June 16, 2021

Round Plush Hello Kitty

 By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

     For those who love cute things, Hello Kitty is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach her to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.25"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White (30yds) & Petal Pink (25yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black & Yellow
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

HEAD/BODY starting with white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 11 change to petal pink (39)
  Rnd 12: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 12, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 19: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 20: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with white; make 2 
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (10)
  Rnd 5-6: sc in each st around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: You can make the bow bigger by chaining more stitches in the beginning.
BOW with petal pink
  Row 1: ch8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 5 chs, ch2, turn (6)
  Row 2: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (6)
  Row 3: hdc in each st across, do not ch or turn, sl st around the entire bow
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. With a strand of pink yarn about 8" long wrapped it several times through the middle of the bow and secure it with a knot. Weave in the ends.   


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I am going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...if you have not already stuff them lightly. Place them between rounds 17 and 18; approx 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on rounds 13 and 14.
     EARS...there is no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them between rounds 4 and 7.
     BOW...place it on the right ear and sew it in place.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small rounded rectangles and place them in the position you like best. I place mine between rounds 7 and 9; approx. 1" apart.
     NOSE...using yellow felt, make a rounded rectangle, and place it in the position you like best. I place mine in the center of the eyes on round 10.
     WHISKERS...with black yarn or embroidery floss, embroider them in the position you like best. I place mine between rounds 8 and 10; 2.5 stitches wide.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || f/o: finish off || hdc: half double crochet || rnd: round || sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright by Sanrio CO.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2021). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.
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April 28, 2021

Round Plush Kuromi

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, My Melody is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach her to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4"height x 3.25"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Black (36yds) & White (21yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White, Black & Pink
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Picot Stitch - ch2, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.
Single crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog) - is a decrease over 3sts. Insert yarn thru 1st st, y/o pull thru, insert thru 2nd st, y/o pull thru, insert thru 3rd st, y/o pull-thru, & y/o pull thru all 4 loops on hook.

HEAD/BODY starting with black
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 11 change to white (39)
  Rnd 12: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 12, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 19: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 20: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends. 


ARMS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 3sc in magic ring (3)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (3)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in each st around (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (10)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 7: sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, sc3tog around (8)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

COLLAR with black
ch40, sl st into the 1st ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist
  Rnd 1: *ch1, hdc in next ch, picot st, ch1, sl st in same st, sl st in next 3 chs* repeat from * to * 9 more times
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: as you are crocheting the tail insert a pipe cleaner, this will make the tail bendable.
TAIL with black
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2-10: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 11: 2sc in each around (8)
  Row 1: flatten and match up the stitches sc in each st across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 3: sl st in next st (1)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...if you have not already stuff them lightly. Place them between round 18 and 19; approx 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 13 and 14.
     COLLAR...place it between round 12 and 13, where the 2 colors meet.
     EARS...there is no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them in round 4 and 5.
     TAIL...find the center of the back of the body and place it between round 17 and 18.
     FACE...using white felt, make a rounded heart-shaped and place it between rounds 7 and 11.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small rounded rectangles with a slant on one end and place them in the position you like best.
     NOSE...using pink felt, make a rounded rectangle, and place it in the position you like best.
     SKULL...using pink felt, make a tiny skull, and glued it between the center of the face.
     EYELASHES...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider the lashes at the tip of the eyes.
     PINK DOTS at the COLLAR....using pink thread/embroidery floss yarn, make tiny knots at the tip of each triangle from the collar.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || f/o: finish off || hdc: half double crochet || rnd: round || sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || sc3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || y/o: yarn over


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Kuromi is copyright by Sanrio CO.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2021). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 13, 2021

Round Plush My Melody

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, My Melody is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach her to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4"height x 3.25"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Petal Pink (28yds), White (26yds) & Yellow (1yd)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White, Black & Yellow
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

HEAD/BODY starting with petal pink
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 11 change to white (39)
  Rnd 12: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 12, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 19: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 20: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with white
  Rnd 1: 3sc in magic ring (3)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 3-8: sc in each st around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (8)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FLOWER starting with yellow
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring, in the last st change to white (4)
  Rnd 2: *sl st, ch2, hdc, ch2, sl st into same st* repeat from * to * into the next 3 sts (4 petals)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

COLLAR with petal pink
  Row 1: ch37, 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 34 chs, 2hdc in last ch, ch2, sl st in same ch (38)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...if you have not already stuff them lightly. Place them between round 18 and 19; approx 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 13 and 14.
     EARS...there is no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them in round 2 and 4. The right ear bend it a bit down, sew it in place.
     COLLAR...place it between round 12 and 13, where the 2 colors meet. You will be leaving 5 stitches in the front.
     FLOWER...place it on the left ear and sew it in place.
     TAIL...find the center of the back of the body and place it between round 16 and 17.
     FACE...using white felt, make a rounded rectangle, and place it between rounds 7 and 11.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small rounded rectangles and place them in the position you like best.
     NOSE...using yellow felt, make a rounded rectangle, and place it in the position you like best.
     BLUSH...add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and a q-tip. Or you can use pink felt.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || f/o: finish off || hdc: half double crochet || rnd: round || sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es


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Or to follow our Instagram page. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

My Melody is copyright by Sanrio CO.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2021). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.