Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Amigurumi Pattern for Body of Large Doll

It's always quite an anticlimactic thing to finish a project. You work steadily for a while  and pour over the details of each stitch and then... you're done! Projects I take on without a pattern are at first quite daunting I'll admit. I have a perfectionist streak in me so there are times of frustration to be sure - lol. In the end its all worth it though. I have the finalized product and am usually pretty pleased with it. If not, I know much more when I go for round two!

This pattern came to fruition because a friend of mine wanted these for her grandchildren after seeing my tinier version of a zombie - see photos here. I plan to offer the dolls themselves for sale in my etsy shop here.  For those of you who may be smitten with them but don't crochet this is definitely the way to go. They will be offered for a limited time, as the yarns used for at least one of the dolls is discontinued. Speaking of...specifically the pink hair on one of the zombies... (we'll call her strawberry ;) and the other with blue hair blueberry ;)) was discontinued, so I had to do some digging. I was able to find a few people willing to part with a skein or two for the right price to make sure I had enough to work with. Then I set to work. I started out with a large sketch to make sure I liked the proportions of the body, then tried several (about 5 -6 ) different versions of the "Ideal Sphere" to give me the head size I wanted. 











Amigurumi Large Doll Pattern
for the BODY only

Materials Needed:

- H Hook 8-5.00mm
- Skin color yarn worsted weight suggested
- Yarn for pants worsted weight suggested
- Yarn for shirt worsted weight suggested
- Tapestry Needle

Finished size: Approximately 11 inches tall & 8 ½ inches wide.

Abbreviations:

·         Sc = Single Crochet
·         X = times
·         Dec = Decrease
·         Inc = Increase
FLO = Front Loop Only
BLO = Back Loop Only
FO = Fasten Off

Gauge per inch: 4 stitches x 5 rows

With Light Gray Yarn: Work The Ideal Sphere  pattern with 22 Rows through row 20. You will have 18 stitches at this point.

BODY 

Using yarn selected for the shirt


Row 21: Sc around (18)

Row 22:  *Sc 2, Inc 1* Repeat 6 times to end (24)

Row 23:  Sc 1, *Inc 1, Sc 3* Repeat 5 times, Inc 1, Sc 2 (30)

Row 24:  *Sc 4, Inc 1* Repeat 6 times to end (36)

Row 25:  Sc 2, *Inc 1, Sc 5* Repeat 5 times, Inc 1, Sc 3 (42)

Row 26:  Sc 6, ch 2, skip the next 10 stitches from row 23, Sc into 17th St Sc 10, ch 2, skip the next 10 Stitches from row 23, Sc 5 ( At the end of Row 24 you should have 26 stitches, you will have 10 stitches on each side from Row 23 that you'll come back to finish later)

Row 27: Sc 6, Sc 2 across the ch 2, Sc 11, Sc 2 across the ch, Sc 5  (26)

Row 28:  Sc around (26)

Row 29:   Sc 6, Inc 1, Sc 1, Inc 1, Sc 10, Inc 1, Sc 1, Inc 1, Sc 4 (30)

Row 30:  Sc around (30)

Row 31:  Sc 7, Inc 1, Sc 2, Inc 1, Sc 11, Inc 1, Sc 2, Inc 1,  Sc 4 ( 34)

Row 30:  Sc around (34)


Row 31:   Sc 10, Dec 1, Sc 15, Dec 1, Sc 5 (32)

Row 32-33:  (2 Rounds) Sc around (32)

Switch to yarn selected for pants

Row 34 - 36: Sc around (32)


Row 37: Sc 2,  ch 2 skip next 16 stitches, sc in St 19, sc 13. this is the first leg round,  only work around on this leg until end: (18 stitches on 1st leg)

Row 38: (1st leg) Sc 2, Sc 2 in chains, Sc 14 (18)

Row 39: Sc around (18)

Row 40: Dec 1, Sc 2, Dec 1, Sc 12 (16)


Row 41: Sc around (16)

Row 42: Sc 1, Dec 1, Sc 13 (15)

Row 43 - 51 (9 rounds): Sc around (15)

Row 52: Work through Front Loop Only ( hc 1, dc1, sc 1, trc1, hc2, trc1, dc1, hc1, trc1, dc1, sc1, hc1, trc1 slst in 1st st (15) Fasten Off Blue.

Switch back to yarn selected for skin

Row 52 - 53 :Sc through Back Loop Only around (15)


Row 54: *Dec 1, Sc 3* Repeat 3 times (12)


Row 55 - 56: Sc around 12

Row 57: Dec 1 until 6 stitches remain, weave in end in the last 6 stitches and tie ends up.


***Stuff the leg and the body at this point***

Second Leg: 

Using yarn selected for pants


Row 37: Sc 16, chain 2, (18 stitches on 1st leg)


Row 38: Sc 16, Sc 2 in chains (18)

Row 39: Sc around (18)

Row 40: Dec 1, Sc 2, Dec 1, Sc 12 (16)


Row 41: Sc around (16)

Row 42: Dec 1, Sc 14 (15)

Row 43 - 51 (9 rounds): Sc around (15)

Row 52: Work through Front Loop Only (hc 1, dc1, sc 1, trc1, hc2, trc1, dc1, hc1, trc1, dc1, sc1, hc1, trc1, sc1, slst in 1st st (15) Fasten Off.

Switch back to yarn selected for skin

Row 52 - 53 :Sc through Back Loop Only around (15)


Row 54: *Dec 1, Sc 3* Repeat 3 times (12)


Row 55 - 56: Sc around 12


***Stuff the leg and at this point***

Row 57: Dec 1 until 6 stitches remain, weave in end in the last 6 stitches and tie ends up.

On the side that does not have the seam of round changes - consider this the back of the doll - with the front side facing you...


Right Arm: 

Switch to yarn selected for shirt

Row 1: Sc 4 in the bottom portion of the arm, Sc 10 (14)

Row 2 - 12:  Sc around (14)

Row 13: Work through Front Loop Only (hc 1, dc1, sc 1, trc1, hc2, trc1, dc1, hc1, trc1, dc1, sc1, hc1, trc1, slst in 1st st (14) Fasten Off.

Switch to yarn selected for skin

Row 14: Sc through Back Loop Only around (14)

Row 15: Sc around (14)

Row 16: *Dec , Sc 2 * Repeat  times (10)

Row 17 - 18: Sc around (10)

Row 19:  Dec 1 until 5 stitches remain, weave in end in the last 5 stitches and tie ends up.


   Now work the left arm same as the right. Stuff the body till it's as stiff as you want it.

   Sew up in between the legs using the yarn selected for the pants.

Add hair and facial features as you please. If there are enough requests I will add the description for the face and hair of the zombie dolls. This pattern is however just for the body of the doll.

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Please NOTE: 
This pattern is Copyright of Lostsentiments 2014.  All rights reserved.
You have permission to sell the finished item from this pattern but rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. 
Please include a link back to my etsy shop or blog in all sales/listings of items. 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Free Amigurumi Frog Prince Pattern



With Halloween just around the corner, it has me thinking on all the little princesses 
who will be trick or treating. 
Can I just say I haven't seen nearly as many dress up as prince charmings?!
The princess must have a counterpart with her no? 
I think this frog prince would be the perfect pairing with any princess costume! 
I give you the amigurumi pattern here free to be made at your leisure nearly a month in advance of trick or treating. I believe in you! ;) I believe in miracles too, and yarn... yarn that can make something to brighten any one's day... okay - ready, set, go! 
* Make some magic! :) *



Frog Prince Amigurumi Pattern 

Materials:
- Green 4ply yarn for body
- 4ply yarn for legs
- Size 10 Gold Crochet Thread for the crown
- 1 Pair gold safety eyes - 8mm
- Tapestry needle
- Stuffing
- Size 6 hook (1.80 MM)
- G hook (size 6- 4.25MM)

Finished size: Approximately 3 ½ inches from head to bum and 1 ¼ - 2 inches wide.

Abbreviations:
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Dc = Double Crochet
- FLO = Front Loop Only
- St = Stitch
- Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
- Ch = Chain
- X = Times
- Rep = Repeat
- Inc = Increase by working sc’s in the same st
- Dec = Decrease
- Slst = Slip Stitch
- Trc = Triple Crochet2

BODY:

Using green yarn 

Round 1: Sc 8 in magic loop (8) – Put a marker at the end of each round to help keep your
place (this is optional of course)
Round 2: Sc 3 in the 1st st, 2sc in next, sc 2, sc 2 in next st (inc), 3sc in next, sc 2 (14)
Round 3: Sc 2, sc 3 in next st, sc1, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 2, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 1 sc3 in
next st, sc 4 (20)
Round 4: Sc 4, sc 3 in next st, sc 2, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 4, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 2, sc3
in next st, sc 4 (26)
Rounds 5 - 6: (2 Rounds) Sc around (26)
Round 7: Sc 5, sc2tog (dec), sc 1, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 1, sc2tog (dec), sc 2, sc2tog (dec), sc
1, sc2 in next st (inc), sc 1, sc2tog (dec) sc 5 (24)
Round 8: Sc4, sc2tog (dec), sc3, sc2tog (dec), sc 2, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc4 ( 20 )
Round 9: Sc4, sc2tog (dec), sc 1, sc 2 in next st (inc), sc 4, sc 2 in next sc (inc), sc 1, sc2tog
(dec), sc 4 ( 20)
Round 10: Sc 3, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 3 (16)
Rounds 11 - 12: (2 Rounds) Sc around (16)
Round 13: Sc 1, sc2tog, sc 4, dec1, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 1 (13)
Round 14: Sc 4, inc 1, sc1, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc 4 (16)
Round 15: Sc3, inc1, sc 2, sc3 in next 1, sc2, sc3 in next 1, sc 2, inc1, sc 3 (22)
Round 16: Sc 2, inc1, sc1, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc1, inc1, sc2 (20)
Round 17: Sc2tog around (10)
Place eyes between rows 16 & 17 3 - 5 stitches apart - Stuff your frog at this point
Round 18: Sc 5, sc2 in next, sc3 in next, sc 2 in next, sc2 (14)
Round 19: Sc 1, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog, sc2 (9)
Round 20: Sc 2 tog until 4 st remain
Weave in ends and pinch the nose to flatten the area that makes up the frogs mouth. 3

FRONT LEGS - Make 2

Using green yarn

Round 1: Sc 4 in magic loop (4)
Leave a length of thread hanging OUTside the leg in order to use this later to attached the
leg to the body.
Round 2: * Sc2 in 1st st (inc), sc 1 * Repeat once (6)
Rounds 3 - 5: (3 Rounds) Sc around (6)
Round 6: *Sc 1, dec 1* Repeat once (4)
Rounds 7 - 10: (3 Rounds) Sc around (4) on last round ch 3, turn
Round 11: (Dc1, tc1, ch2, dc1, tc1) All in next st, dc1, FO and weave in ends

BACK LEGS – Make 2

Using green yarn 

Round 1: Sc 4 in magic loop (4)
Leave a length of thread hanging OUTside the leg in order to use this later to attached the
leg to the body.
Round 2: * Sc2 in 1st st, sc 1 * Repeat once (6)
Rounds 3 - 5: (3 Rounds) Sc around (6)
Round 6: *Sc 1, dec 1* Repeat once (4)
Round 7: Sc around (4)
Round 8: * Sc2 in 1st st, sc 1 * Repeat once (6)
Round 9 - 11: (3 Rounds) Sc around (6)
Round 12: *Sc 1, dec 1* Repeat once (4)
Rounds 13 - 16: (3 Rounds) Sc around (4) on last round ch 3, turn
Round 17: (dc1, tc1, ch2, dc1, tc1) all in next st, dc1. FO and weave in ends. 4

With remaining thread, sew feet to your frog.
- Back legs 4th row 6 - 7 st apart
- Front legs 12th row 4 -5 st apart

CROWN:

Using size 10 thread and size 6 / 1.80 MM hook

Round 1: Ch 15, slst in 1st sc
Round 2: Ch 4, *dc,trc, ch2, trc* repeat to end, slst in top of 1st ch4, FO and weave in ends
Position the crown on the middle of the frogs head with one of the points of the crown
aligning with his nose in the front. Sew on between the 4th and 8th row however you like it
best. :)
Please NOTE: 
This pattern is Copyright of Lostsentiments 2012 - 2014.  All rights reserved.
You have permission to sell the finished item from this pattern but rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. 
Please include a link back to my etsy shop or blog in all sales/listings of items. 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FrankenBunny Makes a Debut! Free Pattern Link Included! ;)

Halloween is just around the corner - you know how commercialized the Holidays are anymore so I'm sure you've even seen *gasp* Christmas trees at a few stores... I know I have. But first holidays first ;) Halloween will be here soon, ghosts, ghouls, vikings, sirens, pumpkins and creatures of all kinds will be roaming around looking for candy. My guess is, Frankenbunny and his friend Bunnicula might have been doing just that the night I spotted them... they didn't find my secret stash though! Haha!

I heard some rustling around and put a spotlight on them!

 O.O


At first they froze like a deer in the headlights.



 They must have realized I wasn't going to hurt them because they came up to me inquisitively...



Bunnicula kind of got in my face, very curious...



Out of no where R2D2 showed up 


and started to regulate the situation... I think they must be traveling somewhere together...


which makes sense really because they were made for a friend who has most of the star wars set and R2D2 wanted to make sure everyone got there in one piece.

Mission was eventually accomplished. *Insert big cheesy grin here*

Want to make your own Bunnicula or FrankenBunny? 
Enjoy! Muha
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