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Tips and Tricks for Crochet Amigurumi and Best Amigurumi Patterns

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Amigurumi is any object that has been crocheted and stuffed. Some examples would be crochet food, crochet animals, crochet cactus. 

Amigurumi Basics

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

I saw it on Craftsy

Learn from the Best: Kristi designer of Crochet Owls on Craftsy

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 t…

Basic Crochet Supplies for the Beginner and Experienced Crocheter Everything You Need to Crochet

When you have decided to crochet, you will realize you actually need very few crochet supplies to make beautiful hats and scarves or crocheting garments.  Below I am sharing my favorite hooks, brands, and what I recommend using. 

I am only showing you products that I have used and have loved. This is my personal opinion on what I think are the best crochet supplies for someone who is a beginner in crochet or someone who is advanced in crochet

In a hurry --> Find this complete crochet kit here. 
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See this post for What Do You Need to Crochet an Amigurumi?


Crochet Hooks 
Crochet Hooks: I have used Boye Aluminum hooks for a long time. A J size Hook is a great place to start. A few months ago, though, I needed to get a G size hook for an amigurumi project which required a smaller hook. That is when I came across Clover’s Crochet hooks.Oh my. My crocheting experience has been forever changed