Hands-on Review: 14 best Amigurumi Making Essentials
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If you for Amigurumi making essentials, chances are you have been trying to learn how to make Amigurumi. Then, you came to the right list of supplies you need to make stuffed animals and dolls.
Or maybe you already know how and have been looking into investing in better tools and supplies for your Amigurumi making journey.
Well, I am so glad you are here. First, I would like to mention that Amigurumi is one of my favorite crochet projects to make. And that’s to say, with a few years of experience in making amigurumi, I’ve tried many different tools and supplies.
And I can assure you, without those tools, things would be so much harder. So, I am here to say that investing in good quality supplies can save you time and money. Not to mention, good crochet hooks can prevent arthritis as well.
Tips for choosing the best Amigurumi making essentials
Before we dive into the list, here are some tips for choosing the best Amigurumi making essentials. I hope you have fun getting started with this stuffed animal making adventure.
Get good quality yarn for your crochet stuffed animals. The reason is because good yarn hold their shape longer and it is safer for toys, in case you’re making them for children.
Choose ergonomic crochet hooks, this will be one of your most important investments. Amigurumi needs to be crocheted with a tight tension. So, a comfortable hook will be easy on your wrist.
Get a spacious tote or organizer. With all the tiny eyes, stitch markers and pins you will have around, things could get messy if you don’t have a good storage system.
Next, like you do for everything else you order online, read the reviews to check what other makers are saying. For that purpose, Amazon is my “go-to” online corner.
And my last advice, before getting into the list, is for you to purchase a good pattern Book. Or search for good pattern designers on Etsy and Ravelry. Etsy is my favorite because it’s easier to check all the reviews from verified purchasers.
14 tools and supplies to make Amigurumi
Making Amigurumi, be it as a hobby or as an income earner, is so rewarding. And to make your life easier, here is the list of Amigurumi Making Essentials that you will need.
I have a few favorite yarns in my list of Amigurumi making essentials. But I’m listing the one I use the most, which is 24/7 by Lion Brand.
This is a worsted weight (#4) yarn made from 100% mercerized cotton. And what I love the most about this yarn, aside from being super high quality, is how lustrous it looks and so easy to crochet with.
Click this link, an Amigurumi elephant, that I designed with that yarn. Look at the pictures and check how perfect those stitches look.
Good quality stuffing fiber is another must have in the list of Amigurumi making essentials. That’s to say that investing on a fiber that will make your toys last longer is another need for Amigurumi making.
I ordered my first bag of Poly-Fill on Amazon, then I went back for the 20 lbs box because it’s such a great stuffing fiber. And most importantly, it is hypo-allergenic, which makes it safe for kids.
My other favorite thing about it is it’s 100% Polyester, meaning I can wash my stuffed animals and I will know their shape will be kept intact.
In my experience, and all the thousands Amazon reviews, it’s a winning one.
Who would tell that a surgical tool would make a perfect stuffing gadget in the list of Amigurumi making essentials?
Well, I’ve been using them for at least 8 years, when I first started making Amigurumi. And I can’t imagine my Amigurumi making journey without them when stuffing my toys.
Along with crochet hooks, these ones are in the list of my favorite crochet tools. If you’re planning on making Amigurumi often, get a few of them in different sizes. I have at least 5 and they are all so useful.
What I love the most about them is that they have locking clamps that you can use to hold the fiber, making it easy to insert it in the small spots.
Storage totes come in all shapes and sizes. I think deciding on which one to get, depends on what you need it for.
The first thing to think about is... are you a crafter that likes to haul your yarn and tools out of the house?
Or do you want a tote just to keep your WIP's in a corner of your home? The HOMEST bag is a large tote, but not super big. It has lots of storage for small objects, so it’s great for Amigurumi projects.
This is a favorite, according to product reviews. Pictures won’t lie, it does look great. And I like how you can pick from 3 different colors as well.
Yet another tool that comes in many shapes and colors. And I know it’s overwhelming to try to decide when shopping for Amigurumi making essentials.
In all these years crocheting, I have tried several. So, I can tell you, tapestry needles usage varies so much depending on what project you’re working on.
For Amigurumi, I finally found the ones that work great after some trial and error. The curved tips ones are by far my favorites for amigurumi. The reason why I like them is because they are much easier to slide into tiny stiches.
And the last one in the list of Amigurumi making essentials is a saucer chair. But why would I recommend a chair to anyone wanting to make Amigurumi?
Well, I have recliners and couches in my house, but I like sitting in the quiet of my craft room when designing my crochet projects.
Nothing beats the comfort of my saucer chair, it’s so practical and light weight. The reason why I got this chair was because I wanted something comfortable, but also that I could move from room to room.
Sometimes, I just want to sit in different rooms in my house, when crocheting, so this was a perfect investment for me. I have the grey one. And it's foldable.
Investing in Amigurumi making essentials gives you some peace of mind, I get it. Be it for convenience, for comfort or just because you like having nice things. Those are all great reasons, so I hope I gave you some good ideas and information.
I have all the items listed in above, and I approve all of them. Otherwise I wouldn’t add them to this list.
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