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The Beginner's Guide to Amigurumi

Yesterday we received a lovely gift from our friend Marjorie Dawson in New Zealand (she runs the pet news blog, Dash Kitten). The gift was two books: Hello Kitty Crochet: Supercute Amigurumi Patterns for Sanrio Friends and The Hello Kitty Baking Book, which are absolutely perfect because Little Lovely is very into Hello Kitty right now. In fact, the first thing she said when she saw the crochet book was, "Can I have a yarn Hello Kitty?" Looks like we're going to get back into crocheting amigurumi again.

In honor of the phase we're about to begin, I've decided to post a beginner's guide to crocheting amigurumi. Often I've heard crocheters who are comfortable with crocheting flat items lament that they can't make these adorable creatures, but I'm here to tell you that you can! If you can make a single crochet, you can make amigurumi.

I've posted these tutorials in the past, but here for the first time I've organized it for you in lesson plan form. Download our free Basic Amigurumi pattern and follow along, and you'll be an expert in no time! And teachers: please feel free to use these tutorials and patterns in your classes.

The Beginner's Guide to Amigurumi

How to Add Opposable Limbs to Amigurumi

The time has come when Little Lovely has officially confiscated every amigurumi ever made by The Animator's Wife (that she hadn't already given as gifts). The only downside to that is most of those amigurumi were made before The Animator's Wife discovered the secret to making their limbs posable.

Little Lovely doesn't mind, but if you like the idea of being able to move the limbs on your amigurumi, then this trick is for you. It's just as easy (if not easier) as the traditional method of sewing on the limbs.

How to Add Opposable Limbs to Amigurumi

Here's how to do it.