Never heard of Amigurumi? I bet you’ve seen it—they’re those cute little crochet stuffed animals. Take this amigurumi basics class and you too can make one! This is a great intro to amigurumi project with a very basic construction and simple assembly. In the class we will work on a basic amigurumi bunny while discussing amigurumi and 3D construction, yarn and hook choices, filling/stuffing differences, and embroidery and other embellishment options. Students might not finish their project in class, but will leave class with enough progress and confidence that they can finish their plush friend on their own. This class is designed for those already comfortable with crochet basics: chain, single crochet, working in the round, increasing, and decreasing. Adventurous beginner students are welcome to attend, but the pacing is designed for those confident with their crochet skills.
First Session Class 9:30-11:30
Please note: this class starts before the market, so you should come with all supplies in hand unless you plan to get them from the instructor.
maximum class size – 8
Scissors, size G crochet hook, locking stitch marker, yarn needle
Supply Fee (to be paid to teacher upon arrival at class):
There is an optional $5 class fee for supplies for making 2 amigurumi bunnies – one in class and one for after.
Students are welcome to bring their own supplies:
worsted weight yarn, stuffing, scrap yarn for embroidering face, optional 6mm or 9mm safety eyes
Annette Krag-Jensen Werner has been knitting and crocheting since she was around 5 years old when her mom taught her the basics. Over the past 10 years she has focused on learning a broad variety of advanced techniques, including the past 4.5 years that she has been an instructor at Natural Stitches. She loves making more unusual items, and frequently brings out her inner geek via yarn. Nothing is off-limits to her and she will happily make fun socks, warm sweaters, lacy shawls, amigurumi toys, and everything in-between. She also enjoys many other crafts including silver-smithing, sculpture, origami, and painting. When not crafting Annette can be found working at Pitt’s Dental School, spending time with her family, or out running. Annette’s soon-to-go live site can be found at martinivixen.com and She can be found on Ravelry as Martinivixen.
To inquire about or register for classes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All classes cost $30, to be paid in advance via check or paypal. Some classes have a material fee to be paid to the instructor at the time of the class.