How to Use Front & Back Loop Stitches for Amigurumi

If you’ve been crocheting for a while, you’ve likely come across the front loop stitch and the back loop stitch. These two stitches are pretty simple on their own and are often used to create stretchier fabric for things like beanies. However, there’s a whole world of uses for these stitches in amigurumi. From changing the angle of your work […]

How to Make Loop Stitches for Amigurumi

Have you ever come across the loop stitch before? With a texture like shag carpet, it’s not a common stitch and often crocheters avoid it because it looks pretty daunting. However, while the loop stitch is a bit more time consuming than the typical single crochet, it creates such an interesting texture and has so many fun applications. So let’s […]

Invisible Increases & Decreases for Amigurumi

Are you finding a bunch of gaps and holes between the stitches of your amigurumi, especially when you increase and decrease? Don’t worry! There’s an easy way to correct that and make sure your stitches are tight for a super clean look. In this article, we’ll go over how to use invisible increases & decreases for amigurumi! Invisible Increases & […]

Everything You Need to Know About Amigurumi Eyes

When you think of amigurumi eyes, safety eyes probably come to mind, right? But did you know that there’s a bunch of different options for creating beautiful eyes on your amigurumi? Safety eyes are great, but they don’t always work for every project. In this article we’re covering everything you need to know about amigurumi eyes so you can create […]

Sew vs No Sew Amigurumi Patterns: Which is Better?

Whether you’re making amigurumi or any other type of crochet project, sewing is everyone’s least favorite task (minus the rare few that enjoy it). No one wants to sit and weave in ends or fiddle with placing limbs in just the right spot. That’s why no sew patterns–especially amigurumi patterns–have become so popular. But what if we’re over-complicating things? That’s […]

Textured Stitches Made Easy: The Bar Stitch

There’s tons and tons of textured stitches out there, but generally they’re designed for flat pieces. You’ll find all sorts of gorgeous bags, garments and accessories made with different textured stitches. But what about amigurumi? While not every stitch works for amigurumi, there are plenty that do! In this guide, Textured Stitches Made Easy: The Bar Stitch, I’ll show you […]

How to Use Surface Crochet on Amigurumi

Surface crochet is one of those techniques that you’ve probably heard of, but never looked too closely at. You typically see it used to decorate flat projects like bags and blankets. However, this hidden gem of a technique is amazing for amigurumi too! From simple decorations to an alternative to sewing, you’ll want to check it out. In this tutorial […]