April 28, 2011

Sitting Kodama Amigurumi Pattern



KODAMA A.K.A. TREE SPIRIT

This pattern has been revised and improved as of 2/25/2014.

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FINISHED SIZE:
~6 inches tall
Instead of crocheting the eyes, you may also use pieces of felt, if you choose (or if you simply don't have any black yarn available). Or, if you prefer, use 12mm black safety eyes, place them off off-kilter and/or just omit the mouth altogether.
MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy in White and Black
Size J crochet hook
stuffing
yarn needle
(Any yarn will work of course. Just remember to adjust the hook size accordingly, and that yarn weight will affect the finished size.)


Here is a helpful tutorial on the magic ring technique. Thank you, PlanetJune.
EYES:
Make 2.
Using black yarn, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
Sl st in first st.
Fasten off, leaving a length for sewing.
HEAD:
Using white yarn, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.
(Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts)around. (25)
Sc in ea st around.
(Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts)around. (20)
(Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts)around. (15)
At this point, add stuffing.
Continue stuffing throughout remaining rounds.
(Sc2tog, sc in next st)around. (10)
Sc2tog around. (5)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
BODY:
Using white yarn, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
Sc in back loops only of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around for 9 rounds.
At this point, add stuffing.
Continue stuffing throughout remaining rounds.
(Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts)around. (15)
(Sc2tog, sc in next st)around. (10)
Fasten off, leaving a length for sewing.
ARMS:
Make 2.
Using white yarn, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (8)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sc in back loops only of ea st around.
(Sc2tog, sc in next st)around. (8)
Sc in ea st around for 8 rounds.
Stuff.
Sc2tog around. (4)
Fasten off and draw yarn through remaining sts, leaving a length for sewing.
LEGS:
Make 2.
Using white yarn, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around.
Sc in back loops only of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around for 7 rounds.
Stuff.
Sc2tog around.
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
FINISHING:

Sew the head to the body.
Sew the eyes to the head.

Embroider mouth over 1 sc space.
Sew the legs side by side to the front of the body, positioning them so that they help keep the Kodama sitting upright.
Sew the arms to the sides of the Kodama's body so that the larger "base" end faces down and helps keep the Kodama sitting upright.


Enjoy! Feel free to give away any items made using this pattern, however, for legal reasons, do not sell them, since the character did not come from my own imagination.

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April 25, 2011

Whale Amigurumi Pattern


WHALE
FINISHED SIZE: ~7 inches

MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy "Silver Heather"
small amount of black yarn for eyes (or safety eyes)
size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (Crochet hook size doesn't matter as much as making sure your stitches are tight, so stuffing won't show through. So, use whatever size hook you feel works best for that purpose. I used size I.)
stuffing
yarn needle
BODY:
Start with a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (14)
Round 4: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (16)
Round 5: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st)twice. (18)  
Round 6: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (24)
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (30)
Round 9: Sc in each st around.
Round 10: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st)around. (36)
Rounds 11-24 (14 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 25: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog)around. (30)
Round 26: Sc in each st around.
At this point, add stuffing.
Continue stuffing throughout remaining rounds.
If you are using safety eyes, remember to attach them before fastening off.
Round 27: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog)around. (24)
Round 28: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog)around. (18)
Round 29: (Sc in next st, sc2tog)around. (12)
Round 30: (Sc2tog)around. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.
FINS:
Make 4.
Work sc in front loops only.
Row 1: Ch 2, 3 sc in second ch from hook. Ch1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Fasten off.
FINISHING:
Sew 2 fins to the end to create the tail.
Sew remaining fins to body.
Embroider eyes.

Enjoy. Feel free to give away or sell any items made using this pattern. Attributing credit to the designer is appreciated, but not necessary.

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