Free Pattern Friday: Mini Wombat Amigurumi

wombatAll
It’s Friday so it’s time to make a wombat. A 3″ tall one to be exact. Square poop not included.

So fun fact about me: I have a deep and unwavering love of big rodents. Groundhogs, wombats, capybaras, whatever. This is an older pattern that I made a few years ago for Groundhogs day and made it again recently because the pattern was just sitting there gathering (digital) dust. I based it on a plush I saw on the internet somewhere that was actually a wombat, so I called the pattern a wombat. Groundhogs and wombats look pretty similar anyway.

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Pictured: The cutest things ever (Left: Groundhog, Right: Wombat)

I made some minor adjustments to the pattern and also used my new yarn so it shrunk… a lot.

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Pictured: Me too lazy to photoshop a white background

It’s probably a little less than half as tall as the old one. I think the older one was made with worsted weight yarn and a G hook, while the new one is sport weight and a C hook. So here’s a good example on how yarn and hook size can affect your amigurumi. I prefer smaller amigurumi just because I think they look nicer, but I will admit the big one is very cuddly and squishy, so probably better if you’re going to give it to kids or whatever.

Also just a quick reminder, you’ll notice that there are spaces in the pattern for the feet, these spaces mean nothing and just make the pattern easier to read.

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2017. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Materials

▪  Sport weight yarn in light brown, medium brown, dark brown, black, white
▪  C hook (2.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty

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

Body

Starting with light 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 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 21.  [sc] around  (42)
Attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 5 and 6)
22.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
23.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
24.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
25.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff
26.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
27.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

2 Ears

Starting with light brown

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Nose

Starting with dark brown

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Legs

Starting with light brown

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Feet

Starting with medium brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  3 inc, sc,    sc, ch 3, sc in same st,    sc, ch 3, sc in same st  (17)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail

Starting with light brown

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

▪ Sew the nose onto the front of the body, stuffing as you go
▪ Use black yarn to embroider a mouth below the nose
▪ Use white yarn to embroider buck teeth onto the mouth
▪ Sew the ears on either side of the body
▪ Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go
▪ Sew the feet onto the legs
▪ Sew the tail onto the back of the body

TGIF peoples.

Free Pattern Friday: Sweater Bunny Amigurumi

bunnyAllHere’s a free pattern for your Friday enjoyment, a 5.5″ tall bunny wearing a little sweater. Easter’s on its way and this would make a great basket-stuffer. It works up pretty quick so you should be able to finish it in time for Easter shenanigans.

Another one of my old patterns I decided to tweak. Here’s a comparison:

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Geeez, that horrible lighting.

Changes:
– Removed the white patch around the mouth
– Used different colors of blue, yellow, and brown
– Slightly enlarged the legs, ears, head, and tail
– Added another round to the sweater stripe
– Changed arm pattern and position
– Used smaller safety eyes

Nothing too different here. I decided to remove the snout because the face was a little crowded. I would definitely try adding blush marks to make it super cute! If I recall correctly this was one of my earliest original patterns so I kind of have a soft spot for it, despite the old version being pretty awkward looking.

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2017. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Materials

▪ Sport weight yarn in cream, blue, yellow, brown, white
▪ C hook (2.75 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

Body

Starting with cream

First Leg:
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3 – 7.  [sc] around  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second leg:
Work the same as first leg, DO NOT F/O
8.  ch 3, sc into one of the sts in the first leg, [sc] around the first leg,
ch 3, sc into the next st in the second leg, [sc] around the second leg  (24)
9 – 11.  [sc] around (24) – Break off cream
Use the tail from the first leg to sew the hole between the legs shut
12 – 14.  Attach blue – [sc] around  (24)
15 – 16.  Attach yellow – [sc] around  (24) – Break off yellow
17 – 18.  With blue – [sc] around  (24)
19.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

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.  [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 12 and 13 at about 8 sts apart)

F/O

2 Ears

Starting with cream

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms

Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3.  [sc] around  (8) – Break off cream
4 – 7.  Attach blue – [sc] around  (8)
Stuff
8.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail

Starting with white

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

▪  Use brown yarn to embroider a nose and mouth onto head
▪  Sew the ears on top of the head
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body

Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll try to get back to you. TGIF and happy crocheting!

Free Pattern Friday: Chubby Parakeet Amigurumi

birdAllWooo! Welcome to Free Pattern Friday! This week’s pattern is a 4″ tall chubby little parakeet/ budgie/ bird thing. Also there’s a funky new banner that I totally spent hours on and didn’t just use a generic “happy birthday” template. I’m pretending the streamers are actually strands of yarn.

This was one of the very few times that I’ve used fabric paint in my amigurumi. I thought the face looked a little plain so I added blush marks for the hell of it. I will note that the wings may be a bit tricky so I’ll explain it more in that section.

Also you will need to do some puff stitches so here’s how I did them:
[Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull up a loop] 3 times,
Yarn over, pull through all the loops on the hook

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2017. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Materials

▪ Sport weight yarn in yellow, green, orange, dark pink, light pink, red
▪ C hook (2.75 mm)
▪ Stuffing
▪ 9 mm safety eyes
▪ Scissors
▪ Tapestry needle
▪ Fabric paint in pink
▪ Paintbrush

Difficulty

Easy – You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, slip stitch, puff stitch (see above), and change colors

Body

Starting with yellow

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.  [6 sc, inc] around  (48)
9 – 14.  [sc] around  (48) – Break off yellow
15 – 22.  Attach green – [sc] around  (48)
23.  [6 sc, dec] around  (42)
24.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
25.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
26.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
27.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 11 and 12 at about 10 sts apart)
28.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
29.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

Beak

Starting with dark pink

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
4.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet

Starting with dark pink

1.  ch 7, [puff, ss] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (12)
2.  [sc] around  (12)
3.  6 sc (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Wings

Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  ch 4, sc down the chs, [2 sc, inc] around  (15)
4.  sc up the opposite side of the chs, sc down the chs,   3 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc,   puff, ss, puff, ss, puff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Here’s a more detailed explanation on rounds 4 and 5:
Round 4: You’re going to start by chaining 4 and then single crocheting down the chains (so 3 total sc). Now you’re going to start in the next stitch (what would have been the first st of the round if you didn’t chain) a pattern of 2 single crochets and then an increase until you reach the end of the round.
Round 5: You’re going to single crochet up the chains on the opposite side. So you should single crochet 3 times and then reach the top of the chains. Now work your way back down the other side, again with 3 single crochets. In the next stitch start working the 3 sc, inc, and so on. Note that you will go slightly beyond the end of the round and therefore up the chains again. The final puff stitch should be at the top of the chains, right before going back down the other side.

Assembly

▪ Sew the beak between the eyes, stuffing as you go
▪ Use red yarn to embroider a mouth onto the beak
▪ Use light pink yarn to embroider nostrils onto the top of the beak
▪ Use orange yarn to embroider 3 lines next to each eye
▪ Sew the wings on either side of the body
▪ Sew the feet onto the bottom of the body
▪ Use pink fabric paint to paint on blush marks

Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll try to get back to you. TGIF and happy crocheting!