Learning how to crochet amigurumi can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. With these step by step video instructions (and a little encouragement from “Your Fairy Craft Mother”) you’ll be crocheting toys with confidence in no time. Plus get your FREE amigurumi pattern below!
You can learn how to crochet amigurumi.
It isn’t rocket science or brain surgery or any of those other technical skills that take decades to perfect.
Do you remember learning how to ride a bike? At first it looked overwhelming to you as a small child. It seemed like it was only for the big kids in the neighborhood, not little ole you.
With some encouragement (and maybe even some prodding) from an adult you hesitantly got on the bike. Did yours have streamers coming from the handlebars and a big pink banana seat like mine did?
Maybe you wobbled. Maybe you fell and gotten a skinned knee. Don’t worry though, that’s not going to happen when learning how to crochet amigurumi. The important point is that you kept getting back up and faced your obstacles.
In no time, you were pedaling as fast as you could go with a big grin on your little face. Embrace your inner child and her willingness to try new things….oh and go grab your crochet hook.
How to Crochet Amigurumi
Learning how to crochet amigurumi is a step by step process.
First you learn one skill, then the next. Each one builds upon the other.
The most important trait you need to possess to be successful with amigurumi is perseverance. When you make a mistake, don’t give up. If it gets hard, push through. Never quit. Keep striving to learn and perfect those newly learned techniques.
Ok, enough of the pep talk, let’s get down to business.
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You don’t need a lot of supplies to begin making amigurumi, but there are a few that are completely necessary.
- Worsted weight yarn – I used Berroco Vintage in the colors Fondant/Mochi & Duck Egg/Mochi
- 3.5 mm crochet hook – my favorite is Furl’s Odyssey (or any size/brand that works for you)
- Yarn Needle
- Embroidery Floss
- Safety Eyes (optional – you can embroider the eyes)
- Polyfil Stuffing
Watch the Video to Learn How to Crochet Amigurumi
If you find that you need more help learning how to make a magic ring, check out my tutorial just for that skill. We take it nice and slow. Take all the time you need to master this technique, you’re going to use it a lot when learning how to crochet amigurumi.
Amigurumi Pattern Bundle
Once you learn how to crochet Bubble the Catster, you will be ready for more amigurumi toys.
Check out my Amigurumi Pattern Bundle for a collection of simple amigurumi patterns like: Mister Pencil, The Bitty Bunnies, The Candy Corn Family, Princess Bernadette Bear and Bubble the Catster.
Get all five patterns all bundled together in one, for a super low price.
How to Crochet Amigurumi
I hope that you found this tutorial helpful and that you will be cuddling your very own Bubble the Catster very soon. Even if you don’t believe in yourself right now, know that I believe in you and know you can do this.
Trust me, if I can make amigurumi, you can too.
Bubble the Catster – FREE Amigurumi Pattern
In the video tutorial you will find all the steps for how to crochet Bubble the Catster. You will learn these essential amigurumi skills:
- How to make a magic ring
- finishing amigurumi
- weaving in ends
- attaching ears
- embroidering the face
Bubble can be made as a cat or a hamster (thus the name Catster – Cat+Hamster = Catster) depending on how to make the ears. I will show you exactly how to do that.
If you make your own Bubble please tag me on Instagram @Le Petit Saint Crochet, I would love to see them.