Well its pretty much working out like I hoped. I've crocheted a basic round amigurumi shape and when I got to the row I wanted the arms to be I chained 4, skipped 4, then did the same half way around. This gave be two 8 space gaps to work the arms in.
I've used the same technique to leave a gap to work the thumb and fingers.
Now its stuffed and with all the ends sewn in you can see what I'm aiming at.
Now just to do the other arm.