Amigurumi For Beginners

I’ve spent countless hours trying to create amigurumi critters & plants ever since I learned how to crochet. My first projects came out disappointingly lumpy with stuffing coming out everywhere. The first successful amigurumi projects I ever completed were these mushrooms–fungus is naturally lumpy anyway, right? Over the years I’ve made so much progress!

When I started trying to learn amigurumi, I knew very little about it (I barely knew how to pronounce it). At that time I really wished there was some sort of beginner’s guide with specific instructions and resources all in one place. Over the next few weeks, I plan to share what worked for me, what hasn’t worked, and other tips that I’ve picked up along the way! I hope this collection posts helps aspiring amigurumi makers to avoid the frustrating mistakes I made in the past.

Before you take the time to read the rest of this guide, make sure you’re comfortable with the following crochet terms and skills:

  • crochet in the round
  • The basic crochet stitches ( single, double, and triple crochet in US terminology)
  • joining rounds
  • working in continuous rounds
  • crochet increases
  • crochet decreases
  • changing colors

If you’re already comfortable with those skills then you’re ready to move ahead! If not, spend some time researching those terms and check back in for more soon!

Advertisements

One Reply to “Amigurumi For Beginners”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s