Monday, March 2, 2009

Amigurumi Sackboy Lookalike Doll


Ok here he is - I had many requests for this pattern. I was leary in posting it due to copyright issues, but I suppose a freebie is ok. So here he, your Sackboy pattern:

Materials:
Size US G/ 4.0 mm crochet hook
Caron Wintuk – Nutmeg
Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn = Taupe
Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn = Black
12mm Black Eyes = 1 pair
Blunt Needle for Sewing
Polyester Fiberfill
3” or 4” Metal Zipper (Zipper will be trimmed before sewing on body).
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

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

Pattern Notes:
1. This pattern is 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.
3. May not be safe for small children.

Head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec 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: *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 7-14: Sc around
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 16: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Fasten off. Do not sew opening closed. Leave a long tail for sewing.
(NOTE: Make sure you have a really long piece of yarn remaining, you will be using this yarn to trim the zipper).

Cap (Top of Head):
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 20 sc
Rnd 4: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

To Assemble head:
1. Position and insert safety eyes.
2. Stuff head firmly.
3. Position and stitch cap on top of head so stitches won’t show.
4. With contrasting yarn, make long stitches on top of head.
5. With black yarn, sew a smiley mouth.
(Note: Leave the long piece of yarn for trimming the zipper - DO NOT cut or weave in)

Head is complete – now to work on body.

Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec 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: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6-13: Sc around
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. Stuff body firmly. Sew opening closed. Flatten bottom.

Attaching the Zipper:
1. Trim the zipper to 2-1/2” (or the length of your completed body.) Measure from the center top all the way down to bottom part of body. If you can find a 3” metal zipper, that would be ideal, but I found it difficult to find. I used a 4" zipper and used metal cutting scissors to trim the metal portion of the zipper. I trimmed the sides down as well. I found it easier to glue the zipper down to the body. This way there are no stitch marks.
2. Pin the zipper to the body with the top part of the zipper (just above the metal flap) fitted over the top part of the body. When you place the head it will not show.
3. Sew the head on to the body - the top part of the zipper should be concealed when the head is sewn.
4. Attach head firmly.
5. Apply a liberal amount of glue on to the back of the zipper and press down against the body.
6. Hold down for a few seconds. Keep pressing the zipper down intermittently. Make sure all edges are glued. Allow to dry.
7. Apply a thin strip of glue right at the edges of the zipper all around– use a toothpick to apply the glue. (See Fig 1)
8. Use the yarn left from attaching the head - you will glue this yarn at the edge of the zipper. This will finish the edges and prevent fraying. Press down firmly and allow to dry. (See Fig 2)

Fig 1
Apply a thin strip of glue around edge of zipper


Fig 2
Bring leftover yarn over and glue to sides of zipper - press firmly and allow to dry.






Now for the arms and legs.

Arms (Make 2):
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3-11: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff arms lightly – do not sew opening closed.

Legs (Make 2):
Ch 2 (leave a long tail for sewing when starting chain)
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3-10: Sc around
Rnd 11: 2 HDC in next 4 sc (8 HDC total), sc remaining sts = 14 sts
Stuff leg.
Rnd 12-13: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew foot closed. Finish stuffing leg. Sew opening closed.

To Assemble Sackboy:
1. Attach arms.
2. Attach legs.
3. With taupe yarn, sew stitch markings around wrist and down outside of legs (on the side).
4. To sew thumb, double thread needle with yarn and stitch back and forth 5 times.
5. Weave in all loose yarn.
NOTE: I Thread Jointed the legs. If you need help with thread jointing, let me know and I will send you a PDF tutorial.








Sitting














Side View






Your Sackboy is complete! He stands approximately 7-1/2” tall.

Happy Crocheting!


NOTE: If you would like the PDF pattern emailed to you, drop me a note and I will send it to you.


12 comments:

Ghost said...

He looks so involved and hard but so cute.

Armina said...

Its not that difficult - maybe a little time consuming

ViVy said...

I love his little face and her little belly

Armina said...

He is cute - a special request for my daughter and son-in-law.

ƥḁǷƿȒȈʞᴀ said...

hi! i would like to have the pdf of this pattern, could you send it to me? polvo310@gmail.com thanks a lot! i've been looking for this pattern since i played the game on ps3, i found it in 4 mm needles but i only learned crochet so, it is nice that you have it!

Whims And Trims said...

Very cute! I had a friend request one as well, and couldn't for the life of me find a pattern online for a crocheted one. I made one up myself, and it was a long process. I respect your work, as it looks like you are a busy crocheter!!
Great job!

Armina said...

It was time consuming but well worth it, and I love sharing my patterns with everyone. Thank you for the nice compliment.

Sandra said...

Hi, I've been looking for a pattern for this little boy, and I found your page, can you send me the pattern to my mail?
karura84@yahoo.es
You did a great work^^
Thank you,

Armina said...

Enjoy the pattern :-)

Kiara said...

Hey! Can you email me a PDF of sackboy please? I'd copy and paste it but it takes a while :P
Thanks!
fortheloveofyarn@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi.
I have looked for a sackboy pattern fpr long now. I would love it if you could send me the pdf. Greetings Elin
truckerelin@gmail.com

Paulinat said...

It's awesome! I love it =)

I have problems making the legs... would you pls teach me how to make the "foot" stitches?

My e-mail: pild_v@hotmail.com

Thanks a lot.