It’s possible to make a living crocheting through digital marketing and content creation as a crochet designer. Taking commissions for finished objects and participating in craft fairs likely will yield some revenue, but not full time work from home income.
Do you love plants and succulents but hate taking care of them? Crochet this mini heart succulent (hoya kerii) and enjoy having a miniature plant without needing to water it! This cute desk plant can keep you company with its cheery smile and bright flower.
If you’ve just ventured into the world of amigurumi, you might be a bit confused about what exactly the line is between a regular crochet project and “amigurumi.” This term is frequently thrown around to describe all manner of crochet projects, so it may be difficult for beginners to determine what exactly constitutes amigurumi.
Carmen the Mini Doll is a petite sized doll with a brilliant scarlet dress that fits in the palm of your hand. Customize her skin, hair, and dress, to any color you want and create a mini-me, or just a gift for a child!
Louis the Lion is a mini lion that fits in the palm of your hand. This amigurumi is beginner level with a few new techniques that you can get under your belt, including the picot stitch, the technique to work the mane, and embroidering a French knot (optional).
When crocheting in the round to make amigurumi, the right side is the surface that is more textured and has a pattern of repeating “V” shapes throughout. The opposite side is the wrong side, and has horizontal bars instead of the “V” pattern. The right side of amigurumi is decided by convention only, and does not have any further ramifications for crocheting amigurumi.
Amigurumi are a specific type of project under the general crochet umbrella, referring to crocheting 3D toys. The materials required for crochet and amigurumi are more or less the same, including yarn, a hook, and stitch markers for both. However, amigurumi also require some sort of toy stuffing in order to properly bring your animals to life. The techniques for both have a significant overlap; crocheters will be able to make amigurumi without much trouble.
Let’s break it all down; today, we’re talking about exactly what skills you need and how to use them for amigurumi! As a general rule, the five basic skills required…
All amigurumi can be spot washed easily and effectively, though only some can be machine washed. Amigurumi made with acrylic yarn can be machine washed like normal, those made with cotton yarn can be washed on a gentle cycle though they may shrink a little, but amigurumi made from wool yarn should not be washed as they will shrink and emerge looking like felt.
Crochet a mini sweater and stocking for your Christmas tree this year! These adorable miniature ornaments can be strung together into a bunting, made into hanging ornaments, or become tiny stocking stuffers themselves! Each one works up extremely quickly and is the perfect easy Christmas project during this hectic season.