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

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