Amigurumi – My Progression So Far

I got the bright idea that, to save money, I should crochet some cute animal figures for family, you know, otters, wolves, that type of thing.


I found an amazing pattern.

Even better.

The problem?

I don’t know how to crochet.


I’m not going to buy fancy supplies until I know I can do the project, and I’ve never done this so… we ran off to Walmart where I bought a large roll of white cotton yarn of the approximate needed weight.

I already had a ton of crochet hooks that I’d inherited from various family members and friends.

Time to give it a try!

So, YouTube has come to my aid, and I’m learning. The first few attempts were…. abysmal.

I made a variety of elaborate knots.

I made several tiny doilies.

I made a thimble.

I made a… finger glove?

I made a ball of dubious shape and dimension.

And I FINALLY found a good tutorial and made a ball.

So, my progression goes like this:

So far, I’ve bent one crochet hook, cut my thumb on a crochet hook so I bled on the project, and bruised my fingers. I got my hook entirely stuck multiple times, and there was vehement swearing. This was all during Monday and Tuesday.

(No sewing project is complete without blood.)

I’ll let you know how it’s going! I’m not sharing the patterns I intend to use for obvious reasons such as the people I intend to gift them to read this blog.

Crossing my fingers.