What Counts as Amigurumi in 2022?

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.

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Which Is The “Right” Side Of Amigurumi in 2022?

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.

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What’s the Difference between Crochet and Amigurumi in 2022?

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.

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Can You Wash Amigurumi in 2022?

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.

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