My Favorite Yarns for Amigurumi in Every Price Point

Looking for the perfect yarn for amigurumi toys? Here you’ll find my favorite yarns for amigurumi in every price point. There are great yarns for crocheting and knitting toys for those on a budget and those with a little extra money to spend.

I love to experiment and that applies to amigurumi yarns as well. There’s nothing more fun than picking out a new yarn and testing it to see if it will work well for crocheting toys.

I also get bored pretty quickly so I have a habit of jumping from one thing to another. That negative character trait has actually been super helpful when it comes to amigurumi though.

My squirrely personality has caused me to try lots of different yarns for amigurumi toys. I’ve found yarns I love and some I really really don’t like.

But today I’m going to be sharing all the winners and at every price point: budget friendly yarns, luxury yarns and everything in between.

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Budget vs EXPENSIVE Yarns: Which Is BEST for Amigurumi?

Have you ever wondered if budget friendly or more expensive yarns were best for amigurumi? Come along as I test two yarns to see which one is better for crocheted toys!

Can you guess which amigurumi toy was made with the budget friendly yarn and which one was made with the more expensive yarn?

When Jennifer from Crochet to Play reached out to me about her brand new Christmas pattern, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I’ve had an idea brewing in my old noggin. I wanted to put two different yarns to the test.

One yarn had to be budget friendly and the other yarn needed to be a more expensive yarn. They both had to work well for amigurumi, but they needed to have very different price points.

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10 Signs You Might be OBSESSED with Amigurumi | Take the Quiz

Maybe the idea has crossed your mind before. Or maybe someone in your life has hinted that you seem especially preoccupied with crocheting and knitting toys. If so, you might be obsessed with amigurumi.

Take the quiz to see if you are:

  • Amigurumi Ambivalent
  • Amigurumi Fan
  • Amigurumi Enthuthiast
  • Totally Obsessed with Amigurumi

(And if you stumbled upon this blog post and you don’t even know what amigurumi is, it’s just the Japanese word for crocheted and knitted toys.)

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Most UNDERRATED Amigurumi Tools: Small Gadgets That Make a Big Difference

Today we are talking about the most UNDERRATED Amigurumi Tools: Small Gadgets That Make a Big Difference. These are not your ordinary amigurumi tools!

We all need tools to make our lives simpler and easier. For the past few years I’ve been testing and tweaking the tools I use for crocheting and knitting amigurumi.

And these are some of my favorites.

Don’t expect your standard amigurumi tools in this post. I’m sharing some that I’ve never shared before and the last one is a GAME CHANGER, not even exaggerating a tiny little bit.

You will want this tool in you life.

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10 FREE Halloween Crochet & Amigurumi Patterns That Will Get You in the Spooky Spirit! 👻🍬🎃

Bewitch your family and friends with these FREE Halloween Amigurumi Patterns. Get into the spooky spirit with these 10 crochet toy projects!

Some of my favorite memories as a kid are from Halloween. Does anyone else remember the plastic masks from the 1980s that left you barely able to breathe because they only had a tiny hole for your mouth? Good times.

These 10 crochet amigurumi patterns will definitely be a part of your new Halloween traditions. Each one is totally adorable and totally FREE!

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7 Amigurumi Trends That Will Be HUGE in 2023

These 7 Amigurumi Trends will be all the rage in 2023. See if your predictions about crocheted and knitted toys will be trending next year!

Looking into my crystal ball I’m seeing bright colors, a crocheted octopus and knitted strawberries.

Lol, who am I kidding? That’s not a crystal ball, but my Christmas snow globe. Hehe!

But I have been doing some research about the biggest trends that will affect amigurumi coming up in the year 2023.

And I’m happy to report that there are a lot of fun amigurumi trends that I believe we will be seeing in the near future.

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The MOST Asked Questions About Amigurumi, Crochet & Knitting

Today I’m answering the MOST asked questions about amigurumi, crochet, knitting and handmade business topics!


I wasn’t expecting that.

On a whim, I asked people on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook what questions I could answer.

I was hoping that someone, anyone, would ask me something. Maybe I would get a handful of questions that I could answer.

What I wasn’t expecting was to get over a hundred questions! I was totally blown away.

Unfortunately I can’t answer every single question, otherwise the post would be a book (and the video would be a feature length movie).

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How to Test Yarn for Amigurumi | Choose the BEST Yarn Every Time

Choose the BEST yarns for your amigurumi projects! In How to Test Yarn for Amigurumi you will learn a simple test that will help you when choosing the right yarns for each amigurumi project.

It can be overwhelming when you’re trying to find the best yarn for amigurumi.

You’re wandering down the aisles of your favorite craft store wondering if the yarn in your basket really will work for your project.

What’s even harder is when you’re shopping online. There are so many choices and each one has pros and cons.

But I’m going to help you in your search for great amigurumi yarns. We are going to do a little test that will help you find the best yarns for crocheting toys and keep track of all the data you’ll be collecting.

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Amigurumi On a Budget: 12 Creative Ways to SAVE Money on Yarn & Supplies

Money saving tips are a hot topic these days! We all want to stretch our dollars and in Amigurumi On a Budget you’ll find 12 creative ways to save money on yarn and supplies.

Amigurumi can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are tons of ways that crocheters and knitters can make their favorite amigurumi toys on a budget.

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12 Beginner Amigurumi Tips From a Certified Crochet Instructor

In 12 Beginner Amigurumi Tips From a Certified Crochet Instructor you’ll find my best practices for making the handmade toys of your dreams.

Learning how to crochet amigurumi can be tough. My heart breaks when I hear from people who are giving up on the dream of being able to crochet amigurumi because they are struggling with one or more of these skills.

But that’s not going to be you, because we are going to deep dive into all of these techniques so you will be able to crochet toys with confidence.

Hi, I’m Elise and I’m a certified crochet instructor! My mission is to help you discover your own wonderful creativity through crocheting and knitting toys.

Say goodbye to doubt and hello to the cutest little critters!

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