ARMS (make 5)
• Worked in the round.
• At the end of the 5th star, don’t break the yarn.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6. [6sts]
Rnd 2: *Inc, sc* x 3. [9 sts]
Rnd 3: *Sc, inc, sc* x 3. [12 sts]
Rnd 4: *Sc 3, inc* x 3. [15 sts]
Rnd 5: *Sc 2, inc, sc 2* x 3. [18 sts]
Rnd 6: *Inc, sc 5* x 3. [21 sts]
Rnd 7: *Sc 3, inc, sc 3* x 3. [24 sts]
Rnd 8: *Sc 7, inc* x 3. [27 sts]
Rnd 9: *Sc 4, inc, sc 4* x 3. [30 sts]
For the first four arms, break the yarn, make a sl st into the next st, then
invisible join and weave in the tail. Don’t break the yarn after the fifth
arm, as you will begin crocheting them together in the next step.
• Worked in the round.
• You will begin joining the arms of the star. Flatten each arm and work only into one side of the
crochets (15 on each arm).
• Join the first arm with an sc but join all subsequent arms by making an invdec in the final sc of
the arm you just worked across and the first sc of the arm you are about to join.
• If you want to add a face, use snap eyes and scrap yarn to give your star an expression.
Rnd 1:[ Join arm 1] sc 14, invdec [between arm 1 and 2], sc 13, invdec [between arm 2 and 3], sc
13, invdec [between arm 3 and 4], sc 13, invdec [between arm 4 and 5], sc 13, invdec. [70 sts]
Rnd 3: *Sc 5, invdec* x 10. [60 sts]
Rnd 4: *Sc 10, invdec* x 5. [55 sts]
Rnd 5: *Sc 4, invdec, sc 3, invdec* x 5. [45 sts]
Rnd 6: *Sc 7, invdec* x 5. [40 sts]
Rnd 7: *Sc 2, invdec* x 10. [30 sts]
Rnd 8: *Sc 4, invdec* x 5. [20 sts]
Rnd 9: *Sc, invdec, invdec* x 5. [15 sts]
Rnd 10: *Sc, invdec* x 5. [10 sts]
Break the yarn, thread the tail through the front loops of the remaining 10 sts and draw closed.
Flip the star over, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of one arm and repeat Rnds 1-9, stuffing
as you go.
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Before you get started…
01 2.75mm(US C-2) crochet hook
02 Aran or worsted weight yarn:
Color A (primary body color), scrap yarn for face details
03 Tapestry needle
05 Snap eyes
5-rnd gauge circle = 1.75”/4.5cm
Gauge isn’t terribly important in amigurumi, so it is okay to use a slightly larger hook if that is all you have. However, you don’t want to see stuffing through the stitches, so don’t get too big. Also, remember that if you scale up your ami, you may want larger notions (like snap eyes).
If you need help with any stitches or techniques used in this pattern, check out our Ami School page for tutorials!