Crochet Amigurumi Ornaments (In-Person)
Amigurumi is a combination of two Japanese terms: ami, which means crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. While Japan has a long history of handmade textiles, crocheted amigurumi dolls became popular in the 1970s along with cute characters like Hello Kitty, and have exploded in popularity since the early 2000s.
You can learn basic amigurumi techniques while making adorable crocheted ornaments! Once you finish your ornaments, you will want to make more and more. They make great holiday gifts, too.
Instructor Cara Corey will show you how to form rounds, increase and decrease, stuff your ornaments, and embellish them with tiny faces. You will start with a gnome and progress to a reindeer. This class is suitable for beginners. However, a little bit of crochet experience is helpful.
Materials provided by instructor:
• Acrylic yarns
• H/8 5 mm or G/6 4.25 mm crochet hook
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
• Plastic safety eyes
• Wood beads
Students to bring:
• If you have a favorite crochet hook or worsted weight yarns you love, you can bring them, but it is optional
• bag lunch and/or snacks if needed
Material Fee: $15.00
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!