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!