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5 28 6 1 3 7 56 0 5 2 4 85 66 7 9 104 8 9 1 1 0 CONTENTS Basic materials | page 6 page 56 | Rosy the T-rex & her baby boys (Lia Arjono) What you should know before you start | page 7 page 66 | Dashy the beagle & his baby boy (Enna Design) Stitches | page 8 page 79 | Butterﬂy Bree & baby caterpillar Calin (Zabbez) Mom Tilda & baby Earl armadillo (Patchwork Moose) | page 16 page 85 | Mama bear, papa bear & baby bear (Tales of Twisted Fibers) Little Tim the fawn & his mommy (Stuff The Body) | page 28 page 98 | Mama Octa & her baby octopi (Diceberry Designs) Maisy mouse & baby Charly (Erinna Lee) | page 37 page 104 | Papa penguin & baby Pierre (Moji-Moji Design) July the kangaroo & her baby Jumpy (Kamlin Patterns) | page 42 page 110 | Mama Frida monkey & baby Lila (Jamaica Y Tamarindo) Mama Lulu & baby Bea the sloths (Mevvsan) | page 50 page 116 | Designers.
6 BASIC MATERIALS Colorful yarn stated on the yarn label to achieve this. Hooks are usually With every pattern in this book we list the materials used made from aluminium, steel or plastic. Metal hooks tend to create that amigurumi. Any type of cotton, acrylic or to slip between the stitches more easily. wool can be used. Yarn comes in different weights. The yarn weight used in the original design is speciﬁed in Stitch marker each pattern, you can however change this to suit your A stitch marker is a small clip made of metal or plastic. preference provided you match it with the right crochet It’s a simple tool to mark your starting point and give hook. Much of what you need to know is on the yarn you the assurance that you’ve made the right number of label, but it might take a little bit of decoding. We have stitches in each round. With my stitch marker I always added a chart below to help you make the right choice. mark the last stitch of the previous round.
7 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU START Skill level Abbreviations are used throughout the book. You can ﬁnd their explanations on the next pages. beginner When part of the instructions repeat throughout easy the round, we place it between brackets and add the intermediate number of times it should be repeated. We do this to shorten the pattern and make it less cluttered.
8 BASIC STITCHES With the stitches explained in the next pages you can make all of the amigurumi in this book. It's a good idea to practice all the basic stitches before you start making one 1 2 of the characters, as this will help you to read the patterns and abbreviations more comfortably without having to browse back to these pages too often.
9 Double crochet (abbreviation: dc) Bring your yarn over the hook from back to front before 2 placing the hook in the stitch. Now insert your hook in 1 the fourth chain – without counting the loop on the hook (1). Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn 4 through the chain stitch. You now have three loops on the hook (2). Wrap the yarn over the hook again and pull it through the ﬁrst two loops on the hook (3). You now have 3 4 2 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook one last time and draw it through both loops on the hook (4). You have now completed one double crochet. To continue bring your yarn over the hook and insert it in the next 5 6 chain stitch (5). Work the ﬁrst stitch. To raise the yarn, make three chain stitches. Start the next double crochet in the second stitch. Be sure to insert your hook under both loops of this stitch (7).
10 Half double crochet (abbreviation: hdc) Bring your yarn over the hook from back to front before 2 placing the hook in the stitch. Now insert your hook 1 in the third chain – without counting the loop on the hook (1). Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn 3 through the chain stitch. You now have three loops on 3 4 the hook (2). Wrap the yarn over the hook again and pull it through all three loops on the hook (3). You have com- pleted your ﬁrst half double crochet. To continue bring your yarn over the hook and insert it in the next chain Half double crochet stitch (4). To start a second row, bring your thread to the correct height by making two chain stitches.