Friday, July 29, 2016

Crochet Noway from Yo-Kai Watch!

Noway!






Am I done crocheting Yo-kai characters?  The answer is Noway!  I made this for my son Graham, this is one of his very favorite Yo-kai.  Some of the colors are off because I decided to use what I have at home, feel free to change any of them that you wish!  This pattern may be messy and has only been tested by me, so if anything is confusing, feel free to ask or help correct my pattern! Thanks, Natasha (mnopxs2).






I used all worsted weight yarn (you may use whatever you wish tho)  Feel free to use whatever colors you wish, I am just sharing the yarn I used. If you want I can look up the specific yarns I used for each color; I just used yarn I had at home.

Colors:
Navy Blue (Lower Body)
White (Body/Eyes)
Orange (Eyes)
Black (Lips/Eyeballs/Limbs)
Flesh/Cream (Limbs)
Gold (Sandals)
Blue (Roof)
Red (Mouth)

Size E-4/3.50mm crochet hook
Polyfil for stuffing
Pipecleaner (optional) for the arms (sorry I like my pipecleaners)
Scissors
Yarn Needle

*He came out about 7 1/2 inches tall for me (Head to Feet), but that will all depend on how tight or loose you crochet :)  He doesn't stand up very well, but is a cute plushie!

Abbreviations:

ch = chain stitch
st = stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (sc decrease)
sl st = slip stitch
HDC = half double crochet
HDC2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together (hdc decrease)
FPHDC = front post half double crochet
BPHDC = back post half double crochet
Bobble = I will walk you through it when we get there!  It is for the thumbs on his hand.






BODY:

In Navy Blue, ch 21
Rnd 1:  SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 18 chs, in last/end ch (SC, ch 2, 2 SC, ch 2, SC) rotating around the chain as you go, now working on the opposite side of your chs,  SC in the next 17 chs, in last/end ch (SC, ch 2, 2 SC, ch 2, SC), rotating around the ch as you go, join to first SC, ch 1.  (This is working on the bottom of Noway!  I hope that all made sense, let me know ;), it should look like a long rectangle).
Rnd 2:SC in same st as join, SC in next 19 sts, in the next ch 2 space (SC, ch 2, SC), SC in next 2 sts, in the next ch 2 space (SC, ch 2, SC), SC in the next 20 sts, in the next ch 2 space (SC, ch 2, SC), SC in next 2 sts, in the next ch 2 space (SC, ch 2, SC),join.
Rnd 3: SC around in the Back Loops Only, and in between each ch stitch on the corners (2 SC), no join, continue in the round (60 SC)
Rnd 4-6: SC around (60 SC)
Rnd 7: In White, SC around (60 SC)
Rnds 8-11: SC around (60 SC)
Rnd 12: *SC in next 22 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next st,  repeat from * once more (64 SC)Rnds 13-16: SC around (64 SC)
Rnd 17: *SC in next 24 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next st,  repeat from * once more (68 SC)
Rnds 18-21: SC around (64 SC)
Rnd 22: *SC in next 24 sts, SC2tog, SC in next 6 sts, SC2tog,  repeat from * once more (64 SC)
Rnd 23: *SC in next 22 sts, SC2tog, SC in next 6 sts, SC2tog,  repeat from * once more (60 SC)
Rnds 24-25: SC around (60 SC)Fasten off, weave in ends, take a breath because you made it through the boring part!  If you feel like it, sew some latticework on the Navy bottom piece using white yarn... I found it very tedious, so skip it if you want to!






I decided to sew on my mouth before I stuffed his body.  I was nervous about making everything evenly.  You can sew your face before or after he is stuffed.  For his mouth I decided to try a different technique.  I will post the link here to the pinterest picture I used for inspiration.

https://au.pinterest.com/pin/394276142359264369/






EYES:
Row 1: In White make a magic ring and 4 sc into it.
Row 2: Change to Orange and turn.  2 SC in each st.  (8 SC)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.  In Black sew some French Knots for eyeballs, try to make them smaller than mine tho :) I ended up tucking more of mine in, they turned out too large.

Add eyebrows the same way we worked the mouth!







ROOF SIDES:
Leaving 24 stitches evenly on the front and back, we will be making these little triangle pieces on the sides of Noway for the roof.

Row 1: In Blue, 6 HDC across, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 2: HDC2tog, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2tog, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 3: 2 HDC2tog, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 4: HDC2tog (1 HDC)
Make 1 on each side!!!





ROOF TOP:
In Blue, ch 27
Row 1: Skipping the first ch, HDC across 26 chs (26 HDC)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, HDC in first 2 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 4 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, FPHDC in the next st, HDC in the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (26 HDC).   

That is a lot, so if this makes more sense P=post:  2, P, 3, P, 3, P, 4, P, 3, P, 3, P, 2.  I have the picture above so you can see the different sizes of the roof between posts.  I REALLY apologize if I have confused any of you!

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, HDC in first 2 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 4 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the next 3 sts, BPHDC in the next st, HDC in the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (26 HDC).   

This row we are just crocheting the opposite direction, working back post doubles instead of front posts.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for 9 more rows (12 rows total, ending on a Row 2).






Attach your roof to to Noway, using Half Double Crochets, forming the outer edge of a roof.   Make sure to stuff him ass you go!  When you finish with your first row of HDC, make another Row of HDC around so that the Roof hangs off more.






ARMS (make 2) Optional-add pipe cleaners into the arms for posing.  I know, I know!  I used them a lot!

Rnd 1: In Flesh/Cream, make a magic ring and work 6 SC in the ring, do not join. (We are beginning at the bottom of the hand)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around (12 SC)
Rnds 3-5: SC in each st around (12 SC)
Rnd 6: SC in next 5 sts, work a bobble in our next st (*yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops only, leaving an unfinished double crochet on the hook, repeat from * 4 more times.  You should have 6 loops now on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6.), SC in next 6 sts (12 SC)
Rnd 7: *SC in the next 4 sts, SC2tog, repeat from * once more (10 SC)
Rnd 8: SC2tog around (5 SC)
Rnds 9-10: SC around (5 SC)
Rnds 11-12: In Black, SC around (5 SC)
Fasten off and leave a long enough tail to attach to your body.  I added piped cleaners into my hands to make it easier to pose, and then I sewed them onto the sides of his body.






LEGS (make 2)

In Black, leave a long tail for sewing (we are starting at the top of the leg), Ch 10, join making a circle, ch 1
Rnd 1: SC around (10 SC)
Rnds 2-4: In Flesh/Cream SC around (10 SC)
Rnd 5: SC in next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next 2 sts, SC in the next 4 sts (12 SC)
Rnd 6: SC in next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next 2 sts, SC in the next 5 sts (14 SC)
Rnd 7: SC in next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next 2 sts, SC in the next 6 sts (16 SC)
Rnd 8: SC in next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next 2 sts, SC in the next 7 sts (18 SC)
Fasten off.  Now work the Sandals.

SANDALS (make 2)


In Gold, Ch 7
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 4 chs, in last ch work 3 sc while turning to work the opposite side of the ch, SC in next 4 chs, 2 SC in last ch (14 SC)
Rnd 2. SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 4 sts, SC in the next 6, join (18 SC)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing to our leg.  Stuff foot and sew on the sandal.  With Black, Ch 10 and attach to the foot for the rest of the sandal.






YOU MADE IT!!!! Sorry, this must be the most difficult/weird one I have made thus far!  Now all that is left is putting together your Doll!  Thank you so so so much for reading my pattern!  Hope your project turns out wonderful!  -Natasha (mnopxs2).













Friday, June 10, 2016

Crochet Dimmy from Yo-Kai Watch!

Dimmy!



 

This pattern was created for Lynda-Jayne who was looking for a Dimmy Pattern.  I am not sure if the colors I chose are correct, it seems to vary from image to image, you can use whichever colors you feel match best.  This pattern may be messy and has only been tested by me, so if anything is confusing, feel free to ask or help correct my pattern! Thanks, Natasha (mnopxs2).




I used all worsted weight yarn (you may use whatever you wish tho)  Feel free to use whatever colors you wish, I am just sharing the yarn I used. If you want I can look up the specific yarns I used for each color; I just used yarn I had at home.

Colors:
Purple (Head/Body)
Dark Purple (Body)
Pale Yellow (Eyes)
Black (Face)
Silver/Grey (Face)

Size E-4/3.50mm crochet hook
Polyfil for stuffing
Pipecleaner (optional) for the arms
Cardboard (optional) for base and katana
Scissors
Yarn Needle

*He came out about 7 1/4 inches tall for me (Head to Feet), but that will all depend on how tight or loose you crochet :)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain stitch
st = stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (sc decrease)
sl st = slip stitch






HEAD/BODY

Rnd 1: In Purple, make a magic ring and work 10 SC in the ring, do not join, work as continuous rounds (We are starting at the top of his head)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch, repeat around (20 SC)
Rnd 3: SC in first st, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 4: SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnd 5: SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (50 SC)
Rnds 6-20: SC around (50 SC)
Rnd 21: SC in next 8 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (45 SC)
Rnds 22-24: SC around (45 SC)
Rnd 25: SC in next 7 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnds 26-28: SC around (40 SC)
Rnd 29: SC in next 6 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (35 SC)
SWITCH to Dark Purple yarn
Rnds 30-32: SC around (35 SC)
Rnd 33: SC in next 12 sts, 2 SC in next 4 sts, SC in next 11 sts, SC2tog 4 times (35 SC)
Rnd 34: SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in next 4 sts, SC in next 11 sts, SC2tog 4 times, SC in next 2 sts (35 SC)
Rnd 35: SC around (35 SC)
Rnd 36: SC in next 5 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 37: SC around (30 SC)
Rnd 38: SC in next 4 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (25 SC)
Rnd 39: SC around (25 SC)
Rnd 40: SC in next 3 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (20 SC)
Rnds 41-42: SC around (20 SC)
Rnd 43: In back loops only, SC2tog around (10 SC)
Rnd 44: SC2tog around (5 SC)
Sew up your hole and hide remaining string.






Attach a new round onto the front loops of row 43 that we skipped.
Rnd 1: SC in 1, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 2: SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnd 3: SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (50 SC)\
This is going to work in rows back and forth to form the side of his PUDDLE? thing at his base.
Rnd 4: SC in the next 5 sts, turn (5 SC)
ROW 5: Skip the first st, SC in the next 8 SC, turn (8 SC)
ROW 6: Skip the first st, SC in the next 4 SC, turn (4 SC)
ROW 7: Skip the first st, SC in next 2 sts, sl st into last stitch, fasten off.







OPTIONAL!!!  ADDING CARDBOARD/SECOND BASE
If you want to crochet a second base, and add a cardboard piece in between to help stand Dimmy up you can try that.  If you want him just as a plushie you can skip this step.  I added a piece of cardboard to see if it would help him stand.  I just ripped the side panel off of a diaper box I had around.

Rnd 1: In Dark Purple, make a magic ring and work 10 SC in the ring, do not join, work as continuous rounds (We are starting at the top of his head)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Rnd 3: SC in 1, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 4: SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnd 5: SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (50 SC)\
This is going to work in rows back and forth to form the side of his PUDDLE? thing at his base.
Rnd 6: SC in the next 5 sts, turn (5 SC)
ROW 7: Skip the first st, SC in the next 8 SC, turn (8 SC)
ROW 8: Skip the first st, SC in the next 4 SC, turn (4 SC)
ROW 9: Skip the first st, SC in next 2 sts, sl st into last stitch, DO NOT FASTEN OFF, sl st your 2 bases together, inserting your card board in between them.  Fasten off and weave in your tails. 






EYES:
In Silver, ch 13
Row 2: SC in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, turn (12 SC)
Row 3: SC across, turn (12 SC)  Fasten off in Silver but leave a tail for sewing the silver bit to his head.
In Black,
Rows 4-6: SC across, turn (12 SC)  Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
In Pale Yellow sew on some eyes.






ARMS (make 2) Optional-add pipe cleaners into the arms for posing. 

Rnd 1: In Purple, make a magic ring and work 4 SC in the ring, do not join. (We are beginning at the bottom/fingers of the hand)
Rnd 2: SC around (4 SC)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st (8 SC)
Rnd 4: SC around (8 SC)
Rnd 5: SC2tog around (4 SC)
Rnds 6-20: SC around (4 SC)
Fasten off and leave a long enough tail to attach to your body.  I added piped cleaners into my arms to make stiffer joints, and then I sewed not only the shoulders to the body, but the hands to the tummy, so that they didn't look weird.  You decide how to make yours!







OPTIONAL!!!  ADDING CARDBOARD KATANA
I wasn't sure how to tackle the Katana, so feel free to change this.  I decided to cut out more cardboard, color with sharpie, then wrap with yarn and sew onto the body.  I am not sure how this will last with my son, so I may try to see if I can find another option... for now I like how it looks.






Now all that is left is putting together your Doll!  Thank you so so so much for reading my pattern!  Hope your project turns out wonderful!  -Natasha (mnopxs2).
















  The guys have seen better days! They are well loved by my little one!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Crochet Whisper from Yo-Kai Watch!

Whisper!






My oldest son loves all things Yo-Kai.  Since I have already made him Jibanyan, it was time to make Whisper!  This pattern may be messy and has only been tested by me, so if anything is confusing, feel free to ask or help correct my pattern! Thanks, Natasha (mnopxs2).







I used all worsted weight yarn (you may use whatever you wish tho)  Feel free to use whatever colors you wish, I am just sharing the yarn I used. If you want I can look up the specific yarns I used for each color; I just used yarn I had at home.

Colors:
White (Body/Eyes)
Black (Eyes/Teeth)
Blue (Mouth)

Size E-4/3.50mm crochet hook
Polyfil for stuffing
6mm/.24 IN Black Safety Eyes
Scissors
Yarn Needle

*He came out about 6 inches tall for me, but that will all depend on how tight or loose you crochet :)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain stitch
st = stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (sc decrease)
sl st = slip stitch






BODY

Rnd 1: In White, make a magic ring and work 5 SC in the ring, do not join, work as continuous rounds (We are starting at the top of his head)
Rnd 2: SC around (5 SC)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next 3 sts, SC in next 2 sts (8 SC)
Rnd 4: SC2tog in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts (7 SC)
Rnd 5: SC around (7 SC)
Rnd 6: SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next 4 sts (11 SC)
Rnd 7: *2 SC in next st, SC in next, Repeat * ending with 2 SC in last st (17 SC)
Rnd 8: *Sc in next st, 2 SC in next, Repeat * ending with 1 SC in last st (25 SC)
Rnd 9: SC in next 3 sts, SC2tog in next st, repeat around (20 SC)
Rnd 10: *SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next st, Repeat * 2 times, In Front Loops only Repeat * 2 more times. (25 SC)
Rnd 11: SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 12: SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (35 SC)
Rnd 13: SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnd 14: SC in next 7 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (45 SC)
Rnd 15: SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in next st, repeat around (50 SC)
Rnds 16-27: SC around (50 SC)
If you want to add your eyes in now you can, pattern will be below.
Rnd 28: SC in next 8 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (45 SC)
Rnd 29: SC in next 7 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (40 SC)
Rnd 30: SC in next 6 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (35 SC)
Rnd 31: SC in next 5 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (30 SC)
Rnd 32: SC in next 4 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (25 SC)
Rnd 33: SC in next 3 sts, SC2tog, repeat around (20 SC)
Fill Whisper with stuffing.
Rnd 34: SC2tog In Back Loops only around (10 SC)
Rnd 35: SC2tog around (5 SC)
Fasten off, sew your hole close.






EYES

In White, make a magic ring and work 6 SC in the ring. Fasten Off leaving tails to attach to the black piece (Make 2)

In Black, ch 7.
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 4 sts, 8 SC in end ch, working along the opposite side now, SC in next 4 sts, 4 SC in last ch, Sl St to first SC, (24 SC) leave a long tail for sewing onto your head.

Attach your Safety Eyes through the holes on the White pieces and through the holes on the Black pieces together.  I sewed my White pieces onto my black, but you don't have to.  Then sew the entire eyes piece to the body.  I hope the picture does a better job of explaining it!




MOUTH

In Blue I chained 2 strips of 15 chains and sewed onto his body, for teeth I embroidered some black thread through.  You can change this however you like!






TAIL

Rnd 1: In White, make a magic ring and work 5 SC in the ring, do not join, work as continuous rounds (We are starting at the top of his head)
Rnd 2: SC around (5 SC)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next 3 sts, SC in next 2 sts (8 SC)
Rnd 4: SC around (8 SC)
Rnd 5: SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 4 sts (12 SC)
Rnd 6: SC2tog in next 2 sts, *2SC in next st, SC in next st, Repeat * around (14 SC)
Rnd 7: SC around (14 SC)
Rnd 8: *2 SC in next st, SC in next st, Repeat * 1 more time, **SC in next 2 sts, SC2tog, Repeat ** 1 more time, SC in last 2 sts (14 SC)
Rnd 9: SC around (14 SC)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.






ARMS (make 2)

Rnd 1: In White, make a magic ring and work 8 SC in the ring, do not join. (We are beginning at the bottom of the hand)
Rnds 2-3: SC around (8 SC)
Rnd 4: SC in next 2 sts, SC2tog in next st, repeat around (6 SC)
Rnds 5-10: SC around (6 SC)
Fasten off and leave a long enough tail to attach to your body.






Now all that is left is putting together your Doll!  Thank you so so so much for reading my pattern!  Hope your project turns out wonderful!  -Natasha (mnopxs2).