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Archive | August, 2012

Pandapple from Sanrio free amigurumi pattern

27 Aug
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Ringo!

Make your own special edition rainbow Pandapple-chan!

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • 1.75mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn in rose pink, white, black, apple green, pastel pink, pastel yellow, pastel green, pastel blue
  • Embroidery thread in black and white
  • Darning needle
  • Carpet needle (with large eye and sharp tip)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • A small piece of pink felt

 

Eyes (make two)

With black embroidery floss and a 1.75mm hook:

Chain 4

Round 1: Starting in second chain from hook, sc in the next 2sc, 3sc in the last sc.

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

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Weave in the shorter end of the thread to neaten any gaps.

With white embroidery floss and a darning needle, sew about 8 times over one of the stitches, near the top of each eye.

 

Head

With rose pink 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: *2 sc, sc in next 8 sc*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 11 – 12: Sc in each sc around (60)

Change colour to white, using the jogless crochet technique via Amigurumi To Go’s video tutorial here.

Round 13 – 20: Sc in each sc around (60)

Round 21: *Inv dec, sc in next 8 sc*, repeat 6 times (54)

Start sewing on the eyes – they should fall below Round 15. There should be 8 stitches between the eyes.

In the centre, sew on the nose and mouth. Use the carpet needle for this so you can go in-between stitches.

Round 22: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 23: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 24: * Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 25: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 26: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 27: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Begin stuffing the head.

Round 28: *Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 29: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Body

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 – 9: Sc in each sc around (24)

Round 10: * Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Dress

With pastel pink yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

Chain 26. Depending on the type of yarn you’re using, you may have more or less chain stitches. Just remember to measure the length of the chain against Pandapple-chan’s body.

Slip stitch to first chain to form loop.

Round 1 – 2: Sc in each sc around (25).

Change colour to pastel yellow.

Round 3:  Sc in each sc around (25).

Round 4: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat all around.  (It’s perfectly alright if your last stitch happen to be a 2sc)

Change colour to pastel green.

Round 5 – 6: Sc in each sc around.

Change colour to pastel blue.

Round 7 – 8: Sc in each sc around.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Arms (make 2)

With black yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2 – 6: Sc in each sc around (6)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Legs (make 2)

With black yarn:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

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

Round 3 – 4: Sc in each sc around (10)

Round 5: Sc2together all around (5)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Ears (make two)

With black 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: Sc in each sc around (18)

Round 5: *Inv dec, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Leaf

With apple green yarn:

Round 1: 3 sc in magic circle (3)

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

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 3 times (9)

Round 4 – 5: Sc in each sc around (9)

Round 6: *Sc2together, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 3 times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Apple stem

With black yarn:

Chain 12.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Weave the tail end of the yarn in between each chain to fill up any gaps.

 

Tail

With black yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around (5)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Apple indentation

Cut a piece of rose pink yarn, about 6 inches in length.

Thread the yarn through from the bottom part of Pandapple-chan’s head, to the top part of the head, in the centre.

Make one stitch and go back down to the bottom of  the head. Gently tug on the yarn to create a slight indentation.

Knot off ends.

Assembly

  • Sew the dress on the body.
  • Stuff the body and sew it onto the head.
  • Sew on the arms.
  • Sew on the legs.
  • Sew on the leaf.
  • Sew on the stem.
  • Sew on the ears.
  • Sew on the tail.
  • Cut two small pieces of pink felt and glue them on Pandapple-chan’s cheeks. Try needle-felting on some pink wool for a different effect.
  • Ta da!

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. If you plan to sell the amigurumi made from this pattern, I would be delighted to have you mention amiguruMEI as the pattern provider. 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 Pandapple-chan with amiguruMEI!

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Eatzy Bitzy amiguruMEI picnic: Pandapple-chan!

21 Aug

Apple crisps, apple sorbet, apple pie and apple tini.

Pandapple-chan loves apples!

The りんご ringo lover is every doctor’s best spokesperson.

To commemorate the super cute かわいい kawaii character, Meimoirs recently teamed up with Samantha Lee for a marvellous Eatzy Bitzy amiguruMEI picnic adventure!

Check out the super-talented Samantha and her amazing world of charaben-making on her blog, Eatzy Bitzy. It was a real treat working with her!

More charaben-amigurumi collaborations coming soon!

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Ichi, ni, san…

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Ta da!

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We love Pandapple!

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Ja ne! (See you!)

Kodama-chan free amigurumi pattern

16 Aug

The kodama is a shy forest creature, believed to live in certain trees.

While no one knows what good they bring, those who attempt to cut down a tree housing a kodama will most certainly meet with great misfortune. Thus, such trees are often marked with a shimenawa rope.

The spirits, rooted deeply in Japanese folklore, made an eerie-cute appearance as tiny white rattle-heads  in Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.

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こんばんは… (Konbanwa)

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わたしはたいくつしています… (Watashi wa taikutsu shiteimasu)

Make your own Kodama-chan!

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn (white)
  • Darning needle
  • 1 x 4mm brad (black)
  • 1 x 6mm brad (black)
  • 1 x 8mm brad (black)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Small pebbles (to weigh Kodama-chan down)

Head

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: *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 – 16: Sc in each sc around (54)

Round 17: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 18: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 19: * Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Pop in the black brads for the eyes – the 8mm brad should fall right below round 12, and the 6mm, below round 13. There should be a space of 11 stitches between the eyes. For the tiny mouth,  pop in the 4mm brad on the 17th row, centred between the eyes.

Round 20: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 21: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 22: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Begin stuffing the head.

Round 23: *Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 24: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Body

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 – 10: Sc in each sc around (24)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Begin stuffing the body. Add some pebbles to weigh Kodama-chan down.

Arms (make 2)

With white 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.

 

Legs (make 2)

With white yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2 – 5: Sc in each sc around (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Assembly

  • Sew on the body.
  • Sew on the legs.
  • Sew on the arms.
  • Ta da!

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. If you plan to sell the amigurumi made from this pattern, I would be delighted to have you mention amiguruMEI as the pattern provider. 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 Kodama-chan with amiguruMEI!

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おやすみ なさい … (Oyasumi nasai)

 

Kogepan-chan free amigurumi pattern

6 Aug

Kogepan-chan is a burnt red bean bun character created by San-X.

The adorable brown bread boy is often in a foul mood – you would be too, if you were left forgotten in a sauna 30 minutes past your tolerance for furnace-hot air!

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Doshite? (Why?)

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Doshite?

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Doshite??!

Learn more about Kogepan-chan in these super hilarious and kawaii videos we found on YouTube!

Make your own Kogepan-chan!

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn (bread brown)
  • Sewing thread (pink)
  • Embroidery floss (black)
  • Darning needle
  • 2 x small 4mm brads (white)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Small pebbles (to weigh Kogepan-chan down)

 

Head

With bread 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)

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 – 16: Sc in each sc around (54)

Round 17: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 18: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 19: * Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Pop in the white brads for the eyes – it should fall right below round 13. There should be a space of nine stitches between the eyes.

With black embroidery floss, sew two small lines in the centre of the face. These will be the nose and mouth.

With pink thread, sew three shorter diagonal lines below each eye to give Kogepan-chan a flustered look.

Round 20: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 21: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 22: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Begin stuffing the head.

Round 23: *Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 24: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Body

With bread 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)

Round 5 – 10: Sc in each sc around (24)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Begin stuffing the body. Add some pebbles so Kogepan-chan can sit upright on his own.

 

Arms (make 2)

With bread brown 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.

 

Legs (make 2)

With bread brown yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2 – 5: Sc in each sc around (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Assembly

  • Sew on the body.
  • Sew on legs.
  • Sew on the arms.
  • Ta da!

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. If you plan to sell the amigurumi made from this pattern, I would be delighted to have you mention amiguruMEI as the pattern provider. 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 Kogepan-chan with amiguruMEI!

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Doshite…

P/S: Kogepan-chan will have a new friend next week! Brand new free pattern coming up!

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