Sometimes it is necessary to resize your amigurumi project, especially if it is a custom make and you cannot find a pattern that is close to the finished size that’s requested. If the size needs to be adjusted slightly, then it may be possible to do that by changing the yarn weight (i.e., using worsted weight instead of sport weight yarn if you want to go bigger) and hook size. However, if you want to change the size of the finished project by a larger percentage, say 20% or 30%, then it is probably best to use math. Yay, math! 😀 For example, I am making a custom Among Us character for my cousin. She would like it to be around 9 – 10 inches tall and the pattern I found has the finished project at approximately 6 inches tall.
This is the first time I’ve tried to make an amigurumi that is much larger than the original. The yarn weight/hook size listed on the pattern is sport weight/2.0 mm, so I decided to use light worsted (DK) weight and a 3.0 mm hook. Additionally, I took the largest stitch count (56 stitches) and the total number of rows (42 rows) and increased both by 1/3, so 84 stitches and 63 total rows. That was the math part… not bad, right? Then I had to determine where the additional rows will fit into the pattern and when and how to increase/decrease the number of stitches in a row. This is the part that is not an exact science and probably requires a bit of trial and error depending on how complicated the pattern is. Luckily, the Among Us character is an easy pattern, so it wasn’t hard to figure out where to add the extra rows/stitches. I’m pretty happy with the way it is turning out. 🙂