In my spare time I like to knit all types of amigurumi. Knitting amigurumi foods is one of my favorite hobbies. In this article I will share with you how to make my favorite amigurumi food. Making hot cross buns are fun, fast, and easy.
Materials Needed to Knit an Amigurumi Hot Cross Bun
You won’t need too many materials. You will need a size nine needle. A size nine needle is 3.75 millimeters. Then you will also need 8ply wool in the colors of light brown and fawn. Then you will need some black embroidery, along with some thread, which will be made to look like the currants on the hot cross bun. You will also need a small bag of toy filling. You will be able to find all of these materials at your local craft store.
How to Knit an Amigurumi Hot Cross Bun
You will start this off with the tension. Start by casting on 24 stitches, and then stocking stitch 32 rows. This will make a four inch square, which are the dimensions of the hot cross bun that you are about to knit.
Now you are ready to create the base of the hot cross bun. Using the fawn colored wool, cast on eight stitches and then knit one row. Next, you will need to increase by one stitch at the end of the next four rows and then the following three alternate rows. Follow this for eight rows straight, and it should equal 22 stitches. After that you will need to decrease one stitch on each end of the next, and following, four alternate rows. The last step for the base is to decrease one stitch at each end of the next three rows, then purl one row, and cast off.
To create the top of the hot cross bun you will start with the light brown colored wool. Using the light brown colored wool, cast on eight stitches and knit one row. Include one stitch at each end of the next row. This should give you a total of ten stitches. A tip I am going to give you, is use a separate length of yarn for each color change. Twist the yarns together at the back of your work when you are changing a color to avoid making any holes. Now I will tell you row by row how you are going to finish knitting the top of the hot cross bun. For the next row, using the light brown colored wool increase into the first stitch. Knit two stitches, then using the fawn colored wool, knit four stitches. Using the light brown knit two stitches. Then you will need to increase in the last stitch for 12 stitches. Afterwards, while keeping the four stitches in the middle fawn colored, increase by one stitch at the end of the next two rows and then the following three alternate rows for 22 stitches. Work two rows straight. Next row, you will purl 2 light brown, purl 18 fawn, and then purl 2 light brown. For the row after that you will knit 2 stitches of light brown, then 18 stitches of fawn, and 2 stitches of light brown. Repeat the last two rows once more. For the next row purl 9 light brown, purl 4 fawn, and then purl 9 light brown. The row after that knit 9 stitches light brown, knit 4 stitches fawn, and then knit 9 stitches of light brown. Keeping to the center 4 stitches that are fawn colored, you will need to decrease by one stitch at each end of the next and following 4 alternate rows. Then, decrease by one stitch at each end of the next two rows. After, using the light brown colored wool, only decrease one stitch at each end of the next row, purl one row, and then cast off the remaining 8 stitches.
To finish, sew 2 circles together and make sure you leave an opening for the stuffing. Stuff the hot cross bun firmly and then sew the opening closed. Embroider black currants by making knots on the top of the bun. You have now made the perfect hot cross bun. It is the best gift for a loved one. This is something sweet that’s made to warm the heart.