Ever look at an amigurumi you've made and wish it was bigger? I have.. and when I first learned to crochet I realized very quickly that if I held 2 strands of yarn together and use a larger hook that I would get a piece quite a bit larger than the original. And over the years I have often been asked how to enlarge amigurumi and I always reply with what I just said but I never actually showed anyone before the difference doubling the yarn can make. So here it is, a post that I can link to in the future when somebody asks! Yay!
For reference, view this Crochet Hook Conversion ChartUp first is my latest bear pattern. Using worsted weight yarn and a 4mm hook we get the cute size of 6 inches tall in a sitting position. But double the yarn, (hold 2 strands together) and use a 5mm hook and look at the difference! The bear gained in height and in size and is almost 8.5 inches tall.
Then there's my Totoros. You get a 2 for 1 deal with this pattern! Using worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm hook the blue Totoro is just 3 inches tall. So cute! But if