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Five techniques to take your amigurumi to the next level

Five techniques to take your amigurumi to the next level

If you are already an expert toy maker, you have probably heard about all these tips before (and most likely are using them as well). But for anyone new in the world of amigurumi, I thought I would put together a little list with techniques I found really improved the look of my toys.

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One pattern, different yarns

One pattern, different yarns

One great thing about crocheting toys is that the exact size is rarely important, which gives you the opportunity to experiment with all kinds of different yarns.

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TUTORIAL: Embroidered Bootlaces

TUTORIAL: Embroidered Bootlaces

Embroidering laces on your crocheted boots is such a great and easy way to add a little detail and make them look more realistic. It's not difficult to do at all, but it can be a bit tricky to get a nice symmetrical result on your first try. Here's how I like to do it: 1. Before you reach for the needle, you may want to use small sewing pins to map out where the stitches will go, this way you can be sure things won't start to get crooked midway through. 2. Cut a length of yarn and thread it onto...

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TUTORIAL: Embroidering a smile

TUTORIAL: Embroidering a smile

Today I will show you how I like to embroider a smiling mouth (or any other curved line) on my crocheted toys.

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TUTORIAL: Simple embroidered nose

TUTORIAL: Simple embroidered nose

In this post I will show you how I usually embroider noses on my teddy bears, cats and bunnies - it's very quick and easy and as long as you keep your stitches straight, it's going to look great.

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