Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chibi Amigurumi Doll



I've been debating posting this pattern for quite some time.  I've wanted to make it available but could never decided if I was going to sell it or if I was just going to give it away so I just wrote the whole thing out and edited it over and over again as I kept debating.  In the end selling it is too much hassle.  If I ever start selling patterns I'll just make up more!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/296/0/4/Amigurumi_Chibi_Doll_by_SharmClucas.jpg



Chibi Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern 
Designed by Lanea Zimmerman

I made this doll pattern up to be a base for character dolls.  It's done amigurumi style for the most part, which uses very basic stitches.  I tried to write this pattern so that it'd be easy to make even if you haven't crocheted before (although I wouldn't recommend it).  The head was made the same way as this pattern, which was an altered form of this pattern.  Ball pattern used with permission.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch - Chain.  Yarn over, pull up loop.
Rnd - Round.  At the end of each round, you'll either need to start crocheting at the beginning of the previous round (it'd be a good idea to mark where this is, since this method makes a spiral), or join with a slip stitch to the beginning, chain one, and begin the next round in the same stitch.
SC - Single Crochet.  Insert hook, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.
DSC - Decrease Single Crochet (AKA Single Crochet Decrease).  Insert hook, yarn over and pull up loop, insert hook in next single crochet, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops.
Finish off - pull yarn through and cut, leaving enough of a tail to work in.

FINISHED SIZE:
Approx. 5 1/2 inches tall.

MATERIALS:
Size G and F crochet hook.
2 ounces of worsted weight yarn in a skin tone color.
A pair of 18 mm eyes.
Poly-fil for stuffing.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Head
Using G hook Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 2 (18 sc)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4 (32 sc)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (40 sc)
Rnd 7-12: Sc in each sc around (40 sc)
Switch to F hook
Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 sc, dsc in next two sc) around (32 sc)
Rnd 14: (sc in next 2 sc, dsc in next two sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 14 (18 sc)
Rnd 16:(sc in next sc, dsc in next two sc) around (12 sc)
Fill with stuffing.  If you want permanent eyes, add them before stuffing.  I suggest to stick them through the fabric between rows 10 and 11.
Rnd 17: Repeat Rnd 16 (8 sc)
Finish off.

Body
With G hook ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 5-9: Sc in each sc around (24 sc)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for joining.

Arms
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 4: (sc in next sc, dsc in next 2 sc) around (8 sc)
Rnd 5-8: Sc in each sc around (8 sc)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for joining.  Make two.

Feet
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 2 (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around (18 sc)
Rnd 5: Sc in next 6 sc, dsc in next 2 sc 3 times, sc in next 6 sc(15 sc)
Rnd 6-9: Sc in each sc around (15 sc)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for joining.  Make two.

Attach the arms and feet to the body with the feet slightly closer on the front than the back.  Attach the body to the head with the head positioned to overhang the front, and stuff before sewing completely shut.  Bring any remaining tails into the doll.  If you haven't added the eyes yet, you can still add them now, you just can't put the washers on.  This works great if you want to be able to change eye color, but it's a choking hazard for children so be careful.

6 comments:

  1. Really cute, thanks for the share :D

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  2. I love these, thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. i am a beginner crochet-er and this is the first amigurumi ive attempted, and only the second pattern ive ever followed. thank you for sharing this and making it so clear to follow :) hes come out lovely

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  4. http://i.imgur.com/i5ttfCj.jpg thanks again. thought you might like to see :)

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    1. Aw! The button eyes are very cute, nicely done!

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