I use a variety of hook sizes when making amigurumi. My most used hook size is 4.0 mm, but I also use other sizes depending on the project. If you only buy one hook, I recommend a 4.0 mm hook, but of course it’s great to have hooks in various sizes. I love the brand Clover Soft Touch. They’re easy to hold and I can crochet for hours without my hand getting tired. Below are the exact hooks I use.
The yarn I use will depend on the project, but for most of my amigurumi I use Caron Simply Soft. I buy it from a lot of different stores, it just depends on where there is a sale. You can find it at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Herrschners and Walmart. It is also available on Amazon, but they don’t have the best prices. You can typically find this yarn for $2 – $4.
I use 18 mm safety eyes for most of my projects, but occasionally I use a smaller size. Below you can find the exact eyes I use. The reviews are mixed, but I’m pretty happy with them and have not yet received a bad batch.
I like to use needle felting in a lot of my amigurumi. It makes the finished piece look more like the original character. Below are the materials needed for needle felting.