Tutorial – How to close extremities
Posted September 16, 2014on:
Here is a short tutorial to teach you how to embroider the extremity of an amigurumi part. Amigurumis are worked in rounds that you increase then decrease at the end. Usually you end up with a small hole at your last row that you have to embroider to close up if you don’t decrease until your last stich. Here is the best way to do it, it leaves the extremity seamless and neat.
Here I have the body of a piggy I have been working on. I only have one row left to finish it, but if I decrease until I have no longer any stitches left, this is what will happen:
You will end up with a lump that doesn’t look very nice. Instead of decreasing all the stitches of your last row, just decrease until you have 6 stitches left. fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
With a yarn needle, insert your thread in the front loop of your first stitch, and pull. Do the same with the remaining 5 stitches.
Now pull your thread until the hole is closed up. All you have to do is hide the remaining thread by weaving it between the rows. This is a very easy method and I think the one that works best.