Back to school is here!
They are moments of illusion, novelties, meetings… and there is much to do.
As I’m sure you’re very busy, this week I bring you a different pattern than you’re used to:
This Little Monkey Bookmark >> Download Free PDF Pattern
Continue reading Little Monkey Bookmark to back to school
We are going to deal with one of the issues that most concern the amigurumis crocheters, especially if they are starting:
How to sew the different parts of our amigurumi?
This question is important, because although you crochet each part very well, if when assembling the joint is not correct, it will not only affect the appearance of your creation, but you run the risk of detaching the pieces, with the problems that this can cause.
In order to sew the parts of an amigurumi you will need:
- The different pieces previously crocheted in which, to facilitate the join, you will have left a thread at the end of the fabric. The length of this thread will depend on the size of the piece you have to sew. More it is better than less and it will be the experience that will allow you to adjust the lenght.
- Wool or yarn of the right color in relation to the part you have to sew. You will need it in case you have not left a thread or that it isn’t enough to complete the joint of the piece.
- Yarn Needle, that is, a needle suitable for sewing the wool or yarn that we use to crochet our amigurumis. You can find them in different materials, sizes and thicknesses. I usually use metal about 8 cm long.
- Tape measure to place the pieces in the right place, especially if the exact measurements are specified in the pattern.
- Pins to secure each piece in place and prevent them from moving while you sew them.
- The diversity of the pieces and their placement force us to join them in different ways. Let’s see some examples applied to our amigurumi kitten:
Continue reading How to sew the different parts of our Amigurumi + Kitten Pattern
Today I want to talk to you about something that has happened to me a few days ago and that has made me very excited:
The first videotutorial of one of my amigurumis!: Little Lulú Amigurumi Pattern!
But no, I didn’t make it, but Demetra Bogri, the magnificent weaver of 4elli.com, and everything was the result of chance … A bad translation of my pattern of Son Goku on the blog forced her to contact with me and talking, talking, she proposed to do the videotutorial of one of my patterns.
I could’nt believe it!!! Of course, I love the idea! So we started the collaboration.
Continue reading Little Lulu Amigurumi Videotutorial, by Demetra Bogri
Sometimes we find the difficulty of crocheting a flat piece that has successive color changes having the need that the transition between colors will be good on both sides, by the right and also by the reverse that will remain visible.
To achieve that the changes of color do not alter the reverse of our fabric keeping the same drawing as the right, what we do is crochet with the two threads, one main and another hidden, so that we can alternate between them without affecting the design.
Let’s see how to do it in our case:
Continue reading Practice the Reversible Color Change by Crocheting this nice Butterfly
Do you have difficulties to changing colors in crochet?
Is there a gap in the fabric that disfigures it?
Amigurumis are crocheted in rounds being the most used way to make them the spiral technique.
That is, instead of closing each round independently, we continue crocheting the next one.
By this way, the stitches move to form the spiral, instead of remaining above the stitches of the previous round.
When we change color, when we crochet in continuous rounds in spiral, that displacement of the stitches causes a gap in the fabric, an unevenness that disfigures the design.
It is a detail that can make a difference.
Today I am going to teach you 2 tips so that, in a simple way, the color changes are linear and have no unevenness:
Continue reading How to Hide the Color Changes in your Amigurumis
The magic ring Is the stitch that allows us to begin crocheting in the round and therefore most of amigurumis.
It consists of forming a sliding circle that we will close after crocheting on it the beginning stitches of our fabric.
Being a basic element, it is also the first great difficulty with which you find yourself when starting to crochet the amigurumis, even becoming a cause of frustration and abandonment before you start.
There are different ways to make the magic ring, adjustable ring or magic circle.
Next I will show you mine and you can check with this simple step by step that it is not as difficult as you thought.
Continue reading How to Crochet a Magic Ring Step by Step (Beginner’s Guide)
Sueños Blanditos is 1 year old!
I am very happy to have my own website from 1 year now and be able to share all my work from this “home” that I hope you also consider yours.
Don´t think it has been a simple path. More than 5 years ago I started the adventure of designing amigurumi patterns, that’s why I have so many …
I started with a small blog and the truth is that I did not expect to get liked by anyone… I have never had too much confidence in myself. However, I was wrong and there were many who showed me.
Especially you, all of you. Those who follow me, those who buy, those who visit the web, crochet my patterns, send a photo, give me a “like” on the social networks or make a comment.
If it were not for your support, I would not have gotten that far.
That’s why I want to celebrate this first anniversary with a fun challenge so that we can all enjoy weaving these animal babies.
Continue reading Amigurumi Challenge: Little Animals Baby
Recommended yarn: 50% acrylic 50% cotton
- Yarn of different colors: red, white, black, light brown, skin color.
- Yarn thickness: 3.4 mm
- Crochet needle suitable for the thickness of the yarn.
- Yarn needle
- sc: Single crochet.
- Inc: increase
- Dec: decrease
- St: stitch
Fill the doll as you crochet
View Basic Stitches tutorial
Continue reading Amigurumi Pattern – Little Lulu
Yarn is the raw material of our amigurumis and its choice is essential when we want to do a good job.
If you are following me, you will already know me and you will know that I always encourage you to experiment for yourselves and to find what you like most, what makes you feel happy and comfortable with what you do.
The choice of yarn depends on many factors, some of them personal, so I could not make a specific and unique recommendation for crocheting, but what I can do is help you make a decision showing the pros and cons that I found in my personal experience.
Let’s see what we should keep in mind when choosing a particular yarn or another: Continue reading What is the Best Yarn to Crochet Amigurumis?