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Amigurumi 101

May 3, 2018

Learn everything you need to get started crocheting - an introduction to the building blocks, the tools you'll need and some simple starting patterns. You'll be hoarding…

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Reading patterns

May 2, 2018

Each pattern is made up of a number of rows (sometimes called rounds); and each row contains a number of stitches. For all of the patterns you’ll find…

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Increase

January 1, 2013

An increase is one of the building blocks of amigurumi – luckily, once you’ve mastered the single crochet it’s very simple. You may also see an…

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Single crochet

January 1, 2013

The single crochet is the building block of amigurumi, luckily it’s pretty simple. Each stitch makes a “v” shape, and consists of a front loop and…

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Double crochet

January 1, 2013

Before inserting your hook in the next stitch, yarn over. Now insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over again and pull through. You now have…

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Chain

January 1, 2013

Make a slip knot and put it on your hook. Yarn over (wrap the yarn around the hook from back to front). Pull the yarn through…

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Popcorn stitch

January 1, 2013

The popcorn stitch is a bit of a weird one. I haven’t actually seen it used elsewhere very much, but it’s great for creating little thumbs…

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Slip knot

January 1, 2013

Loop your yarn like this – so the tail end (the end that is cut) is behind the working yarn (the end attached to the yarn…

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Slip stitch

January 1, 2013

The slip stitch is almost a half-single crochet, and the both start the same way. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull…