Crochet Calcifer is a cute fire amigurumi that’s sure to set a spark to your heart! He’s inspired from Studio Ghibli’s animated movie, Howl’s Moving Castle and is now available as a free crochet pattern.
It’s really fun to crochet fire Calcifer amigurumi and I love his fiery attitude (see his sign), and he’s super quick to work up.
To mimic the flame like tendrils, I used eyelash yarn as my texture base.
He’s actually worked with 3 strands worked together (similar to the companion Soot Sprite pattern). I use 1 strand of acrylic yarn for structure, and 2 strands of eyelash yarn to give the fire-like texture. I put the 3 strands together and work them as if they were 1 strand.
For the Calcifer amigurumi face, I like to just give him eyes only so you can imagine the rest of his expression, but sometimes I do like to give him a mouth as well! It’s really up to you and your imagination.
And of course if you’re a fire amigurumi, you will need some food! Which is also why as a bonus accessory pattern, I’ve also included a log in the shape of an X.
He can sit on it and munch happily away. This way you don’t have to worry about him burning down the house, although he might still burn your bacon!
I’d love to see how your crochet Calcifer amigurumi turns out! Tag me with your projects on Instagram @ami_amour or Facebook!
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You may also enjoy some of my other Studio Ghilbli crochet patterns!
1. Totoro Amigurumi – Free Pattern
2. Soot Sprite Free Pattern
3. Spirited Away Set (Premium Pattern)
4. Black Cat Superstition Jiji (Premium Pattern)
Calcifer Crochet Video Tutorial
See Calcifer amigurumi in action and crochet along with me!
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CROCHET CALCIFER – FIRE AMIGURUMI PATTERN
5.5mm size (You’ll need this size for Calcifer)
5.0mm size (You’ll need this size to make the log)
– Red – Lion Brand Fun Fur
– Burnt Orange – Jubilee Yarn Eyelash
Red Heart Super Saver (worsted weight, acrylic weight yarn)
– Cherry Red
– Warm Brown
White Felt (for the eyes)
6mm acrylic gemstone (2) (CAUTION: Do not use these for young children as they are a choking hazard)
Chalk Board Sign (This is optional, but I’ve placed it here in case you also wanted to give Calcifer a sign to say “May All Your Bacon Burn” or anything else you’d like him to say. Another cute saying would be “She Likes My Spark!”)
ABBREVIATIONS: (American English crochet)
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
Approximately 4in tall by 4in wide ( 10cm by 10cm )
*When crocheting with eyelash yarn, you will notice that one side of the work will tend to be more furrier than the other side. The side that has more fur is the side you want to be the outside part (or public side) of the amigurumi.
*1 skein of eyelash yarn for each color is plenty enough to make a Calcifer, in fact you can most likely make at least 4 or more (when using a 50 g skein). To get the eyelash yarn to be double stranded, I like to pull a strand from the center of the skein, and also use the outside end strand of the skein at the same time.
With 5.5mm crochet hook
With 2 strands of Eyelash yarn (Red) and 1 strand of worsted weight, acrylic yarn (Red) worked together. (Check out my video tutorial)
Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 8 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each st around – 18 sc.
Now with 2 strands of Eyelash yarn in Orange and 1 strand of worsted weight, acrylic yarn in Orange worked together.
Round 6: With orange, Sc in each st around.
Round 7: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 10: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.
With 5.0mm crochet hook
With brown yarn
Round 1: 4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3: In Back Loop only, sc in each st around.
Round 4-16: Sc in each st around.
Round 17: In Back Loop only, sc2tog around – 4 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.
To create the X Log, repeat Round 1-8 only and fasten off with a long tail. Repeat one more time so that you have 2 of them. You will stuff and sew those 2 ends to the middle of the main log to create an X Log.
1. Cut 2 white circles from felt for the eyes.
2. Glue the Felt Eyes to the Face with Fabri-tac. You can also sew them on instead.
3. Glue 6mm acrylic gemstone on the white felt for the pupils.
CAUTION: Do not use gems for young children because they are a choking hazard. As an alternative option, you can also cut 2 small circles from black felt for the pupils as well.
4. Place your Calcifer Fire onto his Log and he’ll be happily munching away on the log and won’t burn anything else down.
5. Make him a cute sign with his sayings! This chalkboard sign is just perfect for this. (optional)
6. Be sure to tag me with your projects on Instagram @ami_amour or Facebook. I’d love to see!
7. Next, make Soot Sprite amigurumi (free pattern) so that he has a companion! You can also check out my Spirited Away pattern set (premium pattern).
Victoria DamonJanuary 5, 2021 at 11:55 pm
Thank you. This is soooo cute. Can’t wait to try it.
Ami AmourJanuary 6, 2021 at 12:32 am
Happy Crocheting! Love to see how yours turns out!