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Poro Amigurumi (Pattern)

Poros are small furry creatures native to the Howling Abyss map in League of Legends. Their favourite food is Poro-Snax, and they will happily follow around any summoner who feeds them.

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For this pattern I used two different types of wool. The cream wool is thicker than the brown, and so I used a 4mm hook for the body. The horns and feet are made using a 3.5mm hook. If your yarns are the same thickness, and/or hooks are the same size, you may need to add an extra row of increase to the body of the Poro. In this case I recommend making the horns and legs first so you can see how the body looks.

This pattern took me quite a few hours to design. I am happy for people to use the pattern for themselves (hence releasing it for free) but please credit me if you do. Please do not sell this pattern, and please do not post the pattern directly on your blog/site/etc, but link back to my blog.

PDF of Pattern: PoroLoL_Pyper_StrangenessIsConserved

Materials

  • Brown yarn
  • White/cream yarn
  • Pink yarn
  • Buttons or similar for the eyes
  • Hook, scissors, pins and stuffing
  • Needle for sewing with yarn.

 Techniques:

  • I join my rounds, and count the chain starting each row as a stitch.
  • If working in a spiral replace any chains with stitches
  • ch: chain
  • sc: Single crochet
  • dc: Double crochet
  • inc: 2 stitches in one base loop. sc-inc would be increase using sc
  • dec: stitch two base loops together. dc-dec would use dc

There are several different stitch naming conventions. I use sc as:

  • hook through next base loop
  • yarn over and pull through base loop
  • yarn over and pull through first loop on hook
  • yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

And dc as

  • yarn over
  • hook through next base loop
  • Yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook
  • Yarn over and pull through two remaining loops

Body

In cream:

1.      Magic circle (ch2, sc x 5) [6]
2.     sc-inc x 6 [12]
3.     (inc, sc) x 6 [18]
4.     (inc, sc x 2) x6 [24]
5.     (inc, sc x 3) x6 [30]
6.     (inc, sc x 4) x6 [36]
7.     (inc, sc x 5) x6 [42]
8-11. sc x 48 [42]
12.   (dec, sc x5) x6 [36]
13.   sc x36 [36]
14.   (dec, sc x4) x6 [30]
15.   sc x30 [30]
16.   (dec, sc x3) x6 [24]
17.   sc x24 [24]
18.   (dec, sc x2) x6 [18]
Stuff at this point
19.   (dec, sc) x6 [12]
20.   Dec x6 [6]
Finish off

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Horns

Make two

In brown:

1.       Magic circle (ch2, sc, dc x3, sc) [6]
2.       Ch2, sc, dc, dc-inc, dc, sc-inc  [8]
3-5. Ch2, sc, dc x4, sc x2 [8]
6.       Ch2, sc-inc, dc x3, dc-inc, scx2 [10]
Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing

Feet

Make four

Start with brown and change to cream:

1.       Magic circle (ch3, dc x11) [12]
2.       Sc x12 [12]
Tie off brown and change to cream
3-5. Sc x12 [12]
6.       Sc-dec x6 [6]
Tie off and flatten the feet. Leave a long tail for sewing

Tongue

The tongue is somewhat optional. Most of the time a Poro will have its tongue out ready to lick up any Poro-Snax in the vicinity. I freehanded mine, and did not write down what exactly I did. I also think there is room for a lot of improvement (or felt), so I will not attempt a pattern.

Assembly

Pin the horns and feet into position. Once you are happy with their placement sew them into place

The eyes for my Poro are black buttons. Again these are pinned to place them before being sewn on. I happen to like button eyes, so use any eyes you want. Other types may need to be attached differently.

If you wish to add a tongue, position it once everything else is in place and sew it on.

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PokeWars (Pattern)

A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away Darth Marow tightens his grip on the empire crushing any spirit of rebellion. Only young Bonewalker, still wearing the last memento of his mother, can restore peace and freedom to the galaxy…

Pokewars

This was made as a swap gift over at Sprite Stitch. The colours I used are a mix of DMC and Sullivans, picked out by eye. Darth Marow is black and the darkest two shades of grey I could find, while Bonewalker is white and ecru with blond browns.

PokeWars

Marill Pokemon Amigurumi (Pattern)

After playing pokemon Sapphire a bit recently I decided to try my hand at making a Marill. Why a Marill you ask? Because it is made from very simple shapes, and the main complication (the tail) was a technique I had encountered before and could appropriate. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and has been drifting around my desk since.

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A pattern for the Pokémon Marill. I used a 3.5mm hook and it is ~12cm long (~5 inch). I join my rounds unless otherwise indicated, but I think the pattern would still work if done in a spiral.

This pattern took me quite a few hours to design. I am happy for people to use the pattern for themselves (hence releasing it for free) but please credit me if you do. Please do not sell this pattern, and please do not post the pattern directly on your blog/site/etc, but link back to my blog: strangenessisconserved.wordpress.com

Pdf of pattern: PokemonMarill_Pyper_StrangenessIsConserved

Techniques

  • sc: single crochet
  • ½ sc: half single crochet
  • inc: 2 sc in one base loop
  • dec: sc two base loops together
  • ch: chain

There are several different stitch naming conventions. I use a sc as:

  • hook through next base loop
  • yarn over and pull through base loop
  • yarn over and pull through first loop on hook
  • yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

And ½ sc as:

  • Hook through next base loop
  • Yarn over and pull through chain
  • Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Materials

  • Blue yarn
  • Black yarn
  • White yarn
  • Stuffing
  • Black buttons (The ones I used are ~1cm across)
  • Hook, scissors, pins, etc
  • Needle for sewing with yarn.

Body

In blue:

1.       Magic circle 6 [6]
2.       inc x 6 [12]
3.       (inc, sc) x 6 [18]
4.       (inc, sc x 2) x6 [24]
5.       (inc, sc x 3) x6 [30]
6.       (inc, sc x 4) x6 [36]
7.       (inc, sc x 5) x6 [42]
8.       (inc, sc x 6) x6 [48]
9-15. sc x 48 [48]
16.   (dec, sc x6) x6 [42]
17.   (dec, sc x5) x6 [36]
18.   (dec, sc x4) x6 [30]
19.   (dec, sc x3) x6 [24]
20.   (dec, sc x2) x6 [18]
21.   (dec, sc) x6 [12]
22.   Dec x6 [6]

Stuff around row 19-20, and finish off

Legs

Make two, in blue:

1.       Magic Circle 6 [6]
2.      (sc, inc x2) x2 [10]
3-7.  sc x10 [10]
8.      sc x5

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing

For row 8 sc 5 then finish off. This gives a half row, which will make it easier to attach the feet at the right angle to the body

Arms

Make two, in blue:

1.       Magic Circle 6 [6]
2.      (sc x2, inc) x2 [8]
3-6.  Sc x8 [8]
7.      Sc x4

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing

For row 7 sc 4 then finish off. This gives a half row, which will make it easier to attach the arms at the right angle to the body

Tail

Using blue, then black:

The tail bob is made first out of blue:

1.       Magic circle 6 [6]
2.       inc x 6 [12]
3.       (inc, sc) x 6 [18]
4.       (inc, sc x 2) x6 [24]
5-8. Sc x 24 [24]
9.       (dec, sc x2) x6 [18]
10.   (dec , sc) x6 [12]
11.   Dec x6

Stuff around row 9-10, finish off ball, cut off blue and tie on black. The black should be coming out of the bottom “pole” of the sphere.

The tail zig-zaggy bit is in black:

  • Ch 18 (can be a bit longer if wanted, up to about 24)
  • In second chain from end sc x3
  • In each loop of the chain do sc x3 all the way back along the chain to the ball
  • In the last chain do not sc, but use it to tie off the black, leave a tail for assembly.

Ears

Make two, using red then blue:

1.       Red Magic Circle 6 [6]
2.       Red inc x6 [12]
Tie off red and change to blue
3.       Blue (inc, sc) x6 [18]
4.       Blue ½ sc x18 [18]
5.       (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
6.       Blue dec x6

Finish off, and hide the end. Squash the ears so the red curves in and the blue curves out.

Belly

In white

1.       Magic circle 6 [6]
2.       inc x 6 [12]
3.       (inc, sc) x 6 [18]
4.       (inc, sc x 2) x6 [24]
5.       (inc, sc x 3) x6 [30]
6.       (inc, sc x 4) x6 [36]

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Assembly

Once all the components are made, pin them into position on the body. This may take a bit of fiddling around to get everything looking right. Sew them all into position once you have placed them. The ears will need a new blue wool thread to attach, as they are sewn at the base of each circle to the head, rather than where the yarn tied off.

Once the limbs are all attached place the button eyes. I used white thread to sew the buttons on through only one set of button holes (positioned at the top) to imitate the white gleam Marill is often shown having. The mouth is just stitched on with red wool.

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Pokemon Colour Swap (Pattern)

ColourShiftPokemon

Just a little pattern swapping around the colouring for the starter pokemon Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander, and Pikachu. The colours are whatever I had lying around, a mix of DMC and Sullivans. I think I may do a set of bulbasaurs at some point, kind of like the eeveelutions, just because it is so fun to play around with.

Pokemon Colour swap pattern

PokeMaps (Pattern)

Maps of the Pokemon regions Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh based on the maps in the Pokemon Centres.

Pokemaps

PokemapsPattern

For colours I used a bright leafy green, a slightly darker jungle green, and a slightly lighter more olivy green. Water is pale blue, and borders are white and navy-ish.

Mr Drippy – Ni No Kuni (Pattern)

I have started playing Ni No Kuni, and am loving it! Having never played a JRPG (or really any RPGs) before I find the level of guidance given quite useful, and the characters charming. The soundtrack is amazing and the artwork beautiful.

My official sidekick is Mr Drippy, the Lord High Lord of the Fairies.

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I still need to wash, block and frame him, but I thought I would put up a pic of the finished stitching anyway.

The colours I used are DMC 3814 and 3816 for the greens, and the yellows are DMC 3822 and Sullivans (sticker over colour code) which recons it is equivalent to DMC 422. The lantern is DMC 666 for the red and DMC 720 for the yellow.

MrDrippy

 

 

Enderman Amigurumi

I made this one for my brother, who loves all things Minecraft. It is based on the Red Devil pattern but made with black (obviously).

Ender

The eyes I had to improvise and are as follows:

  • With purple magic circle 6. Join and tie off
    • You will now have 6 loops to work with
  • With pink tie on to circle (in loop 1):
    • ch 3 for height.
    • In same stitch do a triple crochet
    • In  next stitch (loop 2) triple crochet,
    • Then chain 3 and tie off in the same stitch (loop 2)
  • With pink again do the same in loops 4 and 5 of the purple.

This gives the effect of three pixel blocks pink-purple-pink. It strikes me that I should probably learn how to read those patterns that are all lines, circles and crosses for this sort of thing.