Animal Crossing. Maybe you’ve heard of this small, totally under-the-radar video game lately? Yeah, I thought so.
I have been playing Animal Crossing since its very inception back in the early 2000s when it was released on Game Cube. I was absolutely thrilled when the newest version, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released earlier this year (and I’m still marvelling at the perfect timing, since it’s been such a great way to pass the time these last few months!)
So I thought it would be fun to crochet some of the sweet villagers from the game. These are simple “headshots”. I started crocheting Coco on a whim (looooove Coco! Or “Coco Chanel” as I call her.) and loved how simple and easy it was to just crochet her little face. These would be ideal as bag charms or keychains!
As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as all my patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This amigurumi has just 5 separate pieces.
The finished measurements are approximately 11cm/4.5″ from top to bottom.
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- 2.75mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Patons Astra in Medium Tan (less than 50g);
- Patons Astra in Black (less than 50g);
- Tapestry needle.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip stitch
MR – Magic Ring
Sc – Single crochet
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease
Sc3tog – Single crochet 3 together. Work a decrease across 3 stitches.
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc – Double crochet
Using a 2.75mm hook, the panels are worked from the bottom up.
Row 1: Ch 12, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across (11 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 2: Inc twice, sc 7, inc twice (15 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 3: Inc, sc 13, inc (17 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 4: Inc, sc 15, inc (19 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 5: Inc, sc 17, inc (21 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 6: Inc, sc 19, inc (23 sts), ch 1, turn
Rows 7-13: Sc across (23 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 14: Dec, sc 19, dec (21 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 15: Dec, sc 17, dec (19 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 16: Dec, sc 15, dec (17 sts), ch 1, turn
Rows 17-18: Sc across (17 sts), ch 1, turn
In the next row we will be starting the first ear, which means you will crochet only part way across the previous row before chaining and turning.
Row 19: Sc 7 (7 sts), ch 1, turn
Rows 20-27: Sc across (7 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 28: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 29: Dec, sc 1, dec (3 sts), ch 1, turn
Tie off. Position the panel so that the ear you just completed is on the right. Rejoin your yarn in the fourth stitch to the left of the ear.
Repeat rows 19-29 for second ear.
Repeat all of the above for the back panel.
Using 2.75mm hook, the eyes are worked in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: MR 6 sc (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc in first st, inc in next st, repeat from * around (18 sts)
Tie off. Weave in ends. Repeat rounds 1-3 for second eye.
Using 2.75mm hook, the mouth is worked in the round around a starting chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in first st, hdc in next st, 4sc into last st, continue on opposite side of chain, hdc, 3sc in last ch. Join with a slst and tie off.
Move on to final assembly below!
Step 1: Face and Crown
Coco has a line going around the top of her head that I’m going to call a crown (a seam, maybe?). To do this, you will make a row of surface slip stitches across the top of the front panel about 4 to 5 rows down from the ears. Tie off. Repeat on the back panel.
Next, using black yarn, stitch on the eyes. The top of the eyes will be about 1 row down from the crown. Finally, stitch on the mouth.
Step 2: Head
Here are the pieces you should now have at this step.
Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.
Starting on the left side, at the top of the ear, begin attaching the panels together by single crocheting around the outside of the panels.
Continue crocheting around the bottom of the panels and up the other side. Start stuffing the body.
Continue to crochet up and around the ear, topping up stuffing as you go. Be sure to push the stuffing up into the top of the ear.
Crochet down the ear, across the head, and up the next ear, stuffing as you go.
When you are satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
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