In this crochet video tutorial, I am going to show you how to surface crochet slip stitches on Amigurumi. Surface crochet is a simple technique that allows you to crochet directly onto the surface of your completed Amigurumi piece. This is to create an extra layer of stitches, in our case an extra row of slip stitches.
Scroll down to watch the step by step video tutorial on how to surface crochet slip stitches on Amigurumi. Or click here to watch the right handed version of this video.
Surface crochet can be handy for several reason. It can be used to create a decorative detail on your crochet toy such as a sleeve hem or a belt. You can surface crochet a row of slip stitches around the waist of your Amigurumi toy and then start crocheting a skirt into the slip stitches. Or surface crochet a row of slip stitches down the spine of your dinosaur toy and then crochet the spikes into the slip stitches. The possibilities are endless! 🙂
And if you are not a big fan of sewing, you will love this crochet technique because you can surface crochet a row of slip stitches onto one part of your crochet toy and start crocheting the next part of your Ami into the slip stitches. For example, I do this when working on more complex feet. And if you want to see how I do this then check out my free dinosaur crochet pattern.
Other patterns where I use this technique:
Free Crochet Hippo Pattern – surface crochet used for nostrils
Free Crochet Frog Pattern – surface crochet used for feet
How to Surface Crochet Slip Stitches on Amigurumi – Instructions:
In this video I use US crochet terminology.
– choose where you would like to start surface crochet, insert your hook into the first stitch and out through the stitch next to it
– get a new strand of yarn and pull it through, chain 1x while holding the yarn tail tight
– insert your hook into the next stitch and out through the following stitch and slip stitch
– continue to surface crochet slip stitches until you have finished your row
Watch these video tutorials:
How to crochet Amigurumi around a foundation chain (Amigurumi oval)
How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi
How to crochet animal nostrils for Amigurumi
How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi
How to close a hole in an Amigurumi piece
How to surface crochet slip stitches on Amigurumi (right handed)
How to shape animal hooves for Amigurumi
How to indent eyes in Amigurumi crochet (eye sculpting)
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Thank you for watching and happy crocheting! 🙂
Just what I needed. Thank you
Hi Brenda, I am really happy my video tutorial was helpful!
Love, Petra 🙂