Today, we’re learning how to close your projects that are worked in the round! Down below, you can find the free tutorial.
So you’ve hopped into your amigurumi project, you’ve stuffed it firmly and cleanly (if you want to find out the best way to do it, head HERE) and now it’s to time to close off your work. Typically, the when you get to the end of the pattern, it will say to “Finish Off” So, what does that look like? Well for most, it’s just taking your darning needle and weaving in your ends and closing the hole shut the best way you can. However, you are generally left with a messy finish and a little bit of anxiety if your project is going to come undone.
I am here to help! Down below, I will be showing you a clean way of finish off your work in the round! For my example, I will be using number’s I generally use, but the photo tutorial will show you the main premise on what to do.
For many amigurumi projects, you will see it end with “Dec around (6)” but, I typically like to stop at the round before this. So, for most of my patterns, they end at “Sc, Dec around (12)” However, this technique will work for any project that ends with an even number of stitches the best, but still works with an odd set!
Here is your ball that hasn’t been shut yet with 12 remaining stitches – with your working yarn, pull through like you would to sew and attach to your darning needle.
With your needle, insert your yarn into the FRONT LOOP of the first stitch.
Next, insert into the next front loop like you can see below: (Your needle will be going through two before you pull)
Once you have that inserted, begin pulling your yarn through
Pull it snug! Now you’ll be able to see it close in on itself and become tighter.
Repeat this process all the way around!
And here is how your finished piece will look! Just weave in your ends and now your work looks clean and will hold together!
I hope you found this tutorial to be helpful – If you are looking for the FREE pattern for the rounded balls to try it yourself, you can click the image below to be directed to it!