Melting hearts and lifting spirits, four adorable forest creatures are simple and stress-free to make when you take Stacey Trock's new Craftsy class, Amigurumi Woodland Animals! Crocheted toys in the Japanese style are all the rage, and Stacey specializes in them, as a pattern designer, author and guiding light behind the FreshStitches blog. In this class, Stacey shares her best tips for choosing yarns and hooks, marking and counting stitches, stuffing, assembling, and finishing with child-safe details. Even a rookie crocheter will enjoy this class, while experienced crocheters will love the four included patterns - a sturdy bear, winsome deer, mischievous raccoon and beautiful bluebird.
Meet Stacey Trock and her woodland friends. Learn about the Craftsy learning platform and go over the supplies used in this class.
Learn the basics crochet techniques for creating woodland friends, including chaining, increasing, decreasing and changing colors.
Crochet in the round to begin this bluebird beauty, beginning with the beak, then the wings and finally the body.
Assemble your crocheted pieces and and add eyes and stuffing to finish your bluebird.
Crochet all the pieces you'll need to create a complete cuddly bear, then assemble and finish your woodland animal.
Begin the process of crocheting an antlered friend. Create the legs, the antlers and everything between.
Finish your deer by attaching all of your crocheted pieces together and adding stuffing.
Create the head, body and limbs of a cute, ring-tailed raccoon.
Complete this complex little critter by crocheting all the pieces together into one cuddly raccoon.
Learn to crochet baby-safe eyes for younger recipients of your woodland animals.
"I had long admired amigurumi in books and as samples in my [local yarn store], but although I have knitted toys before, I had never crocheted one. This class is the perfect introduction to amigurumi. Even those who have never crocheted before can learn crochet by taking this class. Stacey explains everything and shows every step clearly."
San Jose, CA USA