Monday, December 22, 2014

Pattern: Mewtwo Amigurumi + UPDATE

Wow, I haven't posted anything since July? That's even worse than I thought. Whoops.
So yeah, life basically exploded and I haven't had the ability/ motivation to crochet in a while. But that's going to change soon! The winter months are coming and it's about time to get back into the swing of things. I have tons of stuff that I plan to do, and things are going to start changing around here.

For starters, I am going to go through and update all of the PDF patterns. The pictures for some of the patterns are kind of bad and don't accurately represent the colors. And since I've recently learned how to better edit my photos in Photoshop, I've decided that all of the pictures are getting redone. I've also been thinking about revamping the layout of the patterns, making them easier to read and adding more details (I've been meaning to add a tips section for a while now).

Plus, I have a new thing that is going to be happening on the blog. I have TONS of patterns that I've made that just aren't up to par. I was just going to let these "failed" patterns rot in the depths of my computer, but I've come up with a plan:

Failed Pattern Fridays

Basically every Friday I will upload a  pattern solely to the blog, not on Ravelry or Etsy or anywhere else. These patterns will be 100% free and you can use them however you wish. I hope that they can be of use to someone, because I certainly am not going to do anything with them.


And that's just the tip of the update iceberg. For now, have a pattern.




A 10" tall Mewtwo amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry or in my Etsy shopIf you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Just one thing to note here: I started to try out making the patterns a little more easily readable, and one of the things I did was add more spaces between some parts in the pattern. These spaces mean nothing, just continue with the pattern as if they never existed. Another thing to note: Mewtwo does have a mouth, you just can't see it in any of these pictures. It is a few rows under the nostrils and is just one little line. I mention this just in case anyone sees the "embroider mouth" instructions and gets confused. When I update the patterns, I'll include a picture of it.

With this amigurumi I decided to try something new. Instead of the typical "cute" style of big head, big eyes, small body, I wanted to try a more realistic design. I googled pictures of Mewtwo and chose a random pose for him to be standing in and tried my best to get the proportions correct. Not bad for a first attempt I think, and it was pretty fun to make. Expect more "realistic" amigurumi to be coming eventually.

This was also my first time using sewing thread to embroider anything. Jeez, and I thought I hated using felt because I couldn't get the pieces to match. Trying to get the irises the same size was definitely a challenge, but I do like how it turned out. I would probably use purple felt instead of thread for the eyes, but I didn't have any. I recommend anyone making this pattern to try felt first before resorting to embroidery (provided you're bad at it like me).


Anyway, apologies for the lack of patterns. I am particularly happy with how my newest pattern is turning out. Expect it to be uploaded within the next week, and I will see you next Friday for the first edition of Failed Pattern Friday. Happy Holidays! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pattern: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Amigurumi


An 8" tall mouse amigurumi with a cookie from the children's book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The pattern is available on Ravelry or in my Etsy shop. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Here is where I complain again that when I post pictures on my blog they end up looking really dark. If you want more accurate pictures check out the ones in the Ravelry and Etsy links above, or go to my deviantArt account (link on the side -->) to see pictures of all my current patterns.

Anyway, the idea for this just kind of came out of nowhere. I think I was having a nostalgia trip and ended up remembering this cute little book from when I was a kid and thought that it would be perfect for an amigurumi. Plus I had a lot of extra yarn in this odd shade of brown from a scarf I knitted a while ago and couldn't really think of anything else to use it for, but luckily it was a great match for the mouse's fur so everybody wins.

More stuff should be coming soon so long as I can tear myself away from the Game of Thrones books. :P

Friday, July 11, 2014

Free Pattern: Mini Link Amigurumi


A 6" tall amigurumi of Link from The Legend of Zelda. The pattern is available as a PDF download on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This pattern is probably about a year old. I was hesitating putting it up because the first amigurumi I made from this pattern wasn't that good and I wanted to redo it. Here is a picture of them side-by-side.
Left: Old version, Right: New version


The changes I made were:

- Used a different skin-colored yarn that was less shiny
- Used a brighter yellow yarn for the hair and belt buckle
- Changed the arms to allow them to be movable and not jut out of the body at an odd angle
- Replaced the yarn eyes with actual safety eyes
- Used black crochet thread to form a mouth
- Sewed the hair on better so it wouldn't rise up off the head
- Crocheted tighter stitches
- Minor pattern adjustments

There was also a version of this amigurumi made between these two, but I ran out of dark green yarn while making the new version and decided to rip it apart for more yarn. That one was pretty crap anyway, it turned out too big with lots of holes in it (one of my looser-crocheting phases I guess), plus the color I used for the skin was awful. I plan on tearing apart the rest and using it to make another new version to sell.

Materials:
 Worsted weight yarn in dark green, light green, brown, yellow, white
▪  Crochet thread in black
 F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
 Scissors
 Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Medium-Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, change colors, slip stitch, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.


Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Link belongs to Nintendo.

Key

Legs and Body
Starting with brown

First Leg:
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 3.  [sc] around (6) – Break off brown
4.  Attach white 
 [sc] around  (6)
5.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Leg:
Work the same as the first leg, DO NOT F/O
6.  ch 3, sc into one of the sts in the first leg, [sc] around the first leg,
      ch 3, sc into the next st of the second leg, [sc] around the second leg  (18)
7.  [sc] around  (18) – Break off white
8 – 9.  
Attach brown  [sc] around  (18) – Break off brown
Use the tail from the first leg to sew the hole between the legs shut
10 – 12.  
Attach dark green  [sc] around  (18)
13.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Head
Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6 – 11.  [sc] around  (30)
12.  [3 sc, inc] around  (24)
13.  [2 sc, inc] around  (18)
14.  [sc, inc] around  (12)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 9 and 10 at about 6 sts apart)

F/O, sew shut

Belt Buckle
Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Skirt
Starting with dark green

1.  ch 18, ss in 1st ch to form a ring, [sc] around  (18) – Leave long tail for sewing in the beginning
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
3.  [sc] around  (24)

F/O, weave in the end tail

2 Arms
Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6) – Break off beige
3 – 5.  
Attach light green  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Large Hair Piece
Starting with yellow

Remember: anything underlined must be worked in the same stitch

1.  ch 8, sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc
      working on the opposite side of the chs: sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc  (16)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Small Hair Pieces
Starting with yellow

Remember: anything underlined must be worked in the same stitch

1.  ch 6, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc
      working on the opposite side of the chs: sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Sideburns
Starting with yellow

1.  ch 5, [sc] across  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Hat
Starting with dark green

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (18)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (21)
8.  [6 sc, inc] around  (24)
9.  [7 sc, inc] around  (27)
10 – 12.  [sc] around  (27)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the skirt onto the body between the two rounds of brown
▪  Sew the belt buckle onto the middle of the body
▪  Sew arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the large hairpiece on top of the head
▪  Sew the two small hairpieces on either side of the large hairpiece
▪  Sew the hat onto the head
▪  Sew the sideburns on either side of the head
▪  Use black crochet thread to sew a mouth onto the head

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pattern: Gengar Amigurumi


A 6" tall Gengar amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This was a custom request from a customer, and I am so happy they asked me to make a Gengar. He is one of my favorites, yet I had never really thought about doing him. I was a bit sad to ship him off, but I can always make another.

I struggled for a bit trying to figure out how to best do his teeth before settling on black crochet thread. It was the perfect size, though it was a bit tricky trying to sew it in a straight line. I still need more sewing practice. :P

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pattern: Psyduck Amigurumi


A 6" tall Psyduck amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I haven't been crocheting as much as I would like lately as I've been getting distracted with other hobbies, but I'm coming back! I have a few patterns to put up and have an idea for a tutorial that I would like to do. Been coming up with a few new ideas as well, so hopefully that should be able to get me back on track!

Anyway, not much to say about this guy. It gave me a bit of practice with using felt and sewing thread, which I don't work with that often but I would like to start using more.Plus I have an excess of gold yarn that I want to use up, so it helped with that. I have a couple other new Pokemon patterns to put up so expect those soon as well.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Free Pattern: 3DS XL Pokeball Cover


A 3DS XL Pokeball cover. It is  6.5” tall, 4.5” wide, the perfect size for one 3DS XL. You can download the pattern as a PDF on Ravelry or you can find it written below. 

I said I would do this for the other types of DSs, so here is the 3DS XL version. You can find the 2DS version here.

Ugh, I don't know why the pictures look so bad on my blog. The red looks practically neon. =/ 
I've been in a bit of a crochet slump recently, and I apologize for a lack of patterns. I am in much need of some new ideas, so if you have anything you would like to see me crochet go ahead and drop me a message. I would appreciate it!


Materials:
 Worsted weight yarn in white, black, red
 H hook (5.00 mm)
 Scissors
 Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, and change colors.

Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2015. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Pokemon belongs to Nintendo.

Key


Cover:
Starting with white

1.  ch 16, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (30)
2 – 12.  [sc] around  (30) – Break off white
13 – 14.  Attach black  [sc] around  (30) – Break off black
15 – 24.  Attach red  [sc] around  (30)
25.  [sc] around, 5 sc  (35)
Stop here if you want to make just a sleeve. If you want a protective flap, continue with the pattern.
26 – 38.  Turn, [sc] across  (15)
39.  7 sc, ch 8, sk 1 st, sc in next st, 6 sc  (22)

F/O, weave in loose ends


Button:
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6) – Break off white
2.  Attach black  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly:
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the button onto the front of the cover over the black stripe.
▪  If you made a protective flap: make sure to sew only through the middle of the button. You will need the edge of the button to be free in order for the strap to wrap around the button. I have included a diagram of where you can sew for further clarification.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Free Pattern: Raven Amigurumi


A 7" tall amigurumi of a raven. The pattern is available as a PDF on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Haven't had the time to make a new pattern recently, so here is an older one. Because he is so dark I have included outlines of the feathers to make them easier to see.

Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in black, dark grey 
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  12 mm safety eyes 
▪  Scissors 
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease.

Pattern:

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Key

Head
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 14.  [sc] around  (42)
15.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
16.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
17.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
18.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 8 sts apart)

F/O

Beak
Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  inc, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc  (9)
5.  sc, inc, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc  (9)
6.  2 sc, inc, 3 sc, dec, sc  (9)
7.  3 sc, inc, 3 sc, dec  (9)
8.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 10.  [sc] around  (36)
11.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
12 – 14.  [sc] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
16.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
17.  [sc] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Left Wing
Starting with black

1.  ch 15, [sc] across  (14)
2 – 3.  Turn, [sc] across  (14)
4.  Turn, 11 sc  (11)
5.  Turn, [sc] across  (11)
6.  Turn, 8 sc  (8)
7.  Turn, [sc] across  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Right Wing
 Starting with black

1.  ch 9, [sc] across  (8)
2.  Turn, [sc] across, ch 4  (12)
3.  Turn, [sc] across  (11)
4.  Turn, [sc] across, ch 4  (15)
5 – 7.  Turn, [sc] across  (14)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches
Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [sc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs
Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 5, ss to 1st ch to form a ring  (5)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (5)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet
Starting with dark grey

First Toe
1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Toe
Work the same as the first toe, DO NOT F/O
6.  Attach to first toe with a sc, [sc] around the first toe,
      attach to second leg with a sc, [sc] around the second toe  (8)
7.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)
Use the tail from the first toe to sew the hole between the toes shut
8.  [sc, dec] around  (4)
9 – 11.  [sc] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Small Feathers
Starting with black

1.  ch 5, [sc] across  (4)
2 – 4.  Turn, [sc] across  (4)
5.  Turn, 2 dec  (2)
6.  Turn, [sc] across  (2)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Large Feather
Starting with black

1.  Turn, ch 7, [sc] across  (6)
2 – 4.  Turn, [sc] across  (6)
5.  Turn, dec, 2 sc, dec  (4)
6.  Turn, [sc] across  (4)
7.  Turn, 2 dec  (2)
8.  Turn, [sc] across  (2)
F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement
Two diagrams have been included below if you are having trouble making out the placement of the feathers

▪  Sew the beak onto the head
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the haunches onto either side of the body
▪  Sew the wings on either side of the body above the haunches
▪  Sew the feet onto the end of the legs
▪  Sew the legs onto the body in front of the haunches
▪  Sew the two small feathers next to each other onto the back of the body
▪  Sew the large feather just above the two small feathers



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pattern: Groudon Amigurumi


A 7" tall Groudon amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I've been wanting to do a Groudon amigurumi ever since I heard about the Ruby/ Sapphire remakes, especially since I had already done a Kyogre one. I was a bit reluctant to start because Groudon is a lot more complicated than Kyogre, but he turned out better than I had hoped! The embroidery was actually really fun; normally I have a harder time with it. Also, there's something funny about having a cute little plush of something so angry looking.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pattern: Giant Wailord Amigurumi/ Pillow


A 18" long Wailord pillow (or extra large amigurumi). The pattern is available on Ravelry. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I am so happy I actually finished this. I had to start over three times, each time being over halfway done. I may have carpal tunnel now. But it was totally worth it!  This guy now has a permanent place on my bed. He is such a good pillow and an even better cuddle thing.

Also, I just got some Etsy books in from the library, so hopefully once I'm done with them I will be able to start selling some items! Got a few things I need to sort out beforehand too.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Pattern: Pokemon Hoenn Starters Amigurumi


A set of 5" tall amigurumi of the Hoenn Starters from Pokemon! The patterns are available on Ravelry:
Treecko
Torchic
Mudkip
Or you can find them all as a set here.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I have been so excited about the Ruby/Sapphire remakes that I decided to crochet the starters for the games. I fully intend on making sets of the rest of the starters as well.

Also, I hope to start selling actual items on my Etsy shop very soon! Hopefully within the next week or two. These will definitely be put up for sale, as well as the rest of the starters when I eventually make them.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pattern: Tom Nook Amigurumi


A 7" tall amigurumi of Tom Nook from Animal Crossing. The pattern is available on Ravelry. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Really happy with how this turned out. I usually try to avoid working with felt if I can, but with this one I didn't really have any other options without making it look messy. I'm also really happy this guy can stand on his own. Thank god for big tails.

I bet if you used a size or two smaller hook for everything except the head you could also make the Nooklings as well. Might have to try that in the future.

Free Pattern: Pusheen the Cat Amigurumi


A 4" tall, 7" long amigurumi of Pusheen the Cat. You can download the free PDF pattern on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This is another really old amigurumi, but it's still pretty cute so I decided to put it up anyway.

Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in light grey, dark grey, black
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, and change colors.

Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2015. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Pusheen the Cat belongs to Clare Belton and Andrew Duff.


Body
Starting with light grey

1.  ch 2, sc 6 in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
For the next part, all sts marked in light grey should be done in light grey yarn, all sts marked in dark grey should be done in dark grey yarn
7.  3 sc, 9 sc, 24 sc  (36)
8.  3 sc, 10 sc, 23 sc  (36)
9 – 10.  [sc] around  (36)
11.  3 sc, 11 sc, 22 sc  (36)
12.  3 sc, 12 sc, 21 sc  (36) – Break off dark grey
13 – 19.  [sc] around  (36)
20.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
21.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
22.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 15 and 16, 19 and 20)
23.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
24.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

Tail
Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around
  (9)
3.  Attach light grey 
 [sc] around  (9)
4.  [sc] around  (9)
5.  With dark grey 
 [sc] around  (9)
6.  [sc] around  (9)
7.  With light grey 
 [sc] around  (9)
8.  [sc] around  (9)
9.  With dark grey 
 [sc] around  (9) 
Stuff
10.  [sc, dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Ears
Starting with light grey

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc] around  (6)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Feet
Starting with light grey

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above for help with placement

▪  Use black yarn to embroider a mouth and whiskers onto the face
▪  Use dark grey yarn to embroider three stripes above the eyes
▪  Sew the ears on either side of the three stripes
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the body
▪  Sew the tail onto the end closest to the body stripes

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pattern: Oshawott Amigurumi


A 5.5" amigurumi of Oshawott from Pokemon. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I saw a picture of an adorable Oshawott plush online and had to crochet one. Unfortunately I didn't have the right color aqua for the body so I had to settle for light blue, but I think I kind of like it better.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Free Pattern: Mini Eevee Amigurumi


A 5" tall little Eevee amigurumi. You can download the free PDF pattern on Ravelry or find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This is the third version of this pattern that I've made. The first time I didn't write the pattern down, and when I tried to replicate it the second time it turned out much bigger than expected. This one looks almost exactly like the original, except I modified the neck fur a bit to make it look more fluffy. Also, I adjusted the ears so the color change isn't so jagged.


Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in medium brown, dark brown, cream, black 
▪  E hook (3.50 mm) 
  Stuffing 
▪  6 mm safety eyes 
▪  Scissors 
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Medium-Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, change colors, and double crochet.

Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2015. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Eevee belongs to Nintendo.
Head
Starting with medium brown
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 s. inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 11.  [sc] around  (36)
12.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
13.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
14.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 9 and 10 at about 10 sts apart)
15.  [sc, dec] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Snout
Starting with medium brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3 – 4.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Ears
Starting with medium brown
1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [inc] around  (8)
3.  [3 sc, inc] around  (10)
For the next part, all unmarked sts should be done in medium brown yarn, and all sts marked in brown should be done in dark brown yarn
4.  2 sc, 8 sc  (10)
5 – 6.  3 sc, 7 sc  (10)
7.  sc, 2 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec  (8) – Break off dark brown
Stuff
8.  [dec] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Neck Fur
Starting with cream

Remember anything underlined must be worked in the same st

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [ss, 3 dc, ss] around  (40)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with medium brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around (18)
4.  [3 sc, inc] four times, 2 sc  (22)
5 – 9.  [sc] around  (22)
10.  [3 sc, dec] four times, 2 sc  (18)
11.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
Stuff
12.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

4 Legs
Starting with medium brown

1.  ch 2, 5 sc in 1st ch  (5)
2.  [inc] around  (10)
3 – 4.  [sc] around  (10)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail
Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
For the next part, all unmarked sts should be done in cream yarn, and all sts marked in brown should be done in medium brown yarn
5.  [5 sc, inc] around  (15)
6.  sc, sc, 4 sc, sc, 4 sc, sc, 3 sc  (15) – Break off cream
7 – 8.  [sc] around  (15)
9.  [3 sc, dec] around  (12)
Stuff
10.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Use black yarn to embroider a nose onto the snout
▪  Sew the snout onto the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the ears on either side of the head
▪  Sew the bottom of the head onto the neck fur
▪  Sew the neck fur onto the top of the body
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body
▪  Sew the four legs onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Free Pattern: Pascal the Otter Amigurumi


A 6" tall amigurumi of Pascal from the game Animal Crossing. You can download the free PDF of the pattern on Ravelry or you can find it written below.

This is actually the second Pascal amigurumi that I've made. The first one turned out much bigger and the proportions were off, so I decided to make another one that looked more like Pascal.

Materials:
 Worsted weight yarn in red, blue, yellow, cream, brown, grey, black
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle
Difficulty: Medium-EasyYou should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, and change colors.
Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Pascal the Otter belongs to Nintendo.


Key
Head
Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [sc] around  (36) – Break off cream
8.  
Attach red  [11 sc, inc] around  (39)
9 – 10.  [sc] around  (39)
11.  [12 sc, inc] around  (42)
12 – 14.  [sc] around  (42)
15.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
16.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
17.  [4 sc, dec] around  (25)
18.  [3 sc, dec] around  (20)
19.  [2 sc, dec] around  (15)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 11 and 12 at about 10 sts apart)


F/O

2 Ears
Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4) – Break off yellow
2.  
Attach red  [inc] around  (8)
3.  [sc] around  (8)
4.  [dec] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Snout
Starting with yellow

First Cheek:
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Cheek:
Work the same as the first cheek, DO NOT F/O
3.  sc into one of the sts in the first leg, sc  (2)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Hat Brim
Starting with cream

1.  ch 46, [sc] across  (45)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with blue

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6 – 7.  [sc] around  (30) – Break off blue
8 – 9.  
Attach red  [sc] around  (30)
10.  [4 sc, dec] around  (25)
11 – 12.  [sc] around  (25)
13.  [3 sc, dec] around  (20)
14.  [sc] around  (20)
15.  [2 sc, dec] around  (15)
Stuff


F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms
Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 6.  [sc] around  (6)
Stuff
7.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top (3)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs
Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc] around  (4)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (6) – Break off red
4 – 5.  
Attach blue  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet
Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
3 – 5.  [sc] around  (6)
6.  [sc, dec] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail
Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
4.  [sc] around  (8)
5.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)
6.  [sc] around  (6)
Stuff


F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

 Sew the snout onto the head
▪  Use yellow yarn to embroider a chin between the two cheeks
▪  Use brown yarn to embroider a nose and moustache onto the snout
▪  Use black yarn to embroider eyebrows onto the head
▪  Sew the hat brim around the head, above the eyebrows
▪  Sew the ears on either side of the head
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Use brown yarn to embroider overall straps onto the body
▪  Use grey yarn to embroider strap buckles onto the body
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the legs
▪  Sew the legs onto the body
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body