It’s been awhile since I’ve had a free crochet pattern on my website. So let’s get to it! I love all things wrapped in Nori (seaweed) aka Gim (Korean for seaweed). Here’s an amigurumi onigiri I created. Onigiri is basically a rice ball wrapped in seaweed paper. They’re often triangular shaped. This one has a cute face on it because… well aren’t food things so much cuter with faces on them? ^^
Onigiri Sushi (Rice Ball) pattern is copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Onigiri Sushi (Rice Ball) pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
Red Heart Super Saver (worsted weight, acrylic yarn)
#316 Soft White
#312 Black (optional for Eyes)
Black and Pink Felt (for eyes and blush)
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 2.5 inches tall
NOTES: Do not join rounds. Rounds are worked continuously in a spiral. Stuff as you go.
Use a bobby pin as a stitch marker to mark your rounds!
Round 1: With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around – 24 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around – 30 sc.
Round 9-11-: Sc in each st around.
Round 11: (In Back loop) [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 24 sc. (Begin stuffing and stuff as you go)
Round 12: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] around – 18 sc.
Round 13: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 14: Sc2tog all around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
With black, Ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in each ch across– 17 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-7: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. When row 7 is completed, do not ch and turn, fasten off and leave a long tail.
1. Finish stuffing Rice Ball and sew closed.
2. Wrap the Nori (seaweed) around the bottom of the riceball and sew in place. See picture for placement.
3. For eyes, cut small circles from black felt and glue on. You can also use safety eyes or embroider eyes on as well.
4. For blush, cut pink oval shapes from pink felt and glue on. You can also use real blush instead as another option. Just rub on with a Q-tip.
5. Embroider mouth with floss or yarn.