Date(s) - 05/17/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming
Instructor: Kris Straukas
What is Amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese term that refers to the beautiful and artful technique of crocheting stuffed animals, people and other 3D objects
This workshop is for the advanced beginner that is familiar with basic crochet stitches; the Magic Ring, Single Crochet stitch, the Increase stitch and Invisible Decrease stitch. Kris will teach you how to crochet ‘in the round” using the Magic Ring and a series of increase and decrease stitches to create Patrick the Giraffe! Workshop will include pattern, with detailed instructions and pictures. If you are unable to finish your giraffe during the workshop, there will be an opportunity to attend a free open studio session for any additional help needed.
Students who need instruction on the above stitches, Kris has scheduled a beginner crochet Amigurumi workshop (Please see class calendar).
Level – Advanced Beginner
-Worsted weight yarn – I highly recommend “I Love This Cotton” brand, which can be found at Hobby Lobby. Two colors (I used Buttercup and Pale Denim), one skein of each color.
-Crochet Hook Size E/4- 3.5MM – Many types of crochet hooks to choose from and a personal choice, I recommend a hook with a comfort grip or wood handle.
-Stitch markers: Size Medium (I recommend Clover brand markers that look like safety pins) (I will have stitch markers available to purchase for .25 each)
-Embroidery Scissors (I will have a few extra pairs for student use)
-Tapestry needle (I prefer the metal needles, if using plastic make sure it has a fine tip)
-Pins (I will have pins for student use)
-Stuffing tool (if needed, usually included in bag of fiberfill)
-Black Safety Eyes: Size 12MM or 10MM (I will have safety eyes available to purchase for .50 a pair)