Miniature Amigurumi Crochet: A Delightful Journey into the World of Tiny CreationsWelcome, crochet enthusiasts, to a captivating adventure into the fascinating art of miniature amigurumi crochet! In this blog post, we will dive deep into the magical realm of creating adorable, pint-sized plushies using the timeless technique of crochet. Whether you're an experienced crocheter seeking a new challenge or a beginner with a passion for crafts, this delightful journey will introduce you to the charm and intricacy of crafting miniature wonders.
What is Miniature Amigurumi Crochet?Amigurumi, originating from Japan, is the art of crafting small stuffed toys using crochet techniques. Traditionally, amigurumi creatures were created with a standard size of a few inches tall, but miniature amigurumi takes this art to a whole new level. These adorable creations typically range from 0.5 to 2 inches in height and are lovingly detailed despite their diminutive size.
The Magic of Miniature AmigurumiThere's something enchanting about working on a miniature scale. The intricate details and the feeling of accomplishment when you complete such tiny creations are truly magical. It's like creating your own pocket-sized universe of cute characters that can fit in the palm of your hand. From tiny animals and charming plants to bite-sized food replicas, the possibilities are limitless.
- Crochet Hooks: To begin your miniature amigurumi adventure, you'll need a set of fine steel crochet hooks, typically ranging from 0.5mm to 1.75mm in size. These slender hooks are essential for achieving the tiny stitches required for the intricate patterns.
- Thread and Yarn: Choose fine crochet thread or lace-weight yarn in an array of colors. Cotton thread works exceptionally well for miniatures as it adds a delicate touch to your creations.
- Basic Crochet Skills: Familiarize yourself with basic crochet stitches such as single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increase (inc), decrease (dec), and magic ring. A solid foundation in these techniques will pave the way for creating stunning miniatures.
Tips for Success
- Patience is Key: Miniature amigurumi requires patience and precision. Take your time and enjoy the journey as you watch your tiny creations come to life stitch by stitch.
- Use Good Lighting: Working with such small stitches demands good lighting. Ensure your workspace is well-lit to prevent eye strain and to maintain accuracy in your crocheting.
- Don't Overstuff: When filling your miniature amigurumi, use small amounts of stuffing to avoid distorting the shape. Gentle, controlled stuffing will yield the best results.
- Embroidery Details: Tiny eyes, noses, and other features can be challenging to attach. Opt for embroidery or use tiny beads and felt to add facial features with precision.
- Experiment with Patterns: Explore various patterns available online or try your hand at designing your own. Miniature amigurumi offers endless possibilities for creativity.
0.55 mm crochet hook or right size crochet hook suitable for your
yarn of choice.
Leylak 4-ply yarn red, orange, skin colour, brown, Dark Navyblue
The yarn brand I use for the large Kiki Schachenmayr Catania and 2 mm
Alternative yarn brand is Yarnart Canarias and 0.6 mm hook (any
fine cotton lace yarn)
2.5 mm safety eyes or the eye size varies with the thickness of the
Black and white thread to embroider eyes
Mr : Magic ring
Sc : Single crochet
Inc : Increase
Dec : Decrease
Slst : Slip stitch
Blo : Back loop only
Flo : front loop only
Hdc : half double crochet
Hdcinc : Increase half double crochet
Dc : double crochet
Dcinc : Increase double crochetARMS
Start with skin color. Get help from the scissors to turn the lever in
the 2nd round. Don’t stuff arms.
1- 6 sc in MR (6)
2- (1 sc,inc)x3 (9)
3,4- 9 sc (9) 2 rounds
5- 3-dc bobble st, 8 sc (9)
6- dec, 7 sc (8)
7,20- 8 sc (8) [14 rounds]EARS
1- 6 sc in MR
We sew the ears to the head at a distance of 7 from the eyes. We do
the sewing process after inserting the eyes. It will be easier if we sew
the ears before filling the head.LEG
Start with orange yarn.
R1- Make ch 6, from the second chain 4 sc , 3 sc
in the last chain, continue on the other side of
chain: 3 sc, inc (12)
R2- inc, 3 sc, 3 inchdc, 3 sc, 2 inc (18)
R3- 18 sc (18)
R4- 5 sc, 3 dec, 7 sc (15)
Change to skin color and cut orange color.
R5- BLO 4 sc, 3 dec, 5 sc (12)
Start filling the foot after this round.
Progress by filling up every five rounds.
R6- 4 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc (10)
R7- 10 sc (10)
R8- 9 sc, inc (11)
R9- 11 sc (11)
R10- 10 sc, inc (12)
R11,12- 12 sc (12) [2 rounds]
R13- 11 sc, inc (13)
R14- 13 sc (13)
R15- 12 sc, inc (14)
R16,18- 14 sc (14) [3 rounds]
R19- 12 sc, inc, sc (15)
R20,21- 15 sc [2 rounds]
Cut the thread of the first leg. Let’s continue
without cutting the thread of the second leg.BODY and HEAD
R22- Make 3 chains. 15 sc into first leg, 3 sc into chains, 15 sc into
second leg, 3 sc into chains (36)
The loop marker should be on the back of the body.
R23,24- 36 sc (36) [2 rounds]
R25- 7 sc, dec, 15 sc, dec, 10 sc (34)
R26- 34 sc (34)
R27- 6 sc, dec, 15 sc, dec, 9 sc (32)
R28- 5 sc, dec,14 sc, dec, 9 sc (30)
R29- 30 sc (30)
R30- (3 sc,dec)x6 (24)
R31,36- 24 sc (24) [6 rounds]
After this round, we join the arms. Fill the lower part of the body.
The loop marker should be right in the middle of the back.R37- 4 sc on the body, 4 sc on the body and arm together, 8 sc on the chest, 4 sc
on the body and arm together, 4 sc on the back of the body (24)
R38- 4 sc on the body, 4 sc remaining loops of the arm, 8 sc on the body, 4 sc
remaining loops of the arm, 4 sc on the body (24)
R39- (2 sc, dec)x6 (18)
R40- (sc, dec)x6 (12)
Fill the body tightly.
R41- (2 sc, dec)x3 (9)
R42,44- 9 sc (9) [3 rounds]
R45- 9 inc (18)
R46- (sc, inc)x9 (27)
R47- (2 sc, inc)x6 (36)
R48- (5 sc, inc)x6 (42)
R49- 3 sc, inc (6 sc,inc)x5, 3 sc (48)
R50- (7 sc, inc)x6 (54)
R51,63- 54 sc (54) [13 rounds]
Fasten safety eyes between rounds 54 and 55 leaving 9 stitches apart. After
inserting the eyes you should see 7 stitches between them. After wearing the safe
eyes, you can carefully seal the back of the eyes with the help of a lighter.I
recommend sewing the ears after the eyes are attached.Nose
Embroider a nose between rounds 52 and 53.
Use my pictures to embroider the eyebrows in position.
work the eyebrows
2 rounds above the eyes, 4 stitches wideR64- (7sc,dec)x6 (48)
R65- (6 sc, dec)x6 (42)
R66- (5 sc, dec)x6 (36)
R67- (4 sc, dec)x6 (30)
R68- (3 sc, dec)x6 (24)
Start filling the head. Fill homogeneously. Fill as needed in each row.
R69- (2 sc, dec)x6 (18)
R70- (1 sc, dec)x6 (12)
R71- 6 dec
Cut the thread ,fasten off, pull the opening closed into the front loopsusing
Before you start, leave a long thread . We will use this thread to sew the back of
R1- Make 31 chains, from the second chain (2 sc, inc)x10 (40)
Every row starts with 1 ch and turn.
R2- 5 sc, 4 chain, skip 10 stitch, 10 sc, 4 chain, skip 10 stitch, 5 sc (28)
R3,4- 28 sc (28) [2 row]
R5- 6 sc, inc,14 sc, inc,7 sc (30)
R6- 30 sc (30) [3 row]
R7- (Dc, dcinc)x 15 (45)
From this row we crochet in rounds. slst, 2 ch. Each round ends with slst
and make 2 ch.
R8,9- 45 Dc (45) [2 rounds]
R10- (8 Dc, Dcinc)x5 (50)
R11,13- 50 Dc (50) [3 rounds]
Sew the back of the dress and hide the thread.Sleeves of the dress
The starting point should coincide with the middle of the armpit.
R1- 1 ch, 14 sc, slst. (14)
R2- 2 ch, (Dc, Dcinc)x7 slst. (21)
R3- 2 ch, 21 Dc, slst. (21)
R4- 2 ch, 22 Dc, slst. (21)
R5- 1 ch (sc, dec)x7, slst.(14) Cut the yarn.HAİR/WİG
R1- 6 sc into MR
R2- 6 inc (12)
R3- (sc, inc)x6 (18)
R4- FLO (2sc, inc)x6 (24)
We will start making the hair strands from this row.
S1- Ch24 , from the second chain: 23 hdc, slst into next stitch. (23)
S2- Ch16, from the second chain: 15 hdc, slst into next stitch. (15)
S3- Ch22, from the second chain: 21 hdc, slst into next stitch. (21)
S4- Ch13, from the second chain: 12 hdc, slst into next stitch. (12)
S5,8- Ch12, from the second chain: 11 hdc, slst into next stitch. (11) [4 strands of hair]
S9- Ch13, from the second chain: 12 hdc, slst into next stitch. (12)
S10- Ch22, from the second chain: 21 hdc, slst into next stitch. (21)
S11- Ch16, from the second chain: 15 hdc, slst into next stitch. (15)
S12,24- Ch24, from the second chain: 23 hdc, slst into next stitch. (23) [13 strands of hair]
Top hair; Let’s start with the first loop of the BLO 3rd round.
S25- Ch25 from the second chain: 24 hdc, skip 1 stitch and slst next stitch on round 4 (24)
S26- Ch14, from the second chain: 13 hdc, skip 1 stitch and slst next stitch on round 4 (13)
S27- Ch14, from the second chain: 13 hdc, skip 1 stitch and slst next stitch on round 4 (13)
S28- Ch25 from the second chain: 24 hdc, skip 1 stitch and slst next stitch on round 4 (24)
Cut the yarn, fasten off and and weave the ends. . Fix the hair with the help of fabric glue so that
the reverse side of the wig. Bangs should be above the eyebrows. (for the location of the
eyebrows, see the photo.)Bow
Begin with red color. Work in rounds. Slst and ch2 at the end of each
Make 40 chains and join wiht a slst to the first chain to create a circle.
R1,5- 40 Dc (40) [5 rounds]
I made 100 chains for the ribbon. you can determine the number of
chains by trying on the toy’s head.Bag
Begin with orange color.
R1- Make ch 11, from the second chain 9 sc , 3 sc in the last chain, continue on
the other side of chain: 9 sc, inc (23)
R2,8- 23 sc (23) [7 rounds]
From this round we will cover the bag. Ch1, turn.
R9- 11 sc, ch 1 and turn. (11)
R10- 11 sc ch1 and turn. (11)
R11- 11 sc, ch 1 and turn. (11)
R12- Skip 1 sc, 10 sc, ch 1 and turn. (10)
R13- Skip 1 sc, 9 sc, ch 1 and turn. (9)
R14- Skip 1 sc, 8 sc, slst and cut the yarn. (8)
make 40 chains for the handle of the bag and fix it on the side of the bagAs we come to the end of this whimsical journey, you are now equipped with the knowledge to embark on your own miniature amigurumi crochet projects. The satisfaction of creating these tiny masterpieces will fill your heart with joy, and the admiration they receive will bring a smile to anyone's face.So gather your crochet hooks, threads, and imagination, and let the enchantment of miniature amigurumi crochet take you to a world of delightful wonders. Happy crocheting!