Ever since I started making amigurumi, I’ve noticed that most of the things I make require muted, natural-looking colours. So to bust my stash and to challenge myself to create more colourful projects, I decided last month to work on a “rainbow feed” on my Instagram. This week, we’re on blue.
Blue is a colour I generally don’t gravitate towards when I crochet, so for a bit I was really stumped on which blue character I should make. I debated making some sort of marine animal, but I really just wasn’t feeling it when I was brainstorming.
And then, I remembered that back in middle school, my friends and I loved the movie Lilo & Stitch. So much so that we took to calling each other “ohana”. And since nostalgia has hit me hard, I’ve decided to create three Lilo & Stitch amigurumi projects!
The first one is a free amigurumi pattern for the Stitch keychain, which you can find here. And this weekend, I’ll be posting another free pattern of a character from Lilo & Stitch on the blog, so stay tuned!
Then there’s this guy! You can find an inexpensive printable PDF pattern in the shop.
Stitch Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Notes
The finished toy measures to be about 7 inches tall. The head is slightly larger than the one from the keychain, so the pattern for the head is slightly different.
I’m also not a fan of cutting felt out to create details unless it’s absolutely necessary when it comes to amigurumi; this means that everything in this pattern is crocheted. Personally speaking, I just don’t want to have an extensive felt stash on top of my already insane yarn stash.
Here are the materials you will need to create this toy:
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Sailor Blue, Dolphin Blue, Midnight Blue, Pure Black, Pale Lilac, (optional: Champagne White)
- 3.25mm Crochet Hook
- Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Stitch Marker
The terminology used in this pattern are as follows:
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
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from 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
dc2: dc twice in the next stitch
RB: Royal Blue yarn
BB: Baby Blue yarn
2dc puff: *YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw back through the st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook* Repeat from * to * one more time in the same st. YO, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Basic colour changing techniques are required, and if you don’t know how to do that, here’s a pretty great video tutorial by Planet June.
The pattern is 9 pages long with photos to show you what each part should look like. There are also photos demonstrating some parts of the assembly.
So if this seems to be something you would like to make, make sure you head over to the shop to check it out.
If you’re not ready to commit to a paid pattern, please check out the rest of my free patterns on the blog!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂