You are going to want to use a magic ring to start this as it will eliminate the problematic hole beginning with a chain can leave.
WireMySoul has a great video demonstrating this technique, here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Amigurumi-Cherry/
1: Make a magic ring, pull a loop through the center, 2ch. Then inside the starting ring, you are going to sc5.
******DON"T JOIN WITH A SLIP STITCH!!! This would make this pattern not amigurumi, not to mention it leaves a noticeable seam-- not pretty. We like pretty.******
2: In your first sc of the starting 5sc(don't count the pseudo-stitch you made by 2ch in the magic circle at the beginning, this stitch will end up shrunken when you close the circle) , 2sc (This is where I pull my tail to close the magic ring) and in each stitch around. (10)
---------You can begin using a stitch marker here, I usually find a scrap piece of yarn. It will be pulled out later----------
3: 1sc in the next stitch, 2sc the stitch after (repeat 4 more times)(15)
4: 1sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc the stitch after (repeat 4 more times)(20)
5: 1sc in the next stitch, 2sc int stitch after (repeat 9 more times)(30)
---------Make 2 of these, without fastening off. Leave a tail about a yard long and detach the piece from the skein. You will be using these tails to begin a point, one each.---------