Saturday, February 14, 2009

Large Hello Kitty Doll


I had several requests for a larger version of my Hello Kitty Amigurumi. I finally worked the pattern and adjusted it for a doll that measures 8". Here is the pattern.... Enjoy!

Materials:
Lion Brand Pound of Love - White
Caron Simply Soft – Soft Pink
Size US-F/3.75mm Crochet Hook
Pink & Black embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
2 - 15mm Black Safety Eyes
Blunt darning needle

Pattern Notes:
1. Worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.
2. Yarns listed is what I used – Size may vary with other yarns.

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

Head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 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
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 40 sc
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 45 sc
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 50 sc
Rnds 11-18 – Sc around
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 8 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 45 sc
Rnd 20: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 40 sc
Rnd 21: *Sc in next 6 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 22: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 23: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 24: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 25: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Position and insert Safety Eyes; stuff head firmly.

Ears: (Make 2)Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5-7: Sc aroundFasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Fold in half.

Position ears – sew ears one on each side. Weave in ends.

Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 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
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 40 sc
Rnds 9-16: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 17: *Sc in next 6 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 20: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 21: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off – stuff body. Sew opening closed. Weave in yarn. Shape bottom base so body can stand.

Gown:
With Pink Yarn -
Rnd 1: Insert crochet hook in top of body – pull yarn through with to form a loop.



Rnd 2: Sc around by inserting crochet hook in sc directly on body – you will have approximately 10 sc around.
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 20 sc



Rnd 4: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around – 30 sc



Rnd 5-6: Sc around


Rnd 7: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around – 45 sc



Rnd 8-15: At this point, you will work HDC in ea sc around for approximately 8 Rnds or until gown reaches bottom of body.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

NOTE: The stitches for the gown are approximate. If your count is less or more, don’t worry. Continue crocheting until gown reaches bottom of body.

Arms: (Make 2):
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4-13: Sc aroundFasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff arms lightly.

Legs: (make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4-7: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff legs lightly.

Bow:
Rnd 1: Ch 15
Rnd 2: Sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3-9: 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 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).


To Assemble:
1. Attach head to body.
2. Attach arms, just below head.
3. Attach legs.
4. Using black embroidery floss; sew whiskers.
5. sing pink embroidery floss, sew nose.
Doll measures 8” tall.

Enjoy! Happy Crocheting!!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I made this hello kitty for my granddaughter. However, I made her dress green and her bow for st. patricks day. She really came so cut thanks for the pattern

Armina said...

You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the pattern. :-)

Angélique Morgonöga said...

Hi there. Just got hit by the 'amigurumi-bug' and found your site. A big smile when I saw that your large kitty went public on my 40th birthday - just got to make that loveable cat! Will stop here often - have a great weekend!

Armina said...

Thank you - I think almost every household has been bitten by the Amigirumi bug - Welcome to AA (Amigurumi Annonymous)... Enjoy the patterns!

Paradox said...

Thank you for this pattern! I love the Hello Kitty doll, it's beautiful!

Armina said...

You are very welcome. I would love to see it when you are done. And you can post it at:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/arminas-aminals/
Enjoy!

Peggy said...

A friend told me about your beautiful creations just yesterday at our knit sit. I'm a long time crocheter too and can't wait to give this pattern a try for my 4 yo grandaughter. Thank you for sharing your patterns.

Armina said...

You are welcome... I am glad you enjoy these patterns. Happy Crocheting!

~♥Sonya said...

Your work is just lovely Armina! You are so very talented! I enjoy your lovely blog as well!

Armina said...

Thank you - I appreciate the positive comments and enjoy sharing my craft with everyone :-)

ingebjørg said...

This was a very beautiful doll, thanks for the pattern.

Armina said...

You are welcome - enjoy the pattern

Karin said...

I found this while looking for a HK bow. Now I want to see the rest of the posts! Looks great!

Crystal said...

I love this pattern! I made this doll for my niece's birthday and it came out exactly like the picture...thank you soooo much for the clear instructions!

Armina said...

You are welcome - I am so happy you are enjoying this pattern. I would love to see one of your completed projects.

Daniela said...

Thank you so much for this great pattern. I uploaded some pics to your Flickr stream.

Armina said...

Your welcome - I am so glad you enjoy these patterns. I am always available if you ever have any questions. Just send me an email and I will respond. :-)

Jeanne said...

Thank you for offering up this pattern. We have a little girl friend who loves Hello Kitty and this will be great to make for her upcoming birthday.

Thanks for your generosity!

Virketerian said...

Thank you so much for the pattern! :)

susan d said...

thank you armina for giving me the opportunity to make this wonderful hello kitty doll I am new to crochet and I have enjoyed every minuite making it thank you.

Armina said...

You are very welcome. :-)

My Little Corner said...

Love it I am trying to find a pattern for a chicken do you have one? thanks for the pattern
Linda

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Rica
www.imarksweb.org

My Little Corner said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Hello Kitty pattern I am going to make one for sure, Thank you Love your work.