Types of Crochet Hooks

Crochet hooks are made from different materials such as aluminium, plastic and bamboo. Aluminium hooks are smooth, strong and long-lasting, but they can feel cold and inflexible in your hands. Plastic hooks are smooth and inexpensive, but they make squeaky noise when you are crocheting with acrylic yarn and also bend or break relatively easily.…

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How to… make a pom pom using a fork

Everybody loves pom poms! So make these small, fluffy balls to make your amigurumis a lot more fun. Let’s see how easy it is to make pom poms using a fork.    1. Wrap the yarn around the fork. The more yarn you wrap, the thicker the pom pom will be.      2. Tie a piece of your yarn…

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Parts of a Crochet Hook

A crochet hook may seem like a very basic tool, but crochet hooks actually have five distinct parts with a specific function: 1- The TIP gets inserted into the stitches. A pointed tip can get into tight stitches more easily. 2- The THROAT catches the yarn. 3- The WORKING AREA holds your working loops and determinates your stitch size. The hook size you need…

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How to… join yarn to one of the front loops

Working into the back loop leaves the front loop visible on the right side of the piece. Crocheting into this front loops allows you to don’t have to attach some complex amigurumi parts and all turns easier and fun! Let’s see how easy it is to join the yarn and crocheting into this front loops.    1. Make a slip…

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How to… working into the back loop

Working into the back loop it’s super simple and the result looks really beautifull!    1. Look for the V’s across the top of the stitches.      2. Insert the hook underneath the back loop of each V, and make a single crochet.      3. Continue with every stitch that follows.   Stitching into…

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Basic tools and materials for making amigurumis

These are the basic tools and materials you need to start making amigurumis: 1-YARN: There are many kind of yarns too choose from wool to cotton and acrylic, and no one is best for making amigurumis, the choice is yours. About the thickness of yarn I always recommend worsted weight yarn. It is thick enough…

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