Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. But we want to see everything amigurumi inspired from your imagination.  So share your tiny creations with us for your chance to win a new camera and supplies from Lion Brand Yarn!

Patterns aren’t required, but are strongly encouraged. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 2, 2012.

The Amigurumi Challenge is closed.


First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive a $75 Lion Brand Gift Certificate, an Olympus E-P2 digital camera, and an Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up Prize (4)


Four Runner Up Prize winners will receive a $25 Lion Brand Gift Certificate and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 27, 2012 and Apr 2, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Amigurumi Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.