FREE PATTERN: Everywhere Bear

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Last week I posted about my trip to Cambodia to see first hand the impact of the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Project. I mentioned that the trip inspired me to create a quick, easy and cute amigurumi bear pattern for this project. The bear is the perfect size for cuddling and fitting into a shoe box without taking up too much space (so other things can be packed).

A frustrating thing I find with crocheting amigurumi is that they are not projects you can take on the go (whether it be catching a train or away on holiday). Pieces often require stuffing and closing – so unless you’re willing to carry around fibre fill too – amigurumi is too complicated to transport. So I have designed this pattern so that all the pieces remain open and only need stuffing and closing when being assembled.

I have also kept this pattern simple – so much so that you could even memorize it if you wanted to!

It’s difficult to find time to set aside to make items for projects such as Operation Christmas Child (or other charities you may support). However, I hope an easy and transportable pattern like this will enable you to make the most of otherwise idle time!

Everywhere Bear is approximately 17.5cm (about 7 inches) long. This pattern is written in US terms.

MATERIALS:

  • Yarn
  • Black Yarn (for sewing features)
  • 9mm safety eyes (optional)
  • Fibre-fill
  • Darning Needle
  • 3.75mm Hook

HEAD:

R1: Sc 5 into Magic Ring

R2: Sc 2 into each sc (10sts)

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (15sts)

R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (20sts)

R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (25sts)

R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (30sts)

R7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (35sts)

R8-R15: Sc35

R16: *Sc 5, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (30sts)

R17: *Sc 4, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (25sts)

R18: *Sc 3, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (20sts)

R19: *Sc 2, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (15sts)

Cast off. Leave a long tail for attaching to body later.

 

BODY:

R1: Sc 5 into Magic Ring

R2: Sc 2 into each sc (10sts)

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (15sts)

R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (20sts)

R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (25sts)

R6-R12: Sc25

R13: *Sc 3, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (20sts)

R14-15: Sc20

R16: *Sc 2, dec 1 sc*, rep 5 times (15sts)

Cast off. Weave in end.

 

ARMS/LEGS (Make 4):

R1: Sc 5 into Magic Ring

R2: Sc 2 into each sc (10sts)

R3-11: Sc10

EARS (Make 2):

R1: Sc 5 into Magic Ring

R2: Sc 2 into each sc (10sts)

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times (15sts)

R4-R5: Sc15

Cast off. Leave tail for attaching to body.

 

ASSEMBLY:

1) Sew on the Bear’s face. This is how I sewed mine, but you might like to try different expressions.

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2) Stuff the head and body and sew them together.

3) Attach the ears to the Bear’s head.

4) Attach the arms and legs. I chose to attach them ‘flat’ to the sides of the Bear.

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After this – you’ll have your very own ‘Everywhere Bear’! I hope you like the pattern. If you make one, I would love to see it! I would also love to hear of the different places you may have crocheted your bear.

Happy crocheting!

The ‘Everywhere Bear’ pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (January 2016). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you!

FREE PATTERN: Arlo from ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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Without further ado I present to you my amigurumi pattern for Arlo from Disney Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’! Though he’s a huge Apatosaurus in the movie – this Arlo is only 12cm (about 5″) tall. I hope you enjoy making him as much as I did!

MATERIALS:

  • Green Yarn (I used DK Lightworsted Yarn as that is the Australian standard)
  • Darker Green Yarn (for mouth)
  • White Felt
  • Brown Felt
  • Black Felt
  • Dark Green Felt
  • Fibre Fill
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 2.75mm Hook
  • Tweezers (optional)

This crochet pattern is written is US terms.

BODY:

Arlo’s tail, body and neck are worked together in one piece. The pattern begins at Arlo’s tail.

R1: Sc5 into a Magic Ring

R2: Sc5 (5sts)

R3: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 3 sc, sc2 into 1sc (7sts)

R4: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 5 sc, sc2 into 1sc (9sts)

R5: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 7sc, sc2 into 1sc (11sts)

R6: Sc11 (11sts)

R7: Sc2 into 1sc, sc1 in next 3sc, sc2 into next 1sc, sc1 into next sc, sc2 into next 1sc, sc1 into next 3sc, sc2 into 1sc (15sts)

R8: *2sc, sc2 into 1sc* rep 5 times (20sts)

R9: Sc20 (20sts)

R10: *3sc, sc2 into 1sc* rep 5 times (25sts)

R11-12: Sc25 (25sts)

R13: *3sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (20sts)

R14: 5sc, 10 hdc, 5sc (20sts)

R15: 3 sl st, 2 hdc, 10dc, 2 hdc, 3 sl st (20sts)

Stuff the body. You will now be crocheting the neck and may want to progressively stuff it as you crochet.

R16-18: Repeat R15

R19: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R20-23: 15sc (15sts)

R24: *3sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (12sts)

R25-30: 12sc (12sts)

Cast off and leave a long tail so that you can attach the head later.

Arlo’s ‘Body’ should looks something like this when you are done. Your neck part will look longer as I added rows to the neck part after I took these photos.

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The yellow dots are where various rows began. As you can see, they are not in a straight line, so don’t worry if yours looks the same way.

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FRONT LEGS (Make 2):

R1: Sc6 in Magic Ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: 18sc in BLO

R5: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 6 times (12sts)

R6: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (9sts)

Stuff the foot base. I didn’t stuff the rest of the leg to maintain the lankiness of Arlo’s legs.

R7-R11: Sc9 (9sts)

R12: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (6sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.

BACK LEGS (Make 2):

R1: Sc6 in Magic Ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: 18sc in BLO

R5: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 6 times (12sts)

R6: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (9sts)

Stuff the foot base.

R7-R10: Sc9 (9sts)

R11: *1sc, dec 1sc* rep 3 times (6sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.

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HEAD:

Chain 7 (Foundation Chain)

R1: Starting with the second chain from the hook, Sc 4 into the back loops. Sc4 into next sc. Turn and Sc4 into front loops. Sc4 into last sc. (16sts)

R2: *3sc, 2sc in next sc* rep 4 times (20sts)

R3-5: Sc20 (20sts)

R6: 2sc into 1sc, 2sc, 2sc into 1sc, 16sc (22sts)

R7-8: Sc22 (22sts)

R9: Dec 1sc, 2sc, dec 1sc, 16sc (20sts)

R10: Sc20 (20sts)

R11: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R12: 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 10sc (15sts)

R13: 2 dc into 1 sc, 2 dc, 2 dc into 1sc, 1 hdc, 10sc (17sts)

R14: 1 hdc, 2hdc into 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc into 1sc, 2 hdc, 10sc (19sts)

R15: 18sc, 2sc in 1 sc (20sts)

Begin stuffing head.

R16: *2sc, dec 1sc* rep 5 times (15sts)

R17: *1sc, dec 1sc* (10sts)

Complete stuffing head.

R18: Dec 1sc 5 times (5sts)

Cast off. Sew in end.

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ASSEMBLING ARLO:

Sew Arlo’s legs to his body.

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Using your dark green yarn sew a mouth onto Arlo’s head.

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Attach Arlo’s head to his body. I chose to attach Arlo’s head at an angle – I thought it gave him a bit more character. After this, Arlo should look something like this:

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Cut out the following pieces out of felt.

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Glue the different felt pieces to Arlo. As the pieces are quite small, I found using a tweezer to glue pieces helpful.

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After all this you will have your very own Arlo!

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I hope you like this pattern. Please let me know if you find any mistakes. Please also let me know if you make your own Arlo – I would love to see them!

Arlo from ‘The Good Dinosaur’ is copyright of Walt Disney Studios (2015).This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (December 2015). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you!

Coming Soon: FREE Arlo – The Good Dinosaur Pattern

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Now that I’m back to blogging, I decided to attempt something I haven’t before – create an amigurumi pattern based on an animated character!

In the past I studied animation and even though it’s not a career I pursue anymore I still love animated films. And as you know I also love crochet. So I thought it would be fitting (and amusing) to mash together my skills and passion in character design and crochet to create an amigurumi pattern inspired by Arlo from Disney Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’.

I began my design process by looking at images of Arlo and sketching him up as he was, just to familiarize myself with how he looked. Arlo has long, lanky limbs and that was something I didn’t want to lose when recreating him! Practically, I also felt like my amigurumi Arlo should be able to stand/sit on its own. With these things in mind, I decided that I would create a sitting Arlo.

I felt that in creating Arlo that I didn’t want to replicate his look 100% but create perhaps a kawaii version of him – an interpretation of him, altering the proportions of Arlo’s head and body etc. I looked at other’s illustrations of him and eventually came up with a sketch that looked like this:

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My sketch was not really kawaii (though that was an inspiration) and even as I worked on Arlo (I frogged the ‘body’ and ‘head’ patterns a few times before I was happy!) my design morphed. However, I’m pretty happy with how my mash up has turned out and will be working the next few days to write out my notes into a pattern. I look forward to sharing it with you sometime next week! 🙂

Free Pattern: Little Bowl of Pho

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About 3 months ago (I can’t believe that time has gone by!) I posted about an amigurumi I made of a little bowl of pho (a Vietnamese noodle dish).  It was a pattern I created and though I didn’t initially plan to share it, because of the positive feedback it received – here’s the pattern!

Bowl of Pho Amigurumi Pattern

Materials

–          3.75mm hook

–          Grey yarn (for the bowl)

–          Tan yarn (for the soup)

–          White yarn (for the noodles)

–          Brown yarn (for the beef)

–          Green yarn (for the mint)

–          A pair of 9mm black safety eyes

–          Black yarn (to embroider the mouth)

–          Small amount of fiber fill

Even though I’m from Australia, I have used US crochet terms as they are what I am used to. 🙂

Bowl

Using grey yarn

R1: 6sc in magic ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc around (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: Through back loops only, sc 18 (18sts)

R5: Through front loops only *2sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24sts)

R6: *3sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30sts)

R7: *4sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36sts)

R8-12: Sc 36

Fasten off with a long tail. This will be used to attach the “soup” later.

Soup

Using tan yarn

R1: 6sc in magic ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc around (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: *2sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24sts)

R5: *3sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30sts)

R6: *4sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36sts)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Noodle

Using white yarn

Chain 125

Fasten off.

Beef

Using Brown yarn

Chain 5

R1: Sc 4, starting in second ch from hook, ch1. Turn

R2-5: Sc4, ch1. Turn

R6: Sc 4

Fasten off. Leave tail for assembly.

Mint Leaves (make 2)

(In my original version I used a leaf pattern by Ana Paula Rimoli. To make this pattern entirely my own, I’ve created my own leaf pattern)

Chain 8

Starting in the second chain from hook, sc1, dc1, dc1, tr1, dc1, dc1, sc1. Fasten off.

How to assemble the Little Bowl of Pho!

  1. Attach safety eyes and embroider mouth to bowl as shown in the photograph below.

pho_amigurumi_32. Attach the noodles, beef and mint to the soup as shown in the photograph below. With the noodles, stitch at random sections of the noodle to the soup to keep it from unraveling.

pho_amigurumi_23. With the long tail from the bowl, attach the soup to the bowl, about 1 row from the top. Before closing the amigurumi, stuff moderately.

4. Done! Now you have your own Little Bowl of Pho! 🙂

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Do you think you will crochet a Little Bowl of Pho? I’d love to see your photos if you do!  🙂

This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (September 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you! 🙂