Amigurumi is a style of crochet which was developed in Japan, and is often used to make really cute animals and characters!
Who Is This Course For?
The Crochet Amigurumi Course is suitable for anybody aged 14 and over who has either completed the Beginners’ Crochet Course or is proficient in chain and double crochet. There will be just 6 learners on this course to ensure you get lots of help from your tutor to create your super cute (or scary) animals.
We will build on your existing crochet skills to learn all the techniques you need to design and crochet your own amigurumi character.
We will start by looking at different examples of amigurumi and the techniques used to make them. We will discuss how different shapes are created and how these are used to create unique characters. You will then use the basic techniques to crochet your own cute bookworm. We will also discuss the pattern you have chosen to make in sessions two and three, and the wool that will be needed to create it.
Your lovely tutor will support you to create your own amigurumi character from the pattern you have chosen, customising them if required. You could customise with colour choice, decoration and features or changing shapes of arms and legs. In fact whatever takes your fancy!
We will continue to work on our custom characters and, depending on the complexity of your design, finish them today ready for a character parade!
What Should I Bring With Me?
Just bring yourself and a pattern that you would like to follow in sessions two and three. You can bring your own crochet hook if you prefer (size 4mm), but hooks will be provided for use during the sessions. We will provide all the materials you need for your bookworm, however you will need to provide the wool for your custom character – we will go through what your requirements are in session one, and you can then purchase before the next session.
What Do I Take Home?
You will take home your completed custom character and full instructions and patterns to carry on creating your own amigurumi parade! You will also have one ball of Stylecraft DK from which you will have only used a small amount to make your bookworm, and five purple stitch markers!