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How to Hide the Color Changes in your Amigurumis

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:

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How to Crochet a Magic Ring Step by Step (Beginner’s Guide)

 

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.

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Are there Holes in the Fabric? Try this…

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.

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How to Crochet Ringlets for the Hair of your Amigurumis

Hello weaver!

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.
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How to Design your own Amigurumi Patterns

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:

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3 mistakes you should avoid when crocheting amigurumis

Hello, how about going back to school? …

First I want to apologize for being so long without writing, I’m involved with an amigurumi animal project and the truth is that I do not have much time to dedicate to the blog.

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Analysis of a Amigurumi Pattern

We are going to analyze a very simple pattern through which we will see:

  • General aspects of a pattern: materials, abbreviations, filling and finishing of the piece.
  • Use of the different types of rows to give rise to the following figures: oval, perfect sphere, thin and elongated shape with variation of size and simple, triangular shape crocheted into spiral and straight way, half sphere, elongated irregular shape, flat circle, lineal shape.
  • Form an edge in the fabric.
  • Losing stitches by crocheting in straight.
  • Calculation of the sequences that we use in the increasing and decreasing rounds: combinations of stitches.

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