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.