Amigurumi Tips #HumansthatYarn Interview with Craft Yarn Council
Hi there! I would love to share with you my interview for #HumansthatYarn-CraftYarnCouncil.
You can read more about it here --> www.craftyarncouncil.com
What are some tips you would share with someone trying Amigurumi for the first time?
First of all, go for it! It's the most relaxing, therapeutic and fun activity you can do, without leaving your home.
You don't need much, you can do it everywhere and at any time. You wouldn't believe how many times I found myself counting rows while drinking a cup of tea in a coffee shop, or crocheting the pieces of my next project while waiting at the doctor's office. You see people around you looking at their phones, and they don't realize the many things that their own hands can do, if they'd just take the opportunity to try something new.
Imagine giving something handmade to a dear friend of yours, your mom, your kids. There is not better toy in the world than the one made by your own hands. Are you getting "hooked" already?
The first thing I would recommend for beginners is to start learning the basic stitches: Single crochet, Half double crochet, Double crochet, Magic ring (essential for amigurumis), and many more. If you are a visual kind of person like me, you can find so many resources about those stitches. YouTube will be your best friend, you can find a variety of tutorials and basic patterns with super simple steps. Then it's all about practice, practice and more practice. Try and make mistakes, learn from them and move on. Be patient, and the most important thing: Have fun!
One amazing thing about amigurumis is that they are really inexpensive, you will need yarn, safety eyes (or thread), crochet hooks, stuffing, some needles and scissors. Each of your pieces will take time, hours, some of them days. The value will be there, the time, the love and care you put into each doll. They will be exceptional and unique each time.
The world of Amigurumis is unlimited and addicting at the same time. You will see yarn as a potential to do something new every day. Find a notebook to sketch your ideas, try, play with the possibilities and break the rules from time to time. Enjoy the process of learning and your heart will be filled with love every time you see the face of that special person in your live playing of just enjoying one of your creations.