The Legend of Zelda: Octorok pattern

A quick little pattern from me to you on this lovely Sunday!

I have to admit that once again, I did not thoroughly check the internet to see if there were any (free) patterns around.
Also, I’m not entirely happy with the mouth part, so I might revise in the future, if I will ever get to it. Enjoy, and if there are any problems with this pattern, let me know!

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Octorok Crochet Pattern

Materials
– Red and White yarn of your chosing
– Crochet hook that matches your yarn (I used a 3mm hook)
– White Felt
– Black acrylic paint
– Stuffing
– Needle with an eye big enough to pull the yarn through.

Abbreviations
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
st – stitch
fo – finish off
repeat – repeat what is in between **
(x) – x is the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the round

Pattern
Head/body
With red yarn.
Start with a magic ring or chain 2 and work the first round in the second chain from the hook
R1: sc6 (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: *sc1, inc* repeat 6 times (18)
R4: *sc2, inc* repeat 6 times (24)
R5: sc1 around (24)
R6: *sc3, inc* repeat 6 times (30)
R7: sc1 around (30)
R8: *sc4, inc* repeat 6 times (36)
R9-10 (2 rounds): sc1 around (36)
R11: *sc4, dec* repeat 6 times (30)
R12: *sc3, dec* repeat 6 times (24)
R13: *sc2, dec* repeat 6 times (18)
Start stuffing the body and continue until you finish off
R14: *sc1, dec* repeat 6 times (12)
R15: dec around (6)
FO, leave an end of yarn to close the hole.

Legs, make 4
With red yarn.
Start with a magic ring or chain 2 and work round 1 into the second chain from the hook.
R1: sc4 (4)
R2: *sc1, inc* repeat 2 times (6)
R3: *sc2, inc* repeat 2 times (8)
R4-6 (3 rounds): sc1 around (8)
FO and leave an end of yarn to sew the legs to the body. Stuff lightly and attach the legs to the body.

Mouth
This one is worked in rows, so chain 1 and turn at the end of the rows!
Start with red yarn, leave a tail to sew the mouth to the body later on.
Row1: chain 9
Row2: starting from the second chain from the hook, sc8, ch1 and turn (8)
Row3: sc8, change to white yarn, ch1 and turn (8)
Row4: ss8
Don’t FO just yet, but sew the ends together so you get a white ring at one end. Once you’ve done that, ss once more in the first st you come across to close the white ring properly. Then FO and sew the mouth to the body. Weave in the ends.

I made the eyes using white felt and black acrylic paint, but you could also use black embroidery thread for the pupils.

And there you have it, a little Octorok to enjoy, love, and care for ^_^ don’t get mad if he spits rocks once in a while, it’s just what they do ^_~

Remember, this character and all others connected to The Legend of Zelda games are copyrights and trademarks of Nintendo. Do not sell this pattern. Feel free to share, but please give credit and link back to my site. If you have any questions or difficulty with this pattern, don’t hesitate to contact me ^_^

Cheers, Lydia

Mokona pattern

Hi everyone!

I’m pretty much halfway through a really busy time at work, but this weekend, I get to enjoy three days off! Which means I got some time to work on a little crocheting again ^_^

Earlier this week I started working on a new pattern that has been swimming around in my head for a while. This time, I have to be honest and admit that I did not scour the internet to see if there were any good, free patterns available. This was one I just really wanted to do, no matter if it meant that I was reinventing the wheel, so to speak.

I won’t keep you all in suspension any more and reveal my latest work:

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It’s a white Mokona!
This is a character from CLAMP, a Japanese mangaka group. The same creators that gave us Chobits and thus Atashi (the pink one I showed in my last post) Mokona comes from the xxxHolic and Tsubasa universes and is one of the most adorable sidekicks, in my humble opinion. But I also have to admit that I do not know much about the white version. I’ve only read the xxxHolic series and there, the black version is featured. It’s a bit of a lush and can be rather annoying, but it’s great for comic relief 🙂 The two versions keep in contact using the shiny mark on their foreheads and help out the main characters of both series where needed. In general, they’re happy balls of energetic fluff.

But enough with the introductions, on to the pattern!

Mokona crochet pattern

Materials you need:
– White yarn
– Black embroidery thread
– Pink felt or acrylic paint
– Something red and shiny for the mark on its forehead. I used a sparkly sheet of craft rubber that I ran into a while back. Of course, you could also use red felt.
– Stuffing
– Crochet hook of your choice that suits the yarn you use. I used a 3mm crochet hook. Of course you can use whatever size you like, but keep in mind that the size of your Mokona will vary. Mine became about 10cm high.
– a needle with a big eye to sew the parts together and embroider on the face.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
st – stitch
fo – finish off
repeat – repeat what is in between **
(x) – x is the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the round

The pattern
Head/Body
With white yarn, start with a magic ring, or chain 2 and work the first round in the second chain from the hook
R1: sc6 (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: *sc1, inc* repeat 6 times (18)
R4: *sc2, inc* repeat 6 times (24)
R5 and 6 (2 rounds): sc1 in every st (24)
R7: *sc3, inc* repeat 6 times (30)
R8 and 9 (2 rounds): sc1 in every st (30)
R10: *sc4, inc* repeat 6 times (36)
R11-15 (5 rounds): sc1 in every st (36)
R16: *sc4, dec* repeat 6 times (30)
R17: *sc3, dec* repeat 6 times (24)
R18: *sc2, dec* repeat 6 times (18)
Begin stuffing the body
R18: *sc1, dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Finish stuffing
R19: dec around (6)
FO and close the hole with an end of yarn.

Feet (make 2)
With white yarn, make a magic ring or chain 2 and work the first round in the second chain from the hook
R1: sc6 (6)
R2: *sc1, inc* repeat 3 times (9)
R3-7 (5 rounds): sc1 in every st (9)
R8: *sc1, dec* repeat 3 times (6)
R9 and 10 (2 rounds): sc1 in every st (6)
FO and close the hole with an end of yarn. Also keep a tail of yarn to sew the feet to the underside of the body. The feet don’t need to be stuffed.

Arms (make 2)
With white yarn, make a magic ring or chain 2 and work the first round in the second chain from the hook
R1: sc4 (4)
R2: *sc1, inc* repeat 2 times (6)
R3-5 (3 rounds): sc1 in every st (6)
FO and leave an end of yarn to sew the arms to the body. You can stuff the arms lightly.

Ears (make 2)
With white yarn, make a magic ring or chain 2 and work the first round in the second chain from the hook
R1: sc4 (4)
R2: sc1 in every st (4)
R3: *sc1, inc* repeat 2 times (6)
R4: *sc2, inc* repeat 2 times (8)
R5: sc1 in every st (8)
R6: *sc3, inc* repeat 2 times (10)
R7: *sc4, inc* repeat 2 times (12)
R8-11 (4 rounds): sc1 in every st (12)
R12: *sc1, dec* repeat 4 times (8)
The ears don’t need to be stuffed.
Fold your work and sc through both layers to close the hole. FO and leave an end of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the head/body.

Tail
With white yarn, chain 6 and start working in the second chain from the hook
R1: ss, sc2, hdc2. FO and leave an end of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body.

Sew all the parts together. Give the underside of the feet pads using pink felt or acrylic paint. Make the insides of the ears pink using felt or paint. Embroider the face and attach the red mark in the middle of its forehead. Give your Mokona a slight blush using pink acrylic paint.

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And there you have it, your very own ball of white energetic fluff! You can also make a black version, using black yarn (of course) and blue material for its mark. For the face I would recommend using white embroidery thread, so that you can clearly see the eyes and mouth.

Please remember that Mokona is a character by CLAMP and that it is not my intellectual property. But this pattern is. So please do not sell this pattern or post it as your own. Feel free to share, but give credit and link back to this site, thank you! As always, if you have any problems or notice mistakes in the pattern, feel free to contact me ^_^ and please, share your work with me! I would love to see what you guys can make using my patterns 🙂

wpid-20140308_163855.jpgI’m off to enjoy our lovely spring weather!
Cheers, Lydia

Tiny Projects

Because the store where I work is a little understaffed at the moment, I’m going to be working a lot more than usual. It has been pretty busy already so I haven’t been able to do a lot of crochet work. I’ve mostly been working on little projects, but I do love the result ^_^

The first was a request made by a friend that I’d almost forgotten about until she reminded me a few weeks back.

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It’s a little baby-Squirtle! The pattern is made by Aphid777 on Deviant Art can be found here. I fell in love with the pictures even before I got to work on my own. So before I got to crocheting, I saved all her other patterns for baby Pokémon on my to-do list! The main difference between my Squirtle and hers, is that I didn’t needle-felt the eyes, but made them with iron-on cloth and acrylic paint. Also, I couldn’t get the markings on his belly quite right, but then again, he’s supposed to lay on his tummy, so that shouldn’t matter too much ^_^”

The second was a project that has been on my to-do list for a while now. Luckily, in the big bag of yarn that I got from a friend a while back contained just the right colours. Now I can present you:

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It’s an extremely cute little hedgehog! The pattern is by Ana Paula Rimoli and can be bought here.  The quills were a lot of work, but it is worth it. From the top he looks like a walking afro 🙂

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The third one was something that I wanted to do a long time, but didn’t really look for until this week.

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Atashi from Chobits ❤
The very first thing I bought at my very first anime convention was an Atashi keyring. I’d never even seen the anime or read the manga, but I the thing was just so adorable that I couldn’t leave it. Over time it got pretty beat up and now it’s sitting around somewhere in a drawer collecting dust. Thanks to this pattern by Djonesgirl 0n Craftsy.  I do regret making the eyes from felt, since the shape didn’t turn out the way I’d liked to. But then again, it’s still very lovely 🙂

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So yeah, I’m going to be pretty busy the coming weeks. And the blog will be rather quiet as well 😦 But I will try to share my latest crochet creations whenever I can! I’ve already got a couple new patterns planned, but still need to find the time to work on them ^_^”

Bare with me please. Also, sorry for the crappy pictures, my phone did not want to work with me… Though I do love the one of the baby-Squirtle 🙂

Cheers, Lydia