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This is the Welcome video for you Zollie Beginner Crochet Kit! You'll learn more about the contents of your kit, plus the items you'll need from home.
Meet the artist featured in your kit! Yan Schenkel will be teaching you how to make amigurumi, and all the steps needed to make Marty the duck. This video shows you how to hold your yarn and get to know your crochet hook.
Learn to make the foundation chain used in crochet when making a flat project.
Learn to make the most basic of all crochet stitches - single crochet!
Learn to fasted off your project once you have completed it so that yarn is secured and hidden.
Yan explains the difference between working on a flat crochet project and working in a spiral - working in a spiral, or in the round, is the main way that amigurumi are made.
To get started working in a spiral you will need to learn to make a magic ring! This video teaches you how.
Stitch markers help you track the beginning of your round so that you know when a round is done. This video shows you how to use them and where to place them.
Learn to increase - this skill is used to widen your amigurumi by adding more stitches to a round which increases the circumference of the shape.
Yan Schenkel, founder of Pica Pau, is an Argentinian crochet toy designer known for her whimsical Amigurumi designs. She is also the author of the amigurumi books Edmundo de Pica Pau (The World of Pica Pau) and Animal Friends of Pica Pau - 1, 2, and 3.
Made with love by many!
Design, Pattern, and Video Learning: Yan Schenkel
Creative Direction & Booklet Learning: Grace Casey-Gouin
Graphic Design: Maggie Warner
Photography: Nicole McConville and Ian Justice
Videography: Ian Justice
Tech Editing: Julia Madill
Video Editing: LaChaun Moore
Produced by Zollie, 2023