And for the last shape group: triangular things! I will show you how to make triangles, tetrahedrons and pyramids 🙂 – sc – single crochet – inc – increase (sc2 in one stitch) – dinc – double increase (sc3 in one stitch) – dec – decrease (go from 2 stitches to one) – ddec – double decrease (go… Read More Shapes: triangle, pyramid
More shapes! Today is the day for squares and cubes. These are used a lot less frequently than spheres and circles, but they’re tons of fun to work with 🙂 – sc – single crochet – inc – increase (sc2 in one stitch) – dinc – double increase (sc3 in one stitch) – dec –… Read More Shapes: square, cube
With amigurumi, a question often asked is “What hook do I need with this yarn?”, so today I will answer this question :). Using the wrong hook size will not only make your stuffing come out, but can also make crocheting more difficult. Lots of times, your yarn will already give an estimate of which… Read More Basics: Hook size
On to the next shape: Cones! Cones are used in lots of amigurumi and make perfect hats ;). The width of the cone depends amount of stitches between increases, and the height of the cone depends on the amount of rows.
Time for spheres and cylinders! I think spheres are the most used shape in amigurumi, so it’s important to know these shapes by heart 🙂
In almost one month it’s Koningsdag (King’s Day) in the Netherlands. On Koningsdag, we celebrate the birth of our king by selling all our old junk and eating and drinking on the streets. Every year, you can sell stuff on the streets, so this year I decided to make some cute crown brooches. I’m doing… Read More Free Pattern: Crown appliques
We’re going to start with some 2D shapes. Once you know these, you can make them into actual 3D shapes 🙂 So let’s start with two flat shapes that are often used in amigurumi: circles and ovals!
If you look at the picture below, we can all see the difference: one is slightly hexagonal and the other is a perfect circle. Most patterns (including mine) use the first way, this is because the difference isn’t very noticeable when stuffing your ami. But if this bothers you, you can easily change the pattern… Read More Basics: Staggering your circle
All amigurumi consist of different kinds of shapes,so knowing how to make these is important for both beginners and advanced crocheters. Making shapes is a good way to practice crochet before making a ‘real’ doll. But shapes are also important for people who want to start making their own patterns. When I make a new… Read More Shapes: Introduction
I made these cute little doves for my friends who are moving. New house means new keys, means new key chains! I did skip the last row of the wings, since I felt that they looked nicer that way 🙂