Free Amigurumi Hand and Arm Crochet Tutorial
An Easier Approach to Crochet Amigurumi Hands
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting stuffed toys. What makes the amigurumi design aesthetic charming also makes it challenging. Toys crocheted in this style tend to have an oversized head in comparison to the other body parts. This usually means that a amigurumi hand starts with just a few sc. This can be a bit challenging. So, this post includes an alternative approach that I find much easier. Plus the arm construction makes it easier to pose a doll.
How to make an Amigurumi Hand
Note: Leave a tail below the original chain that is long engough to sew the arm closed and to attach it to the body.
Create Strip for Arm
- Crochet a ch the length you want the arm to be—this does not include the hand.
- Start crocheting in the second ch from the hook and the remaining ch sts. (The toothpick in the photo shows where the second ch from the hook is.)
- Repeat the following step four times. Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Don’t fasten off.
Turn Strip into Tube (arm)
Use tail to sew closed. (This is the yarn under the first ch st.) Sew strip closed along the length of the strip. In other words, sew the last row to the first row.
MB=Make bobble (work 4 open double in the same spot leaving 5 loops on hook, draw yarn through all 5 loops at once.
On one end of the tube you will make two bobble stitches.
Step 1—Yo, insert the hook through a stitch at the end of the tube, and yo. Pull yarn through creating the third loop on the hook. Yo and pull through—leaving two loops on the hook.
Step 2-Repeat step one until you have five loops on the hook. Yo and pull through all five loops.
Step 3-This step is worked in the stitch opposite the one you just worked in. Ch 1, and repeat steps one and two. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Sew the two bobble stitches together. Weave in and trim end.