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We will explain the crocheted animals step by step below, so that you can turn them into pieces of decoration or game elements for your little ones. Watch and learn the main thing to start with this beautiful project.
WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE TO MAKE THEM CALLED? If you have already visited us, surely you have already heard. But since what we want is for everyone to know how to crochet their little animals, we are going to start by telling you that this technique for making fluffy and soft dolls is called amigurumi. This way of knitting, inherited from the East, consists of knitting with low points, alternating increases and decreases to give round and curvilinear shapes.
In addition to the fabric, in this way of making dolls, a filling is required that makes them soft, padded and voluminous. Among the types of filling that can be used are seeds, silicone cotton, Styrofoam or styrofoam balls, wadding and pieces of foam.
TIPS TO KNIT THEM Now that you know about the technique, you can continue with the tips on how to crochet figures like the ones you see in the photos:
The first thing is that the needle must be the one indicated for the thickness of the wool that you are going to use. If you don't, it may happen that there are spaces between the points and that the filling is noticeable, or even that it comes out. Tension the yarn in each stitch. This also prevents the fabric from being loose and provides greater fineness in the finish.
Making an invisible decrease will help you not to leave scars on your dolls. As these decreases or increases are necessary to form the balls that are parts of your dolls, there is a risk of leaving stitches that at first glance look like scars.
To make the color change in the spiral fabric, without damaging the harmony of the fabric, it is necessary to make the yarn change in the last loop of the stitch of the previous color. With the new color you make a slip stitch taking only the back yarn over and then you single crochet into the same stitch.