Saturday, March 29, 2008

Free pattern! Human Amigurumi 1

Alright, Legolas and Gandalf are very similar to the other two men except I didn't use sugar 'n cream yarn for their bodies, I used worsted weight. As a consequence, they need a couple more rows to make them an equal height to Aragorn and Boromir. If you choose not to use the sugar 'n cream yarn for the top color, please see the other human pattern.

**NOTE--These patterns can also be used for any human character, such as Han, Leia, Luke, and anyone else you can think of.***

The patterns for the clothes and accessories are available at my etsy store.

Legolas and Gandalf:
This pattern uses an F hook and worsted weight yarn.

BC: bottom color (the "pants")
TC: top color (the "shirt")
AC: arm color (the arms)
SC: skin color (for any skin parts)

With BC, work 2 ch

Row 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) three times
Row 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) four times, 2 sc in next st
Row 4: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) seven times

You should have around 20 stitches by now
Row 5: even
Row 6: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 7: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 8: even
Row 9 (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
You should have around 40 stitches by now Change to TC (Gandalf does not change color)
Row 10-14: even
Row 15: (sc in next 7 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 16-17: (sc in next 6 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 18: even
Row 19: (sc in next 5st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 20: (sc in next 4 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 21: even
Row 22: (sc in next 3 st, sc2tog) until end of row
You should have about 17 stitches by now

Now is a good time to put in the arms

ARMS: Make two
With SC, ch 2

Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice
Row 3: even
Row 4: even
Change to AC
Row 5: even
Row 6: even
Row 7: even
Row 8: even, BO, leave a long yarn tail to attach arm to body

Attach these to the body and pick up the stitch on the stitch holder with the skin color to finish the head.

Row 23: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 24: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 25: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 26: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) until end of row
Row 27-29: even
Row 30: (sc in next 4 st, sc2tog) until end
If you have safety eyes, now would be a good time to put them in--try to place them around row 22
Row 31: (sc in next 3 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Row 32: (sc in next 2 st, sc2tog) until end of row
Now is when you want to stuff the whole body, and even put a weight down at the bottom if you are so inclined. Make sure you stuff the body very tightly.
Row 33: (sc in next 1 st, sc2tog) until end of row or until the head is completely closed up.

Weave in all ends.


  1. You totally rock my world. :) Thanks so much for these patterns -- they are totally on my to make list.

    May I ask (sorry if you've covered it elsewhere) -- is the hair that microspun yarn? It all looks fabulous.

  2. No problem! The hair is actually made out of embroidery floss. They have more variety of colors, so it's easier to try and get that perfect shade.

  3. Your characters are AMAZING!!!! The detail is just fantastic, and they are just SO CUTE!!!!!

    I was wondering if you can please tell me what milimeter size safety eyes you used in the Gandalf and Legolas pattern, unless I overlooked it.

    Thanks for the pattern, and for sharing your FANTASTIC talent with us!!!

  4. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your pattern!! You're such an inspiration!

  5. I made one! A Legolas, to be specific. He's a bit pasty white though. I'd love to know the exact brand and color you use for your skin.
    My Legolas is definitely simpler than yours, but I'm proud of him nonetheless. :) Thanks so very much for the pattern!
    Here's one photo, and there are a few more on there, of course. I gave him ears too!

  6. Oh my gosh falwyn, he is SO CUTE! I love the ears! I think his skin looks great, too. I use Vanna White's yarn in "beige" for the skin on my dudes.

    I'm so glad he turned out so cute!

  7. Your stuff is wonderful! thanks so much for the basic human pattern - i'm going to be making a figure of my friend as a going away present and it's just what i needed.

    just curious though, what size eye are you using? I'm assuming it's a 4.5 or 5mm? thanks!

  8. Ha ha, you're going to make an amigurumi of your friend? That's awesome. Such a cute idea.

    Anyway, I always use my trusty F hook, 3.75 mm. Thanks!

  9. About how tall is the amigurumi when finished, may I ask? I'd like to work amigurumi of some of my favorite comic book characters.

  10. Samantha (that's my name too!) they are about 5-6 inches tall when done. You can squish them to be fatter if you want, once they are stuffed, but I usually pull on mine to make them taller.

    Make sure you post pictures when you're done!

  11. These are amazing! I can't wait to try. I do have a question tho, How do you keep their clothes on? Do you hot glue them? or sew them? Or how do you make Gandalf hold his staff, or Link his sword? That's just crazy!

  12. @kayla:
    Their clothes are usually sewn on, except for jackets, pretty much. Usually the pictures of the characters holding their weapons are just staged, but we have used magnets with some success before. Hope that helps!

  13. AMAZING! I can't wait to try these out! *i'll be allowed to share pics with the blog right?* Also, how did you get your Inara's hair so wavy? Hair Spray and mini curlers? You are to crafty, that must be it!

  14. I adapted your pattern to make a leprechaun and thought I would share:

  15. I'm trying to rock your pattern as best I can but I have a teeny question; should the arms be sewn in on row 17 or lower?

  16. I always try and put the arms two rows beneath the neck. If you are worried about it, you can always pin them to the body and check to make sure it looks right. You can even attach the arms after the body and head are completely stuffed, though it is a little bit more of a pain to do it that way. I hope that helps!

  17. All your little amigirumi people are adorable! You've inspired me to start making some.

    Being a bit of a Star Trek fan (I refuse to say Trekkie), I made myself Spock.

    The lighting in my room is awful, so sorry about the terrible picture.

    When my friends saw him, however, they've begun to beg me to make them some. So, I'm going to make Bones and Kirk as well. If you'd like to see them I could send you links when they're finished!

    Thanks again!

  18. do you have any suggestions on making the spock ears? i'd like to make a spock for a friend and i'm stuck on the ears. thanks

  19. @Shannon--actually, it's super easy. Just ch 5, turn, sc 4 and bind off. Then use the yarn tails to attach to the head. Easy!

  20. Hi. I know that your awesome making amigurumis and I want to make some of it but I need that you teach me how so I want your help please but I will give you my email so that you can write to me and i can give you a link of the photos of tht amigurumis that I want to do. So please write me I wiil be very thankfull. My email is

  21. WOW!! your work is awesome. i was searching for inspiration for a costume of jack sparrow when I found your work It's absolutly amazing specially Hellboy, Hannibal, Star wars... all of them!!! So you inspired me to star doing some guys (i actually have some custome orders from my husband) Mazinger Z, Jason, Freddy Krueger... Thanks for sharing your amazing work with the world, haha. I'm from Chile BTW.

  22. I love your creations!!! I just had a question about the weight you mentioned to put in the bottom... what could you use? I want to make a Jacob Black doll because I'm definitely one of those Twilight people!! :)

    Thanks for your help!

  23. I love your artwork beautiful. May I ask what size eyes are you using?


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  25. i have a fatal obsession of amis, and its kinda pathetic. yours are so cute! the detail is amazing!!

    ps my name is samantha 2!!

  26. I need to answer some questions here!

    @ Jeanette: I use a nut. You know, like from the hardware store--I think they are 5/8s.
    Also I get my eyes from hobby lobby. They are the 10mm black ones.

    @ Sam: Sam's unite! I will post pics of the amigurumi body soon, I swear.

    Thanks everybody!

  27. I discovered your work about 6-9months ago and have been inspired as well as others to make peoplegurumi (my made up term of people amigurumi). I was wondering though since the human patterns are free if you still have a copyright on them? Here's my email when you get the chance. Plus here's some I've done (mixed with animal amis from Ana Paula Rimoli)
    Thanks for your creativity.

  28. Hi there,

    Great pattern! I'm using it to make a set of Futurama characters for my mom, who is in love with the show. They won't be as intricate as yours, but I'm pretty excited about them! I still can't figure out how to get fry's hair to stand up.... Do you have any ideas?

  29. Hi, you've got some amazing stuff here. For the amigurumi weapons, pipes, and such what material do you use?

  30. It's all sculpey. Most of it is just white and then painted after it is finished baking. There are detailed sculpey tutorials in each pattern from my etsy store, Thanks!

  31. This is probably a silly question, but in the pattern where it says "even" - what does that mean? Loving the pattern!

  32. "Even" just means to do a single crochet in the one below it, do not increase or decrease at all. Hope that helps!

  33. Thanks for sharing these cute patterns!!

  34. Thank you so much for these patterns! I posted pictures of the ones I made here:

  35. Yay! That's great, ravenclaw. I love seeing what people make out of my patterns, I'm glad you enjoy it!

  36. Aaaaand... my name is Samantha too. That makes, what, four on this comment thread? It must be the best name. ;)

  37. In body "Row 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st)" what do you mean? continue it all around?

  38. Anon, it is supposed to read as going all the way around. I fixed the instructions so they should make more sense now.

  39. Taylor, this pattern is for little amigurumi's that don't have legs, they just have a little rounded bottom. If you want the characters with legs, just click on the pictures in the side bar.

  40. Thanks so much for this pattern! I made Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf:

  41. Hello! I've been watching your blog for a year and I was amazed on how you made the fellowship of the ring. I was wanting to make some amigurumi using your patterns, but never had the time.

    Well, now I do, so I'll make them, but can I send you the pictures? I'm not going to make the fellowship of the ring but a group of characters from the books of R. A. Salvatore. Do you know them? I'll start with the dark elf, Drizzt Do'Urden.

  42. I would love to see pictures! I've never read those books, but I bet they'll be awesome.

  43. Hi, thank you so much for publishing this pattern! I left a message on etsy hoping you'd relist the pdf for the Fellowship Clothes and Accessories. Please let me know, Thanks!

  44. My 12yo daughter recently made these for her brother and for herself. She plans to make more and they turned out fabulously! Here's a link to her process! Fabulous pattern. Thanks so much!

  45. I absolutely love your little creations! The detail on them is amazing.
    I'm working on this pattern, and I have a couple of questions:
    1. At the top it says that you DIDN'T use sugar 'n cream yarn for the body, and then it says, if you choose NOT to use sugar 'n cream yarn, see the other pattern. So are you using sugar 'n cream yarn or not?
    2. When it says you should have about 40 stitches, I had 35. Is this a bad thing?
    3. What do you mean by BO in row 8 of the arm?
    4. It says to put the eyes around row 22. Row 22 is the bottom of the I reading this wrong??

  46. Hi Anonymous! Hope I can answer your questions.
    1) You're right, it's a typo! The pattern on this page is for all worsted weight yarns.
    2)Stitch count doesn't need to be exact, as long as it looks right to you in the end that's all that matters. Also, I can't count very well, so it's entirely possible your numbers and right and mine are wrong!
    3) BO stands for "Bind Off". That is, cut the yarn and pull it through the last loop to secure it.
    4) You're right, another typo. Should be around row 27, but really whatever looks best to you should be fine.

    Hope that helped! Sorry for some of the typos, but I hope I cleared some of that up for you.