Kawaii Amigurumi Crochet: Adorable Animals & Friends
Discover the basics of Kawaii crochet to stitch, build and decorate authentic amigurumi with instruction from crochet designer Stacey Trock. Using Japanese charts, you'll discover how to work spiral and joined rounds, add expressive features and customize projects for the perfect level of cuteness.
Stacey is a crochet designer and the author of "Crocheted Softies," "Cuddly Crochet" and "Modern Baby Crochet." She also designs her own line of cute and cuddly crochet stuffed animals for FreshStitches and is dedicated to writing patterns and providing tutorials that help her students crochet their own adorable creations.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Stacey Trock and start by learning about kawaii amigurumi and how to choose the best yarn and tools for your projects. Then, get tips for working a magic ring, adding craft eyes and reading Japanese charts. Begin working your first project in spiral rounds to practice the basics of starting and stuffing.
Move on to working your next amigurumi: Barnaby Bear and Delilah Doll. As you stitch, you'll discover essential techniques for making flat pieces and joining the different parts of your amigurumi.
See what makes the kawaii style so unique by learning how to play with proportion. Continuing with Barnaby and Delilah, Stacey will show you three different kawaii cuteness levels using facial expressions, proportions and texture.
Discover how kawaii can be applied to more than dolls with the Diggory Dinosaur project. You'll learn about changing colors and working in joined rounds instead of spirals. Stacey will also explain how to make asymmetrical shaping for Diggory's dino body.
Move on to projects that have fun features with Martin Monkey and Brigit Bunny. See how to make them come to life by painting cute accents and adding pipe cleaners to their tails and ears.
Finish class by learning how to doll up Delilah's hair. Stacey will show you three different ways to add hair by sewing, embroidering and using fringe. Then, see how to customize it for color, texture and style.