Amigurumi is the Japanese art of making crocheted or knitted stuffed animals. The crocheted amigurumis are made using single crochet stitches in rounds. The rounds are not joined, instead they are crocheted in spirals.
To make a cute crocheted amigurumi one need to know the crochet basics, like making chain stitches, joining the chains to form a ring by slip stitch. And, of course you need to know how to single crochet too.
Once you master all the basics mentioned above, it will be easy to make crocheted amigurumi. This How to Crochet Amigurumi page has valuable information about making crochet amigurumi. It has been created with the assumption that you know how to increase and decrease in single crochet. The traditional amigurumi has large head on cylindrical body, with cylindrical hands and legs.
To give eyes to your amigurumi, you can use safety eyes or beads. You can alternative create facial features with embroidery. Using pieces of felt cut in appropriate shapes will also fashion a cute face on your finished doll