There are many different ways to close and finish off the hole at the end of your amigurumi project. I like my method because it results in a finish that I think really blends well with the rest of the rounds.
Watch the video below to see how I do it:
Step 1 – To close the hole off we’re going to have to fasten off first.
Step 2 – Snip off the working end of the yarn.
Step 3 – Pull your hook up to fasten off.
Step 4 – Make sure you have enough stuffing before you close off the hole.
Step 5 – Attach a darning needle to the tail end of your yarn.
Step 6 – Insert your darning needle underneath the front loop of the next stitch and out through the center of the stitch.
Step 7 – Pull through and tug on the tail lightly.
Step 8 – Continue doing so all the way around making sure to only go under the front loop of each stitch.
Step 9 – Once you’ve gone through all of your stitches, pull on your tail to cinch in the hole.
Step 10 – I like to weave my tail underneath the center circle.
Step 11 – Pull on the tail to tighten the circle.
Step 12 – To weave the excess tail in, run the needle through your project a couple of times.
Step 13 – Make sure to not tug on the tail too tightly or it’ll affect the shape of your amigurumi.
Step 14 – The tail is hidden as long as you only insert your needle into the next stitch.
Step 15 – Cut the excess tail off and squish your project around to hide the tail.
You have just closed off the amigurumi hole!