Plarn amigurumi buddies

Plarn amigurumi bear

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi is its own technique, so patterns for these animals will not be provided here; there are plenty of sites providing patterns. Start with:

Tips for making amigurumi out of plarn:

  • Cut plarn into one-inch strips rather than an inch and a half
  • Use a smaller hook than usual, such as a “J”
  • Amigurumis are made using a single crochet stitch instead of the typical half double crochet stitch for bags
  • Stuff the animals with scrap left over from cutting out loops for plarn, i.e. the handles and the bag bottoms. No waste!
  • No need to weave in ends: just stuff them inside using the blunt end of your crochet hook

Plarn amigurumi bunny

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  2. ai says:

    i think this is awesome!!!!!thanks

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