|All video tutorials include both right- and left-handed versions on the same page.|
|As photo tutorials take up more screen space, some are split into separate right-handed (RH) and left-handed (LH) pages, and you’ll see both links below, in those cases.|
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To make great amigurumi, you need these techniques!
|Magic Ring for Crochet
Start crocheting in the round with no hole in the middle.
|Invisible Decrease for Amigurumi
Decrease without leaving any bumps or gaps.
|Ultimate Finish for Amigurumi
Close up the remaining hole neatly with a smooth, gap-free finish.
Clean colour changes for crochet.
|Amigurumi Seamless Join
Create a smooth, almost invisible join when you stitch an open-ended piece to a closed piece.
New to crochet or amigurumi? Start here first.
Basic crochet stitches for amigurumi.
|Which is the ‘Right’ Side?
Which side of your work should face outwards? (And does it matter?)
|Front, Back, Both Loops
Which loop(s) should you work into to make a crochet stitch?
How exactly should you wrap the yarn over your hook for crochet?
How to fasten off open and closed pieces in amigurumi.
What does it mean when a pattern says to flatten a piece of an amigurumi after crocheting?
The basic method for stitching open-ended pieces to closed pieces.
|Chains and Slip Stitches
Are your chs and sl sts difficult to work into? Learn how to avoid this.
|Worsted Weight Yarn Comparison
What is ‘worsted weight’ yarn, and are all worsted weight yarns the same?
Add features to your amigurumi.
|Positioning Amigurumi Eyes
Guidelines for positioning eyes on your amigurumi animals to give a realistic result.
|Amigurumi Faces: Secure Stitching
Easily hide the starting and ending tails of your thread and keep your stitches secure when embroidering noses etc onto amigurumi faces.
|Eyes & Noses
A rundown of options for creating eyes and noses for your amigurumi.
Online sources for two-part animal eyes (aka safety eyes or craft eyes) for amigurumi.
Advanced or less common techniques.
|Narrow Pointed Tubes for Amigurumi
My tips for making thin pointy bits on amigurumi, such as spikes, legs, horns and tails.
|Perfect Stripes for Amigurumi
Two methods to minimise the seam when you work in joined rounds to make stripes for amigurumi.
Reduce the size of the hole created by your sc increases with this optional technique.
|Fuzzy Yarn Tips
Advice on how to crochet amigurumi toys using fuzzy (aka eyelash or novelty) yarns.
|Fuzzy to Brushed Crochet
Create a furry crocheted animal with regular yarn by brushing the pieces after crocheting.
|Sizing Up (and Down)
How to adjust a pattern to scale the finished amigurumi up (or down) in size while keeping it in proportion.
|Crochet Loop Stitch
Loop stitch (aka fur stitch) is a decorative stitch with an added long loop of yarn formed on the back of the work.
|Reverse Single Crochet
Reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) makes a decorative twisted cord edging for your crochet.
Non-knitters can create i-cord (typically knitted) with a crochet hook – it’s an easy way to make fine tubes.
Is something missing? I’m building this page into a reference library of crochet tips and techniques, and I’m always happy to hear your requests and ideas for new tutorials I can make! Let me know if you have requests for additional technique or stitch tutorials.
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