Crochet: How to Crochet Amigurumi
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There's nothing cuter than Amigurumi projects. They are quick to make and fun to give as gifts!

We wanted to put together all the basics of crochet Amigurumi to get you started so we teamed up with our expert mohu to create this Amigurumi Skillset. You don't need to be a crochet master to do Amigurumi, but you should know the beginner crochet stitches. Also have a look of our Amigurumi project collection for inspiration. 

You also need to be able to follow and read crochet patterns which use a lot of abbreviations. 

Here are some basic ones abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Inc = Increase
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sts = Stitsches

The materials you will need are:

  • Yarn. Amigurumi is a perfect use for your lefover yarn. Many crafters prefer worsted weight yarn. 
  • A hook smaller than what you usually use for that specific yarn. You want the stitches to be fairly tight so the stuffing does not peek through.
  • You also need a yarn needle for weaving in the ends and sewing parts together.
  • Scissors
  • Filling to stuff your project.

Embellishments are optional, you can either use plastic eyes or buttons or embroider on your finished piece!

Have fun and please post any questions you have and share your projects on Kollabora!

Skills

How to Create Adjustable Ring aka Magic Ring

Start: How to Create an Adjustable Ring aka Magic Ring

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How to Do Single Crochet Increases

How to Do Single Crochet Increases

Nerdigurumi explains single crochet increases, which are used to give your amigurumi some shape.

How to Crochet Invisible Decrease

How to Crochet Invisible Decrease

Use the invisible decrease method to make neat decreases that are barely noticeable.

How to Make a Simple Amigurumi Ball Part 1

How to Make a Simple Amigurumi Ball Part 1

Learn how to make a simple amigurumi ball, using a few different amigurumi-making techniques as...

How to Make a Simple Amigurumi Ball Part 2

How to Make a Simple Amigurumi Ball Part 2

In part 2 of the amigurumi ball tutorial, you’ll learn how to stuff and finish off an...

How to Change Colours While Working in the Round

How to Change Colours While Working in the Round

A quick video showing you how to change colours while working in the round.

How to Finish an Amigurumi Piece

How to Finish an Amigurumi Piece

Sew up bottom of your amigurumi so that it looks just as neat as the top.

How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Together

How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Together

This tutorial shows a you a tidy way to sew two amigurumi pieces together.

How to Add Eyes to Your Amigurumi

How to Add Eyes to Your Amigurumi

There are several different options for adding eyes to your amigurumi - this video shows you a...

How to Embroider Hair Onto Amigurumi Doll

How to Embroider Hair Onto Amigurumi Doll

Learn how to embroider hair onto an amigurumi doll.

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