Enlarging | Reducing you say?
Did you ever asked yourself how you could make a crochet project you just finished larger? Or when you made a project and you found out that in the end it turned out too big and you want to reduce it? Well here you can find an easy tutorial in enlarging and reducing your amigurumi. You don’t even need to change the pattern you are following!
The first thing you need to know, and you probably already know, is that there exist all different kind of yarn weights. Depending on which type of yarn you choose to crochet with, your amigurumi will turn out bigger or smaller.
And then you have all the different sizes of crochet hooks. Depending on the yarn you use, you will find yourself in the need of a bigger or smaller hook.
As you can see in the pictures above, I made two crochet whales. I followed the same pattern for both of them, but they turned out in different sizes. The big whale is about 38 cm and the smaler one about 29cm. So that is a difference of 10cm!
So where did this difference came from?
For the bigger whale I used Scheepjeswol Stonewashed XL. It is a bigger kind of yarn and therefor I needed also a crochet hook size 5.
For the smaller whale I used Scheepjeswol Stonewashed. The “normal” kind of yarn from Scheepjeswol and I used crochet hook size 3.5.
And that is really all!
So as you can see, it isn’t that hard to make your amigurumi bigger or larger. Just follow the pattern and use different yarn and a different crochet hook! Be aware that when you are using the bigger yarn you will need more of it then when you use the “normal” one.
Let’s start enlarging or reducing some amigurumi right now!