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!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!!!!!!! The amount of work you must have put into this (not to mention Whisper and Jibanyan ) is astounding. And then the fact that you so freely and helpfully share your hard work with us is generous beyond words. Thank you thank you thank you so much. Extremely appreciated.

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    1. Thank you so much for the great idea! I was so nervous the colors were off, it all depends on what picture of Dimmy I look at... and right after I finished his body my Son took him to play with... no face or arms on, just a body. That really made me smile knowing he already knew who it was and loved him. I wrote down the pattern 2 weeks ago on a napkin at work, and finally got around to bringing him to life. Let me know if there are any mistakes or any confusing bits in the pattern if you do make him! Thanks so much for all your support!

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    2. Also I added a picture of all 3 guys, I tried to make Dimmy size appropriate to Whisper, but if I ever made NoWay I would have to scale him down! hahahaha!

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    3. So so sorry it has taken so long but I am finally making a start on Dimmy. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Once again thank you soooooo very much for your time and effort.

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    4. Awesome! I can't wait to see how your Dimmy turns out!

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  2. Thank you so much!!!!!!! The amount of work you must have put into this (not to mention Whisper and Jibanyan ) is astounding. And then the fact that you so freely and helpfully share your hard work with us is generous beyond words. Thank you thank you thank you so much. Extremely appreciated.

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  4. Thanks a lot for doing this. I have 2 big Yo-kai fans and was planning to try on my own (even though I am beginner with crochet) but this makes my life easier. Yours turned out very nice.... hopefully mine works out ��

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    1. I am sure yours will turn out beautifully! I can't wait to see it!

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