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Crochet Geek Amigurumi Emoticon

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You will learn how to make a fun little crochet amigurumi emoticon.

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size F/3.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Chain 3, join Round 1: Work 9 single crochet through the loop. Round 2: Work two single crochet in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total) Round 3: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet) Round 4:  Work 1 single crochet in the next stitch, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, Continue around to the beginning. (27 single crochet) Round 5:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (27 single crochet) Round 6:  Work 1 single crochet in each of  the next two stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, Continue around to the beginning. (36 single crochet) Round 7-13:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (36 single crochet) Round 14:  Work 1 single crochet in each of  the next two stitches, work a single crochet …

How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig

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How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet pig. This pig is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H, 5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button. 

You are welcome to share completed crochet projects, pictures, videos and free patterns to Crochet Geek's Google+ Community.


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig

Video Tutorial:How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill or stuffing

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Continual Round - Do not Join.  Work in the top of the first stitch. This will eliminate the seam.


Yarn Marker - This marks the first or last stitch of each round.  It can be a simple strand of scrap yarn to mark the stitch o…

How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi

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How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet ball. This ball is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H, 5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button. 

You are welcome to share completed crochet projects, pictures, videos and free patterns to Crochet Geek's Google+ Community.


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  How to make a Crochet Ball

Video Tutorial: How to make a Crochet Ball Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiber Fill or stuffing to stuff the ball

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Single Crochet Decrease :  Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, leave the two loops on the hook.  Insert your hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are 3 loops o…

How to crochet Crochet Ice Cream Cone #CrochetGeek

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Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Video Tutorial: Crochet Ice Cream Cone Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size H/5  mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing

Ice Cream Top
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around ( 18 SC total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 18 SC total)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC, 2 SC in next. continue around from * ( 27 SC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 27 SC total)
Round 13: *Work 1 SC, SC DEC, continue around from *( 18 SC total)

Waffle Cone

Round 1:  Work 5 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2-3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (5 single crochet total)
Round 4: 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC,  (8 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (8 single crochet total)
Round 6: *1 SC, 2 SC, work 4 ti…

Crochet Manatee Bart

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Crochet Manatee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Manatee

Video Tutorial: Crochet Manatee Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle





Chain 3 Join.
Round 1: Work 9 HDC through the chain, 3 SC through the chain, join.
You will want a yarn marker to identify the first stitch on each round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 3: Working in the loop behind the stitch, work  SC in each loop around.  This will create a lip around the snout.  You don't have to create it this way and can work regular single crochet.
Working in the continual round.
Round 4: 1SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1 SC in each of next 5,  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 6:  1 SC in each of the next 5, work 2 SC in each of the next 10 stitches ( 25 singl…

Crochet Strawberry

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Crochet Strawberry 

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Strawberry

Video Tutorial: Crochet Strawberry Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
FLO - Front Loop Only
SC DEC FLO - Single Crochet Decrease Front Loop Only

FLO - There are two loops at the top of the stitch. You will work in the front loop.  This is the FLO of Front Loop Only.

SC DEC FLO - Insert your hook through the front loop only, wrap the yarn over, pull it through.  Insert your hook through the next stitch FLO, wrap the yarn over, pull it through.  There are 3 loops on your hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 3 loops.  This completes the single crochet decrease through the front loop only.  Each single crochet decrease will count as one single crochet.  We are reducing two stitches, down to one stitch.

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by click…

Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess

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Crochet LadyBug Princess

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Amigurumi LadyBug Princess

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Main Colors
Tapestry Needle
Yarn Marker - A piece of scrap yarn will work to mark rounds

You can use different size crochet hooks and yarn with this project.  If the hook/yarn is smaller, it will make a smaller finished piece. If the hook/yarn is larger, it will make a larger finished piece.

The chain can be replaced with the magic circle, if you familiar with the technique.


LadyBug Shell Top
Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, join
Round 1: Work 12 SC through the center of the chain. Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (2…

Crochet amigurumi pattern giveaway - by Seema

Seema is hosting a Crochet amigurumi pattern giveaway.  Please visit her blog on the link below to enter her giveaway.
http://seemask.blogspot.com/2010/05/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-giveaway.html

Parade of Crochet Amigurumi Bears and One Rabbit

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Would any of you be interested in doing another bear video or random crochet video? I thought everyone had submitted that was going to so I apologize to anyone who would have liked to participate and missed the information.

The following are links to some of the blogs and shops.

made by c. photoblog:
http://skywaydrive.tumblr.com

http://www.emilyknitsandcrochet.etsy.com

CJ at TallisTawk
http://tallistawk.blogspot.com/

http://peanutt-thisnthat.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31896167@N03/sets/72157608477241620/


Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

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Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial:Magic Circle

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing or filling


Ogeechee Bear Cap

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Continual Round - Instead of joining, work the first single crochet in the top of the first stitch. You will want a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of the round. This is so you know when to change rounds. A scrap piece of yarn or left over tail work very well for a yarn marker.

Amigurumi Shape Playlist

The playlist shows some of the basic shapes that could be used in the construction of amigurumi animals and larger stuffed toys. The Japanese use a smaller hook and thread/yarn to create the fine detail of the small animals. From the feedback I get, I have found that the word is often associated with any stuffed animal.


Large Amigurumi Egg or Mouse

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The Large Egg has the purple line around it in the image.

Large Amigurumi Egg or Mouse

Written by Teresa Richardson

The Video is for the medium size mouse. It will give you a good idea how amigurumi is done.
Video Tutorial:Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
2 buttons

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join.…

Small Crochet Amigurumi Egg or Mouse

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Small Crochet Amigurumi Egg or Mouse

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook (You can use different size crochet hooks)
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
2 buttons

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
The first single crochet will be in the top of the previous round without joining. The remaining project will b…

Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

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Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
2 buttons

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
The first single crochet will be in the top of the previous round without joining. The remaining project will …

Crochet Amigurumi Egg

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Crochet Amigurumi Egg

Video Tutorial: Crochet Amigurumi Egg

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
The first single crochet will be in the top of the previous round without joining. The remaining project will be worked in a continual round.

Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around ( 12 si…

Yarn Markers- Recycle Your Tails - Crochet Tip 15

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You have all heard me talk about using yarn markers when working in a continual round. This is so you have an idea where the first stitch is located, in creating a balanced cap or amigurumi project. It may be difficult to see the first single crochet when working in a standard round, so you may need to mark the stitch so you don't crochet right over it. You may need a yarn marker for reference in telling what stitches to crochet in and what stitches should be left alone. I have found yarn markers useful in shaping necklines and armholes of sweaters.

At any time we may need a yarn marker. Don't waste your money purchasing a yarn marker from the store. You make plenty of your own yarn markers every time you crochet. Your tails are perfect yarn markers, both yarn and thread.

In this slipper example below, I have used a yarn marker at the top of the slipper so I would know what part of it was the top. That section was created prior to the heel. The marker to the left was used to…

Crochet Count - Exact or Not Exact - Crochet Tip 11

Sometimes it is necessary to be exact in crochet count. Other times being off a stitch or two will not matter. I can remember being caught up in numbers so much that I spent hour after hour, ripping my work out trying to get the exact number. As we have discussed previously it could be an error in the written pattern so that is always something to keep in the back of your mind.

You will want an exact count when you are making the following projects. Afghan -You want the width and length to be as even as possible with your afghan. A ripple afghan relies heavily on exact count or you may wind up with steep peeks, mixed in with waves and bumps. Sweater-  You especially want your sweater to fit after you have spent days shaping and crocheting your garment.Doily - Most doily's are very intricate and detailed.  It is easy to get off track with a doily so attention and count is very iportant here. I have been off with count on everything that I mentioned.  Sometimes I have had to rip out l…

Motif - Correct Pronunciation - Mo-TEEF

I make errors and this is one of those times. I let a couple of people know that I was going to try correct my error. As we all know, triangles, squares and circles can create a Motif. Well, I pronounced Motif wrong in several videos. I pronounced Amigurumi wrong earlier in the year, so it is not my first verbal error. Maybe one day Youtube will provide an audio edit so I can replace small segments of audio, while leaving the original video up. I learned a couple days ago that I was pronouncing it wrong all these years. I deeply apologize to those of you who may have learned how to say it wrong because of me. It is pronounced Mo-TEEF. I am working on remembering so the next time I do a Motif tutorial I won't say it wrong.

Mo-TEEF Mo-TEEF Mo-TEEF Mo-TEEF Mo-TEEF

Chain vs. Magic Circle

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One of the more common questions I get is "Can I use the magic circle instead of the chain" or "Can I use the chain instead of the magic circle". Most of the time it is just a matter of preference. It is not going to make a difference in the outcome of your project if you use the magic circle or chain. Your magic circle can be the same size as a chain of 50. Just remember to knot your magic circle well.



The magic circle is new to me as of March 2008. It is a simple loop with the starting stitches crocheted over the thread. It is a popular start with the amigurumi crochet. When the round is complete, it will close nice and tight. I love using the magic circle start variation. I have been using the magic circle where it calls for a chain since I learned the method. What I like about the magic circle is you get a nice and tight closure with the beginning round. It does get very full with more than 16 stitches in the beginning round. If you are wanting an opening at the…