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Amigurumi Design and Creation

A course by Príncipe del Crochet
Crocheter and Character Designer. Ovalle, Chile.
On Domestika since 04/24/2020
, Crocheter and Character Designer

Learn the process and techniques needed to give life to an original crocheted character

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 1254 students
Amigurumi Design and Creation

Learn the process and techniques needed to give life to an original crocheted character

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 1254 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (3h 30m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Would you like to design and create fun crocheted characters? Learn how to create amigurumis with an expert, Marcelo Javier Cortés, or as he’s known on social media, Príncipe del Crochet.

In this course, learn how to design and make your own amigurumi. See how to read a pattern and learn how to crochet simple and complex shapes to make a specific character or create your own. Plus, learn the ideal techniques for crocheting a perfect amigurumi with an original and detailed finish.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. To practice!
  • U3
    U3. The first steps
  • U4
    U4. Weaving the project
  • U5
    U5. The final steps
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get started by meeting Marcelo, who tells you a little about himself, his career, his inspiration, his influences, and what will be covered in this course.

Then, review the materials essential to creating your amigurumis. Learn how to crochet, create the magic ring, and the basic (and not so basic) stitches. Plus, see how to read the abbreviations of a pattern as a way to crochet a design.

Marcelo shares his creative process and explains how he searches for inspiration. Learn some tips for turning your ideas into a design that can become an amigurumi.

Let’s crochet! Following the pattern, learn some simple and complex shapes based on what you’ve learned and begin shaping the different parts of the amigurumi: a winged rhinoceros.

Start with the body, which is based on a spherical triangle. Then make the head, which is based on a spherical square. Continue with the horn, legs, ears, and tail. Finally, join all the pieces together until you achieve the ideal shape.

To wrap things up, learn how to decorate your amigurumi and give it a personal touch. By the end of this course, you will know how to read design patterns and crochet your own characters.

What is this course's project?

Create an amigurumi of a winged rhinoceros, built from shapes learned through the course including spherical triangles, squares, and curves.

Who is it for?

For anyone who wants to learn how to create their own amigurumis, including both beginning crocheters and advanced crocheters looking to expand their knowledge.

What you need

No prior knowledge is required to take this course. Regarding materials, you should have a crochet hook, very fine thread or yarn, embroidery thread, synthetic cotton, stitch markers, scissors, needles, and head pins.

Príncipe del Crochet

A course by Príncipe del Crochet

Crocheter and Character Designer

Marcelo Javier Cortés, better known as Príncipe del Crochet on social media, is a designer and crocheter of amigurumis. He is a philosophy and Spanish teacher by profession, but has been devoted to crocheting and managing his social media accounts since late 2019.

He is passionate about crocheting, reading, and writing, and his work combines all these disciplines. He creates characters born from his poems and vice versa. At present, he specializes in the design and creation of amigurumis. He is constantly searching for ways of customizing his work and giving his creations an original and distinctive look.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    To practice!

    • Materials
    • The crochet hook and the magic ring
    • Weaving the basic stitches
    • Weaving the not so basic stitches
  • U3

    The first steps

    • Search for inspiration
    • Transforming the idea into an amigurumi
    • Reading the pattern
  • U4

    Weaving the project

    • Spherical triangle and body of winged rhinoceros 1
    • Spherical triangle and body of winged rhinoceros 2
    • Spherical square and head of the winged rhino
    • The curvature and the horn
    • The legs, ears and tail
    • The wings
  • U5

    The final steps

    • Assembly
    • The final touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Amigurumi Design and Creation

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Amigurumi Design and Creation. A Craft course by Príncipe del Crochet Best Seller

Amigurumi Design and Creation

A course by Príncipe del Crochet
Crocheter and Character Designer. Ovalle, Chile.
On Domestika since 04/24/2020
  • 1254 students