This article is all about you. Yes, I said it, all about you. Now while that may seem awfully weird, this is really all about you. This is completely up to you, and I think that if you watch this video, you will understand who this is really all about you.
The slip knot is a crucial part to starting almost all projects. Whether you’re making a scarf, amigurumi, or just changing colors, it is useful. To start, hold your yarn taut in both hands.
Now, make a loop with the right side above the left. (Make sure to have some yarn left on the right side.)
Now, with the right side, push it through the loop (without pulling all the way through)
Now, pull on the left side of yarn to tighten.
Now, to fit your hook to the loop, stick your hook through the loop and pull the right side.
And your done! Once you catch on, you can do it in almost no time at all. You can now start almost any project. If the pictures didn’t really help here is a short video to help instruct you:
This is my first amigurumi pattern so please tell me if there is anything wrong with it. I am using a dark green yarn by Red Heart and a D/3 mm crochet hook for this project, please let me know if you have any questions!
Note: In this pattern, the snakes on Medusa’s head only count as 1 stitch. Do not make two single crochets while making a round over one snake.
- Green and White Yarn
- D/3 mm hook
- A pair of 12mm safety eyes
- Darning Needle
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
INC – Increase
DEC – Decrease
SNAKE1 – ch 11, sc in second chain from the hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 6
SNAKE2 – ch 8, sc in second chain from the hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 3
SNAKE3 – ch 15, sc in second chain from the hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 10
SNAKE4 – ch 6, sc in second chain from the hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, sc into same stitch
With green yarn
R1 – sc 6 into magic ring
R2 – Inc in first 2, SNAKE4, sc 1 in same stitch as snake, Inc in next 2, SNAKE2
R3 – sc 1, SNAKE1, sc 1 in same stitch as snake, sc 1, Inc, SNAKE3, sc 1 in same stitch as snake
R4 – *sc 2, inc 1* rpt around
R5: sc 2, SNAKE3, inc, sc 2, SNAKE4, inc, sc 2, SNAKE2, inc, sc 2, SNAKE1, inc, sc 2, SNAKE4
R6: *sc 4, inc 1* rpt around
R7: *sc 5, inc 1* rpt around
Switch to white yarn
R8: *sc 6 inc 1* rpt around
R9: *sc 7 inc 1* rpt around
R8-11: sc around
R12: *sc 7 dec 1* rpt around
R13: *sc 6 dec 1* rpt around
R14: *sc 5 dec 1* rpt around
R15: *sc 4 dec 1* rpt around
R16: *sc 3 dec 1* rpt around
R17: *sc 2 dec 1* rpt around
Fasten off, place safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11. Stuff. If you want, you can embroider a little mouth like I did.
Legs (Make 2):
Note: In this pattern, we build the body off of the legs. DO NOT finish off the second leg. I repeat, DO NOT finish off the second leg.
FD: sc 6 in a magic ring
R1: inc 6
R2: *sc 1, inc 1* rpt around
R3-6: sc around
On the first leg, leave a long tail for when you whip stitch the legs together over 5 or 6 stitches. Now, using the unfinished second leg, begin working on the body.
R7-11: sc around
R12: *sc 3 dec 1* rpt around
R13: *sc 2 dec 1* rpt around
R14: *sc 1 dec 1* rpt around
Arms (Make 2):
R1: sc 4 in a magic ring
R2: inc 4
R3: *sc 1, inc 1* rpt around
R4-9: sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Weave in the ends, and she’s complete! Thank you for supporting me throughout my first ever amigurumi pattern, and I hope you enjoyed it!
Hello! I thought this was a good first post as this was one of the first patterns I tried. However, this is easy to screw up and hard to go back and fix. Despite many disadvantages, this is a wonderful Christmas gift and goes well with any color. This tutorial includes pictures to make it easier to stay on track. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy yourself!
For this project, I used a 4 mm/G hook and a spring-time blend of Red Heart yarn.
chain — ch
double crochet — dc
slip stitch — ss
To start, make a balloon knot (How you start most projects)
For the base row, it is not entirely a set number of chains, but rather the amount to fit yours or someone else’s head. For me, it was about 100 for the times I made it.
Now, join with a ss into the first ch.
For the first row (and the six after that) ch 2 (counts as first dc) and make a dc in each ch all the way around. Once you reach the first dc, ss into it.
Repeat the first row until you have 6 full-fledged rows. If the headband seems to be branching out too far and seems it would be too big, there are two options. One, leave it. And two, begin with this pattern: *dc 5, skip 1 dc* repeat until end of row.
Once you have finished all six rows, cut a two-foot-long tail and pull it through the loop.
Now, begin wrapping the tail around the headband. Once you’re done it should look like this:
Now just thread in the ends and you’re finished! Congrats, I hope you enjoy it.