WHAT IS AMIGURUMI?
Amigurumi, a popular type of crochet, is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami, meaning crocheted or knitted; and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. It often takes the form of an animal or fantastical creature with an aesthetic that’s best described as kawaii or cute. This makes amigurumi ideal for kids or anyone that likes button noses and rosy cheeks.
Are you hooked but don’t know where to start? Then this class is for you! Students will learn the basics of amigurumi, learn to shape little creatures, create different facial expressions, and dress up their creations. By the end of the classes you will be able to go home with this cute bunny.
Students should know how to crochet even, single stitches
AMIGURUMI SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT:
crocheting in a spiral
working with multiples of six
using stitch markers to keep track of your rounds (which are actually spirals)
invisibly decreasing stitches
working with safety eyes
adding facial expressions (smirks, eyebrows, eyelids, frowns)
stuffing your amigurumi without lumps
stitching together two- and three-dimensional pieces