How to crochet standing legs for your amigurumi (video)

Tip Tuesday

I’m a big fan of the ‘standing legs’ amigurumi shape. It’s a newer addition to my design repertoire, but I love it! You can spot it in a number of my designs: Flavia the Unicorn, Forrest the Gnome, Roosevelt the Monster and my newest (coming out this month!) leprechaun.

Leprechaun patter

Joining the legs together, when you’re reading it from a pattern, difficult to picture.

So… help is on the way!

Let’s watch it in action, shall we?

Video: How to crochet the joining round for standing legs

In this video, I’ve recorded every step of that sometimes-tricky joining round. Have a look!

To watch this video in full-screen mode, click ‘play’, then click the rectangle in the lower right-hand corner.

I know… it’s a bit weird… but totally easy once you see it, right?

I hope this video will give you the confidence to tackle this fabulous amigurumi shape!

Waiting for Mr. Leprechaun?

Me too! I’m so excited!

This new leprechaun pattern will be released February 28th! Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you don’t miss him!

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Feb 12, 2013 | Posted by in Blog, Tutorials | 7 comments

Comments (7 Responses)

  1. Joan says:

    Oh how cute Mr. Leprechaun is, I’ll be waiting for this wonderful pattern, perfect for Saint Patrick’s day fun.

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  3. Heather says:

    When will that cutie be released? Hoping it will be with enough time for busy people to still make him for St. Patrick’s Day! =)

  4. Karen Rumbaugh says:

    Looking forward to the Leprechaun pattern!

  5. Sietske says:

    Is this technique posible for three standing legs? I’m doing the ‘design your own monster class’ and I designed one with three legs, and I was wondering how to do that.. :) Hope you can help me.

    • Stacey says:

      @Sietske- That’s such an interesting question… I think the only way to find out is giving it a try! I would try single crocheting in each stitch as joining, and if that makes too funny of a shape, you may want to whipstitch the internal portions of the legs together, and just single crochet around the outside.
      Have fun playing with it!