Archive for May 28th, 2012

Skittles Amigurumi – Free Pattern

Skittles Free Pattern Pre by Karissa Cole

Give me extreme boredom, a bag of Skittles, and a few skeins of yarn and this is apparently what I come up with. Enjoy!

Skittles Crochet Pattern by Karissa Cole

Do not sell this pattern. If you wish to distribute this pattern [free of charge] either in print or on other web sites please provide a link to this original post.

This pattern is for the full size Skittle (shown in image: Red, Orange, Yellow and Green). The mini Skittle (Purple) is made with the same pattern except:

Head: Keep stitches at 24; use 6mm safety eyes
Body: Keep stitches at 12 (increase to 15 if you feel it’s necessary)
Feet: 3 hdc in second chain

Difficulty level: ** – Two stars – good for a beginner with just a bit of experience in making amigurumi.
Finished size: Approximately 2.25 inches from top to tush. But YMMV.

Suggested Materials:
F/5 3.75MM crochet hook
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn [such as Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight]
(2) 9mm safety eyes [if not found in your local craft store I highly recommend http://www.crscraft.com%5D
Small amounts of fiber fill stuffing
Darning needle
Scissors

Abbreviations Used:
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – invisible decrease
FO – fasten off
IBL – in back loops only
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Head (x1)
Woked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds.
Magic circle 6 stitches
Round 1) Inc in each stitch (12)
Round 2) *sc, inc* repeat around (18)
Round 3) *2 sc, inc* repeat around (24)
Round 4) *3 sc, inc* repeat around (30)
Round 5-9) sc around (maintain 30)
Round 10) *3 sc, dec* repeat around
Round 11) *2 sc, dec* repeat around FO

Body (x1)
Worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds. Only round 3 is worked in the back loops.
Magic circle 6 stitches.
Round 1) Inc in each stitch (12)
Round 2) *sc, inc* repeat around (18)
Round 3) IBL sc around (18)
Round 4-7) Sc around (18) FO

Legs/Feet (x2)
Chain 3 (leave a long tail end)
3 hdc in second chain from hook
sl st into last chain
FO leaving a long tail. Thread this tail (along with the tail from your starting chain) through the Skittle body. Tie a few tight knots to secure.

Arms/Hands (x2)
Cut a length of yarn (approximately 8 inches should do, but if you’d like to be on the safe side, go a bit longer). Folding the yarn in half, tie a knot at the end (not at the free ends) leaving just a tiny loop to serve as the hand. Thread the little apendage through the body and secure.

Antennae (x2)
Similar to the arms/hands, simply cut a piece of yarn (length is up to you) and thread it through the head. Tie knots at either end to secure the yarn and/or add a decorative spin to your Skittle’s dreads.
Option: Instead of using a piece of yarn make a chain of about 12 and attach.

Assemblage:
Attach the safety eyes and stuff the head firmly. I recommend not stuffing the body with fiberfill, but rather with the loose ends of the yarn used to attach the feet and arms. Stuffing the body this way (or if your yarn ends are too short, with just a tiny bit of stuffing) makes the Skittles stackable. Once everything is appropriately stuffed, attached, and arranged, go ahead and sew on the head. . . because a decapitated Skittle is something too awful to think about for too long.

Okie doke! Your Skittle is done. Now, go forth, and make an army of amigurumi Skittles. WORLD DOMINATION BY CUTENESS! Or something. Oh, and questions or comments are welcome (about the pattern, not the world domination – I’m not supposed to give advice on taking over the planet anymore.)
Skittle Action Shots by Karissa Cole

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