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I’m a beginner – where should I start?

I’ve created many step-by-step photo and video tutorials that you can use to help you out, if you need it. If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll want to start with the Basics section, then move to Amigurumi Essentials. You can find them all at www.planetjune.com/help.

You might also like to look at my book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi. It’s a very useful reference book to keep at hand, as it includes:

  • A primer on the yarn, hooks, and stitches best for amigurumi, plus fun embellishments you can use to personalize your ami.
  • Easy-to-follow tutorials for getting started, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, changing colors, and more.
  • Expert advice on adding eyes, hair, jointed limbs, clothes, and other fun accessories to your ami.
  • Tips for following an amigurumi pattern, plus four start-to-finish patterns to give you a head-start on designing your own.

Or if you’re brand new to crochet (and not just amigurumi) you may prefer to start with my latest book, Idiot’s Guides: Crochet, which will guide you from the most basic principles of crochet through hundreds of ultra close-up, full colour photos – it’s the best way to learn to crochet short of taking from a personal lesson directly from me (which I’m afraid I can’t offer!)

See also my advice on which PlanetJune patterns are best for beginners.


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