Slip Stitch Closed (Amigurumi Tutorial)

Learn how to close an amigurumi piece by pinching the final round together and slip stitching through both layers across.

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Video Transcript:

Hi there! This is Jess with

Today I’m going to show you how to slip stitch closed an amigurumi piece, which is a technique I use in most—if not all—of my amigurumi crochet projects.

The first thing you’ll want to do is snip your working yarn.

Make sure you leave enough tail that you can not only slip stitch closed to the top—which is the technique I’m going to show you in this video—but also sew on your piece to your amigurumi.

First, you’ll want to insert your crochet hook into the first stitch of the last round, and also into the last stitch of the last round.

Then you want to yarn over and pull your working yarn through both stitches. We’re going to do the same thing across.

Next, insert your hook into the second stitch of the last round, and also the second-to-last stitch of the last round.

Then yarn over, pull through, and slip stitch. You’re going to do that all the way across, like so. When you get to the end, simply pull through the loop.

Your piece is ready for sewing, and that’s all there is to it!

This technique is used both for flat pieces—like ears and snouts—and also for stuffed pieces like arms and legs.

Make sure you stuff your piece before you slip stitch closed. Thanks for watching!