Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ami Hello Kitty


My pattern for my Hello Kitty Doll.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
White Worsted Weight Yarn
Pink Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US-G/6mm Crochet Hook

Size US-H/5mm Crochet Hook
Pink & Black embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
9mm Safety Eyes
Blunt darning needle

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning Sts = Stitches
2tog = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *

Note: Worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.

Head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnds 7-12: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing; position safety eyes and stuff firmly.

Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc around

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc

Rnd 13: *Sc in next sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 10 sc
Fasten off leave long tail for sewing; stuff firmly.

Arms: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-6: Sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Legs: (make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-4: Sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Ears: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: Sc around = 10 sc
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Fold in half.

Bow:
Rnd 1: Ch 6
Rnd 2: Sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3-6: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

To Form Bow:
1. Weave in short piece of yarn (where ch was started) to center;
2. Weave in long tail to center;
3. Pinch center and wrap long tail around several time (4 or 5 times);
4. Thread through blunt needle and secure by running under the wrapped part, bringing it out; secure firmly.
(NOTE: You can make 1 bow for one ear, or you can make 2 bows, one for each ear).

Dress:
Use H Hook for Dress.
1. With Pink yarn, on top of body, insert crochet hook in sc and pull yarn through to form a loop, secure;
2. Continue pulling yarn through each sc, sc around.
3. Continuing with the dress - HDC in each sc, continue around until dress reaches bottom of body, about 5 rows.
4. Fasten off. Weave in yarn.

To Assemble:
Attach head to body.
Attach arms, just below head.
Attach legs.
Attach bow(s).
Using black embroidery floss; sew whiskers.
Using pink embroidery floss, sew nose.

Voila!! Your Hello Kitty Doll is complete!
Doll measures 4-1/4” from tip of ear to leg.


Please Note: The yarns listed is what I used. Size may vary with other yarns.
Hello Kitty with 2 Bows

39 comments:

ginnygrl said...

Very Cute! I've been wanting to do Hello Kitty's buddy ChocoCat. You've already got it broken down and are saving me some brain power and will make my friend very happy! Thanks for the hard work!

Armina said...

I would love to see your completed project. =^.^=

weebbt said...

Adorable! I'm going to make one for my daughter's friend - her birthday is coming up and she loves Hello Kitty. Thanks for the pattern!
Tracy

Ida said...

Hey! I love your Hello Kitty patterns, i have a swedish blog and i translated your pattern to swedish so everybody in sweden can enjoy it, hope it was okey? otherwise I can delete it. Keep upp the GREAT work! :D

Armina said...

I dont mind at all - in fact, I am flattered. Thank you. I just check your blog and I will post a "thank you" on my blog.

Alma said...

I've been working with your pattern, first of all Thank You for making this available. I'm making this for my soon to be 3 yr old "HELLO KITTY CRAZED" niece (love her to bits). What I wanted to know is how can I increase the pattern (where should I increase it in order to make a bigger doll?) Thank you again!

Armina said...

I had another request for a large HK doll. Let me try and work the pattern - I will try to post it in a week or so. It would take alot of increases to change the pattern, and unless I get it tested, wouldnt feel comfortable posting. So give me a week and let me see what I can do. :-)

Past Expiry said...

Check out this cartoon about the Hello Kitty!
http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/03/cartoon-hello-kitty.html
*CARTOON*

Armina said...

Looks like our recession hit Hello Kitty as well.... now that is too sad.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! I love crocheting and I love cats!!!! I don't necessarily like Hello kitty, but I think she is adorable. Thanks again!

Armina said...

You are welcome - enjoy

Paradox said...

I liked your pattern so much, I tried it out myself, but with a few modifications, because I used a finer yarn. Thank you for the pattern! I posted the pic in my blog. :)

Armina said...

Adorable! Great job. I am so glad you enjoyed the pattern.

Aslıay said...

I just love that kitty! And everybody falls in love with it.!!!U r so nice and very gifted, thank you.

ggcrochethouse said...

It is very cute and will make one soon .

Aunt TT said...

I love this kitty. I made one for my niece for Christmas. I will be making many more projects. This kitty was my first one and I am totally hooked on amigurumi now.

Anonymous said...

Somehow my amigurumi looks larger than the picture, why is that? I love your patterns, Thanks for sharing!

Armina said...

The variance in size depends on several things - what yarn you used and size of hook. I do my crochet real tight. How big was yours? My finished item is about 5".

Sue said...

Hi, Hello Kitty turned out really cut, I was really happy with it! I plan on crocheting a little tighter to see how they turn out. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your patterns. I have tried other amigurumi's on other sites and yours turned out really cute. Thanks again! Sue

Armina said...

Hi Sue - Thank you, I am happy you liked the pattern. I would love to see your finished HK.

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Auntie said...

Thanks for this pattern! I made it last night (pic is on my blog). Very cute (yours looks better than mine, hee, hee). My only problem is getting the extermeties sewn on correctly. Any pointers?

Liss said...

Thank you for the pattern, and that you let us use it in an along at facebook. Here is the link to the group at facebook. Take a look at the results :))

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110066689054598&v=app_2344061033#!/group.php?gid=110066689054598

Anonymous said...

Nice pattern! A lot of times she comes out weird looking when crocheted/knitted and this is not the case here! Just remember that her bow should be on the left ear... otherwise, its her twin sister, Mimi. ;)

Armina said...

Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the pattern. I did not make this 100% identical deliberately - I always modify a licensed character when I create a pattern so as not to infringe on copyright laws. I leave the minor changes/details to the individual.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! it's very cute~ Just what i needed for a great gift to a friend (she loved it)

http://musashi-kanaka.deviantart.com/art/Hello-Kitty-190689528

Ats said...

Hi, thank you for this pattern. My version is here http://tallitydrukud.blogspot.com/2010/12/amigurumi-lumemees-ja-hello-kitty.html. Ida here gave me an idea - maybe I could translate your pattern into estonian? I will let you know, when I managed to do so :)

Kristin said...

I just made the small Hello Kitty you designed. Your patterns are perfect! I was hoping to get your okay to make Ami-Nals from your patterns, to give to children in my area undergoing chemotherapy. I already make caps, but to be able to include a small, soft toy with them would be great. Do you mind if I include a card giving you credit for the patterns?

Armina said...

I don't mind at all. If the little toys will bring a little joy to a child, it would be well worth it.

WPBMOMMY1 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. This is a lovely doll. My daughters' birthdays are coming up soon and I know they would love to have this as we ALL love Hello Kitty! I think I might make ruffles on her dress. Your pattern seems very easy to follow. Thank you!

Mimi and Papa's little yellow house said...

How big are these?

Armina said...

This doll measures approx 4-1/4" to 5".

Cheap Winston said...

So, lovely white kitty. Great work :)

britta said...

I found it was much easier to use a magic loop than to use the chain 2 method.
I have only started this project today, but already I have the head and half the body finished!
Outside of changing up how I started this project, I have found it to be easy to follow and incredibly quick to do. =)
Thanks for posting!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute and easy pattern to follow. Though I am struggling with the dress. Any pointers?

Anonymous said...

Very cute bur I need some help with the dress. Can you tell me how to get this part started?

Armina said...

I have a gown tutorial, as a free download. Look in my blog under "FREE DOWNLOADS" - You can download the tutorial and see if that helps. If not, email me and I will be more than happy to help.

Tobe' said...

I am so happy that I came upon your blog! I just got into the Ami-dolls and animals, especially Hello Kitty! Thank you so much for the patterns.

Frances said...

Thank you for the pattern for I am going to make 2 for our great granddaughters.