Fellow crocheters and amigurumists, I need your help!  I have just finished writing (and rewriting) my first pattern, the Japanese Kappa.  I was hoping to get someone(s) to test it for me, to see if it works and is understandable.  I would really appreciate it.  I’d like to make more to share in the future.  I have posted the pattern below for anyone that is willing to give it a shot.  All that I ask is for you to post or send me a picture of your results.  Thanks and happy crocheting!!
Here we go!
Kappa (worsted weight yarn, hook size G)
By: Sally at www.yarnoverme.tumblr.com
Head
Start with yarn A
Rnd 1: Magic ring 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Switch to yarn B
Rnd 3: In BL only sc in each sc
Rnd 4: In *BL only 2sc in first sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd
This will form that Kappa’s bowl, be careful not to over stuff.  If desired you can sew sequins or beads to the center to render water.
Rnd 5-9: Sc in each sc, insert safety eyes between rnd 7 and 8
Halfway through rounds, begin stuffing, again careful not to overstuff, keep the cup indent from being pushed up.
Between rnds  9 and 10 attach safety eyes or sew buttons, about  4 sc apart.  I used 8mm black safety eyes
Rnd 10: *Sdec in first sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd
Rnd 11: In FL only sc in each sc
Rnd 12: *Sc, sdec, repeat after * until end of rnd
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc
Rnd 14: Sc in each sc
Fasten off and finish stuffing if needed
Sew to the inner and outer shell.

Arms and Hands
With yarn B
Rnd 1: Ch 5
Rnd 2: Slpst first and last ch together, ch 1, sc in each sc
Rnd 3-9: sc in each sc
Row 1: Flatten the end of rnd 9 and sc shut ( 4 sc), ch 1 and turn
Row 2: skip first 2 sc, sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: Ch 4 and sc in the bottom sc, in next sc ch 5 and sc in the bottom sc, in last sc, ch 5, sc in bottom sc, Fasten off

Legs and Feet
With yarn B
Rnd 1: Ch 5
Rnd 2: Slpst first and last ch together, ch 1, sc in each sc
Rnd 3-10: sc in each sc
Row 1: Flatten the end of rnd 10 and sc shut ( 4 sc), ch 1 and turn
Row 2: skip first 2 sc, sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: Ch 4 and sc in the bottom sc, in next sc ch 5 and sc in the bottom sc, in last sc, ch 5, sc in bttm sc
Fasten off
Insert wire or pipe cleaner into the limbs so they can bend

Body (Inner Shell)
With yarn C
Rnd 1: Magic ring 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc, repeat after * until end of rnd
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc 2, repeat after * until end of rnd
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd
Rnd 6: sc in each sc
Rnd 7: in BL only sc in each sc
Rnd 8: sc in each sc, Fasten off and stuff

Body (Outer Shell)
With yarn D
Rnd 1: Magic ring 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 3: in BL only, 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 4: sc in each sc
Rnd 5: in BL only, 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 6: sc in each sc
Rnd 7: in BL only sc in each sc
Rnd 8: sc in each sc, Fasten off
With the wrong side facing out (the BL sc has made a nice spiral design), sew to the inner shell.

Beak
With yarn B (or color of your choice)
Rnd 1: Magic ring 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 3: sc in each sc, Fasten off
Fold piece in half and sew to head just below where you attached the eyes

Loin Cloth
With yarn E
Row 1: ch 5, ch 1 and turn
Row 2-12: sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn, Fasten off
Sew to the bottom of the inner and outer shell, between the legs, pin the middle of cloth about halfway up the inner shell and sew across, then fold down, leaving the rest of it loose.
If desired, chain a strap that goes under the fold and around the body.

Hair
With yarn F
Attach around the edge of the head using a slip stitch or sc


When all your pieces are complete, it’s time to sew them together.

Fellow crocheters and amigurumists, I need your help!  I have just finished writing (and rewriting) my first pattern, the Japanese Kappa.  I was hoping to get someone(s) to test it for me, to see if it works and is understandable.  I would really appreciate it.  I’d like to make more to share in the future.  I have posted the pattern below for anyone that is willing to give it a shot.  All that I ask is for you to post or send me a picture of your results.  Thanks and happy crocheting!!

Here we go!

Kappa (worsted weight yarn, hook size G)

By: Sally at www.yarnoverme.tumblr.com

Head

Start with yarn A

Rnd 1: Magic ring 6

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc

Switch to yarn B

Rnd 3: In BL only sc in each sc

Rnd 4: In *BL only 2sc in first sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd

This will form that Kappa’s bowl, be careful not to over stuff.  If desired you can sew sequins or beads to the center to render water.

Rnd 5-9: Sc in each sc, insert safety eyes between rnd 7 and 8

Halfway through rounds, begin stuffing, again careful not to overstuff, keep the cup indent from being pushed up.

Between rnds  and 10 attach safety eyes or sew buttons, about  4 sc apart.  I used 8mm black safety eyes

Rnd 10: *Sdec in first sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd

Rnd 11: In FL only sc in each sc

Rnd 12: *Sc, sdec, repeat after * until end of rnd

Rnd 13: Sc in each sc

Rnd 14: Sc in each sc

Fasten off and finish stuffing if needed

Sew to the inner and outer shell.

Arms and Hands

With yarn B

Rnd 1: Ch 5

Rnd 2: Slpst first and last ch together, ch 1, sc in each sc

Rnd 3-9: sc in each sc

Row 1: Flatten the end of rnd 9 and sc shut ( 4 sc), ch 1 and turn

Row 2: skip first 2 sc, sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3: Ch 4 and sc in the bottom sc, in next sc ch 5 and sc in the bottom sc, in last sc, ch 5, sc in bottom sc, Fasten off

Legs and Feet

With yarn B

Rnd 1: Ch 5

Rnd 2: Slpst first and last ch together, ch 1, sc in each sc

Rnd 3-10: sc in each sc

Row 1: Flatten the end of rnd 10 and sc shut ( 4 sc), ch 1 and turn

Row 2: skip first 2 sc, sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3: Ch 4 and sc in the bottom sc, in next sc ch 5 and sc in the bottom sc, in last sc, ch 5, sc in bttm sc

Fasten off

Insert wire or pipe cleaner into the limbs so they can bend

Body (Inner Shell)

With yarn C

Rnd 1: Magic ring 6

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc, repeat after * until end of rnd

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc 2, repeat after * until end of rnd

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc 3, repeat after * until end of rnd

Rnd 6: sc in each sc

Rnd 7: in BL only sc in each sc

Rnd 8: sc in each sc, Fasten off and stuff

Body (Outer Shell)

With yarn D

Rnd 1: Magic ring 6

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 3: in BL only, 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 4: sc in each sc

Rnd 5: in BL only, 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 6: sc in each sc

Rnd 7: in BL only sc in each sc

Rnd 8: sc in each sc, Fasten off

With the wrong side facing out (the BL sc has made a nice spiral design), sew to the inner shell.

Beak

With yarn B (or color of your choice)

Rnd 1: Magic ring 6

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 3: sc in each sc, Fasten off

Fold piece in half and sew to head just below where you attached the eyes

Loin Cloth

With yarn E

Row 1: ch 5, ch 1 and turn

Row 2-12: sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn, Fasten off

Sew to the bottom of the inner and outer shell, between the legs, pin the middle of cloth about halfway up the inner shell and sew across, then fold down, leaving the rest of it loose.

If desired, chain a strap that goes under the fold and around the body.

Hair

With yarn F

Attach around the edge of the head using a slip stitch or sc

When all your pieces are complete, it’s time to sew them together.

Works in progress. I wish I could go faster and didn’t have to take breaks.

Works in progress. I wish I could go faster and didn’t have to take breaks.

I shall call him… Jeffery!

I shall call him… Jeffery!

"We’re the 3 best friends that anyone could have~"

If you don’t play StarCraft 2, you can still enjoy StarCrafts by CarbotAnimations!

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"We’re the 3 best friends that anyone could have~"

If you don’t play StarCraft 2, you can still enjoy StarCrafts by CarbotAnimations!

www.carbotanimations.com

Time: 35 hours
Yarn: 100% acyrlic
Hook size: G
Other materials: polyester fiber fill, pipe cleaner, safety eyes, felt, & wooden dowels
Having Doc Hammer think it’s cool: Priceless. :3

Time: 35 hours
Yarn: 100% acyrlic
Hook size: G
Other materials: polyester fiber fill, pipe cleaner, safety eyes, felt, & wooden dowels
Having Doc Hammer think it’s cool: Priceless. :3

New Kappa pattern.

The really funny part is that my cat loves to play with them.  Gnomies! Fun for all species!! 

I changed my kappa pattern to make it smaller.  He’s so squee!  Then I tried to make a tanuki and a pair of slippers.  I’m never sure if I’m following the pattern correctly.  I guess that’s why I like making up my own.

I finished my friend’s cat, I can’t wait to give it to him. :)  I also made an “Angry Birds” Piggy for my older brother.  Angry Birds belongs to Rovio Mobile.