How To Join Legs in Amigurumi

Happy Tuesday friends! Today's Tuesday Tip is all about joining legs in amigurumi!

One of my first frustrations with amigurumi was exactly this, joining legs. I would end up with an unwanted gap for stuffing to show through or my count would be too far off from where it should be.

If you've had this happen too, today's tutorial will walk you through how to join legs with a chain and my favorite trick for getting rid of the unwanted gap.

Joining legs in amigurumi can save us time on sewing and allow the legs and body to be made all in one piece. For this example I'll be using photos and videos from my Mini Berry Patch Bunny pattern which uses a chain of 3 to join the legs.

Most leg joins in amigurumi will use a chain to bring the legs together. This adds a little bit of space between the legs and adds width for the body. Through the process we end up crocheting on both sides of the chain.

For our tutorial below we will be using a chain example, but joining legs with a chain is not always required. Our Mini Cow pattern is a good example for that type of join.

A Few Extra Tips -

- To keep color changes at the back of our amigurumi I like to add a few extra single crochets onto the 2nd leg. This helps the join of the legs be in the middle and the seam from changing colors in the back.

- After joining your legs you will want to count your stitches to make sure you are on track for your pattern. If you are off by one or two I like to add an increase or invisible decrease in my next round to correct it. (Saves me from frogging my join for one extra or missing stitch.) If your count is off quite a bit I recommend frogging and complete the join again to avoid noticeable changes in the shaping.

Below I've attached a left and right handed video tutorial to walk you through the process. I hope you find them helpful, if you have any questions feel free to reach out or leave a comment below!

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