In this pattern I´ll show you how to crochet the legs together for the amigurumis of the Slenana series. Following this simple step für step tutorial you are able to crochet stiff but also bend legs, to get your amigurumi seated.
First the needle should be in the middle on the inner side at the second leg. Normally this is the case right after you have finished the legs, if not you can continue to crochet with slip stitches to get to right place.
You´ll start now with 3 chain stitches and one slip stitch into the stitch on the middle at the inner side of the other leg. Pay close attention to the fact that the foot tips of both legs look forward or a little to the outer, but never to the inner side.
You can leave the legs like that to get stiff legs, as shown in the picture. You can also make slightly bent legs, as shown in the picture on the left side. Then the legs will have a fold and your amigurumi can be seated.
For bend legs, a fold is sewn on both sides. Before filling the body, take a new piece of yarn with the colour of the body. Now start in the middle in the row of the chain stitches. Thread the yarn into a needle and stitch around the stitches until you arrive the outer side of the leg.
Then work your way back to the middle in the same way. The thread ends are pulled inside and secured there. Then you can do the same with the other leg. The result is a stable edge on which the legs can be folded.
I hope you enjoy crocheting, now you can continue as usual in the original pattern for your Slenana amigurumi!