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Amigurumi Rhino/Hippo (in-person)



AMIGURUMI SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT: 

  • pattern reading

  • magic loop

  • crocheting in a spiral 

  • working with multiples of six

  • using stitch markers to keep track of your rounds (which are actually spirals)

  • increasing stitches 

  • invisibly decreasing stitches

  • shaping feet and learn to switch between working in rounds and flat work

  • working with safety eyes

  • adding facial expressions (smirks, eyebrows, eyelids, frowns)

  • stuffing your amigurumi without lumps 

  • stitching together two- and three-dimensional pieces


MATERIALS:

  • Yarn: In general, all yarns that are NOT stretchy are suitable for amigurumi. You can use 1 skein of light worsted weight (DK/8 ply) yarn, (for example, Uptown Worsted).  Use whatever color your heart desires, solid colors, stripes, self-patterned. You will also need a contrasting color like white or black for the horns. Food for thought: The thicker your yarn the bigger your amigurumi will be, also, the thicker the yarn, the more will be needed to complete the project.

  • Hook:  size D (3.25mm) hook (The hook should be about 2 sizes smaller than the one recommended on the label of your yarn)

  • Suggested safety eye size - 12mm

  • Blunt tip sewing needle

  • A locking stitch marker (a paper clip will also do)

  • A few pins to secure your pieces while sewing them together

  • Scissors

  • Pencil or pen to scribble notes on your pattern

PREREQUISITE SKILLS: 

Students should know how to crochet even, single stitches

 

3 Classes, 2 hours each 

 
Skill Level:
beginner
Skill Details:
PREREQUISITE SKILLS: Students should know how to crochet even, single stitches AMIGURUMI SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT: pattern reading magic loop crocheting in a spiral working with multiples of six using stitch markers to keep track of your rounds (which are actually spirals) increasing stitches invisibly decreasing stitches shaping feet and learn to switch between working in rounds and flat work working with safety eyes adding facial expressions (smirks, eyebrows, eyelids, frowns) stuffing your amigurumi without lumps stitching together two- and three-dimensional pieces
Requirements:
MATERIALS: Pattern: Rhino by DIY fluffies, www.mariskavos.nl or etsy and ravelry Yarn: In general, all yarns that are NOT stretchy are suitable for amigurumi. You can use 1 skein of light worsted weight (DK/8 ply) yarn, (for example, Uptown Worsted). Use whatever color your heart desires, solid colors, stripes, self-patterned. You will also need a contrasting color like white or black for the horns. Food for thought: The thicker your yarn the bigger your amigurumi will be, also, the thicker the yarn, the more will be needed to complete the project.
Instructor Name:
Ivonne Schuh
Instructor Bio:
Hi there, my name is Ivonne and I am a German expat currently living in Mechanicsville, VA. I have been knitting and crocheting since I was a child, taught by many talented women in my family and in school. I enjoy knitting and crocheting because I love to create. I am passionate about all the fiber arts but my favorite "child" is definitely amigurumi, which is the Japanese word for "crochet doll/creature". I love creating colorful, happy one-of-a-kind items because the world is already crowded with gray and dull off-the-conveyor-belt-monotony. I would love to share my knowledge with you. Let's make something vibrant and unique!

Amigurumi Rhino/Hippo (in-person)

Cost:
$ 65.00
Excludes materials and supplies
AmiRhinoHippoNov:   Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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