So, I have a confession. I promised myself way back that I’d crochet my sister’s anime crushes for her birthday, and it was only today that I finally gave her this well-planned gift. Why is that so bad, you ask? Well, mainly because her birthday was in September. Yup, I’m a horrible sister >.< I was about 90% done near her birthday, but I couldn’t find any felt to make amigurumi eyes and hair with. And it took me this long to finally get my hands on some felt! I tried to embroider the eyes before, but they didn’t look very nice so I decided to wait. The results were interesting, to say the least.
First off, I found out that I hate glue. Well, not really. I just don’t appreciate it when it says that it can be used on fabric and many things, but just wouldn’t keep the felt eyes and hair in place! I had to go through many attempts before the glue finally decided to work. The first character I crocheted, who is also my sister’s first ever manga crush, was Tien from Dragon Ball.
He’s not too bad, but he looked a bit too cylindrical for my liking. So, I tried giving a bit more shape to my second amigurumi, Trunks (also from Dragon Ball).
Now this guy, I have a love-hate relationship with. As in, I really love how the body looks, but his hair is so off. I tried creating his hair with yarn, but I didn’t like how wavy it looks so I took them off. Then I tried gluing felt on his head, which was such a challenge, but he looked like he has got a balding forehead. Finally I crocheted his hair, which makes it look like he has a purple helmet on, but that will have to do
The final character, however, turns out so well. I’m really happy with it 🙂
Well, Giroro (from Keroro Gunso or Sgt. Frog) does have a much easier shape to crochet. Thank the universe that my sister loves her alien frogs!
I don’t have the pattern for the first two amigurumi, as I did them freestyle with only my crochet instincts to guide me, but I did write down the pattern for Giroro. Check it out:
GIRORO AMIGURUMI PATTERN
Row 1: Using white yarn, ch 2 then 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts).
Row 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (18 sts).
Row 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat * 6 times (24 sts).
Change to red yarn.
Row 5-10: Sc 24.
Row 11: *Sc 2, dec 1*, repeat * 6 times (18 sts).
Sew felt eyes onto face.
Row 12: *Sc 1, dec 1*, repeat * 6 times (24 sts).
Rown 13: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, repeat 6 times (6 sts).
Helmet(?) (Sorry, I’m not familiar with the character >.<)
Row 1: Ch 2, 7 sc in second chain from hook.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14 sts).
Row 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 7 times (21 sts).
Row 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 7 times (28 sts).
Row 5-8: Sc 28.
Row 9-12: Sc 7, ch 1. Then return to base of flap, sk 7 sc, attach yarn and repeat ‘Row 9-12’ (to make second flap).
Embroider skull in the middle of helmet thing.
Row 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sts).
Row 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times (15 sts).
Row 4-8: Sc 15
Row 9-11: *Sc 1. dec 1, repeat 5 times (10 sts)
Sew on white felt on body.
Legs and arms
Row 1: Ch 8
Row 2-3: sc 7, ch 1
Row 4: sc 7.
Fasten off. Sew ends together and sew to body.
Hopefully the pattern isn’t too confusing. Now some more pictures of my sister’s birthday present.
Sister loves her money and boys, so hopefully this will make her giggle 🙂