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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 a…

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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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Colour changes

January 1, 2013

In the wonderful world of amigurumi, one of the skills you’ll likely want to learn sooner rather than later, is how to change yarn colours in…

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Chain

January 1, 2013

To make a crochet chain, first make a slip knot and put it on your hook. Follow the link to a tutorial on slip knots if…

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Popcorn stitch

January 1, 2013

The popcorn stitch is the first of the crochet stitches outside the basics that I learnt. In amigurumi it’s a great stitch for creating little thumbs…

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Slip knot

January 1, 2013

Once you get the hang of the crochet slip knot, they’ll be second nature! Loop your yarn like this – so the tail end (the end…

Tutorial

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…