Turorial for the Fingers and Toes of the Amigurumi Adipose
This tutorial is meant to give a bit of visual help for the fingers and toes for my Amigurumi Adipose pattern only. Over the years, I’ve received many emails and messages concerning how I made the hands, and occasionally the feet, for this little guy. Although I did rewrite and update the pattern recently, and added a couple of photos for reference, I thought I should make a bit more detailed tutorial for people who work better with visuals in the form of photos, along with the written. I have found that many of the people who had tried to make this pattern are new to crochet, and although the body construction a is very basic early to mid beginner level, a couple of the techniques I used for the fingers and toes were a bit confusing for them.
Unfortunately, I am unable to make video tutorials. I have had a few people ask me for them, but I do not have the means to record a video, nor do I have any video editing programs.
The pattern can be found HERE for download.
This tutorial uses US Crochet Terminology
Note: I am right handed, for left handed stitchers, the photos would be in reverse.
Terms used with abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
trc – treble crochet
dec – decrease
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
For the Fingers:
I will start with Rnd 6 of the arm/hand.
Round 6 & 7 are the set up rounds to make the thumb.
Round 6 reads as:
Rnd 6 – sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc around, move up marker (17 sc)
4 sc and then 3 sc made in a sc of the previous rnd
Rnd 6 complete
Next, Round 7 reads as:
Rnd 7 – sc in next 4 sc, [sc, dc, sc] in next sc, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, move up marker (19 sc, 1 dc)
4 sc and then 1sc, 1dc, 1sc made in a sc of the previous rnd
7 sc and then 2sc made in a sc of the previous rnd
Rnd 7 complete
Round 8 completes making the thumb, and reads as:
Rnd 8 – sc in next 4 sc, slip stitch in next sc, skip dc, slip stitch in next sc, pull tight while pushing dc to front of the work (thumb made), sc in next 13 sc. Remove stitch marker (17 sc)
Rnd 8 Complete
Round 9 is when the fingers are made and the hand is finished. It seems this is the round that most people had problems with. I think the way I had it written originally was probably a lot more confusing than the rewrite, but the words can still be a bit confusing for a beginner.
Rnd 9 reads as:
Rnd 9 – sc in next 4 sc (flatten work), skip thumb, dc in sc after thumb (The side of work that is facing you and the thumb is now pointing at the hand holding the hook is now considered the front side. The side facing away from you is now the back side), dc in sc in the back side that is parallel to the front dc just made, slip stitch in next sc in the front side and back side together (first finger made), [dc in next sc in front side, dc in next sc in back side, slip stitch in next sc in front side and back side together] 3x’s (3 fingers made). There will be 1 sc that will be left unworked. Finish off. (8 dc and 4 sl sts = 4 fingers)
Remove the stitch marker. After working 4 sc, flatten the work
Skipping over the thumb, working in the next sc, make a dc, turning the work so the thumb is pointing at the hand you hold your hook in
(I’m right handed)
Next, make a dc in the first sc in the back behind the dc just made
Next, slst in the next sc in the front and back closing the work and completing the finger
First finger made
Dc in the next sc on the front
Dc in the next sc in the back directly behind the dc just made
slst in the next sc in the front and back closing the work and completing the finger
Second finger complete
Repeat the same steps as for the second finger 2 more times, leaving 1 sc unworked.
Fingers and hand complete
The Tutorial for the toes, will be starting with round 1 and completing with round 5, focusing of the construction of the toes and foot, assuming that for the final rounds of 6-8 for the legs, the written pattern will suffice.
Round 1 reads as:
Rnd 1 – 2 sc, 5 dc, sc in 2nd chain from hook, or in the magic loop, place marker in last sc made (3 sc, 5 dc)
I always start with the magic loop method when working in the round. Just a personal preference.
2sc, 5dc, 2dc, pulled closed, add stitch marker, Do Not Join.
Round 2 reads as:
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 2 sc in next sc, move up marker (6 sc, 4 hdc, 5 dc)
This is an increase round working 2 stitches per every 1 in the first round, unless otherwise stated. Do Not Join, just continue working by making a sc as usual in the next stitch which happens to be the first sc of the previous round.
Round 3 is making the toes, working in the back loop of the stitch when indicated
Round 3 reads as:
Rnd 3 – Working in back loop, sc in next 6 sts, working in both loops, [sc, trc, sc] in the next 5 dc, making sure that the trc is “poking” out on the right side of work (toes made), working in back loop, sc in next 4 sts, move up marker (20 sc, 5 trc)
6 sc made in the back loop only of the next 6 sts of the previous rnd
Sc, trc, sc in the next dc of the previous rnd, making sure that the trc “bumps” out toward you, creating a “toe”
Repeat the sc, trc, sc, in the next 4 dcs.
4 sc made in the back loop only of the next 4 sts of the previous rnd, completing rnd 3
Round 4 will be a decrease round, shaping the foot, and Round 5 completes the foot before the “leg” is started.
Round 4 reads as:
Rnd 4 – Working in both loops now and throughout, sc in next 6 sc, [pull up loop in next sc, skip next trc, pull up loop in next sc, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, (decrease made)] repeat 4 more times, sc in next 4 sc, move up marker (10 sc 5 sc dec.)
After completing the 1st 6 sc, pull up loops in the next sc and the sc on the other side of the trc
Pull yarn though all 3 loops on the hook, completing the 1st decrease stitch, with “toe” popping out underneath
Repeat the decrease stitch 4 more times
Sc in the next 4 sts, completing rnd 4
Round 5 reads as:
Rnd 5 – sc in next 6 sc, hdc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sc, move up marker (10 sc. 2 hdc dec, 1 hdc)
After completing 6sc,in the next st, start as you would to make a dc, pull yarn though the stitch. Keeping 3 loops on hook, yarn over again as you would to start a dc, pull yarn though the next st. Now you have 5 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and pull though all 5 loops on the hook
Hdc decrease completed
Hdc in the next st
Hdc decrease over the next 2 sts
Sc in the last 4 sts of round
Round 5 completed
Finish off as directed in the pattern.