Archive | May, 2012

Free amigurumi pattern: Tuxedo Sam

29 May

Tuxedo Sam is a tubby little Sanrio penguin who loves to eat.

He likes to be called Tuxedo-san; Sam is too old-fashioned, he thinks.

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Bubbles!

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Ahhhhhh…

Make your own Tuxedo-san!

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • 1.75mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn (blue, white, yellow and navy blue)
  • Embroidery floss (red and dark brown)
  • Darning needle
  • Pink brads (optional)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Small pebbles (to weigh Tuxedo-san down)

Body

With blue yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 10 – 23: Sc in each sc around (54)

Sew in the eyes – it should fall on round 12. Remember to leave enough space in between for the beak.

Pop in the pink brads (optional) for a blushing effect.

Round 24: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 25: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 26: * Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 27: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 28: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 29: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Begin stuffing the body. Add some small pebbles so Tuxedo-san will stand upright on its own. Top off with more stuffing.

Round 30: *Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 31: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Beak

With yellow yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Round 3: Sc in each sc around (14)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Tummy

With white yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6 – 15: Sc in each sc around (30)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Feet (make 2)

With yellow yarn:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (15)

Round 4 – 7: Sc in each sc around (15)

Flatten the piece.

Round 8: Sc across both sides, chain 2, sc in the same stitch, slip stitch in the next sc, 3hdc in the next sc, skip 1, slip stitch in the next sc, sc in the next sc, chain 2, sc in the same stitch, slip stitch in the next sc.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Weave the yarn to the bottom centre of the feet.

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Webcellent!

Arms (make 2)

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)

Round 3 – 8: Sc in each sc around (10)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Sailor hat

With white yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4 – 5: Sc in each sc around (18)

Round 6: 2sc in each sc around (36)

Round 7: Dec all around (18)

Change yarn colour to navy. Leave a long white yarn end for sewing later.

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 9 times (27)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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For easy sewing, flatten the edges of the hat first.

Bowtie:

With red embroidery floss and a 1.75mm hook:

Chain 5

Round 1: Starting in second chain from hook, sc in the next 3sc, 3sc in the last sc.

Round 2: Rotate the foundation row, don’t turn it. Sc in the next 3sc, 3sc in the last sc.

Round 3: Rotate again. Sc in the next 3sc, 3sc in the last sc.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Weave the long end of the embroidery floss to the centre then make three loops over the piece to shape the bow.

Tie a knot with the shorter end at the back.

Crochet an oval…

And loop, loop, loop.

Assembly

  • Sew on the beak.
  • Flatten the white tummy piece and sew it on the body.
  • Sew on the feet and arms.
  • Add some stuffing to the sailor hat to keep it in shape. Flatten the brim on Tuxedo-san’s body and sew it on – be sure to sew on the protruding part of the hat so the edges can be folded up later. Curve up the ends when you’re done.
  • Sew on the red bow.
  • Ta da!
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Ahoy there!

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. You may place a link to this pattern from your site, but please do not repost it onto your page. Remember to share a picture of your own kawaii versions of Tuxedo-san with amiguruMEI!

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Playdate

22 May

Mei-chan loves Strawberry Shortcake.

The fun-loving cartoon character first appeared as a greeting card design in 1977 – way before Mei-chan was born, of course.

Strawberry Shortcake has since been given a makeover, evolving first into a tomboy-looking adventure-seeker, and later into a wide-eyed, pink-haired people-pleaser.

Some of her friends from Strawberryland were also given new last names (Raspberry Tart to Torte) and the berry hero herself was last rumoured to have stolen Huckleberry Pie’s pet dog, Pupcake.

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Panda Oji-chan: What’s that?

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Mei-chan: Not what. Who. It’s Strawberry Shortcake.

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Panda Oji-chan: Wanna come play?

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Mei-chan: I’m busy.

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Three hours later ~ Mei-chan: Done!

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Mei-chan: Now you have one and I…

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Mei-chan: Mmmrmmmrmmmrmmm.

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Meanwhile…

Chestnut sushi

10 May

It’s really not all that bad when people say: ‘You have the memory of a goldfish!’

While many believe that the aquatic pet merely has a three-second memory span, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters revealed that the fishies’ memories last much longer – subjects that were trained to navigate an underwater maze could remember the way out more than a month later!

As Bo&Friends put it, perhaps the goldfish only remembers what’s worth remembering in life.

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Meet Bo, Bo and Bo, who have no clue how they ended up on the sushi block.

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“Let’s get outta here!”

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“???”

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Chestnut Girl: Er…go find your own place to hide.

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“Oooooooh…”

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“Oh no, I think someone’s coming!”

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“Hey, where’s…”

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“Uh oh.”

P/S: Bo the goldfish and the kawaii Chestnut Girl were made in collaboration with Kamwei of Bo&Friends, Malaysia and Jessica Martinez of EdWarner, Spain! Thank you both for letting Meimoirs “amigurumise” your designs!

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