Supplies you`ll need:
- An embroidery needle
- Some thread or yarn. I like to use crochet cotton, for example “Pearl Cotton” by Anchor.
As we live in different countries and even on the different sides of the world, we use different terminology, measurements etc. Here`s where comparison charts can become quite handy. In Europe we measure crochet hooks and knitting needles in millimeters (mm). In US and UK the sizes are in letters and numbers. Below you`ll find a chart that let`s you easily find crochet hook size in the system most comfortable for you.
Have you crocheted a toy and realized although you made everything as described the head is drooping and the toy doesn`t look as nice as it should? This amigurumi tutorial is about how to avoid the toys head becoming floppy. Well, actually it`s not a tutorial, it`s only a small tip. Something you could try and find useful. I´ve been using it for a long time and it works great for me. Here it comes.
People have asked for so many times “How do you join amigurumi pieces?”, “How do you sew the toy together?”. Obviously it is one of the most complicated things for beginners and it takes time to find your own way to do it. I have found mine, but it was a long way and a lot of experimentation.
I have created a tutorial of two different ways to sew pieces together. Hopefully it will help some of you, who you are stucked in this issue. One method might suite some of you, the other method might be more comfortable for others. There is no right and wrong in crochet, it`s just the matter of how it`s best for you.
Perhaps you`ve noticed that when finishing an amigurumi piece there will remain a striking difference between the height of the beginning and the end of the row. This is due to the spiral technique we use to crochet in the round.
The difference becomes quite annoying when starting to sew the pieces together, because it`s much more comfortable to sew neat edges.
I have found a great way to finish the pieces and make sewing easier. When it becomes a habit you won`t even notice doing some extra steps in the end of each piece.