How to Crochet knit ENGLISH #Amigurumi Ball Tutorial – Free Online YouTube Video Class Art

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this is going to be a crochet ball what type of animals or creatures will you make out of your crochet ball I am using four ply yarn and a size H 5 millimeter crochet hook take the loose end wrap it over your main strand now you have a loop take the loop fold it over your main strand put your hook below the center strand back up the opposite side this creates the slip knot work a chain 3 1 2 3 join with the beginning chain putting your hook right through the first chain wrap the yarn over pull it through pull through the loop on your hook and that joins your chain into a ring work 9 single crochet through the loop 1 2 3 then putting my hook right through the center of the loop working around the chain 4 5 six seven eight nine we will sew the tail in a little bit later round two will be working two single crochet in each stitch around we will be working in the continual round and that is by putting your hook right below the two loops at the top of the stitch working the first single crochet we will work a second single crochet in the same stitch and this is the increase we will be working two single crochet in each stitch around for a total of 18 three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen 15 16 17 18 this is what it looks like through round 2 round 3 will be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of 18 we’re working the continual round so this means we continue working single crochet that’s stitch two three four five six seven eight nine ten 11 12 13 14 15 16 17:18 this is what we have with round three at this point you may want to attach a scrap piece of yarn and this is the yarn marker so you know where the beginning of the round is and I’ve just loosely attached it just like that we will be working on round four round four will have 24 single crochet the first two stitches will be individual stitches one two the third stitch will be an increase three four individual five six the increase seven eight individual nine ten increase 11 12 individual 13 14 increase 15 16 individual 17 18 increase 19 20 individual 21 22 increase 23 24 attach my yarn marker to the last stitch and this is where I worked the increase and if you don’t get it to line up perfect or the number of stitches are not perfect don’t worry about it you can go on ahead and work an extra increase the project is still going to work even if your stitch count is off a little bit round 5 will be an individual stitch in three stitches one two three the next stitch will be an increase for five there will be a total of 30 single crochet on round five six seven eight increase nine ten eleven twelve thirteen increase fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen increase nineteen twenty increases working two stitches in the same stitch and you can see the two stitches worked right below the two loops at the top of the stitch 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 round six will have 36 single crochet work one single crochet in each of the next four one two three four and increase in the next five six work an individual stitch in each of the next four seven eight nine ten work two in the next stitch eleven twelve 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 I’m back around to the beginning you can see there are slight points this is what happens when you don’t stagger the stitches and sometimes I will stagger a little bit off it is not going to matter because once we continue on you won’t notice the points round seven through 12 will be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of 36 I have completed round 12 round 13 will be a decrease round we will start off by working one single crochet in four stitches one two three four to work the decrease you put the hook under the first stitch wrap the yarn over pull it through put your hook through the next stitch wrap the yarn over pull it through there are three loops on the hook wrap the yarn over pull through all three loops at the end of round 13 we will have 30 single crochet work one single crochet in each of the next four stitches one two three four work a single crochet decrease put your hook below the two loops at the top of the stitch wrap the yarn over pull it through put your hook below the two loops at the top of the next stitch wrap the yarn over pull it through there are three loops on your hook wrap the yarn over pull through all three loops work four individual stitches one two three four work a decrease work for individual stitches 1 2 3 4 work a decrease work for individual stitches 1 2 3 4 work a decrease work for individual stitches 1 2 3 4 work a decrease you you you can see how it’s slightly beginning to turn in this is what it looks like on the bottom this is the top now would be a good time to sew in the tail at the beginning before we get it closed up too much I’m going to thread my needle use whatever needle you have one hand the eye should be large enough for the yarn to fit through I’m going to make a little knot right here at the beginning and then I’m going to weave in the tail just like that then I’m going to leave it on the inside there and then cut off some of the excess just like that and that will be on the inside round 14 will be a decrease round there will be 24 single crochet work one single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease work a single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease work a single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease work a single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease work a single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease work a single crochet in each of the next three stitches one two three work a single crochet decrease this completes round 14 we have 24 single crochet this will be round 15 work one single crochet in two stitches work a single crochet decrease there will be a total of 18 single crochet we have worked the first three stitches four five the decrease this is six seven eight now the decrease nine individual stitches ten eleven now the decrease this is 12 13 14 15 which is the decrease 1617 now the decrease which is 18 at this point I’m going to take polyester fiberfill and stuff it in the ball you can use whatever material you have to stuff your ball if you want to use scraps of anything you could even use scrap yarn old rags torn up whatever you have anything will work round 16 will be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of eighteen one two three for five six 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 at this point I’m going to work a slip stitch skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip a single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next skip one single crochet work a slip stitch in the next I’m going to wrap the yarn over and pull off a long tail cut off the yarn we will sew the rest of the opening shut I have threaded my needle and I’m going to weave it between this last round give it a tug slightly as we work our way around that looks pretty good so what I’m going to do let’s make a knot make the second knot now you can leave the tail on if you need to be sewing something else together to it or what I’m going to do is just saw it right on through the ball just like that and then cut off the yarn and that completes the ball

 

100 Responses

  1. Jacksey Monk

    December 5, 2015 5:35 am

    What's the formula for the first "round" of stitches? As in, you made 3 single crochets, joined them together, then made 9 stitches from the inside of the circle. Is it 3 times by itself, or just 3 + 6?

    Hope that made sense. Your tutorials are great, btw! X

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  2. Knit4Peace

    December 19, 2015 5:20 am

    At last, a clear, understandable tutorial on making a crocheted ball. Yay for YouTube and yay for teachers like you!

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  3. Chubby Mints

    December 27, 2015 5:40 pm

    I'm quite new to crochet so I don't understand a lot of crochet terminology, what does she mean by 'individual' and 'increase' ???

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  4. Victoria Holmes

    January 3, 2016 2:54 am

    Hello, I'm trying to do the cat characters but can't seem to know how to start it off. I'm really struggling. please help! thanks

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  5. Felice Adhihusada

    January 5, 2016 6:18 am

    When i make amigurumi, i always found the start of my new round shifted to the right a bit so the start of every row is not in a straight line. Can anyone tell me why and maybe give me some pointer?

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  6. Tales of a Mouse

    February 1, 2016 8:42 pm

    How we do for a bigger ball? we continue with augmentations after round 6?
    Sorry for my bad english…

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  7. MB Truman

    February 4, 2016 7:36 am

    I wonder if you could help…I have a project where I have to attach two balls and install a doll joint to make the head rotate, and I have no idea how!

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  8. Nancy Malesic

    March 10, 2016 9:54 pm

    HI!! I am a beginner at crocheting but learning pretty quickly by watching youtube videos.
    I was wondering how you figure out the pattern to crochet a ball size on your own. I can only follow what I see on youtube for whatever size ball the video is on but if I wanted to crochet a ball size of my choice, how would I determine the increase and decrease amounts?

    Thank you!!

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  9. BreArlene

    March 16, 2016 4:26 am

    I made this ball and I am very happy with how it turned out. But if I wanted to make a smaller version how would I do that? Would I just not make as many increases?

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  10. Alyshia Hopper

    April 11, 2016 6:44 am

    i am trying to make it a large ball in order to make a pillow, how do i do this without it turning into an odd shape?

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  11. Tenzing Wangmu

    May 11, 2016 10:07 pm

    hope I can do this … just bought the crochet stick … it looks damn good … don't know if I will be able to

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  12. Paul Papachristou

    May 15, 2016 9:40 am

    You should have what stiches your doing above your project I'm sure I'm not the only one that forgets or is faster….all in all the ball is great.

    Plus people that don't speak English will know how many & the sc and dec2tog.means

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  13. Nathalie Labrosse

    May 31, 2016 4:53 pm

    thanks for such a easy to follow tutorial ☺ I'm a beginner who just wants to learn more and more and such videos are a great help!

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  14. Blueberry Blossom

    June 4, 2016 7:20 pm

    This is a great video!
    I also have crochet videos on my channel
    It would mean so much to me if anyone would check it out!

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  15. Jen Brady

    June 12, 2016 12:25 am

    This video helped me years ago in knowing how to start designing my own stuffed animals for gifts. It is still a great resource when telling other people how to do a magic circle. Thank you!

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  16. Anna Vamvacoula

    June 30, 2016 10:06 pm

    I visited many sites and watched many videos.. but THIS IS THE BEST EVER. GOD BLESS YOU.. I finally managed to crochet in the round!!! Thank you a million times

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  17. artkarolina

    October 2, 2016 4:13 am

    Thank you for a very thorough video. I'll be making some pieces based on the ball shape. What kind of yarn is usually used? Cotton or wool?

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  18. Sabrina Laffitte

    December 3, 2016 4:19 am

    I am trying to make a ball that has a nipple on it, like the boobie beanies, but as a ball. Do you have any recommendations?

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  19. Craft Detonation

    February 2, 2017 2:07 am

    This is super easy! I showed it to a little girl who asked me to teach her and she got it so fast. It's perfect for beginners.

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  20. IAMGiftbearer

    February 7, 2017 3:33 am

    It's hard for me to see what you're doing differently when you increase. Are you doing 2 single crochets in one hole?

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  21. inzagi7

    March 23, 2017 8:23 pm

    Great video. Ive got idea when i watch this. I will try make some Amigurumi Easter eggs for Easter.

    Do you thing this can help?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EyeLD5MumQ

    Thanks

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  22. Tomato Queen

    March 25, 2017 3:15 am

    Ok so before I watched this video I made a stuffy. I wasn't make it correctly though, I was making a square and then adding stitches to the side. This video really helped me

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  23. Miranda Becica

    March 31, 2017 9:41 pm

    really really difficult for me to follow, I can hardly see what your hands are doing and you are going way too fast – I have to pause every few seconds, then rewind, then try figure out where youre putting the hook, then pause again, etc. I'll try a different video.

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  24. Wynona Danielle Castor Advincula

    April 17, 2017 6:47 pm

    Just wondering, how can we make these balls into animals for example. Do I add a second layer or do I use different colors on the ball itself? I'm planning to make a penguin for my friend and I admit I am a beginner. By the way, I know this was posted Long ago, but it's worth a shot to ask.

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  25. Olivia Thorpe

    May 30, 2017 1:16 am

    This is practically ASMR and I love it. Also very educational, although I'm not quite skilled enough to do this with as much ease as I'd like.

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  26. Sara BunnY M.D.

    July 9, 2017 6:04 pm

    The first time I learn the definition of Amigurumi I just fell in love with the entire crochet thing. I'm so eager to learn how to master these skills just for the love of my great newfound obsession with Mickey and Mini Mouse. I'm sure when I do actually learn it, I will make tons of them for the love that I have for these cuties toys. I have to find the way to learn these skills in my spree time, I hope It's not too difficult to master.

    It brings me back so many childhood years. I'm sure my room will be filled with Mickey and Mini Mouse Amigurumi in no time. hahaha.

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  27. Julie J

    July 13, 2017 11:01 pm

    This tutorial is so helpful!!! I made an orange one and turned it into a miniature basketball for my friend.

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  28. 汉语4ever

    August 12, 2017 9:41 pm

    your video is great I extended the raws till 7 then increase to make (kirby) as a gift for my little sister which is her favorite character.
    thank you so much for the great video.
    so much 💖 from ksa.

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  29. Miriam Kandziorski

    August 14, 2017 5:42 am

    I have this Circular shaping like a snake. It keeps getting bigger and bigger even when I dercrease.

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  30. Caroline Hively

    August 15, 2017 12:34 am

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been hunting for something like this to make an animal head for a baby blanket and this is perfect! 🐰

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  31. Vikki Johnson

    December 18, 2017 1:45 am

    Great video. I made one and stuffed it with beans inside a sock for my puppy. He loves it, it reminds me of a hacky sac. Thanks!

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  32. Patricia Greene

    February 25, 2018 6:54 pm

    Do you have a free pattern for a elephant lovey???You mentioned there a uses for the ball…Thanks P.G.

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  33. S Taylor

    August 19, 2018 4:05 am

    OMG, I can't believe that I finally found a person who holds her crochet yarn like me in the left hand. HA HA HA! People used to laugh and make jokes about that little knuckle bouncing up and down when I crocheted. Anyway . . . I enjoy you, your site, and your videos and your voice is soothing to listen to.

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  34. PiNkZeBrAsCamp 87

    October 10, 2018 12:59 am

    My sister in law wants me to make a teddy bear head for a 3 to 9 month baby sleeper. She is making on of those memorial baby sleeper teddy bears. I need to make the ball bigger than that. Something like the size of a 3 to 6 or 6 to 9 month babies head. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

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  35. Julie Amey

    October 29, 2018 4:45 am

    I have watched dozens of these and this is the FIRST one that makes sense to me !!! THANK YOU so much!!!!!

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  36. Liz Williams

    July 15, 2019 12:40 am

    Oh wow, thank you so much, this video is amazing. You've taught me (btw it took me 3 years just to learn to crochet!!) how to make my very first ball 😊. Very happy indeed thank you xx

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