Little Red & Baby Wolf in the Forest

Little Red & Baby Wolf in the Forest

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For those who can’t get enough of Aka-chan and Ookami-chan, be sure to look out for Simply Crochet magazine’s Issue 10, coming soon — yes, we’re in the magazine again!

In the mean time, enjoy this great introduction to the kawaii duo: another cool stop-motion made by the amazing Simply Crochet team!

The Tako-Yaki brothers

The Tako-Yaki brothers

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Have you met the Tako-Yaki brothers?

The bear siblings love seafood and they love it raw (sashimi notwithstanding).

They’re great at swimming and love a good challenge when it comes to chasing after funny looking fish.

On a good sunny day, you may just catch them suntanning by the river, or up in the trees snacking on nuts.

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I smell seafood…
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I need a good tan…

P/S amiguruMEI’s original Tako-Yaki patterns can be found in Issue 07 of Simply Crochet Magazine. See if you can spot the cuties in the pictures below:

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Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern

Free Sleeping Totoro amigurumi pattern

Ohayou!

Awhile ago, we organised our very first Sleeping Totoro amiguruMEI giveaway.

Due to the numerous requests from amigurumi and Studio Ghibli lovers around the world, we’d like to share this original pattern with you, so you too can make your own kawaii Sleeping Totoro!

The pattern is easy enough for beginners, and the end result would make any anime fan a happy camper!

Enjoy!

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Zzzzz…
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Zzzzz…

Make your own Sleeping Totoro!

 Abbreviations

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease

Materials

  • 2.00 mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn in white and grey
  • Sewing thread in black and dark grey
  • 4mm triangle plastic nose
  • Pink brads
  • Sewing needle
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
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Zzzzz…

Body

With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.

Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.

Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.

Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.

Round 7-18: Sc around {36}.

Round 19: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.

Round 20: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.

Round 21: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.

Stuff head.

Round 22: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.

Round 23: [Inv dec] around {6}.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Tummy

With white yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.

Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.

Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.

Fasten off by making slip stitches in the next 3 sts. Leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Ears (make 2)

With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 3 in magic ring {3}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {6}.

Round 3-5: Sc around {6}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Tail

With grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.

Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.

Round 3: Sc around {12}.

Round 4: [Inv dec] around {6}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Assembly

  1. Glue on the triangle nose below Round 8.
  2. For the eyes, count 3 stitches from the nose. Then make one simple diagonal backstitch (with black sewing thread) from the middle of Round 8 to the middle of Round 9. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Glue pink brads onto the cheeks.
  4. Sew 3 arrow tops (with dark grey sewing thread) onto the white tummy.
  5. Sew the white tummy onto the body using a backstitch (this will give a neater effect as compared to the whipstitch method).
  6. Sew on the ears. They should fall below Round 2 of the body, about one-thumb apart.
  7. Sew on the tail at the back of the body. Tada!

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 Sleeping Totoro with us!

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*Snore*
Chiyo-chan’s Simply Crochet magazine debut

Chiyo-chan’s Simply Crochet magazine debut

お久しぶりですね! (It’s been a long time!)

We’d like to share a snippet of amiguruMEI’s collaboration with Simply Crochet Magazine in the UK.

Little Chiyo-chan was selected as an amigurumi feature of the month and boy, were we excited!

A big thank you goes out to the wonderful team at Simply Crochet, who made a cute video of Chiyo-chan here.

Stay tuned for more fun collaborations, the most recent of which is a never-before-seen amiguruMEI pattern, now available in Simply Crochet Issue 07!

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amiguruMEI in Simply Crochet magazine

amiguruMEI in Simply Crochet magazine

Konnichiwa!

We’re super excited that our very own Chiyo-chan is making her UK debut in the fantabulous Simply Crochet magazine!

The full amigurumi pattern will be in Issue Five, set to be released next week!

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For another look at Chiyo-chan and her newfound stardom, check out the super-cute stop-motion video made by the wonderful Simply Crochet team below!

Free Easter amigurumi pattern: Haru-chan and baby Chioux

Free Easter amigurumi pattern: Haru-chan and baby Chioux

It’s been a year since we shared our first pattern, Sayo & Nara-chan.

Easter is almost here again and this time, we have Haru-chan and her pet chick, Chioux, to join us for the celebration.

Spring is Haru-chan’s favourite season of the year. She is a big fan of jelly-filled chocolate and cute little animals. Her free time is spent rescuing stray animals – lil’ Chioux being one of them. That happened a long time ago, one cold, rainy day.

Now the two are the best of friends and all ready for some Easter fun!

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Say hello, Chioux!
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Poor eggies…
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Ahhhh…spring!

Make your own Haru-chan and baby Chioux!

 Abbreviations

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease

Materials

  • 2.50 mm hook
  • 1.75mm hook
  • Similar sized yarn in white, cyan and pastel yellow
  • Embroidery thread in mustard yellow
  • Sewing thread in dark brown
  • Blue brads
  • Pink felt
  • Sewing needle
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fiberfill

 

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 – 13: Sc in each sc around (42)

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 15: *Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 16: * Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 17: * Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Begin stuffing the head.

Round 18: * Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 19: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Designing the face

Eyes:

  • Pop in the blue brads below Round 10.
  • There should be 6 stitches in between each eye.
  • With your dark brown sewing thread, sew a small diagonal stitch from the side-centre to the top-centre of each eye.
  • Knot the ends off at the bottom of the head, which will be hidden later on when you place the head in the hood.

 

Nose & mouth:

With dark brown sewing thread:

  • Thread your needle through from the bottom of the head to the centre between the eyes on Round 10.
  • Sew a vertical line to the bottom of Round 11.
  • Make small backstitches to the left and right of this line to form curves for the mouth.
  • Knot the ends off at the bottom of the head.

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Hood

With cyan 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: *2 sc, 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 – 14: Sc in each sc around (42)

Place the finished head inside the hood then continue with the next round.

Round 15: *Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 16: Sc in each sc around (36)

Round 17: *Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Using a backstitch, secure the hood in place and trim excess yarn.

 

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

Round 5 – 8: Sc in each sc around (24)

Round 9: * Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Stuff with polyester fibre.

 

Ears (make 2)

With white yarn and 1.75mm hook:

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 – 9: Sc in each sc around (9)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Arms (make 2)

With white yarn and 1.75mm hook:

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 and 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

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

Round 3: Sc in each sc around (10)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Tail

With white yarn and 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Fasten off (ss to first st) and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Pet chick (body)

With pastel yellow yarn and 1.75mm hook:

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

Stuff with polyester fibre.

Round 8: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Pet chick (beak)

With mustard yellow embroidery thread and 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 3 sc in magic circle (3)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Flatten the piece and sew it into the body of the pet chick, below Round 4.

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Assembly

  • Sew the body onto the hood (that should now contain the head).
  • Sew the arms onto the front of the body, right below the hood.
  • Sew on the legs.
  • Sew on the tail.
  • Sew on the ears – give the pieces a slight pinch to mould them into shape.
  • Give the pet chick a pair of eyes – use the dark brown sewing thread to make a small horizontal line, one stitch away, to the left and right of the beak.
  • Sew the pet chick onto Haru-chan’s hood. Let it peek out from between her ears.
  • Cut two small round pieces of pink felt and glue them onto the cheeks.

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 Haru-chan and tiny Chioux with us! 

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Happy Easter!
Molang the fat rabbit free amigurumi pattern

Molang the fat rabbit free amigurumi pattern

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*Yawn*
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Mmmh?
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*flip* *flip* *flip*
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###@@@%%%!!!

Make your own Molang the fat rabbit!

Materials

  • 2.50mm hook
  • 8 ply yarn (white)
  • Embroidery floss (dark brown)
  • 1.75mm hook
  • Darning needle
  • 2 x small 4mm brads (dark brown)
  • Pink felt or wool roving
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Small pebbles or marbles (to weigh Molang-san down)

Body

With white yarn and a 2.50mm hook:

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 – 24: Sc in each sc around (54)

Pop in the eyes – it should fall below the 11th row, with 9 stitches in between.

With dark brown embroidery floss, sew on the nose/mouth, centred between the eyes.

Round 25: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 sc*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 26: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 sc*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 27: * Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 28: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 29: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 30: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

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

Round 31: *Inv dec, sc in next 1 sc*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 32: Inv dec all around (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (make 2)

With white yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

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.

Arms (make 2)

With white yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

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 white yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Tail

With white yarn and a 1.75mm hook:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around (7)

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Assembly

  • Sew on the ears, arms and feet.
  • Sew on the tiny tail.
  • Needle-felt some pink wool roving onto the cheeks.
  • 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 Molang-san with amiguruMEI!

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Kamsahamnida! (Thank you!)

Psst! Here’s how we do our invisible decreases:

1) Insert your hook into the front loop of the first stitch (2 loops on hook). Do not yarn over.

2) Then insert your hook into the front loop of the next stitch. According to June Gilbank of Planet June, “To do this, you’ll need to swing the hook down first so you can insert the hook under the front loop (3 loops on hook).”

3) Yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook. Invisible decrease completed!

Pandapple from Sanrio free amigurumi pattern

Pandapple from Sanrio free amigurumi pattern

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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!

Kodama-chan free amigurumi pattern

Kodama-chan free amigurumi pattern

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

Kogepan-chan free amigurumi pattern

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