The secret of amigurumi finishing ball! | Amigurumi for beginners
Hello there! Today we are going to talk about how to finish a neat Amigurumi ball!
I’m going to share my secret! I love upgrading my technique and I’m always learning new ways to improve my crochet toys. And I see a lot of people struggle when finishing a crochet ball, with the ending not neat and nice-looking, as the beginning.
Well, today, this change!
The perfect finish off:
I learned this technique in Spain, with the grandmother of one friend I just made there. It’s very simple and changes completely your ending!
So, are you ready? Let’s begin!
We will go with the step by step pictures and instructions, and at the end of this article there’s a small video so we can do it together!
And if you need, check out another amigurumi basics that might help you also.
- Easy way to make a magic ring
- How to single crochet (sc)
- How to increase (inc)
- What is invisible decrease (invDEC or DEC)
- How to back post single crochet (BPSC)
The biggest secret it’s right at beginning! Instead of finishing with 6SC (last row 6dec), stop your work at one row before the ending (1sc, 1dec total 12sc).
Repeat this process all across your stitches. Inserting the yarn in the front loop of the two stitches. You will make this 6 times (total of the 12sc you have in your work)
Pull tight the yarn once you are done.
Now that your detail is closed. Start making a circle around the last row, inserting the yarn 2 by 2 stitches. This will make the last row a little bit more “fat”, giving a better shape of your row.
Again pull tight the yarn.
Hide the remaining yarn inside the central part of the detail. Cut the leftover, and use your hands to shape your amigurumi detail!
Now, press play and check the video. All the step by step on how to finish your crochet toy neat is there! And we can do it together!
This technique changed my life! Literally!
I was in love when I learn this, and I hope I helped you to improve a little bit your way of finishing your Amigurumi crochet toy!
If you have any questions, please leave in the comment box below. I’ll be happy to help you finish your crochet toy!