Using the wrong side of amigurumi, or essentially making it inside out, is a common mistake for most amigurumi beginners. Whether you're right or left-handed, here are some tips on how you know you're on the right side of amigurumi.
The Right Side of Amigurumi:
- When you begin your magic circle or magic ring, and you're increasing your work and it is FACING YOU, this is the right side of amigurumi.
- While you are crocheting, and it naturally [or sometimes not] curls away from you, forming a cup; this is the right side of amigurumi.
- When you look at your work, and you see the "V," this is the right side of amigurumi.
The Wrong Side of Amigurumi:
- When you cannot find any of your increases, this is the wrong side of amigurumi.
- When the stitches look uneven and the yarn is BULBOUS, this is the wrong side of amigurumi.
- When your stitches look like a TREE, and not a "V," then you are on the wrong side of amigurumi.
I believe that amigurumi is a form of artistic expression and that some crocheters like the way an INSIDE OUT amigurumi looks. But for me, personally, I do not like this aesthetic. It distracts from the amigurumi form as a whole, and it reads 'amateur' from afar.
I do apologize for not posting any photos of what a 'wrong side amigurumi' looks like. But I do not want to hurt anyone's feelings by displaying someone's early beginner work here. My creative space here is not for that. So, instead, here are some of my work, showing the right side of amigurumi. Enjoy!
*Side Note: I crocheted all 4 of these amigurumi from head to rump, so that is why my stitches are upside down. [*nervous chuckle*]
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