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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

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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