Geez. It’s been a while.
For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make the train from the I Choo Choo Choose You card that Ralph received from Lisa on The Simpsons. My initial plan was to have the amigurumi pattern completed by Valentine’s Day, but then, I got sick. And since I’m not a huge fan of crocheting while sick (I always feel like I’m weaving my sickness into the toy), I put a pause on crocheting to focus on getting better.
I started feeling a bit better this week, so I finally finished the amigurumi project! It took forever not only because I took a sick-break, but also because there are SO many parts to this toy.
The Simpsons I Choo Choo Choose You Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
The amigurumi pattern is 9 pages long. There are a total of 22 parts that need to be made and sewn together. The pattern does not come with instructions on how to felt the mouth, mainly because I’m not great at it. But there are a bunch of great tutorials on YouTube that can give you a pretty decent idea on how to do it.
Here’s what a couple of the pages of the pattern look like:
The finished toy measures to be roughly 5.5 inches long.
This is the list of terminology you need to know for this pattern:
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochets in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sc3tog: triple invisible decrease, single crochet three stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc #: sc # times in the next stitch
And these are the materials you will need to create this toy:
- Lavender, Violet, White, Yellow, Red, Pink Yarn (sport weight)
- Optional: Beige sport weight Yarn
- Wool Roving in White, Coral and Black and a felting needle (or pieces of felt that you can cut into the shape of the mouth)
- 6mm safety eyes and matching backings
- 3mm Crochet Hook
- Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Stitch Marker
This was a lot of work but I’m really glad I made it! I’m still not sure about felting the mouth on, but generally speaking, this turned out pretty good.
If you love the Simpsons and you’re looking to give yourself a challenge, check the shop out to purchase the PDF for this pattern.
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