How to Crochet the Seamless Seam

Came up with this new technique that I'm calling the seamless seam when I was writing the pattern for next Monday's Snowman pattern (if you know the real name please let me know in the comments!!). It's made so you can get the look of something being sewn together without actually having to sew two pieces together!

Here's how I made it...

Materials I'm Using:
• The Yarn (Medium Weight)
• Size I9/5.50mm Hook

Gauge: Unimportant

Worked in the Round

The Stitches:
• St : Stitch
• Sc : Single Crochet
• Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
• FLO : Front Loops Only
• BLO : Back Loops Only
• InvDec : Invisible Decrease

 
Crochet Piggy Pig

Want this piggy pattern? Let me know in the comments!

The Pattern

So for my piece I'm working in the Rnd and just decreased down from 24 > 18 stitches around using InvDec...

(2:00) Rnd 1: Working in the BLO, [sc 1, dec 1] repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 1 finished

Now, for the next Rnd you'll be working into the front loops from Rnd 1 and the previous Rnd too, lets call it "Rnd 0".

The problem is, there are more sts in Rnd 0 than there are in Rnd 1.

You'll have to make sure each front loop from Rnd 0 gets a stitch,

and every other back loop from Rnd 1 gets an increase.

(2:52) Rnd 2: Working into the FLO from Rnd 0 and Rnd 1, making sure that each front loop from Rnd 0 gets 1 st only, [sc 1, inc] repeat 6 times (18)

crocheted snowman amigurumi by club crochet

Now you can continue on in your pattern.

If you do an increasing Rnd (ex: [sc 2, inc] x 6) you'll get more of a fat body, like my little piglet guy or a Snowman.

If you just sc in each st it will go straight down and you'll get more of a lolly pop figure, like this 📍

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How to Make a Chubby Derpy Face for your Amigurumi

Being a really big fan of shows like Adventure Time and Over the Garden Wall really effects the things I make especially when it comes to Amigurumi.

One of my favorite things they do in the show is make derpy, dorky faces.

Here's a quick how to video for making a derpy face for your amigurumi with just some black thread and a needle!

Full pattern for Wilber coming soon! Make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable notifications to be notified when the full Wilber pattern goes live!

Pasta la' Pizza!
-Lou

How to Crochet Finger Puppets


I had this idea a 6 or so months ago to turn all my little characters into finger puppets, and like all my ideas I proceeded to wait a ridiculously long time before I actually did something with it!! I wish I didn't wait so long because these are THE BOMB!!! And super duper easy to make!!

In this post I'll be giving you the low down (down low?) about how to turn any of your crocheted amigurumi into finger puppets.

At first I figured I would just leave the bottom open to make it easy. The issue with that was I could feel all the stuffing, yarn threads and eyes on the inside and I didn't like it one bit.

 

So here's my fix, basically I make the end a bit longer instead of sewing it closed. Then I simply stuff it back into the piece!

Couple things to note before starting:

• First off you'll be working in the round for this technique, this can easily be done with turns though too
• Second, you'll want to do this at the end of your project just before stuffing it in. This means for the project you'll have to be working from the top down.  If you're working from the bottom up then you can still use this technique by going backwards, but it's gonna be a little trickier.

 

Okay to start, you want to have your piece almost closed, get it down to 12 stitches around.

To make it easier to stuff in, I suggest working into the back loops only for the first Rnd.

 

Rnd 1: Working in the back loops only, [sc 2, dec 1] repeat 3 times (9)


Try making these stitches a little tight, this will make it grip to your finger better. Also if you haven't stuffed your amigurumi yet, stuff it now. Remember that you'll be stuffing it with this end, so make sure not to stuff it too much.

 

Rnds 2 - 4: sc in each st around (9 x 3)

You can repeat these Rnds to make it longer and fit further down on your finger. Making more Rnds would be useful if your amigurumi is a bit larger or heavier and you're worried of it falling of your finger.

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Rnd 5:
[sc 1, dec 1] repeat 3 times (6)

Okay now we can finally sew it closed and stuff it in. See the video above to get specific instructions but you're basically just sewing it closed like you would normally sew a piece closed.

See How to Sew Closed

Here's the hardest part, stuffing it back into the piece. First take the tail end and go through the top, you'll use this to pull it in after stuffing. For stuffing the end in I do a kinda pincer like motion; pinching the piece and stuffing it in simultaneously.

Once you have it stuffed in with your fingers all the way, pull the end to really get it fully stuffed it. 

Finally, cut the end close!


Pasta la Pizza and Happy Hookin!
- Lou