I have a very quick and easy trick to share with you today - crocheting into the loops or "bumps" on the back of a starting chain. Doing this will leave a nice even row of loops along the bottom edge.
In this post I will talk a little about the parts of a crochet stitch and show different ways you can insert your hook through a stitch - crocheting in front and back loops only and around the post of a stitch.
In this post I will show you two ways to finish open amigurumi pieces. The first one is great for pieces that will later be sewn to another piece and the second one for pieces where the edge will be visible.
When making a closed amigurumi piece there will be a little hole left after finishing the last round. Today I will show how to close up that hole nice and neatly by picking up the front loops of all the remaining stitches and pulling the hole tightly closed.