Amigurumi Basics

Where to Get Amigurumi Eyes

Posted by Chy Yffone on

I understand how daunting it is to find a solid range of safety eyes for beginner amigurumi crocheters. It's almost overwhelming... But the great thing about Cult Amigurumi, is that the safety eyes that we curate here are of quality and they come with a great opportunity. More on that later... In my experience- crocheting amigurumi since 2016- I found it challenging not only to find the plastic safety eyes, but to know that they had me- as a consumer- in mind. I did not want to continue to buy batch after batch of eyes from unknown sellers on established...

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How to Find the Back Post of a Chain

Posted by Chy Yffone on

I highly recommend this technique to be a part of your amigurumi repertoire just for limiting gaps and loose stitches for your future work. 

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How to Make A Chain

Posted by Chy Yffone on

The chain helps build the structure for the piece to rest upon. It is also the first thing you learn when starting crochet. This will help you establish muscle memory in knowing the structure of a Single Crochet. Knowing how to chain can also expand your creativity with what is possible with amigurumi; like crocheting accessories for future projects.  

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How to Make A Slip Knot

Posted by Chy Yffone on

Making a slip knot for crochet is reminiscent to tying one's shoelaces. You pull a loop through a knot that tightens, locking it in place. You can determine the size of the loop you need when it's around a crochet hook.

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5 Amigurumi Supplies for Beginners

Posted by Chy Yffone on

  The five basic supplies that you absolutely need to begin crocheting amigurumi are a crochet hook, an aluminum yarn needle, scissors, yarn and stuffing. The following dives into suggestions on which types are recommended.    The Pointy Supplies: Scissors: In the beginning, I used those ugly orange kitchen sheers. Then I upgraded to the Revlon brow scissors for its size and convenience. Today, I use the pair you see in the above photo which is sharper, advertised as airline compliant, collapsible, and it still fits into my hook case. Whatever your personal preference or budget allows, really. Yarn Needle:...

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