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How to Crochet a Hammerhead Shark Amigurumi
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 01h 52m 17s
  • Release date: 2021-08-24
  • Author: Michael Cao
  • Provider: Udemy

How to Crochet a Hammerhead Shark Amigurumi


In this video lesson, I will teach you how to crochet a cute little kawaii Seahorse! These videos provide step-by-step instructions to help you create the perfect amigurumi toy!  Never crocheted before? No problem! This course also includes an introductory video that will review the basic techniques needed to crochet and make our little amigurumi stuffed animals that I call our little "knotmonsters"! This pattern and many more patterns can be found in my Knotmonsters: Pink Animals Edition book, available on Amazon (paperback & kindle) and through Etsy (ebook).Materials needed: worsted weight yarn, crochet hook (4mm or 3.75mm), scissors, stitch marker, safety eyes (8-14 mm), yarn needle #16 with blunt tip, stuffing material, pen/paper, ruler, embroidery thread.The size of all my amigurumi knotmonsters range from 10cm to 20cm (with worsted weight yarn)Introductory Tutorials include step-by-step instructions for basic crochet stitches:Slip knot, Slip Stitch, Chain, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, Triple Crochet, Magic Ring, Front Loops/Back Loops, Increasing, Invisible Decrease, Changing Colors, Tying OffIf you have never crocheted before, NO PROBLEM. Everyone has to start somewhere. When I first started, it took me a week just to figure out how to make a ball. It took even longer to get my fingers and hands used to holding a crochet hook. Crocheting can be frustrating at first but like with all things new, your body will develop muscle memory and over time, you will find that it will get easier. Always remember that nothing is hard, only new. There is no right way or wrong way to crochet. Whatever works for you, your body, and your ability is the right way. Some people will hold a crochet hook like a pen, I prefer to hold it like a knife, with my index finger along the length of the hook. This is purely personal preference. Crochet is an art form and like all art forms, is open to personal interpretation. Crochet patterns function as guidelines only, and I encourage you to bring your own artistic flair to each pattern. Do not be afraid to use different hooks or types of yarn. Experiment by changing the colors. Add accessories, modify the body shape, and bring your own individual spice to each pattern. Sometimes it will work; most of the time, it will not, and that is perfectly fine because in the end, you will end up with something that is yours. Something that you created. Your own little knotmonster.