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narrow pointed tubes for amigurumi [video]

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how to make narrow pointed tubes for amigurumi, by planetjune

I know, you’re probably saying “Huh? What’s a narrow pointed tube?” Well, that’s the best generic term I could think of to describe thin pointy bits on amigurumi, such as spikes, legs, horns and tails.

thin-legged reptile and amphibian crochet patterns by planetjune

I know that the trickiest parts of my reptile and amphibian patterns (pictured above) are those really thin pieces that make the legs (and chameleon toes and tail). With many of my new dinosaur patterns (see a few examples below) featuring spikes and horns, I thought it was time to give you a demonstration of the way I crochet the tiniest thin tubes without difficulty. I hope you’ll find my tips useful!

Dinosaurs Set 1X Expansion Pack crochet patterns by PlanetJune: Amargasaurus, Kentrosaurus, Pentaceratops

Here’s the video tutorial (in right- and left-handed versions, of course):

Narrow Pointed Tubes for Amigurumi (right-handed)

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Narrow Pointed Tubes for Amigurumi (left-handed)

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8 Comments »

  1. Zedgirl said

    Can’t wait to watch the rest of your tutorials, this is the first one I’ve looked at and it’s already helped a lot.
    Do you just poke the tail end of the yarn inside or is the piece so tight that it doesn’t matter? I’ve always wondered if the magic circle needs securing when making amigurumi pieces.

  2. Flavia Bencina said

    I just found your site and its been very helpful! I love to crochet amigurumi, and I was having a difficult time making “thin” legs, but your video explained it very well to me. Thanks again!

  3. Patrick said

    Hi June, I’m a newbie and trying to create a simple mouse from a kid’s drawing. Straightforward except that the tail is striped in two colours. This video is very helpful for shape. Is there a way to get a clean colour change on such a narrow tube? Thanks in advance for any advice.

  4. Betty Stewart said

    Thank you for also adding the left hand version on your videos!!

  5. Christine said

    Thanks for your video tips, they are so helpful!! Love them.

  6. That is so neat! Very helpful video! This is actually how I make tubes and didn’t know if I was “correct” in doing so, I’m glad to see you recommend this as well! πŸ˜€ I feel so much better knowing you make them this way! Thanks June!!!

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