AMIGURUMI REINDEER

DISCOVER HOW TO ADD A FUR EF­FECT TO YOUR TOYS

Simply Crochet - - CONTENTS -

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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