Whether you are starting out with crocheting or are an expert amigurumi crocheter, here are some basic amigurumi techniques. Be sure to check all the basic crochet stitches and techniques in the book, The Crochet Wildlife Guide. And if you have any questions about amigurumi basics, contact us anytime!

amigurumi safety eye placement

Safety eyes 101

Safety eyes are child-safe and elegant accessories for crochet amigurumi heads. All the amigurumi patterns in The Crochet Wildlife Guide use safety eyes, though there are other ways to make crochet animals see (such as yarn embroidery or buttons). Here is a quick guide to using amigurumi safety eyes on animals or human-like crochet projects.