Yarn Yoshi Amigurumi Pattern

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Yoshi has always been cute, but he’s super-duper cute in his yarn yoshi form!  Here’s a chibi yoshi amigurumi that I designed using Yoshi’s Wooly World as my inspiration.  I hope you enjoy making him!

Yarn Yoshi Amigurumi Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver – worsted weight, acrylic yarn
#672 Spring Green
#311 White
#319 Cherry Red
#235 Lemon
#256 Carrot
NOTIONS:
Polyester Fiberfill, Black Felt, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, Fabri-tac Glue
ABBREVIATIONS:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
APPROXIMATE SIZE:
Sits at 6in/15cm
Stands at 7in/18cm tall from head to feet

HEAD
Round 1:    With green 5 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 3-5:    Sc in each st around.
Fasten off. Cut the yarn. You have just created Part A.
Repeat Rounds 1-5 to create Part B. Do not fasten off or cut off. Join Part A and Part B together across 4 stitches using sc. See photos below.

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You should now have 12 st around. (Do not count the stitches that are joined). Continue onto Round 6, you will be working the circumference as seen in the last photo.

Round 6:    2 sc in each st around – 24 sc.
Round 7-9:    Sc in each st around.
Round 10:    [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 11:    [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 12:    [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 8 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

NOSE
Round 1:    With green, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 4:    Sc in each st around.
Round 5:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 6:    Sc in each st around.
Round 7:    [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 8:    [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 12 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

CHEEK/MOUTH PATCHES (make 3)
Round 1:    With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

EYE PATCH
Row 1:    With white, Ch 7, sc into 2nd ch from hook, and sc in each st across – 6 sc.
Row 2:    Ch 1, turn, (hdc, dc) in first st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, hdc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, sl st in last st. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

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BODY
Note: Pay attention to the increases and decreases in this section!
Round 1:    With green, 4 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:   2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st – 6 sc.
Round 3:   [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times, sc in next 2 st  – 8 sc.
Round 4:   2 sc in next 4 st, sc in next 4 st – 12 sc.
Round 5:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 6 st – 15 sc.
Round 6:    [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] 3 times, sc in next 6 st – 18 sc.
Round 7:    Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next 6 st, sc in next 8 st – 24 sc.
Round 8:    Sc in each st around.
Round 9:    Sc in next 16 st, sc2tog 4 times  – 18 sc.
Round 10:    Sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 6 st, sc in next 7 st – 24 sc.
Round 11-12:    Sc in each st around.
Round 13:    [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 14:    [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Note: Begin stuffing and stuff as you go.
Round 15:    Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff and sew closed.

BELLY PATCH
Row 1:        With white, Ch 2, sc into 2nd ch from hook – 1 sc.
Row 2 :       Ch 1, turn, sc in first st – 1 sc.
Row 3:        Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st – 2 sc.
Row 4:        Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 2 sc.
Row 5:        Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st – 3 sc.
Row 6:        Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 3 sc.
Row 7:        Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st – 5 sc.
Row 8-10:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 5 sc.
Row 11:    Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st – 7 sc.
Row 12:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 7 sc.
Row 13:    Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 st, sc2tog – 5 sc.
Row 14-17:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 5 sc.
Row 18:    Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog – 3 sc.
Row 19-20:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 3 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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ARM (make 2)
Round 1:    With green, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2-6:    Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.  Do not stuff (or you can stuff very lightly).

SPIKES
Row 1:        With red, Ch 7, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across – 6 sc.
Row 2 :       Ch 1, turn, (in front loop only) sc in each st across – 6 sc.
Note: Fold fabric in half so row 1 lines up with row 2. We will do the next sts through both rows. See photo below for reference
Row 3:        Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in next st, sl st in next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, sl st in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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FEET (make 2)
Round 1:    With yellow yarn,  ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. Continue on other side of ch with sc in each ch across – 8 sc.
Round 2:    [2 sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st] 2 times – 12 sc.
Round 3:    With orange yarn and in back loop only, sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 4:    Sc in each st around.
**Round 5:    Sc2tog 3 times, sc in next 4 st, sc2tog – 8 sc.
Round 6a:    In front loop only, [2 sc next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 6b:    In back loop only of Round 5**, join with green yarn.  Sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 7-8:    Sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

SHELL
Round 1:   With red, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:   2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:   Sc in each st around.
Round 4:   With white, sl st around.
Round 5:   In back loop only, sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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ASSEMBLY
1. Stuff neccessary parts.
2. Sew Eye Patch on Head
3. Sew 3 circles on the bottom of the face. One in the middle first and then on both sides of cheeks. See photos above for reference.
4. Sew Nose on Face.  It should be over the middle circle.  The top circle should be covered by nose, with the bottom portion of circle peeking out.
5. Sew Head on Body
6. Sew Belly Patch on Body
7. Sew Arms on Body.
8. Sew Legs on bottom part of Body.
9. Sew Spike on back of Head.
10. Sew Shell on back of Body.
11. Cut 2 small oval shapes from black felt and glue/stitch on Eye Patch.
12. Hide and cut all ends.

Be sure to let me know how yours turned out! Make them in all different colors.  You can share with me on my Instagram or Facebook.

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Pikachu and Pokeball Pod pattern

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What better way to catch a Pikachu, but with a functional Pokeball! The origin of this amigurumi pattern began when one day my friend, Tina, asked me regarding another crochet Pokeball I had made, “Does it open?” And that one, at the time, did not. BUT… that question got the gears rolling in my head, and I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if I did make a Pokeball that opened and closed and could capture whatever Pokemon was out there to be found?!”

And thus was born, the Pokeball Pod, quite the magical form. It’s a tool that every Pokemon trainer must carry, and also functions as quite a lovely and comfy home for your Pokemon. I only know how to create the Pokeball, but alas, the actual mechanics of how a Pokeball works is beyond me!

So anyways, let’s get to the pattern so you can continue to collect and train your Pokemon! Please enjoy and do let me know how your crochet and Pokemon adventure turns out. Don’t forget to share with me on my Facebook and Instagram!

Pikachu and Pokeball Pod Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver – worsted weight, acrylic yarn
#319 Cherry Red
#311 White
#312 Black
#336 Warm Brown (very small amount)
#235 Lemon
NOTIONS:
Polyester Fiberfill, Black Felt (or safety eyes), Red Felt, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, Fabri-tac Glue, 22mm button
ABBREVIATIONS:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
APPROXIMATE SIZE:
Pokeball – 4in/10cm wide, 4in/10cm tall
Pikachu – 4in/10cm tall

POKEBALL TOP
Round 1: With red, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6-9: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off and cut.
You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-8 only to create Part B. (The Part B will be one round less than Part A) Do not fasten or cut off yarn on Part B. Now, stack Part B on top of Part A (see photo).
Round 10: Join the two layers with sc around (to get started, insert hook though sts of both Part A and Part B) – 30 sc. (See photo)
Round 11: With black, sl st around.
Round 12: Hdc in each ch around. Sl st to join to first hdc made. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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POKEBALL BOTTOM
Round 1: With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 28 sc.
Round 6-9: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off and cut.
You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-8 only to create Part B. (The Part B will be one round less than Part A).  Do not fasten or cut off yarn. Stack Part B on top of Part A.
Round 10: Join the two layers with sc around – 28 sc. Sl st to first sc made.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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CIRCLE BUTTON
Round 1:    With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2:    2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:    (In back loop only) Sc in each st around.
Round 4:    Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Insert 22mm button inside circle and sew closed.

LATCH
With black, ch 12, sl st to first ch.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLY
1. Use the white tail end of the Pokeball Bottom to sew to the Pokeball top.  Sew into the red stitches and back into the white stitches.   You will only need to sew across 4 sts.  See photos below.
2. Hide and cut all ends.
3. Sew Circle Button to Pokeball Top. Placement: In between the red and black band in center of Pokeball.
4. Sew Latch onto Pokeball bottom.  Placement: One row down from top.
5. Hide and cut all ends.
6. Now you’ve finished your Pokeball. You can use the latch to hook around the circle button to close the Pokeball. Give it a try!

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PIKACHU AMIGURUMI
Round 1: With yellow, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 5-6: Sc in each st around.
Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc. Note: If you use safety eyes, place them now in between the 6th and the 7th round. There should be spaced 4 sts apart.
Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 8 sc.
Round 10: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 6 sc.
Round 11: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each st around.
Round 13: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 14-15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: (In back loop only) Sc2tog around – 7 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.

EAR (make 2)
Round 1: With black, 4 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: With yellow, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st – 5 sc.
Round 4-5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

LIMB (make 4)
Round 1: With yellow, 4 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Row 1: With yellow, ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across – 4 sc.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 4 sc.
Row 4: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 st – 3 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 3 st – 3 sl st.
Row 6-7: Ch 1, turn, sc into next st – 1 sc.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each st across – 3 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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PIKACHU ASSEMBLY
1. Stuff Body and sew closed. Other parts are not stuffed.
2. Sew ears to head
3. Sew limbs to body
4. Sew Tail to back of body
5. Use brown yarn to embroider 2 lines on the back.
6. For felt eyes, you can cut 2 small circles. Eye Placement: Between 6th and 7th round from top down. Eyes should be placed about 4 sts apart. Stitch or glue on.
7. Cut 2 small red ovals for the blush for Pikachu’s cheek. Stitch or glue on.
8. Cut and hide all ends.

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Kitty Mods traveling in “stacks”

Here’s a crochet stop motion animation showing how Kitty Mods like to travel. This was my very first attempt at Stop Motion animation and was pretty fun to do. I created it using imovies on my Mac. I tried to use a music that seemed a little humorous and portray the Kitty Mods traveling across a wide expanse.

Music credit:
Imitation Flamenco by NoiseCollector

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Kitty Mod Tutorial – S’mores and Strawberry Kitty

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“I’ll share mine if you share yours”

It’s quite easy to transform my Kitty Mod pattern into something a little bit more special. Just use your imagination! Treats and fruits are a fun place to start. And that’s what I did in the case of my S’mores and Strawberry Kitty Mods.

You can find the base for my Kitty Mod pattern here on my website.

For the S’mores Kitty, it’s really quick to just add some chocolate and some graham crackers to transform it into something really tasty!

S’mores Kitty Mod

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First make the Kitty Mod Pattern in a white color for the marshmallow.

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With dark brown yarn
Row 1: ch 10, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and in each sl st across – 9 sl st
Row 2-7: ch 1, sl st in each st across – 9 sl st
Fasten off leaving a long tail

Graham Crackers (make 2)
With warm brown yarn
Row 1: ch 9, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and in each sl st across – 8 sl st
Row 2-7: ch 1, sl st in each st across – 8 sl st
Fasten off leaving a long tail

Assembly
Sew the Chocolate on top of the white body. Then sandwich the Graham Crackers with one on top of the body and one on the bottom and sew them down as well.

Strawberry Kitty Mod

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First create the Kitty Mod in a strawberrish color (pink, red).

Leafy Part
With green yarn
Ch 6, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next 2 st,
*ch 5, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sl st to join to previous leaf* (repeat 4x)
Total leaves = 5
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew onto the back of Kitty Mod.
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Now all that’s left is to create the little dots on the Strawberry. Here you can get creative. What I did is to use cotton thread (size 10) to create little French knots and sew them down. If you don’t like French knots, just do Ch 2, sc into first ch to create the little dots.

You can also use beads or rhinestones to give it an extra sparkle. I just glued down some acrylic rhinestones using Fabri-tac. What’s nice about doing this is there are no ends to hide! Anyways, there’s really no wrong way to do this!
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Happy crocheting! Be sure to share your project with me through my social media. I’d love to see!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amiamourfan
Instagram: @ami_amour #kittymod #amiamour

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Kitty Mod Free Cat Amigurumi Pattern

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I love cats in general. Growing up, cats always seemed to naturally come into my life for one reason or another. Currently the cat in my life is a female cat named Hobbes, as seen in the above picture. When I created this pattern, I imagined a world run on Kitty Energy. Kitties would be the source of everything, pretty much from fruits, vegetables, desserts, random objects, transportation, weather, and so on. But before I could populate such a world with these different type of Kitties, I wanted to create a very simple basic cat amigurumi pattern, and so this is the result.

KittyModAmigurumi I call this crochet pattern “Kitty Mod” because I imagine all these different kitties with different mods (short for modifications) to them, and I see them all frolicking about in this wonderful universe. In the pictures, you can see Strawberry Kitty Mod, S’mores Kitty Mod, and Candy Corn Kitty Mod. I will blog very soon how to add on these simple customizations, but for now, please enjoy my Kitty Mod Pattern! Don’t forget to share them with me after you’ve finished your project. I’d love to see your version of Kitty Mod! My social media is listed below after the pattern.

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Supplies

  • Any color acrylic yarn, worsted weight
  • 5.0mm H Crochet Hook
  • Black Felt for eyes, or safety eyes
  • Yarn Needle, Stitch marker, Scissors
  • Abbreviations

    ch – chain
    hdc – half double crochet
    sc – single crochet
    sl st – slip stitch
    sc2tog – single crochet 2 together aka single crochet decrease

    PATTERN

    HEAD
    Round 1: 6 sc into adjustable ring.
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
    Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
    Round 4-6: Sc in each st around.
    Note: We will now work in rows. If you’re using safety eyes, now is the time to put them in. I like to put them between the 4th and 5th round with 4 sts in between the eyes.
    Row 7: Stuff lightly and crochet shut with 8 sc across. See photos below for reference.
    Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc into first sc, sl st in next 6 st, [2 hdc, sl st] into last st.
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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    BODY
    Round 1: 6 sc into adjustable ring.
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
    Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
    Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 20 sc.
    Round 5-6: Sc in each st around.
    Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc.
    Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 15 sc.
    Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 12 sc.
    Round 10: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
    Fasten off leaving a long tail.
    Stuff and sew closed.
    Note: Round 10 is the front of the cat.

    LEGS (make 4)
    Round 1: 6 sc into adjustable ring.
    Round 2-4: Sc in each st around.
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

    TAIL (optional)
    Row 1: Ch 6, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across – 5 sl st.
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

    ASSEMBLY
    1. Sew Head to Body
    2. Sew 2 Legs to Front of Body
    3. Sew 2 Legs to Back of Body
    4. Sew Tail (optional)
    5. Make eyes for the cats. I like to cut 2 small black circles from felt and glue them on. You can also embroider the eyes or use safety eyes.
    6. Cut and hide all ends.

    KITTY MOD CUSTOMIZATIONS

    I’ll update as I keep adding different Kitty Mods.
    1. S’mores and Strawberry Kitty Mods (added Aug 14, 2014)

    SHARE YOUR PROJECTS WITH ME:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amiamourfan
    Instagram: @ami_amour #amiamour #kittymod
    Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ami-amour
    Email: amiamour@gmail.com

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    Crochet Sushi Magnet pattern and video tutorial

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    The Crochet Sushi Magnet is such a quick and fun pattern to do. And they have such endless uses you can come up with. If you add in a magnet, you can stick it on the fridge with notes attached. I like to use my sushi magnets to hang up my photos or postcards. If you don’t want to use magnets, you can just have them be play food items or decor. I even made one into a keychain. And they’d make great party favors, especially if they are Asian themed!

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    Alright so let’s get to it.

    Supplies

  • Red, White, and Black yarn, worsted weight (I used some Red Heart Super Saver and also some Vanna White yarn from Lionbrand)
  • 5.0mm H Crochet Hook
  • Neodymium Magnet aka Super Rare Earth Magnet.
  • Yarn Needle, Stitch marker, Scissors
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    Abbreviations

    Ch – chain
    Sc – single crochet
    Sl St – slip stitch
    Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together aka single crochet decrease

    PATTERN

    Round 1: With Red yarn, Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook.
    Round 2: With White yarn, 2 sc in each st around — 12 sc.
    Round 3: With Black yarn and in Back Loop, sl st in each st around.
    Round 4: In Back Loop [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around — 14 sc.
    Round 5: [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around — 12 sc.
    Round 6: (with White yarn and in Back Loop) Sc2tog all around — 6 sc.
    Finish off leaving a long tail.
    Insert Neo-magnet and sew closed.

    Crochet Sushi Magnet Video Tutorial

    And finally for those visual learners out there, here’s a crochet tutorial video that takes you step by step through each Round in the pattern. It assumes you already know how to crochet! I plan on coming out with basic crochet video tutorials very soon, so I’ll keep you posted!

    Extra notes:
    You want to be sure to get the extra strong magnets or it won’t be able to be powerful to stick through the yarn. If you get a weaker magnet, I’d recommend glueing it to the outside of of the sushi. A good strong glue to use is E-6000.

    Let me know how yours turns out!

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    Charming Chameleon Crochet Pattern


    The Charming Chameleon pattern is a lizard full of crochet fun. He has a long tail that curls into an elegant spiral and huge eyes that peers curiously out at the world. Using this pattern, you’ll learn the open mouth technique which gives the chameleon its cute and playful expression. There are many photos in the pattern that helps makes this pattern a pleasure to follow.

    Price: $5

    • Level: Intermediate
    • Approximate Size: 9 inches in length, 5 inches in height
    • Format:PD (5 pages) written in American Crochet Standard
    • Notable Features: Open Mouth Technique, Spiral tail, spikes on head and back
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    Pchan Pig Crochet Pattern


    You’ll squeal with cuteness at this little black pig that is very easy to crochet up. His name is P-chan and he’s from one of my favorite old school animes, Ranma 1/2. He’s a pig with a very terrible sense of direction. He’s forever getting hopelessly lost! He has a very dashing yellow bandana with slash marks all around.

    Price: $5

    • Level: Easy
    • Finished Size: Approximatly 10 inches wide and 7 inches tall
    • Format: PDF (4 pages long) in Amerian Crochet Standard
    • Notable Features: Pink little snout, large eyes, large ears, yellow bandana, and curly tail
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    Totoro Adventure AX 2012

    Hey guys, I just came back from Anime Expo and had such a blast! This year I didn’t have as much inventory as I would have liked (wedding planning sort of derailed it), but I did get to bring a Giant Totoro amigurumi crochet plush I made.

    It took me about a month working on and off on it. I would say a good weeks worth of crochet in terms of hours. He took about 30 pounds of polyfill stufffing and approximately 20 skeins of yarn (it may be more, I lost track after a bit!)

    Here’s a picture of our table at artist alley with my good friend Vincent.

    Something new for this year, I got a good turning display for my photo prints of my amis. It was a steal of $5 at a yard sale, score!

    I also got to cosplay as Miku again as well as Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. I definitely caught the cosplaying bug now!

    A customer commissioned me to make a Snorlax with an apple on its head for her hat.

    Some cool items at the expo:

    Avengers Assemble in Pillow Form!

    Alpacas were all the rage

    Hello Kitty glasses

    And finally here is Totoro on his adventure to Anime Expo where he met some wonderful friends along the way and saw some crazy sights!

    Can we take the carpool lane?

    In the parking lot, Vincent says “You need to go on a diet Totoro!”

    We have officially arrived at AX!

    Going up!

    Reunions with fellow Studio Ghibli friends and some fun conversations!

    “Hey Kiki, how’s JiJi doing?”

    “That sucks you got turned into a scarecrow”

    “If I shake you, will you rattle?”

    “Yeah I need to get my pilot license as well”

    And then somehow he got transported inside the new Studio Ghibli game.

    “Whoa this is crazy”

    He also ran into some new friends along the way.

    “Eye see you”

    “Kamehameha”

    “Congrats, I just heard your new movie came out”

    The paparazzi arrives

    You’re so fluffy!

    I wish we could stay like this forever

    And finally we say Goodbye to Anime Expo as Artist Alley closes and we pack up and head out.

    Thanks all for visiting my table! And thanks to Jamie and Eric for photos and taking Totoro on a tour. Thanks to Vincent, Hannah, David, and my sis for helping out with the table!

    If you have any cool photos of Totoro, please do send them my way at amiamour@gmail.com.

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