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Starting Amigurumi with Eyelash Yarn

The following is a visual guide to following an amigurumi pattern using fuzzy/eyelash yarn for left-handed crocheters.

Right-handers: view the right-handed version.

You may also wish to review my General Tips before beginning this tutorial.

For the purpose of this tutorial, the pattern reads:

Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
… pattern continues …

(Almost all of my Fuzzy Friends patterns start in this way!)

  1. Make a loop in your eyelash yarn:
  2. Put your hook through the loop, and draw up another loop:
  3. Pull tight (1 loop on hook):
  4. Chain 2:

    This is where you will insert your hook next:
  5. Sc in one loop only of 2nd chain from hook:
  6. 5 more sc in the same loop (to make 6 sc total):
  7. To start the next round, sc in back loop of the first sc you made. To do this, insert hook into st:
  8. …and complete the sc:
  9. You have just made the first st of round 2. Insert a stitch marker into the stitch you’ve just completed:
  10. …then continue. 1 more sc in the first stitch (remember, you’ve already made the first sc), then 2 sc in each stitch around. You’ll know when you reach the end of the round, because the stitch marker will be in the next stitch:
  11. Remove your stitch marker and sc in the stitch the stitch marker just occupied:
  12. Now insert your stitch marker into the stitch you’ve just made:
  13. Continue to follow your pattern (remembering you’ve already made the first stitch of round 3)

Remember: you’re looking at the wrong side of your work in these photos: the fluff forms on the side facing away from you as you crochet – see the General Tips for a complete explanation.


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  1. Melanie said

    Am so appreciating all of your useful tips. The visuals are a huge help, too. Thank you!

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