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Love the Skein You’re In

 

When you take on an Amigurumi project that requires having to choose skin-coloured yarn, this can really be daunting task, even if you are an advanced Amigurumi Addict!

However, while researching this topic on how I can best recommend skin coloured yarn for my customers to use for their for Amigurumi (see blog post: ‘Why a Crochet Tanned Bum Is The New Black)’  I have Donald Trump style over-confidence to say that you will never find the ‘perfect’ skin-coloured yarn, it just doesn’t exist. However, there are SO many shades of yarn available that will do the job and look amazing for your projects.

The best part of crocheting Amigurumi is that you have the freedom to make your creation whatever colours that you like, and it is simple as this that makes it unique!  The only limits you have with any of your Amigurumi projects, is only whatever limit you place on your own imagination.

Donald Trump Toy

Photo courtesy:

@TinunturudAlice – Etsy

Having a pattern to follow which gives you all the yarn colours, hook sizes and everything else you need to crochet, is really a godsend!  I am the BIGGEST fan-girl of Amigurumi designers who have the skill set and patience to crochet people, especially the extremely talented Amigurumi designer, Allison Hoffman, who not only designed the Baby Yoda pattern that went viral in 2020 along with the books AmiguruME AmigurumePETS and AmigurumeEATS, but also gifted my new favourite design, Matthew McConaughey Amigurumi pattern 🙂

No-one does it better than a celebrity to  endorse or promote a product or a spread the word, so here are four crocheted celebrities that rock the socks off four different skin-tone shades to use as a guide when planning your projects!

I hope these two posts helps to answer the question of what yarns I recommend for skin-coloured yarn 🙂 

Love the Skein You’re In

When you take on an Amigurumi project that requires having to choose skin-coloured yarn, this can really be daunting task, even if you are an advanced Amigurumi Addict!

However, while researching this topic on how I can best recommend skin coloured yarn for my customers to use for their for Amigurumi (see blog post: ‘Why a Crochet Tanned Bum Is The New Black)  I have Donald Trump style over-confidence to say that you will never find the ‘perfect’ skin-coloured yarn, it just doesn’t exist. However, there are SO many shades of yarn available that will do the job and look amazing for your projects.

The best part of crocheting Amigurumi is that you have the freedom to make your creation whatever colours that you like, and it is simple as this that makes it unique!  The only limits you have with any of your Amigurumi projects, is only whatever limit you place on your own imagination.

Donald Trump Toy

Photo courtesy:

@TinunturudAlice – Etsy

Having a pattern to follow which gives you all the yarn colours, hook sizes and everything else you need to crochet, is really a godsend!  I am the BIGGEST fan-girl of Amigurumi designers who have the skill set and patience to crochet people, especially the extremely talented Amigurumi designer, Allison Hoffman, who not only designed the Baby Yoda pattern that went viral in 2020 along with the books AmiguruME AmigurumePETS and AmigurumeEATS, but also gifted my new favourite design, Matthew McConaughey Amigurumi pattern 🙂

No-one does it better than a celebrity to  endorse or promote a product or a spread the word, so here are four crocheted celebrities that rock the socks off four different skin-tone shades to use as a guide when planning your projects!

I hope these two posts helps to answer the question of what yarns I recommend for skin-coloured yarn 🙂

The ‘Blushed or Flushed’ look

 

This skin-coloured yarn, pictured here on infamous Joe ‘Tiger King’ Exotic, is for the maker looking for that pinkish or peach coloured hues for their chosen skin-coloured yarn. This pinkish/orange coloured skin tones are a popular choice for crocheting dolls, princesses or any character that you want to have that slightly embarrassed or ‘blushed’ toned colour in their face. Also, a popular option if you want your toy to have that ‘Just went for a quick around the prison yard’, flushed kind of look

Recommended Yarns for ‘Flushed or Blushed’

Yarn & Colors: ‘Must-Have’ – Peach 042 & Pearl 043

La Mia 100% Pastel Cotton: L056 – Pinkish Orange

Ricorumi 100% Cotton: 022 Powder

The ‘Blushed or Flushed’ look

This skin-coloured yarn, pictured here on infamous Joe ‘Tiger King’ Exotic, is for the maker looking for that pinkish or peach coloured hues for their chosen skin-coloured yarn. This pinkish/orange coloured skin tones are a popular choice for crocheting dolls, princesses or any character that you want to have that slightly embarrassed or ‘blushed’ toned colour in their face. Also, a popular option if you want your toy to have that ‘Just went for a quick around the prison yard’, flushed kind of look

Recommended Yarns for ‘Flushed or Blushed’

Yarn & Colors: ‘Must-Have’ – Peach 042 & Pearl 043

La Mia 100% Pastel Cotton: L056 – Pinkish Orange

Ricorumi 100% Cotton: 022 Powder

ed sheeran crochet doll

The ‘Pasty Pom’ Look

If you are searching for that pale, milky toned  skin-coloured yarn for your Amigurumi, then the Pasty Pom Look is the ideal colour palette for you to choose from. Think milky creams, off-whites and light ecru colour shades of yarn to achieve this look for your Amigurumi. Add some brightness to this skin colour by using bright orange or red tones for the hair and dark coloured clothes.

When you have completed your milky-toned Ginger Ninja, add a miniature  guitar and you will have your own very own Ed Sheeran!

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Pasty Pom’

Fiddlesticks ‘Finch’ 100% Cotton: 6202 – Ecru

Bellissimo ‘Orchard’ Cotton: 8171 – Ivory

Fiddlesticks ‘Wren’ 100% Cotton: W003 – Ivory

Yarn & Colors ‘Baby Fabulous’: 002 – Cream

 

ed sheeran crochet doll

The ‘Pasty Pom’ Look

If you are searching for that pale, milky toned  skin-coloured yarn for your Amigurumi, then the Pasty Pom Look is the ideal colour palette for you to choose from. Think milky creams, off-whites and light ecru colour shades of yarn to achieve this look for your Amigurumi. Add some brightness to this skin colour by using bright orange or red tones for the hair and dark coloured clothes.

When you have completed your milky-toned Ginger Ninja, add a miniature  guitar and you will have your own very own Ed Sheeran!

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Pasty Pom’

Fiddlesticks ‘Finch’ 100% Cotton: 6202 – Ecru

Bellissimo ‘Orchard’ Cotton: 8171 – Ivory

Fiddlesticks ‘Wren’ 100% Cotton: W003 – Ivory

Yarn & Colors ‘Baby Fabulous’: 002 – Cream

 

Amigurumi Matthew McConaughey Sitting

Photo courtesy of:

www.craftyiscool.com

The ‘Bronzed Aussie’

Ah, the quintessential look that all foreigners think Australians look like, but not many of us do, The Bronzed Aussie. Perfect choice for your Amigurumi if you are looking for that perfectly golden coloured, tanned skinned look. Suitable colour yarn choices to give your Amigurumi this bronzed look include shades of Jute, Dark Beiges and Caramel tones. Perfect range of tones to use for your Matthew McConaughey upgrade.

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Bronzed Aussie’

Yarn & Colors ‘Must-Have’: 009 – Limestone

Rico Design ‘Ricorumi’  055 – Beige

Bernat ‘Handicrafter’ – Jute

DMC Happy Cotton – 773 Sandcastle

 

Amigurumi Matthew McConaughey Sitting

Photo courtesy of:

www.craftyiscool.com

The ‘Bronzed Aussie’

Ah, the quintessential look that all foreigners think Australians look like, but not many of us do, The Bronzed Aussie. Perfect choice for your Amigurumi if you are looking for that perfectly golden coloured, tanned skinned look. Suitable colour yarn choices to give your Amigurumi this bronzed look include shades of Jute, Dark Beiges and Caramel tones. Perfect range of tones to use for your Matthew McConaughey upgrade.

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Bronzed Aussie’

Yarn & Colors ‘Must-Have’: 009 – Limestone

Rico Design ‘Ricorumi’  055 – Beige

Bernat ‘Handicrafter’ – Jute

DMC Happy Cotton – 773 Sandcastle

 

The ‘Obama’ Look.

Obama-fy your projects with The ‘Obama’ look with skin-coloured tones in Chocolates, Mahoganys or Dark brown yarn. ‘The Obama’ Look is inspired by the couple who need no further introduction, Barack and Michelle Obama.

the obama amigurumi

Photo courtesy of www.lovecrafts.com & www.etsy.com 

Dark skin colour yarn

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Obama’

Rico Design ‘Ricorumi’  057 – Chocolate

La Mia Mercerised Cotton: 228 – Dark Brown

Yarn Art ‘Jeans’: 070 – Dark Brown

 

The ‘Obama’ Look.

Obama-fy your projects with The ‘Obama’ look with skin-coloured tones in Chocolates, Mahoganys or Dark brown yarn. ‘The Obama’ Look is inspired by the couple who need no further introduction, Barack and Michelle Obama.

the obama amigurumi

Photo courtesy of www.lovecrafts.com & www.etsy.com 

Dark skin coloured yarns

Recommended Yarns for ‘The Obama’

Rico Design ‘Ricorumi’  057 – Chocolate

La Mia Mercerised Cotton: 228 – Dark Brown

Yarn Art ‘Jeans’: 070 – Dark Brown

 

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