DISCOVER HOW TO ADD A FUR EFFECT TO YOUR TOYS
Taking a brush to your crochet fabric isn’t usually considered a good idea, but with a bit of know-how you can give your handmade amigurumi toys a wonderfully life-like fuzziness. You simply use a brush to fluff up the fibres from the yarn to create a fuzzy look without having to use a novelty yarn. The technique works on yarn types including wool, acrylic and cotton. You might be really surprised by our examples.
GIVE IT A TRY
To try brushed amigurumi, you just need some spare yarn, a suitable-sized hook and a brush. Once you’ve learnt the skills to create a fluffy effect, you can use them on any crochet fabric you like. The technique really is perfect for amigurumi animals like our jolly reindeer – won’t he make a great gift for a little one this Christmas? You’ll find the pattern to make him on page 83.
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