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Amigurumi is any object that has been crocheted and stuffed. Some examples would be crochet food, crochet animals, crochet cactus.
1. It uses a smaller hook to create a tighter stitch, so the stuffing stays inside.
It is crochet in the round.
2. It uses increase and decrease stitches throughout the pattern to give desired shape.
3. All pieces/parts/limbs are crocheted separately and attached.
You can be as creative as you wish when making an amigurumi. You can add emotion to your shape adding eyes, cheeks, and more.
Are you a visual learner, sign up for an online class through Craftsy to learn how to make an amigurumi. Other classes available include How to Design Your Own Amigurumi Monster.
Some examples of amigurumi projects:
What do you need to make an amigurumi?
Amigurumi Basic Supplies
- You will first need Basic Crochet Supplies, see this post to see them.
Additional Supplies to Crochet Amigurumi
Add character to your amigurumi food and animals using safety eyes. Get even more creative using different eye colors!
Create eye expressions using embroidery floss. Use your bent edge needle to weave in amigurumi.
Use the poly-stuffing to stuff amigurumi. It will make the new crochet toys extra squishy and soft.
Related: Best places to purchase yarn online.
Cotton yarn will be the softest and most durable yarn to use for making an amigurumi.
Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
Use an amigurumi pattern to make a new project. Some FREE patterns from my blog:
Paid Amigurumi patterns I have tried and loved:
Beautiful pattern collection of amigurumis!!!!! What will you make first?