Archive | June, 2012

Rilakkuma’s number one fan

29 Jun

Rilo-chan is a sweet little honey bear who spends most of his time daydreaming.

His favourite idol is Rilakkuma of San-X.

Who would’ve guessed?

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When I grow up, I want to be the coolest bear in the world!

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Nite nite Rila!

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Curious little Chiyo-chan

24 Jun

Chiyo-chan is a precocious little three-year-old.

The curiously cute little girl lives with her Granny, who cooks all day.

Her favourite pals are animals, though she has a penchant for talking to strangers.

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Ohayo!

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Anybody there?

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Where are you guys going?

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Skateboard!

Free amigurumi pattern: Purin

10 Jun

Purin-chan is a custard-like golden retriever first created by Sanrio in 1996.

In Japanese, “purin” means “pudding”.

Like Tuxedo-san, Purin-chan loves to eat.

To curb his growing appetite, he occasionally exercises.

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Cookie?

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Cherries?

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Exercise!

 

Make your own Purin-chan!

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn (lemon yellow and dark brown)
  • Embroidery floss (dark brown)
  • Darning needle
  • 2 x small 2.5mm round beads
  • Pink brads (optional)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Small pebbles (to weigh Purin-chan down)

 

Body

With lemon yellow 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 on the small round beads as eyes – it should fall on round 12.

With dark brown embroidery floss, sew on the nose and mouth.

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 Purin-chan 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.

 

Ears (make 2)

With lemon yellow 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 – 6: Sc in each sc around (18)

Round 7: *Sc2together, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 8 – 12: Sc in each sc around (12)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Hands (make 2)

With lemon yellow yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2 – 6: Sc in each sc around (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Tail

With lemon yellow yarn:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

Round 2 – 4: Sc in each sc around (5)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Feet (make 2)

With lemon yellow yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

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

Round 3 – 5: Sc in each sc around (14)

Round 6: *Sc2together*, repeat 7 times (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Weave the yarn to the centre back of the feet.

Pinch the piece slightly to give it shape.

 

Beret (base)

With dark brown 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)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Please note: I used a thicker yarn for this. You may want to add another round if your yarn is slightly thinner.

 

Beret (tip)

With dark brown yarn:

Chain 4

Round 1: Starting in second chain from hook, sc in the next 2sc, slip stitch in the last sc.

Fold the piece in half and sew it (with a slight protrusion) onto the centre of the beret base.

 

Assembly

  • Sew on the ears, arms and feet.
  • Sew on the tiny tail.
  • Sew on the beret.
  • Ta da!

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 Purin-chan with amiguruMEI!

 

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Hug!

 

Say Nyah! (Komaneko)

4 Jun

Komaneko lives in the attic of a sweet little cottage on top of a hill.

She loves a good adventure, being the curious little creature she is.

Her current obsession? Balls and balls of yarn.

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Nyah!

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Nyah nyah!

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Nyahhhhhh…

P/S: Komaneko is based on a Japanese character created by Tsuneo Goda, who won the award for best short film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France for a work featuring Domo-kun, the crazy-cute monster mascot of Japan’s NHK television station. Komaneko was initially a five-minute animated work designed to introduce stop motion at an exhibition (Koma means frame; neko means cat). Being the phenomenon that it is, the character was later developed into a full-length feature film.

When Meimoirs first stumbled across a Komaneko video, she wanted to rush out and buy a Komaneko something (anything!). Incidentally, Komaneko shares certain characteristics with Mei-chan, like a love for making her own dolls. Check out these super-kawaii videos below and let me know if Koma-chan isn’t the most adorable kitty you’ve ever seen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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