If you’re new to amigurumi or crochet and are finding it hard to remember how to complete all of the stitches (or even what all of the abbreviations mean!) you can grab a copy of this printable PDF so you have an easy reference. Amigurumi is a great new hobby for beginners, and sooner than you think you won’t need this guide anymore!
Most of the tutorials mentioned in this guide are also available as separate blog posts, linked below. This is the table of contents for the guide. All of the stitches described use the US crochet terms.
- Reading patterns
- Using a stitch marker
- The “right” vs “wrong” side of amigurumi
- How to make a slip knot
- Chain (ch)
- Magic ring or circle (MR)
- Single crochet (sc)
- Increase (inc)
- Invisible decrease (dec)
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Front loop only (FLO sc)
- Back loop only (BLO sc)
- Half double crochet (hdc)
- Double crochet (dc)
- Popcorn stitch (e.g. 4sc popcorn)
- Picking up stitches
- Changing colours
- Stuffing your amigurumi pieces (video)
- Attaching limbs
- Finishing off and closing pieces (video)
If you prefer learning through video, check out our amigurumi for beginners series on Instagram.
If you’re overwhelmed by this long list, check out our amigurumi 101 post, which will run you through what you need to know to get started, and some cute easy patterns you can start with!