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How to Crochet the Second Round of Amigurumi – video tutorial

How to Crochet the Second Round on Amigurumi - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World and FreshStitches

There are a kajillion tutorials out there showing you how to start amigurumi. (My favorite is the sloppy slip knot.)

And there are several showing how to single crochet.

But that’s where many of them seem to stop.

And a lot of people have questions about what comes next.

How do you crochet the second round of amigurumi? The trick for a lot of people is finding the first stitch of the round.

That’s what Stacey shows you here.

See? The trick is in counting your stitches. 🙂 Once you have that down, the rest is easy as pie!

Want to see a photo version of this tutorial? You’ll find it here.

Here are handy links to all the posts about crocheting round two of your pattern and beyond. . .

Return to the main table of contents for Let’s Learn to Crochet Amigurumi.

Move on to the lessons for how to stuff your amigurumi.

Happy stitching!


  1. Ashley SAYS...

    OMG SO HELPFUL! My first amigurumi pattern was for a lovey and it had me slip stitching each round together and then my next one didn’t say to but I figured maybe a different person made the pattern and you just had to do my counts were all off and it was a mess! This saved me! I searched for helpful amigurumi tips because I didn’t know how to word it (self-taught) and I finally found this! ❤️❤️🙏🙏❤️❤️🙏🙏

  2. Angelina SAYS...

    Thank you for this! The problem I’m having is that the pattern I’m doing has “work in back loop only” for the 3rd and 4th round. Does that mean I’m meant to work into both loops for the rest? It would be awesome if you could help – I’m so stuck! Thanks 🙂