I’m sure many of you are more advanced than I am in the crochet world, but some of you may not be. In any case, we can learn together. There are so many stitches that crochet uses, we can learn one at a time. I’ve heard of the whip stitch before along with binding off in crochet. A lot of times the whip stitch is done when trying to attach a leg or other embellishment on a crochet project like amigurumi or a toy or stuffed animal. Let’s see if we can learn together:
The whip stitch is much like sewing. You bring the needle down and through your piece of material and then back up on the other side. Whip stitch the leg through the body as to attach it. Continue to do so until the leg or embellishment is secure and tightly on there. Once you are complete with the whip stitch you can pull on the leg a little bit to be sure it won’t fall off or that it’s not loose.
To bind off, go through some of the stitches (the top part of the stitch) on the bottom part of the body so you can’t see it very well. Do this with a few stitches so it’s nice and secure. You then cut off the extra yarn at the base and you have completed your animal or amigurumi.
Here you can watch a video of a cute deer amigurumi being completed with a whip stitch.