What’s the difference between crochet and amigurumi?
Amigurumi is essentially the same as crochet, only it refers specifically to the process of making 3D toys. Crochet uses a range of techniques, whereas amigurumi almost always involves working in the round, making spheres which are then stuffed to form the limbs of some adorable little animals.
Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?
It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.
What is yarn over hook?
Wrapping the yarn over your crochet hook, called a yarn over (abbreviated yo), is the most basic step to every stitch in crocheting. Yarn overs can be used before or after you insert the hook into the next stitch, and sometimes you yarn over two or more times, depending on the stitch.
What yarn should I use for amigurumi?
As a general rule, the best yarn for amigurumi is cotton or acrylic sport weight yarn. Cotton yarn has clear stitch definition which makes it conducive for beginners, while acrylic is softer and more cost effective. Using sport weight yarn means that amigurumi will look cuter and neater.
What size yarn is best for amigurumi?
For amigurumi I typically use worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn (all different brands depending on their colours).