I recently stumbled upon these cute crochet creatures called amigurumi.
They are usually crocheted, but sometimes knitted. Characterized by anthropomorphic animals and objects, these small creations fit into the palm of your hand. Amigurumi is a Japanese art and the word translates into English as “knitted stuffed toy”.
My favorite is the Ninja Bunny Minion.
Amigurumi grew in popularity in the early and mid-1990’s. Most have much more charm than even the best Beanie Babies.
Even if you don’t know how to crochet, I think by the end of the day most people that are half decent at making small things with their hands will be able to make a simple creature out of yarn and a few beads if they put their mind to it and have a little bit of patience.