People, animals, objects… when it comes to designing an amigurumi everything is possible with a little imagination and some basic ideas.
This time I want to show you how to join several tubular pieces, such as fingers, so that you can easily start from them, giving rise to many other parts of your amigurumis.
As an example we are going to join 3 pieces, but you can join much more. Just keep in mind that it is a linear union, that is, each piece will be next to another and at the same level.
We start by crocheting each piece separately. We will make simple pieces, all 3 of the same size:
1. Work 6 sc in magic ring.
2. to 5. 1 sc in each st (6).
Crochet 2 pieces completely and fasten off, that is, cut the thread. Finish the third piece also completely, but don’t cut the thread to continue crocheting on the other two and thus be able to join them. Continue reading How to crochet the union of the fingers of our Amigurumis
Many times you have found the pattern of an amigurumi that you love, that is perfect, just what you wanted, but when you see the size, it is too big or too small and it isn’t suitable… What can you do?
Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be an unsolved problem. In a simple way you will be able to adapt the size of the amigurumi to your needs, whether you are a beginner or have a more advanced level.
We are going to see the solutions, from the simplest to the most complex. Continue reading How to change the size of your Amigurumis
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)
A very common problem that we have when crocheting amigurumis is that sometimes the stitches open and you see the filling inside, which is not very aesthetic.
This can happen for several reasons:
1.- Size of the needle:
It is possible that the needle is not the most suitable for the thickness of yarn that you use and crocheting with it, the stitches remain more separated than they should.
Try crocheting with a smaller needle.
Continue reading Are there Holes in the Fabric? Try this…
Today I bring you a tutorial that will come great to you if you want to make ringlets for the hair of your amigurumis.
You may have already seen them in some of my patterns, as in the Unicorn Witch or the Christmas elf.
We can make the ringlets separately or on an crocheted base that will have already the shape and size that we need. Here, for example, I have crocheted an elongated piece that, once the ringlets are added, will become the manes of our unicorn witch.
Continue reading How to Crochet Ringlets for the Hair of your Amigurumis
Would you like to create your own amigurumi designs?
Do you want to learn how to design amigurumis and do not know where to start? …
From time to time you ask me how I design my patterns, you have even asked me to do a lesson to learn how to design amigurumi patterns.
I have done a search and the truth is that there is not much information about it, so I will try to explain the process that I follow to design my amigurumi patterns:
Continue reading How to Design your own Amigurumi Patterns