Even though we’re all using the same crochet pattern, I bet that no two slugs will look alike! Why? Because there are so many ways to modify an amigurumi pattern! Let’s take a peek at a few options… you might end up making more than one slug!
1. Follow the pattern exactly
There’s no shame in doing this! Use the recommended yarn, recommended hook size and follow the instructions to the letter.
You’ll get an amigurumi that looks pretty much exactly like the sample.
To change it up a little bit, pick a different color!
2. Make a giant amigurumi
To make a super-big amigurumi, pick a thick yarn and use a larger size hook. Then, follow the pattern!
If you can’t find a thick yarn, hold two strands of yarn together. It’ll be double the thickness of the original!
Don’t know what size hook to use? Don’t fret. Check the yarn label for hook recommendations, or (if you don’t have a label) guess and try a swatch. As long as your fabric doesn’t have holes, it’s a fine hook!
3. Make a teeny-tiny amigurumi
Instead of going big… go small!
I like using a fingering weight yarn (i.e. sock yarn) and a size C hook… but I’ve seen others go even smaller! Try crochet thread and a steel crochet hook for a super-tiny guy!
4. Add stripes or a gradient
It’s easy to add stripes to your amigurumi… just change yarn colors every few rounds. This is a fabulous way to use up all those little odds-and-ends of yarn!
5. Add some glitz
Maybe your amigurumi just wants a little pizazz!
You can add some beads, or pick a yarn that already has beads or sequins added in. Fun!
Ready to start crocheting?
Now that you have lots of ideas for your slug, the next step is to pick a yarn and get started!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting crocheting tips that will help you through any tricky parts. If you stumble on a problem before then, pop into the slug-a-long thread on Ravelry and ask a question!
Can’t wait to see what you crochet!
Bet you can’t wait to see what’s coming up, can you? Here’s the updated schedule: