Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Amigurumi Little Twin Star


I think I am on a roll - Here is my Little Twin Star look-a-like dolls. Each doll measures 5" tall.

Enjoy!

Materials:
Lion Brand Pound of Love - White
Lion Brand Pound of Love – Pastel Pink
Lion Brand Pound of Love – Turquoise
Size US-F/3.75 mm Crochet Hook
Black embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
4 - 9mm Safety Eyes
Blunt darning needle
Darice Foam Stars
Gold Metallic Pipe Cleaner
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

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

Pattern Notes:
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn unless otherwise specified. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.Yarns listed is what I used – size may vary with other yarns.May not be safe for small children – small parts.
Head: (Make 2)
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
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; position safety eyes and stuff firmly. Sew opening closed.

Cap: (For Boy)
With Turquoise yarn, ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea 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 For scallop border:
Rnd 13: *HDC, DC, HDC, sl st next 2 sts, HDC, DC, HDC*, repeat around Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Cap: (For Girl)
With Pink Yarn, ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea 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
To work her hair, you will crochet across (back and forth), not in the round.
Rnd 13-22: Sc next 18 sts, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 23: For scallops on bottom of hair, *Work 1 HDC, DC, HDC in first st, sl st next 2 sts*, repeat from * across. Fasten off.
To form scallops on front of cap, join yarn where hair was started – *Work 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 HDC in first st, sl st next 2 sts, 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 HDC in next st, sl st next 2 sts*, repeat from * across. Fasten off. You will now fit the cap on doll’s head.

Small Bow for Head: (Make 2 – Make one in Pink and one in Turquoise)
Rnd 1: Ch 5
Rnd 2: Sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3: Sc across.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

To Form Bow:
1. Beginning of 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. Weave in short piece of yarn.
4. Thread through blunt needle and secure by running under the wrapped part; secure firmly. Attach the bow to side of head.

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
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
Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing; stuff firmly. Weave in and close opening.

Gown:
Rnd 1: With White Yarn, starting on top of body, insert crochet hook in sc and pull yarn through to form a loop; secure loop with a sl st. Work 8 sc around by inserting crochet hook into sc directly on body, sl st to first loop at end of round (use stitch marker to mark beginning of round) Rnd 2: Now make 2 sc in ea sc around = 16 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat from * around = 24 sc
Rnd 4: Sc around = 24 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around
Rnd 6-14: Sc around (gown should reach bottom of body base). Sl st to join. Fasten off.

Sash and Bow: (For the boy)
For Sash, With Turquoise yarn, ch 26
Rnd 1-3: Sc across, ch 1, turn. Do not ch 1 at end of last round. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
For Bow, With Turquoise Yarn, ch 9 Rnd 1-6: Sc across, ch 1, turn. Do not ch 1 at end of last round. Fasten off. Assemble bow following same directions above.

Arms: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in second ch from hook = 8 sc
Rnd 2-7: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff arms.

Ears: (Make 4)
Ch 3
Rnd 1: Sc in sec ch from hook, 2 sc in last st. Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

For Wand:
1. Cut 6” piece of gold metallic pipe cleaner.
2. Fold in half and twist, flatten one end.
3. Take 2 large gold foam stars – place one star on a flat surface. Position the flattened end of the pipe cleaner in center of star.
4. Apply glue – spread glue to all tips of the star (TIP: I use a toothpick to spread the glue).
5. Place the second large gold foam star over the glued portion, matching tips. 6. Press for just a few seconds until stars are sticking. Allow to dry completely before proceeding. (TIP: I used a heavy weighted object over the star to make sure both pieces adhere).

To Assemble:
1. Attach head to body, securing firmly; sew ears on each side of head.
2. Position and sew pink cap on girls head and turquoise cap on boys head.
3. Attach small bow to side of head (turquoise for boy and pink for girl).
4. Attach arms, just below head.
5. For the boy, attach the sash just below the arms
6. Attach bow to sash. I chose to have two strands of yarn hanging to complete the bow. If you do not want to do this, you can trim the yarn.
7. For the girl, secure wand to hand by sewing it in.
8. For the girl, glue the two small gold foam stars on side of cap.
9. Using black embroidery floss, sew smiley mouth.







Little Foam Stars by Darice
Available at Michaels Arts & Crafts













Happy Crocheting!

9 comments:

cucuracha said...

cute ones, nice work! :)

Armina said...

Thank you

nima said...

oh...that is so cute....Thank you for sharing the patterns

Armina said...

You are welcome - Enjoy!

Hatuli said...

They are beautiful! Thanks for the pattern!

Armina said...

Thank you for the compliment and you are welcome. Enjoy!

Zack said...

C'est vraiment trop-trop joli, j'adore !

Merci pour les explications !

Alhana said...

They're very cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern :-)

xx

Armina said...

You are welcome - Enjoy!