A common problem in making amigurumi is placing the arms and legs evenly. In this post, we’re going to talk about an easy way to place your arms and legs!
At left is a body (of Graeme the Monkey, if you’re wondering), and we’ll need to attach two legs. Since we’ve crocheted through the back loop, our body has a great grid that we can use to place our legs!
At right, we’ve highlighted some of the stitches in blue. In this case, the legs that we need to attach have a circumference of 18 stitches. So, all you need to do is select a round to attach the bottom of the leg (in our case, round 10 of the body), and stitch 5 stitches along the bottom of the leg to this round (18 divided by 4 sides = about 4 or 5 stitches per side of the leg). Continue along all sides of the leg, until it is fully attached. Now, to attach the second leg, just attach the bottom of the leg along the same round… and attach along the same number of stitches on each side.
With this tip, your arms and legs will be attached evenly, and you’ll get a symmetrical amigurumi!