How to... Make a Cube in Continuous Rounds Part II

As promised, here are the variations to make your amigurumi cubes even more even and pretty!

Learn how to make the corners of your amigurumi cube align every time, how to make your decreases unnoticeable and how to create shaper edges! All while working in continuous crochet rounds!

Crochet amigurumi Gir from Invader Zim

I used them same techniques to create the head for Gir! =D

Check the previous videos to now how to work a crochet square in continuous rounds and then transforme it into a cube!

How to... Make a Cube in Continuous Rounds

You can use amigurumi cubes to make robots, kids games, cubic animals, body parts or normal dice!

This tutorial in the continuation of the one where we made the square in continuous rounds!

To crochet a cube in rounds:

- Work without increases or decreases until you reach the desired height;

- To start to close the cube work the same number of single crochets between the corners as in the last round where you increased;

- To make the corners and close the cube decrease using the single crochet 3 together (sc3tog);

- Always start working the sc3tog in the stitch before the sc3tog on the previous round;

- The stitches between the decreases always decrease by 2.

With these rules you can make cuboid amigurumi in the shapes you like!

Next week I’ll try a couple of variations we can use when making a cube in continuous rounds!

How to... Make a Square in Continuous Rounds

A crochet square can be used as an accessory or an aplique but most useful in amigurumi it can be used as the base for a cube or other cuboid shapes.

As my preferred way of making amigurumi is in continuous rounds or spirals I also prefer to make squares, that are going to be turned into 3d shapes, in the round.

To learn how to make a square working in spirals watch the video below!

To crochet a square in the round:

- Work 4 single crochets into the Magic Ring;

- Work 3 single crochets on all stitches of the previous round;

- Keep working up to the desired size always keeping in mind the 2 rules:

  1. Always work the corners in the middle stitch of the corner of the previous round, and
  2. The stitches between the corners always increase by 2 from round to round.

Next week I'll turn this square into a cube! Make sure you don't miss it!

How to... Join with a Double Crochet

Learn how to join a new yarn to your crochet work using the double crochet stitch.

With this technique you can add the new yarn in any stitch of your work and you don't need to chain to do it!

How to... Slip Stitch All Around

How to work all around the edges with the slip stitch on a crochet piece that was worked in rows.

I use this technique on crochet pieces that are going to be attached to other crochet works or amigurumi. It gives me a tidy edge and a way to make my sewing stitches without being messy.

In the next video I will share how to attach a flat crochet piece that was worked in rows to another. Stay tuned!