Saturday, August 14, 2010

Amigurumi - Crocheted Stuffed Toys



Amigurumis have oversize heads and small bodies and extremities.  This is the Panda I have been working on for Jessica.  The end result is almost always cute.  Wikepedia defines Amigurumi as a Knitted Stuffed toy but I think it should be Crocheted Stuffed Toy.


Perfect round Oversize Head

To make a perfect round head follow this pattern:

The number in the ( ) represents the number of stitches once the round is worked.

Round 1: Chain 2, make 6 single crochet in the second chain from the hook. (6 single crochet)
Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each single crochet in each single crochet. (12 single crochet)
Round 3: *Work 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet in the next  single crochet. Repeat from * to the end (18 single crochet)
Round 4: *Work 2 single crochet, 2 single crochet in the next single crochet. Repeat from * to the end (24 single crochet)
Round 5: *Work 3 single crochet, 2 single crochet in the next single crochet. Repeat from * to the end (30 single crochet)
Round 6 to Round 13 - Work even - One single crochet in each single crochet (30 single crochet)
The following is a decreasing row:
Round 14: *Work 3 single crochet, 1 single crochet decrease. Repeat from * to the end (24 single crochet)

Attach the eyes at this point.
Make another decrease row:
Round 15: *Work 2 single crochet, 1 single crochet decrease. Repeat from * to the end. (18 single crochet)
Round 16: *Work 1 single crochet, 1 single crochet decrease. Repeat from * to the end. (12 single crochet)

At this point you may begin stuffing the head using polyester fiberfill.

This is the last decrease:
Round 17: *Skip 1 single crochet, work 1 single crochet.  Repeat from * to the end (6 single crochet)

Cut the yarn and leave a 4 inch tail to close up the small hole. Fasten off pull on tail and weave in tail inside


 Part 1 of this video shows how to start making the head.


Part 2 of this video shows how to begin the decreases that will shape the amigurumi head.





I'm finished and I  hope Jessica likes me.




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