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Amigurumi: Creation of Characters through Crochet

A course by Ameskeria
Photographer and Crochet Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2016
, Photographer and Crochet Designer

Basic crochet techniques to bring your illustrated characters to life

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.8K)
  • 33453 students

Basic crochet techniques to bring your illustrated characters to life



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.8K)
  • 33453 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 13m)
  • 9 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Designer, photographer, and art director Leire Villar, better known as Ameskeria, teaches you the basic crochet techniques so you can create dolls based on your illustrations and get started in the world of Amigurumi.

Learn how simple it is to crochet different figures and shapes using volume, as well as all the essentials for personalizing your creations.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The creation of characters
  • U3
    U3. Basic crochet techniques
  • U4
    U4. The making of the doll
  • U5
    U5. Annexed
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Leire Villar a little better and the work of other crochet and Amigurumi artists who inspire her.

Next, Leire tells you about the materials and tools available on the market and shows you how everyday objects can be a great source of inspiration.

Learn the basic crochet techniques and how to build up from crocheting flat to working with volume, until you master complex shapes. Discover how to change color and correctly read a pattern.

Once you are familiar with the technique, Leire shares her creative process with you: how she gets inspired, how to make sketches, and how to use different elements to personalize dolls or amigurumi projects.

Finally, Leire shows you the many different possibilities that crochet offers, including working with recycled materials, advanced-level designs such as jacquard, and soft circuits.

What is this course's project?

Design and create your own Amigurumi character. The idea is to learn the rules of crochet so you can break them!

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who enjoys creating characters, dolls, and soft objects. Illustrators who want to turn their creations into dolls, art directors who want to use crochet as a graphic medium and, ultimately, all creative people who are curious about this technique.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed since you learn the basic crochet techniques for Amigurumi from scratch.

As for materials, you need crochet hooks, cotton yarn in different colors, scissors, markers, fiberfill, a yarn needle, and a little patience.


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Ameskeria

A course by Ameskeria

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Photographer and Crochet Designer

Leire Villar learned how to crochet more than ten years ago and has been passionate about it ever since. She loves that you can create a unique object with just a hook, yarn, and orderly rows of knots.

It's a calming activity that also increases self-esteem. According to Leire, "It's rewarding when you see that you are capable of making beautiful things with your own hands."

With her brand Ameskeria, she creates products for women and children that she sells online or at craft fairs like Festivalet.

She also shares her passion for crochet by teaching workshops, decorating street furniture with crochet designs, and through her digital magazine of crochet patterns that she co-founded with Ingrid Valls and Nuria Picos. She is currently working on a book for publishing house GG.

In addition to crochet, Leire is passionate about photography and is always looking for ways to combine both worlds and find her own form of expression through images.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The creation of characters

    • Tools and materials
    • Inspiration and sketches
  • U3

    Basic crochet techniques

    • Knit flat
    • Weaving with volume I
    • Weaving with volume II
    • Conical shapes
    • Complex shapes and color
    • Crochet Code
  • U4

    The making of the doll

    • Base
    • Body
    • Close and fill the body
    • Additional features
    • Join the pieces
  • U5

    Annexed

    • Resources. The daily complement
    • Crochet possibilities
  • FP

    Final project

    • Amigurumi: creation of characters with Crochet

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Amigurumi: Creation of Characters through Crochet. Craft course by Ameskeria Best seller

Amigurumi: Creation of Characters through Crochet

A course by Ameskeria
Photographer and Crochet Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (1.8K)
  • 33453 students