Here are 10 tips and tricks to make you an Amigurumi pro. Have you always wanted to try crocheting Amigurumi? Maybe you have already ventured into the world of crochet amigurumi and have had some success or maybe some failures.
Today, I want to share some helpful tips to make your crochet amigurumi so much better. Follow these tips and tricks and you too can become an Amigurumi Pro.
Amigurumi is a method in crochet used to create mostly toys. It can be used to make play food, dolls, etc. The list is almost unlimited. However, crocheting amigurumi can come with some unique challenges. I’d like to offer some solutions to the most common problems. Please note: Tips are not necessarily in order of importance.
Here we go.. 10 Tips & Tricks to make you an Amigurumi Pro
Tip 1: Don’t overstuff your items. – I get this question so often that I think it bears repeating. So many people write to me to complain that the stuffing in their amigurumi are showing thru the stitches of their items.
I think it’s natural to want to really stuff toys tightly. Overstuffing your toys is a sure way to stretch out the stitches and have the stuffing show thru to the outside. Please resist the urge to overstuff. Use your hands to help give your toys the correct shape.
Remember, most of these items are toys and babies and children prefer soft, cuddly toys as opposed to stiff, hard toys. (Free YouTube Video tutorial on last page of this blog post.)