I cannot. I have said this many time but it’s like a magic…and I’m a muggle.
I have loads of amigurumi books on my Amazon Wishlist, but since I can’t crochet to save myself I’ve never actually gone ahead and bought them. I have in the past had crochet books. Crochet for beginners, crochet for dummies, crochet for those without a brain and no fingers etc etc, but none of these have successfully taught me. I’ve tried video tutorials online and still I am none the wiser.
I can knit and purl, I can increase and decrease (though I’d need a refresher), that is about as far as my knitting skills go. I generally stick to knitting in straight lines (so…scarves). I learned how to knit because someone showed me.
I feel like the only way I’ll ever get crochet is if someone physically showed me, and watched me and told me what I was doing wrong. Thing is I don’t know anyone who can crochet.
Darn it I want to make cute amigurumi animals and zombies and robots! I bought a crochet magazine today. I’m not sure what I am expecting to come from it.
Anyway to those who can crochet and do amigurumi, can one simply jump into amigurumi or do I really need to have a mile high pile of tea doilies before I can progress? Is there such a thing as amigurumi for complete and utter beginners. I am going to pretend that I have never touched a crochet hook in my life, perhaps starting on a blank slate might help.