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Creating cone shapes in amigurumi

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A basic amigurumi circle is made by working an increase round (usually 6 evenly-distributed increases) every round. This standard pattern of increasing is how you get nice round shapes, such as the baby penguin’s head and body.

crocheted baby penguin

In this blog post, we’re going to show how changing the number of increase rounds can provide you with different cone shapes. Once you’ve learned how to make them, you won’t want to stop!


In sample #1, we’ve increased every other round (working the remainder of the rounds without increasing). This creates a cone with about 45 degree-angle sides. If you increase every third round (as we’ve done in sample #2), you the head of my squid and I’ve used this shape in making the hat for my gnome. Can you think of other animals that might have a cone shape in them?

There are already oodles of possibilities for what you can do with cones… but you can do even more! All of these shapes can be flattened, and used for other amigurumi parts. For example, I used a flattened elongated cone as the hat in our holiday penguin. Flattened cones can also be used as dinosaur spikes, pointy ears… and so much more!

I hope that you have fun experimenting with some fun cone shapes!

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  2. Yvette SAYS...

    Thank you for explaining the increases for the cones….I am interested in making a cone that is approximately 8-10 inches long…(for a jester hat)…I imagine the diameter at the base should be 4-5 inches wide. Any thoughts on this shape and how to do it? Thanks for the feedback in advance 🙂

    • I’m not really aware of any formulas. When I’m designing a pattern I just do trial and error until the cone looks like I want it to.