Time for a new quick video tutorial about how to crochet an amigurumi piece closed.
Sometimes we need to close an amigurumi piece at the end. You may want to do that before sewing the parts together, or because it gives the piece a new shape. For example, when making a bird wing you can start as you normally would start any round piece. After you`ve increased enough stitches, you can fold the round together and crochet closed. This gives you a semicircle which works nicely as a bird wing.
TIP! It`s easier to crochet the piece closed if you finished with an even number of stitches. For example, if you increase to 30 stitches and then fold the piece in two, it leaves you with 15 stitches.
Also, you don`t need to do anything before crocheting the piece together. Simply
- flatten the piece so that you can continue crocheting through both sides from right to left,
- make sure you work through both layers,
- and don`t skip any stitches.