Crochet tutorials

With these beginner-friendly photo tutorials for crochet, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your first crochet stuffed toy.

Crochet basics

 

First things first, learn how to hold a crochet hook in one hand and yarn in the other.

Front loops, back loops, both loops, posts, and how to count stitches.

Learn what it means to yarn over – the most basic building block of almost every stitch.

Learn how to understand crochet pattern instructions.

How to count rounds, and use stitch markers to keep track of where you are.

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Right versus wrong sides

Once you’ve crocheted a few rounds, you work will naturally curve. But which side is right or wrong?

 
 

Crochet stitches

 

Also known as a magic ring, magic circle, adjustable ring, or drawstring ring. This is a popular way to start round crochet pieces.

This is the first step to begin some crochet techniques, such as a chain or slip stitch join.

The chain stitch is often used to start flat crochet pieces.

The basic stitch for crochet, including amigurumi.

Single crochet twice into the same stitch, to make your piece grow larger.

Decrease (dec)

Reduce the size of your piece by turning two stitches into one.

 
 

Finishing touches

 

Also known as craft eyes, these are small pieces of round plastic that give life to your toys.

Learn how to finish open, closed, and flat pieces, so that your stitches look seamless and won’t unravel.

Two ways to stuff amigurumi to keep your piece looking smooth.

Now that you have all the pieces of your amigurumi, learn how to join them together.

How to embroider details onto your amigurumi securely, and with no ends visible.