Basic Doll Base Chibi Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I have played around and re-designed the doll base that I use for my amigurumi over the last couple of years. I prefer to make them look more like caricatures rather than hyper realistic figurines. This involves a lot of experimenting witrh their proportions and their size, but I have finally designed the pattern that makes them look amazing every single time ♥

Making amigurumi is kind of like using building blocks where you pick a doll base + a specific hair style + clothes + accessories. Which is why I made Build Ami, the Amigurumi Series on how to make any amigurumi you want piece by piece.

The ad-free and printable version of this pattern can be found here.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)
  • Stitch Marker (improvised markers: paper clip, bobby pin, piece of different color yarn)
  • 12mm Safety eyes and their backings (optional)

Pattern

This entire pattern is worked in the round and most of it is a single piece.

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (2sc, 1 sc inc, 2sc) x6 (36)
  • Round 7-14: Sc  around. Re-place your stitch marker after completing each row.
    (8 rounds), (36)

ADDING SAFETY EYES:

Skip this section if you’re not using safety eyes. The eyes will be placed between rounds 10 and 11, after the last stitch from round 10 count 5 stitches to the left and place the first safety eye into the next space. Count to the left and place the second eye in the 7th space from the first eye.
In the pictures below, the stitches are placed at the end of rounds 10 and 14.

  • Round 15: (2sc, 1 sc dec, 2sc) x6 (30)
  • Round 16: (3sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (24)
  • Round 17: (1sc, 1 sc dec, 1sc) x6 (18)
  • Round 18: (1sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (12)
  • Round 19: (1sc, 1 sc dec) x4 (8)
  • Round 20: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (12)
  • Round 21: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 22: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 23: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)

Count 7 stitches after the end of this round and sc into the 8th. This creates the first arm hole, we will not work on it until further on. Single crochet a total of 8 stitches across, count 7 stitches to leave untouched and sc into the 8th stitch, sc across for a total of 8 stitches. This completes the first row of the torso.

VERIFY YOUR COUNTING: You should have 2 arm holes consisting of 7 sc each and this first row of the torso should be a total of 16 stitches around.

Set your stitch marker and sc for 5 more rows for a total of 6 sc rows.

LEGS

Since working in the round offsets the stitches, keep track of the end of each row. At the end of the torso’s 6th round:

  • Round 1: Sc 3 (pictured on the right), count 8 stitches back, you should now be on the opposite side of the torso, sc into this 8th stitch, sc 5 to complete the first round

VERIFY YOUR COUNT:
You should now have divided the torso into two equal-sized holes for each leg. (8 stitches each)

Round 2-7: Sc all around

After 7 rounds, sl st and fasten off leaving a 4 inch tail. Using your yarn needle go through the outer loop of each stitch and then pull the tail to close the opening. Hide the yarn end inside.

Attach the yarn at the base of the torso next to the first leg and sc around. To close the gap between the union between the legs grab a random stitch from the middle of the first leg as well as both loops from the next stitch and work a single crochet. This completes the first round. Continue with sc all around for 6 more rounds and close the leg just like you closed the first one.

ARMS

Attach the yarn to a stitch on the corner of an arm gap, sc 7 around and work one sc on the “armpit” area (pictured). There is no evident space to place this sc but you need it in order to have proportionality between arms and legs.

This completes the first round. Sc around for 6 more rows for a total of 7.  Sl st and fasten off leaving a 4 inch tail. Using your yarn needle go through the outer loop of each stitch and then pull the tail to close the opening. Hide the yarn end inside.

Repeat this process on the other side to make the second arm.

This completes the Basic Doll Base pattern. You can add and change details however you need!

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Tiny Face-Mask Amigurumi

A quick and cute crochet pattern to brighten up your day and keep your hands busy during this 2020 quarantine ♥.

This project can be done in less than an hour and it is beginner friendly!

I made this little design as a comic relief to our collective stress and (hopefully) as small aid to my current financial situation. This tiny face mask is meant to bring you some joy in these most strange of times.

For decorative purposes only.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.
If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern just click here.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 6mm Safety eyes and their backings
  • 1oz Light Blue yarn
  • <1oz White yarn 
  • <1 yard of black embroidery floss
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)

Pattern:

Working with light blue yarn:

  • Row 1: Chain 4, turn your work, skip the first stitch and sc across (3)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc inc in the next stitch, Sc 1, and Sc inc in the last stitch (5)
  • Row 3: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc inc in the next stitch, Sc 3, and Sc inc in the last stitch (7)
  • Row 4 – 8: Chain 1, turn your work, and Sc 7 across (5 rows) (7)
  • Row 9: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc dec 1, Sc 3 across, Sc dec 1 (5)
  • Row 10:  Chain 1, turn your work, Sc dec 1, Sc 1 across, Sc dec 1 (3)

Fasten off and make another piece, but DON’T fasten off at the end of the second piece. Align the pieces and slip stitch around both to join them, before it is completely closed, move to the next page.

Face Details:

While the bottom of your work is still open, place safety eyes in place, one between rows 3 and 4 and another between rows 7 and 8. They should be 4 rows apart and between the 3rd and 4th stitch of each row so that they are as centered as possible. 

Using the embroidery floss and the yarn needle, draw a “v” between both eyes. It should be about one single crochet wide. 

When you are done with these details, finish closing the pieces with slip stitches. Fasten off leaving a 2 inch tail.

Side handles:

Leaving a 2 inch tail, attach the white yarn to one of the corners with a slip stitch. Chain 11 and slip stitch to the nearest corner. Fasten off leaving a 2 inch tail. Repeat the same process for the corners on the other side of the mask and, finally, hide all yarn tails inside of the “mask”. 

Pro-tip:
Leaving slightly longer tails makes it harder for them to poke out of your work once you have hidden them!

And you’re done!
I added a keychain at the top of the mask so that I could carry my tiny mask around, which you can totally do too!:)

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New Year’s Crafty Resolution: Temperature Blanket

Happy 2020!

There is so much excitement and hopefulness all around us as we begin a new year. There is just something about the sound of “2020” that makes it sound so futuristic and clean. For better or for worse I bet this will be a truly memorable year, and for that I invite you to join me in this year-long crochet craft.

If you’ve never done any crochet this is a totally beginner friendly project, all you need is patience, persistence, and lots of yarn.

Temperature Blanket

If you’ve never heard of this project before, the idea is that every day you take the average temperature of the place you live in, you designate a color to every temperature range and every day you crochet a single line of the designated color. By new year’s you’ll a blanket that’s 365 lines long (366 in this case, yay leap year!). 

To keep a nice proportion, I did a 150 chain for the base, you chain one at the end of each row, turn your work, and either change your color or carry on. You can do simple single crochet stitches all across the row, this makes an even and simple result. Personally I liked the idea of the colors interlocking each other so I chose to work with the moss stitch.

To work with the moss stitch the very first row needs to be all single crochet. For the rest of the rows chain one at the start, and then alternate:

1 Single crochet, 1 chain, skip 1 stitch and single crochet in the next.

This way you have a gap every other stitch. On the next row you’ll do the single crochet in the gap rather than on top of the single crochet of the last row. After a couple of rows you’ll see how this makes the colors interlock!

My Materials:

Medium weight yarn and a 4.5mm hook. Decided to work with cotton yarn since it’s a lot softer than acrylic and it wont pill as much.

I’ll try to keep a neat temperature log and update my progress, if you decided to start your very own blanket make sure to post a picture in the comments!

Good luck and Happy New Year!

Pokemon Inspired “Oddish” Crochet Pattern

Simple and essential to your Pokemon amigurumi collection, this Oddish crochet pattern is easy to follow and totally beginner friendly. Its round shape makes it easy to crochet and it kind of double as a stress reliving ball!

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn in Steel Blue and Bright Green. The actual colors used were Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Sky Blue” and Crafter’s Secret in “Jelly Bean”.
  • Polyester Fiberfill.
  • Red felt (about a 2inch square)
  • 10 inches of white embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of black embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of red embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of pink medium weight yarn (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended).
  • Sewing Pins (about 10)
  • Stitch Marker (improvised markers: paper clip, bobby pin, piece of different color yarn)

Gauge

4X4 Sc for every square inch.

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern you can find it here.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Pattern

BODY

Working with the blue yarn.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (2sc, 1 sc inc, 2sc) x6 (36)
  • Round 7: (5sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (42) set your marker
  • Round 8 – 16: Sc around (9 rounds) (42)
  • Round 17: (5sc,  sc dec) x6 (36)
  • Round 18: (2sc,  sc dec, 2sc) x6 (30)
  • Round 19: (3sc,  sc dec) x6 (24)
  • Round 20: (1sc,  sc dec, 1sc) x6 (18) Stuff generously with fiberfill.
  • Round 21: (1sc,  sc dec) x6 (12)
  • Round 22: 6 sc dec (6) Leave a yarn tail about 10 inches long and use your yarn needle to go though the outside loop of these remaining stitches, then pull the yarn to close the opening.

FEET

Working with the blue yarn, repeat twice for two feet.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4 – 6: Sc around (3 rounds) (18) Fasten off, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing.

TOP LEAVES

Working with the green yarn.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 4sc (4) set your marker
  • Round 2: 4sc (4)
  • Round 3: 4 Sc inc (8)
  • Round 4: 8 Sc (8)
  • Round 5: (1sc, Sc inc) x4 (12)
  • Round 6 – 10: Sc around (12)
  • Round 11: (1sc, Sc dec) x4 (8)
  • Round 12: 8s, sl st and fasten off, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing.

Repeat this whole process 5 times for a total of 5 leaves.

ASSEMBLING

Place the feet a little more to the front of the body than the bottom to make Oddish able to sit. Pin them in place and begin to sew them, stuffing lightly as you go.

All five leaves will go on top of the body, but strategically placed.

The first leaf will be centered at the front as shown in the picture (left), the following two will go right behind this one, but widely open. The last two will go behind all previous ones and should “peak” through the leaves on the front as shown in the picture (right).

DETAILING THE FACE

Cut two circles of red felt of about 1cm in diameter and sew them between rounds 10 and 11 of the body, 5 Sc apart using the red embroidery floss. I sewed them on with only two stitches each at the edge of each eye.

The white “twinkle” on the eyes is made with a very simple over and under motion using the white embroidery floss.

The very last step is to draw the mouth with black embroidery floss, for this you will draw a very long “v”. Start one row below the eyes, go down one row and two sc to the side for the first stitch, and two sc to the side and one row up to make the second sitch.

And you’re done! You now have this adorable Oddish for your Pokemon collection.

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Cookie Cat From Steven Universe Crochet Pattern


Steven Universe has been one of my favorite shows for years now! My philosophy towards cartoons is that if a kids show is only enjoyed by kids, it’s probably not a good show. And this is something that Steven Universe has tackled from its very beginnings. And still, we are blessed with silly little things that warm our hearts, like Cookie Cat!

Looking at how much Steven has grown from season 1 until 5 it’s good to remember when his biggest problem was his favorite ice cream being discontinued.

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern you can find it here.

Without further adieu, let’s get stitching!

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • G/6 – 4.25mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Polyester Fiberfill ( Less than an ounce)
  • Medium Weight Yarn (Brown, Pastel Pink, and White)
  • Yarn Description
  • Approximately:
  • 70 yards of Brown yarn 
  • 17 yards of Pastel Pink yarn
  • 17 yards of White yarn

All yarn used was Red Heart Super Saver.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

THE COOKIES

IN THE ROUND.

  • Round 1: Ch 7, skip the first ch and work 3 sc into the second one, 4 sc across, 5 sc into the last ch. Working UNDERNEATH the chain. 4 sc across, 2 sc into the last ch. (18)
  • Round 2: Sc inc, Sc inc, 6 sc across, 3 sc inc, 6 sc, Sc inc. (24)
  • Round 3: 4 Sc inc, sc 7 across, 5 Sc inc, sc 8 across (33)
  • Round 4: 6 Sc inc, sc 10 across, 6 Sc inc, sc 12 across (46)
  • Round 5: First ear. Ch 1, turn around and 4 sc.
  •  Round 6: Ch 1, turn around, 2 Sc Dec.
  • Round 7: Ch 1, turn around, 1 Sc Dec, tie off.

Count 4 stitches next to the ear, reattach yarn in the 4th stitch and repeat rounds 5, 6 and 7 to mane the second ear.

Single Crochet all around the cookie, tie off at the tip of the second ear. (50-52 sts).

Repeat the whole “cookie” process a second time.

THE “ICE CREAM”

Working with the pastel pink yarn, ch 4, skip the first chain

  • Rows 1- 28: 3 sc across, ch 1, turn, and repeat.

When you have finished the 28 rows change to white yarn and crochet another 28 rows. Attach the white end to the pink end using slip stitches to form a ring.

EYES

You’ll need one white eye and a pink one. With pastel pink yarn, create a magic circle. 6 sc inside, Sl St into the first sc, fasten off leaving about 6 inches of yarn for sewing. Adjust the string of the magic circle to close it. Repeat once more with the white yarn.

ASSEMBLING

  • Step 1: Using the yarn needle, sew the eyes to the front of one of the cookies, pink one on the right, white on on the left.
  • Step 2: Align the “ice cream” edge so that the pink side aligns to the right side of the cookie and the white side aligns to the left side. Sew together with brown yarn.
  • Step 3: Sew the second cookie on the other side making sure everything is straight. Before finishing the second cookie, stuff with fiberfill until puffy, once you have finished sewing  around the cookie, fasten off, hide the yarn ends and you’re done!

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2 Inch Ditto Plant Cozy Crochet Pattern


I put together this simple yet wholesome pattern that I’m sure any Pokemon fan would enjoy ♡

The pattern is made to fit a 2inch pot and it includes space for a water drainage hole for watering your plant. This pattern could be easily modified to fit a bigger pot.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Medium weight worsted yarn in Lilac and Black.
  • 6mm Safety eyes (or you could make those out of felt and sew them in place!)

Pattern

  • Round 1: Ch 12, sl st to 1st chain.
  • Round 2: (Sc 1, sc inc) X6
  • Round 3: (Sc 2, sc inc) X6:
  • Round 4: (Sc 3, sc inc) X6
  • Round 5: Back-loop sc all around
  • Round 6-16: (11 rounds) Sc around. Sl st at the end of the last round.

Add the eyes between rounds 7 and 8 with 4sc between them.

For the mouth sew a very long “v” with black yarn starting one row below the eyes and 2sc outside of each eye.

And you’re done! A simple project that is sure to add a lot of personality to your home

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