How to crochet standing legs for your amigurumi (video)

How to Crochet Standing Legs in an Amigurumi - video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

I’m a big fan of the ‘standing legs’ amigurumi shape. It’s a newer addition to my design repertoire, but I love it! You can spot it in a number of my designs: Flavia the Unicorn, Forrest the Gnome, Roy the Monster and my newest Mike the Leprechaun.

Leprechaun patter

Joining the legs together, when you’re reading it from a pattern, difficult to picture.

So… help is on the way!

Let’s watch it in action, shall we?

Video: How to crochet the joining round for standing legs

In this video, I’ve recorded every step of that sometimes-tricky joining round. Have a look!

To watch this video in full-screen mode, click ‘play’, then click the rectangle in the lower right-hand corner.

I know… it’s a bit weird… but totally easy once you see it, right?

I hope this video will give you the confidence to tackle this fabulous amigurumi shape!

For a slightly more advanced shape (two shapes joined together with a bit more space between them) take a look at this tutorial – How to Crochet Two Rounds Together that Are Separated by a Foundation Chain.


  1. Joan SAYS...

    Oh how cute Mr. Leprechaun is, I’ll be waiting for this wonderful pattern, perfect for Saint Patrick’s day fun.

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  3. Heather SAYS...

    When will that cutie be released? Hoping it will be with enough time for busy people to still make him for St. Patrick’s Day! =)

    • This guy will be out on Feb 28th. I’m hoping that’s enough time! 🙂

  4. Karen Rumbaugh SAYS...

    Looking forward to the Leprechaun pattern!

  5. Sietske SAYS...

    Is this technique posible for three standing legs? I’m doing the ‘design your own monster class’ and I designed one with three legs, and I was wondering how to do that.. 🙂 Hope you can help me.

    • @Sietske- That’s such an interesting question… I think the only way to find out is giving it a try! I would try single crocheting in each stitch as joining, and if that makes too funny of a shape, you may want to whipstitch the internal portions of the legs together, and just single crochet around the outside.
      Have fun playing with it!