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Showing posts with label Crochet+Tutorial. Show all posts
Please note that this blog post is a tutorial for Jiji the Black Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. The FREE crochet pattern can be found here.

I absolutely love my little black cat, Jiji. Crocheting with faux fur yarn can be a bit intimidating, but it was so worth it!

I wrote a blog post with some tips on using faux fur yarn for amigurumi, here.

I end up making a total of 3 black cats with the faux fur yarn that I got and each one turned out slightly different. I guess that's the beauty of handmade.

Halloween Black Cat Plush Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern
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So after getting a chance to work with Lion Brand's Fun Fur to make my little soot sprites, I decided to be a bit more adventurous and try out other novelty yarns.

I *LOVE* faux fur!

When faux fur yarn just came out, I saw people make all kinds of things with it including home d├ęcor, scarves, hats, outerwear, etc.

However, one thing I wish I saw more was faux fur yarn amigurumi. As much as I love traditional amigurumi, I always dreamed of making my own little plush toy that I can hug and cuddle.

When making amigurumi using regular worsted-weight yarn, stitches typically have to be very tight to hide the stuffing inside. In turn, this makes the fabric very stiff and not very cuddleable.

Also, when you do try to cuddle and squish amigurumi, they don't always bounce back to their original shape on their own.

Sadly, just when I had the idea and courage to go for it and crochet amigurumi using faux fur yarn, my local craft store no longer carried the yarn. But then again, it's also the middle of the summer, so who can blame them.

Tips for Amigurumi using Faux Fur Yarn
It feels like it takes me forever to publish new content on my blog. The truth is that it's not that easy to come up with your own crochet patterns, write them out, test them, photograph them, and edit them.

I have a few crochet patterns for my Mini Mimi amigurumi doll that I've created. I just haven't had the time to write out the crochet patterns from my messy notes. So make sure to watch out for those coming soon!

Hair adds so much character to an amigurumi doll, and I really wish I was better at doing amigurumi hair. I have tried many amigurumi hair tutorials but I think this is probably still my favorite method.

Crochet Amigurumi Doll Hair Tutorial Side Braid
Recently I've been exploring some new stitches for projects and stuff. Then I came across the herringbone double crochet stitch. It's not just called the "Herringbone stitch" because there are actually two different types: herringbone double crochet, and herringbone half double crochet.

Today, I'm going to show you how to do the Herringbone Double Crochet (HBDC).

How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch (HBDC)

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