Lovely amigurumi toys appeared in Japan, the name literally translated from Japanese as "knitted, wrapped".
These little toy creatures crocheted, very soft, warm and cute, won the hearts of needlewomen in our country.
You will need
- - yarn-
- - hook-
- - a tapestry needle-
- - fishing line, wire or waxed thread-
For knitting amigurumi any yarn will suit: Cotton, for example, "Iris", acrylic, angora. The only condition is that it should not be thick. If you want to make a soft fluffy toy, knit from mohair, angora or mixed yarn. To create textured miniatures, cotton twisted threads are best. Also, a variety of yarn remains, which many needlewomen will find in stock.
For knitting you will need a hook, its sizeShould be one size smaller than the one recommended by the manufacturer (usually it is indicated on the label to the yarn). This is necessary for the canvas to be quite dense.
Start knitting with the head. Make an air loop or the so-called "amigurumi ring", then tie the first row with six bars without a crochet. Next, knit all the stitches in a spiral.
If you are not sure of your skills, useSomething round, for example, a tennis ball, as a template. Attach it to the knitting and tie up to the middle. Then remove it and continue knitting in reverse order. Next, knit the trunk, which should be smaller than the head, paws and other necessary details according to the scheme.
Fill all parts with filler. It can be sintepon, holofayber, sintepuh or silicone. And the head should be filled not so tightly, and the body, on the contrary, as it is possible more densely. This is to ensure that the toy is more stable, since the head is disproportionately large. For stability, paws can be filled with balls, beads or other small plastic parts.
Connect all parts. Sew your head to the torso with the same thread that the toy was knit. Then paws, ears and other details.
The toy's muzzle is embroidered with a tapestry needleBlunt tip so that it can not damage the knitted fabric. Spout and eyes with cilia can be purchased ready in shops for needlework and paste them on the muzzle. Whiskers should be made from fishing line, wire or wax.