Gauge, Gauge Gauge!
I can hear the moans already, “Gauge?! You have to be kidding! I thought making toys was the one chance I got to ignore gauge.” But really, if you want your amigurumi to turn out nicely, with a firm structure for stuffing and embellishment it pays to “take time to save time.” The good news is, you will only have to do this once; I promise. So here goes:
You Will Need:
A scrap of the worsted weight yarn you have chosen for your ‘gurumi
E-4/3.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Note: Circle is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rnds. You may wish to use a marker to indicate the beginning of the rnd.
With E-4/3.5mm hook mr.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring – 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, 2 sc in next 5 sts – 12 sc.
Rnd 3-5: Sc around increasing 6 sc evenly spaced around. Avoid placing increases in the same place every round – 30 sc.
Make sure to measure across the center of the circle, the diameter should be approximately 2”. A variation of up to 1/8” is OK.
See? That wasn’t so bad, now was it?