Crochet Techniques: Amigurumi Snowman
Make a snowman using the amigurumi technique.
- Tue, 12/5/2023 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Tue, 12/12/2023 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, 12/5/2023 - Tue, 12/12/2023
Learn and practice crochet amigurumi techniques while making a stuffed snowman. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Some of the techniques you'll learn include:
- Making a "magic circle" to start a project in the round
- Working spiral single crochet in the round
- Increasing and decreasing with single crochet
- Pom-pom creation (if the beanie is chosen for the hat)
The body of the snowman is worked entirely in single crochet from the bottom up. The snowman will be decorated with a scarf and hat (your choice of a beanie or top hat) created with a variety of stitches including back loop only and front loop only crochet.
Skill level: Advanced beginner. While the stitches aren't particularly difficult, there are a lot of details in completing this project.
- An $8 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers a materials kit that includes safety eyes and buttons, orange yarn for the nose, and poly fill and poly pellets to stuff and weight the snowman.
- You need to download and bring a copy of the Snowman Ornament pattern by Toni Davenport. It's available for $3 on Ravelry.
- You need to bring:
- White/ivory yarn for the body. The pattern recommends worsted weight (size 4/medium) acrylic yarn. Feel free to use what you have as long as it's the right weight.
- Additional yarn for the scarf and hat. You'll need two solid colors for the beanie option, or black and one other color for the top hat option.
- A 5.0 or 5.5 mm crochet hook
- A large tapestry needle
Crochet 101 or other experience with the basic crochet stitches and the ability to follow a written crochet pattern.
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