Welcome to this section: amigurumi step by step!
Amigurumi are crocheted dolls that usually represent animals. When you give it to someone, it's supposed to become a lifelong partner for their owner.
The History of Amigurumi comes from Japan, where there is a whole culture that surrounds these figures and that gives them a status superior to that of simple toy or ornament.
Crochet is an ancient art practiced all over the world, and every year a new generation of designers discovers its active.
New knitt patterns are created regularly and, give the richness of existing patterns and threads, it is not surprising that crochet remains a very popular pastime.
Like knitted fabric, crochet forms–one stitch at a time — from a continuous thread. with a large hook and thick yarn can weave hats and warm sweaters
When you know how to knit the basic stitches of crochet, it will be easier for you to learn and follow the steps to knit amigurumis.
Beginner amigurumis are easy as you don't need to do more than head balls and ovals for the bodies, arms and hands of the amigurumis in question.
Amigurumi's guide step by step
The first thing we need to make our amigurumi step by step are :
The basic materials we're going to need when making our amigurumi
Crochet or crochet needle
Hook Needles are of different sizes and materials. There are fine, steel, and larger, of hamburger, plastic or wood.
Avoid the cheapest, plastic ones that can have rough edges.
To know which needle number to use is essential to read the label of our wool, there we will check which needle the manufacturer recommends.
Recommendation use a less crochet edifold than recommended wool to make your fabric come out tighter. I personally for the cotton yarns I use number 0 which are made of steel material.
Wool or yarn
the choice will depend on our taste, since the finish that we will get using one or the other will be quite different.
Here we will talk about the differences of threads according to the material:
- Cotton: It is a natural fiber, so it is soft and pleasant to the touch. We can do any kind of work with cotton.
- Acrylic: It is not natural, but if we buy a good acrylic yarn we will get very good quality tasks. This material, being not natural, is cheaper than cotton.
When I started knitting amigurumis for the year 2011 I started using anti-allergic acrylic wool, after a while I went testing other materials either 100% acrylic or mixed, now I prefer to use 100% cotton threads because they seem to me to be softer to the touch.
Lanera Needle(roma tip)
This needle will help us sew our amigurumis. When we finish making all the pieces, the most tedious part of all comes, which is to join.)
Here you will depend on each of you on giving the finish so that our amigurumis is more beautiful, embroidering the details (eyes, nose, mouths, etc.).
There are many ways to make our amigurumi eyes, but one of the most common ways is to use safety eyes.
These eyes are usually plastic and have a safety closure (hence its name) so that once placed they do not fall off.
These plastic objects are very useful when it comes to marking the beginning of the laps of our work. We can also use must-haves or even thread strands.
As you will know if you see my tutorials I prefer to use clips are more comfortable for me.
To fill our amigurumis we usually use an acrylic (napa) filling like the one that we can find on pillows or quilts for example.
Once we have all the materials given in this amigurumi guide step by step, we will be able to undertake our adventure and weave our own amigurumis.we have many free patterns and step tutorials pass.
Once you have finished reading this amigurumi guide for beginners step by step, I will be doing another where we will learn the technique, such as performing an increase, decreases among others….