In this crochet tutorial I am showing how to attach the yarn into leftover front loops.
It`s one of the basic techniques in amigurumi you can use on many different toys. It lets you add another unremovable layer to a piece or a body part you`ve already crocheted. For example when you want to add a skirt or a collar to a doll.
Keep in mind that the skirt or a collar won`t be removable. If you want to add a removable skirt, you have to crochet it separately and not use this technique.
To be able to add the additional layer, you must at some point leave front loops of one round unworked. You will need these loops to attach the yarn for creating a new layer.
In my example below, I am working on a body piece. I have skipped first loops at one round and will now start crocheting a pink skirt around the body.
Here`s how I am attaching the yarn to the leftover front loops:
Hold the piece upside down. Insert your hook in the first leftover front loop, fold the yarn over at about 4” / 10 cm from the tail and use the hook to pull it through the leftover front loop.
This is usually followed by a chain stitch to secure the yarn. One or more chain stitches are also needed to prepare for continuing with single crochet or double crochet.
Now that the yarn is attached, you can start working single crochet or double crochet around the piece to create a new layer.
Here you can see some examples of where and how I´ve used this technique: