Pattern: Amaterasu Amigurumi

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This is the pattern I’ve wanted to remake the most because originally I made it during my “felt period” and now I realize that felt is a big fat pain and I’m never working with it again. Also, I’m super excited that they’re bringing Okami over to the Switch! I’ve never actually beaten the game because my Wii remotes were crap and wouldn’t let me draw the lines properly. ūüė¶

The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy.

Got a bit experimental on this one. I fiddled around with some slip stitches with the tail and the back legs are a bit tricky. Of course, I’m always happy to help anyone who’s having trouble.

So glad I’ve got this pattern out of the way and I never have to look at the ugly old version again. Upcoming posts include a minor update to my Chubbachu pattern and quite possibly a Free Pattern Friday.

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Pattern: Puppy Dog Amigurumi + Major Update

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Skip to the bottom if you only care about the pattern.

Heeeeeeey so I’m a horrible person who hasn’t posted anything in half a year. Oops.

Basically there are two reasons I went missing. Reason one: I bought myself a Switch for Christmas and it has ruined all my free time. Reason two: There have been a myriad of minor annoyances about crocheting that combined together really put me off it. Luckily, I’ve been working on what I can do to fix these issues and I think I’ve got a good system set up.

So there’s going to be some changes to future patterns. The biggest one being I completely redesigned my pattern template. Not only does it look a lot nicer in my opinion, but it’s way less complicated and lets me write up patterns much quicker than my previous design. I’ve also bought myself a desktop photo-tent so I can snap good looking pictures quickly with significantly less use of Photoshop. And the last thing is that I’ve finally figured out what about my crocheting style has been irking me. I’ve realized that I mainly crochet from the top-down, when I should be crocheting from the bottom-up. An incredibly simple change that took me way longer than necessary to figure out. Durr.

TL;DR: Patterns should be coming more regularly now.

Also I fiddled with the blog design a bit. If you look up top you can see I made myself a little logo. Nothing fancy but I needed something to use as an avatar and stuff.


Onto the actual pattern.

As mentioned above, this is the first pattern made with my new system. It’s based slightly on a really old puppy pattern I made (no link because it’s ugly :P). The collar is a separate piece, so you can choose to leave it off. It’s cute. Not much else to say.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy.

Happy crocheting and hopefully I’ll post again before Christmas. Heheh.

 

Free Pattern Friday: Soot Sprite Amigurumi

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A 3″ tall soot sprite from the movie Spirited Away.

A quick little thing I knocked out in about an hour or so. Pretty much just an excuse to use up some old black yarn. Happy Friday!

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. Soot Sprite belongs to Studio Ghibli.

Materials

‚Ė™ ¬†DK weight yarn in black, white, yellow, green, pink
‚Ė™ ¬†B hook (2.25 mm)
‚Ė™ ¬†Stuffing
‚Ė™ ¬†6 mm safety eyes
‚Ė™ ¬†Scissors
‚Ė™ ¬†Tapestry needle
‚Ė™ ¬†Slicker brush

Difficulty – Easy

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

2 Eye Patches

Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  sc, 2 inc, sc  (14)

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.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8.  [sc] around  (42)
9.  [6 sc, inc] around  (48)
10.  [sc] around  (48)
11.  [7 sc, inc] around  (54)
12 ‚Äď 17.¬† [sc] around¬† (54)
18.  [7 sc, dec] around  (48)
19.  [sc] around  (48)
20.  [6 sc, dec] around  (42)
21.  [sc] around  (42)
22.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
23.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
24.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Push the safety eyes through the eye patches
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 13 and 14 at about 6 sts apart)
25.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
26.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
27.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

3 Stars

Starting with yellow, green, pink

1.  ch 2, 5 sc in 1st ch  (5)
2.  [sc, ch 3, ss in same st] around  (25)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

‚Ė™ Sew the eye patches onto the body
‚Ė™ Use slicker brush to fluff up the body
‚Ė™ Sew the stars onto the body

Pattern: Bat Amigurumi

A 3″ tall amigurumi of a bat.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy.

So this was supposed to be up last week but my computer decided to crash while I was editing the pictures and I was too frustrated to work on it for a bit. I’ve discovered that for some reason if I leave my camera’s SD card inserted and my computer falls asleep, when it wakes up I’ll be greeted with a lovely blue screen. :[

Anyway, this was another fun experiment, playing with different shapes and stuff. This little guy works up quick so you should be able to get it done before Halloween! Like with the newest Freezer Bunny amigurumi, the pattern can look confusing but just go slow and read carefully and it should be good. Of course, I’m always happy to help with any questions!

Got a pretty cute pattern for Free Pattern Friday this week. It may or may not be super fuzzy.

Free Pattern Friday: Freezer Bunny Amigurumi

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A 5″ tall amigurumi of the Freezer Bunny from The Sims games.

Tooootally haven’t made this guy before, and certainly not twice. Nope, not me. But this is the last one ever I promise

Lately I’ve been playing more with shapes and working limbs and bodies in one piece, which isn’t too hard to do, but it’s a huge pain to write out what you’re doing. I tried to be clear but I also didn’t want to write a novel, so let me know if there’s any questions. Just to double check I did go and follow the pattern to make a test piece and I got it to come out, so hopefully it shouldn’t be too bad.

And because I love comparing old crap to new crap, here’s all three Freezer Bunnys:

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I used the same color light pink in all three pieces. Welcome to bad lighting meets bad photoshopping.

Well that was a horrifying trip down memory lane. You can find the patterns for the first two on my old blog, but why would you want to? No link because I’m pretending it doesn’t exist.

I’ve also finally started using chain one, turn (c1t) in my patterns. Normally I don’t chain one when turning. I have no real reason why. I have no real reason to start chaining one. But I guess it’s happening so whatever.

Candy corn guy probably coming out next FPF. Or maybe a bat. Whichever one I like the least. ūüėõ

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. Freezer Bunny belongs to ElectronicArts Inc.

Materials

‚Ė™ DK weight yarn in light pink, medium pink, dark pink, white, dark grey
‚Ė™ B hook (2.25 mm)
‚Ė™ Stuffing
‚Ė™ Scissors
‚Ė™ Tapestry needle

Difficulty

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

Body

Starting with light pink

Ear 1
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4 ‚Äď 11.¬† [sc] around¬† (18)

F/O

Spacer 1
1. ch 4, [sc] across  (3)
2 ‚Äď 4. c1t, [sc] across¬† (3)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Ear 2
Work the same as Ear 1, DO NO T F/O
12.  [sc] across one of the shorter sides of Spacer 1,
sc into one of the sts of Ear 1, 15 sc, sk last 2 sts of Ear 1,
[sc] across the other short side of Spacer 1,
sk next 2 sts of Ear 2, sc into the next st of Ear 2, 15 sc  (38)
Use the tail from Spacer 1 to sew the holes between the spacer and the ears shut
13 ‚Äď 31.¬† [sc] around¬† (38)
Stuff
32.  4 sc (continue to Leg 1)

Leg 1
1.  ch 4, sk 22 sts, sc into next st
You should now have a ring made up of 16 sts of the body and 4 chs, continue working around this ring
Mark the last st of the previous round as the first st of the next round
2.  [sc] around  (20)
3.  dec, 12 sc, 3 dec  (16)
4.  [sc] around  (16)
5.  dec, 8 sc, 3 dec  (12)
6.  [sc] around  (12)
7.  [BLO dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

Leg 2
Starting from the last st of round 32 of the body, sk next 19 sts of the body, attach new strand of light pink yarn, sc in the next st
1.  ch 4, count backwards 16 sts and sc in the 16th st
You should now have another ring made up of 16 sts of the body and 4 chs, continue working around this ring (there should be 3 unworked stitches on either side of the body, forming a gap between the legs)
Work the same as Leg 1 starting from round 2
Stuff both legs

Spacer 2
Work the same as Spacer 1
Sew Spacer 2 between the legs, sealing the gap

2 Inner Ears

Starting with dark pink

1.  ch 9, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (16)
2.  [sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, sc] around  (20)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms

Starting with light pink

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3 ‚Äď 5.¬† [sc] around¬† (9)
6.  Turn, 6 sc  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Small Eye

Starting with white

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Large Eye

Starting with white

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

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.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4 ‚Äď 5.¬† [sc] around¬† (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

‚Ė™ Sew an inner ear onto each ear
‚Ė™ Sew the arms on either side of the body, stuffing as you go
‚Ė™ Use dark grey yarn to embroider pupils onto each eye
‚Ė™ Sew the small eye onto the left side of front of the body
‚Ė™ Sew the large eye onto the right side of the front of the body
‚Ė™ Use dark pink yarn to embroider a nose onto the body
‚Ė™ Use dark grey yarn to embroider a mouth onto the body
‚Ė™ Use medium pink yarn to embroider blush marks onto the body
‚Ė™ Use dark pink yarn to embroider toes onto the legs
‚Ė™ Sew the tail onto the back of the body, stuffing as you go

2 minutes before midnight still counts as Friday to me!

Pattern: Pumpkaboo Amigurumi

A 6″ tall amigurumi of the Pokemon Pumpkaboo.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy.

Welp, it’s time to jump on the Halloween train and pump out a bunch of spooky scary patterns. I’ve never really done holiday-themed items but I’m totally selling out this year. I’ve got a candy-corn pattern lined up for Free Pattern Friday, and I’m currently working on a bat. Hooray for being boring!

I love Pumpkaboo’s design but I’ve never really used one in-game because I can’t stand Gen 6 for some reason. Plus it’s evolution isn’t nearly as cute. :[

I do have a couple non-holiday related patterns that are almost done so they should go up sometime soon. They’re both things I’ve already done but I completely overhauled the patterns. I know I do too much fixing of old stuff instead of new ones, but the holiday shenanigans should remedy that.

Free Pattern Friday: Bumblebee Amigurumi

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Iiiiiiiiiiit’s Friday. Here’s a pattern of a 3″ tall bumblebee.

Little piece of advice: don’t buy Stardew Valley unless you want to lose a month of your life. Not that that happened to me or anything, no siree.

I don’t have much to say about this, just kinda practicing embroidering eyes and stuff.

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

‚Ė™ DK weight yarn in yellow, brown, blue, pink, dark grey, white
‚Ė™ B hook (2.25 mm)
‚Ė™ Stuffing
‚Ė™ Scissors
‚Ė™ Tapestry needle

Difficulty

Easy – You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, work in the front loops, 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.  [sc] around  (30)
7.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
8.  [sc] around  (36)
9.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
10 ‚Äď 13. ¬†Attach brown ‚Äď [sc] around ¬†(42)
14 ‚Äď 16. ¬†With yellow ‚Äď [sc] around ¬†(42)
17 ‚Äď 18. ¬†With brown ‚Äď [sc] around ¬†(42)
19.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
20. ¬†[sc] around ¬†(36) ‚Äď Break off brown
21.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
22.  [sc] around  (30)
23.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Stuff
24.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
25.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
26.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

2 Antennae

Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, dec] around  (4)
4 ‚Äď 5. ¬†[FLO: sc] around ¬†(4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Wings

Starting with blue

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Stinger

Starting with brown

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Legs

Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 ‚Äď 3. ¬†[sc] around ¬†(6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

‚Ė™ Use dark grey yarn to embroider eyes onto the body
‚Ė™ Use white yarn to embroider shines onto the eyes
‚Ė™ Use brown yarn to embroider a mouth onto the body
‚Ė™ Use pink yarn to embroider blush marks onto the body
‚Ė™ Sew the wings on either side of the body
‚Ė™ Sew the antennae onto the front of the body
‚Ė™ Sew the stinger onto the back of the body, stuffing as you go
‚Ė™ Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body