Amigurumi for Beginners

Mar 05, 2023 10:00AM—Mar 19, 2023 11:00AM

Location

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Amigurumi is the technique used to make the adorable (usually small) stuffed animals, colorful dolls, and play food that are so popular today. The word amigurumi literally means a knit or crocheted stuffed toy, which is exactly what this Japanese technique creates. We’ll focus on crochet Amigurumi in this three-session class that will teach you the basic stitches (single crochet stitch, magic circle, and invisible decrease), how to read a pattern, and how to stuff and assemble an apple, strawberry, lemon, or carrot. Since the construction of most amigurumi toys is the same, once you’ve made one in class, you’ll have the skills you need to continue your Amigurumi adventure!

Maria Cano has been crocheting for about eight years and is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Instructor. She became interested in crochet because of its versatility – it can be used to create anything from flat scarves and dishcloths to intricate 3D models of mathematical concepts, stuffed animals, and clothing. She particularly enjoys the art of amigurumi and posts her work on Instagram.

$55 – $65

Additional Supply Fee: None!

Scholarship Available: No

Level: Basic crochet experience required.

Number of Students: 4 to 8

Required Supplies: Please bring the following with you to class:

  • crochet hook – 3.5 mm to 4.5 mm
  • medium-thickness acrylic yarn in several colors – suggested colors include red (apple/strawberries), green (leaves), brown (stems), yellow (lemon)
  • polyester fiber fill

Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center from 10.00 am to 11.00 am on three consecutive Sundays – March 5, March 12, and March 19.

Covid 19 Policy: SEFAA is following the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidelines for DeKalb County, Georgia, and masks are required in the SEFAA Center only at High Covid-19 Community Levels.

Photo credits: Craft Yarn Council (lemon); DROPS Design (apples and strawberries)