My main difficulty when I looked at the photos of the Amigurumis on Google and decided to learn along with my friend I was the absence of good tutorials in English. How we watched a lot of things out, there were several doubts about what material to use, how to find the shades we needed for a particular project, how to close the pieces... Finally, a multitude of challenges that were (and remain) being transposed on the basis of trial and error, with a lot of research on the Internet. We found a site with all the speak of collaboration step for the confection of Amigurumi.
This is the first of a series of posts aiming to take a step by step for you to make your own amigurumis, regardless of whether you already possess some knowledge of crochet or not.
Tips on Materials:
About the Needles: the most used needles are the Crochet size 2.0 – 2.5 and 3.0 or that of their prefência. The price is super affordable, but I have to emphasize that each person adapts to a form of work. That's because there is no rule: the tendency in Amigurumi is to make more "tight" points, which contradicts a little who is accustomed to crochet. The point is that the pets do not have "holes" because it would not look beautiful and because the filling may end up leaving the play. This means that a person who is accustomed to making more open spots might have to use a smaller needle, until he gets used to "tighten" plus the stitches. It is important to emphasize also having a tapestry needle that is nothing more than a thicker needle that will allow to unite the parts of the Amigurumi.