simply for aesthetic purposes, and a common characteristic is to be kawaii (cute). 

[ 編みぐるみ ] crocheted or knitted stuffed toy