Magic ring

Start crocheting in round with an adjustable loop and then pull the loop tightly closed.

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Crocheting in spiral

Crocheting in spiral is the basis of amigurumi making - unlike crocheting in rounds, this creates a nice even fabric without a seam where the round ends.

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Increasing

Amigurumi is usually crocheted with just one stitch - single crochet stitch and increasing and decreasing are used to give shape to your toys.

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Decreasing

In this post I will show two of my favorite methods for decreasing when working with single crochet stitches.

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Crocheting a round detail

If want your amigurumi to be nice and round, like a teddy bears head for example, arrange the increases evenly around the piece.

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Changing yarn

A quick and easy but neat way to change the yarn when working in single crochet stitch.

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Finishing an open piece

In this post I will show you two ways to finish open amigurumi pieces.

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Finishing a closed piece

When making a closed amigurumi piece there will be a little hole left after finishing the last round. In this post I will show how to close up that hole nice and neatly.

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Sew head to body on crocheted teddy bears

Joining two open pieces

In this post I will show two ways to join two open pieces - whip stitch and mattress stitch.

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How to sew together amigurumi toys

Sewing an open piece to a closed piece

In this post I will show you two different ways to sew an open piece to a closed piece.

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