In my Tips and Tutorials, you will find topics about amigurumi and crochet. Explanations of crochet stitches and amigurumi how to`s are brought to you as written tutorials and videos.

I am lilleliis, and I´ve been a passionate amigurumi maker since 2008. During the years I´ve published tens of online patterns, and written many worldwide popular amigurumi books.

How to embroider sleepy eyes to amigurumi – Tutorial (video)

Searching for a good technique how to embroider sleepy eyes on amigurumi? Let me show [...]

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How to cover a wooden ring with crochet fabric – tutorial (video)

You can make lots of fun baby rattles by yourself. One of the easiest ways [...]

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How to starch crochet motifs – TUTORIAL (+ video)

This video tutorial is about how to starch crochet motifs. The link to the video [...]

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How to attach yarn into leftover front loops

In this crochet tutorial I am showing how to attach the yarn into leftover front [...]

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Yarn substitution

Today I want to talk about yarn substitution. It`s an important topic because there are [...]

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How to use stitch markers in amigurumi crochet

In this post I am talking about how to use stitch markers in amigurumi crochet. [...]

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How to brush amigurumi (video tutorial)

This video tutorial is about how to brush amigurumi. Did you know woolen amigurumi parts [...]

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5 treble crochet cluster – tutorial (video)

It`s time for a new tutorial! Today I am here to talk about working 5 [...]

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8 useful tips for an amigurumi beginner

Hello everyone! I am Mari-Liis, the face behind lilleliis, and have been making amigurumi toys [...]

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How to HDC2TOG and HDC3TOG – tutorial (video)

This is a video tutorial to show you how to decrease half double crochet stitches [...]

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Crocheting amigurumi pieces together – tutorial (video)

Two or more smaller amigurumi pieces can be joined into one big piece (such as [...]

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How to crochet an amigurumi piece closed – tutorial (video)

Time for a new quick video tutorial about how to crochet an amigurumi piece closed.

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Tutorial – How to embroider a mouth on amigurumi (video)

This tutorial is about how to embroider a mouth on amigurumi. It`s the technique I´ve [...]

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Beginners guide to amigurumi. Techniques you need to know to start your first amigurumi project

You probably are reading this post because you want to start your first amigurumi project. [...]

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Tutorial – How to sew an amigurumi piece closed (video)

In this tutorial we are talking about closing an amigurumi piece. In some cases, we [...]

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How to crochet around the foundation chain – tutorial (video)

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to work single crochet around [...]

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Half double crochet stitch

This tutorial teaches how to work half double crochet stitch (UK – half treble). Half [...]

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How to make a yarn pom-pom using your fingers?

In this post we`ll be making a super easy pom-pom using only your fingers. So [...]

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How to add felt patches to safety eyes?

Safety eyes are a great and really reliable way of adding eyes to your amigurumi [...]

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Back post single crochet (bpsc)

In this tutorial I am showing you how to do back post single crochet (bpsc). [...]

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How to change yarn color in amigurumi?

This tutorial is about how to change yarn color in crochet. Changing yarn color is [...]

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Single crochet stitch

This tutorial teaches how to work single crochet stitch. All amigurumi toys are based on [...]

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How to stop ribbons from fraying (video)

I like to add ribbons to my amigurumi. Usually around the neck, sometimes to the [...]

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How to blush cheeks on amigurumi

Have you ever wondered how to get those cute blushed cheeks on your handmade toys [...]

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Treble crochet stitch

This tutorial teaches how to work treble crochet stitch. Before I start it has to [...]

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Amigurumi on a stick

Soon it`s Valentine`s Day and I want to show you how to put utterly cute [...]

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Adding fabric to amigurumi

I have always loved covering my amigurumi animals ears and feet with fabric or adding [...]

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Amigurumi basics – how to start the piece with chain 2

This tutorial teaches how to start crocheting in the round with 2 chain method. Yes, [...]

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Puppy rattle made from an unfinished toy

I made this cute puppy rattle from an unfinished toy, which was missing the limbs. [...]

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How to stitch teddy bear nose?

Here is a step-by-step tutorial of how I embroider the nose to my amigurumi animals, [...]

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Amigurumi basics – how to start the piece with magic ring?

This is an amigurumi magic ring tutorial. It`s also called adjustable loop or magic circle. Magic ring is [...]

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Crochet hook comparison

As we live in different countries and even on the different sides of the world, [...]

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How to avoid floppy head in amigurumi?

I am going to share with you a small tip that has helped me to [...]

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How to join amigurumi pieces?

People have asked for so many times “How do you join amigurumi pieces?”, “How do [...]

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How to finish amigurumi pieces?

Perhaps you`ve noticed that when finishing an amigurumi piece there will remain a striking difference [...]

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Safety eyes for amigurumi toys

Let`s talk about safety eyes for toys. These tiny plastic eyes can be used for [...]

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