When you think of "cute," you probably think of puppies, kittens or bunnies. We think of amigurumi monsters! In this class, you'll learn every step of the process to design and crochet your own cuddly, super-adorable amigurumi creature. Use a range of different shapes, including circles, cylinders and spheres, to create various monster parts, like heads, arms and legs. Combine these parts in numerous ways to create truly unique monsters. The secret to success is smart planning and good design — you'll learn both in this class. Also included are eight monster patterns designed by Stacey. Make them just as she does, or customize them to make your own!
Meet Stacey Trock and her crew of amigurumi crocheted monsters. Learn about the Craftsy platform and what supplies you'll use in this class.
New to crochet? Need a refresher? This lesson covers everything you'll need to know to create crocheted creatures.
Follow Stacey as she goes step-by-step through the creation of a cute, simple ball monster.
Start sketching your very own monster design. Stacey shows you the design and creation process of her own pear-shaped monster.
Learn to design the shapes and structures of complex monsters parts, including googly eyes and ruffles.
Learn advanced design techniques and Stacey's method of creating her ever-popular monster design: Mr. Toothy.
"While there are hundreds of amigurumi patterns and pattern books out there, there are very few (one?) books that address the secrets behind actually designing your own. This class took every last bit of the mystery out of it for me. ... Stacey was a great instructor. Clear, friendly, and not too repetitive or chit chatty. She laid out the formulas very plainly in such a way that It was easy to understand ... I feel like this class set me free from ever having to follow a pattern again."