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Oh Sheldon!

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So I was browsing 9gag the other day and I stumbled upon this masterpiece. Whoever made this, I will find you and I will marry you. Unless you're a girl then...Good job! [Shakes hand then awkwardly moonwalks away] O_O
The moment I finished reading I decided to make an amigurumi of the tiny dinosaur? Turtle? Snail...Wait a minute! What is  that thing? O_O Well, whatever it is it's adorable and I have to make an amigurumi of it. I had tons of projects lined up but I pushed it all aside to make way for this cutie. Seriously! Look at those sweet, tiny eyes... You'd be like an abominable snowman to not "Awww!". ^3^

The pattern took me only less than a day to figure out so in a manner of speaking, I'd say this was Achievement Unlocked. Hahaha ^^


SHELDON
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #36 - Light Green (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #65 - Brown (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Black thread
Black beads #04
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD
(Light Green)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (16)
Rnd 4-7: sc around (16)
Rnd 8: 2sc-dec (12)
Rnd 9: dec around (6)
FO, weave in ends
*Attach to the body
*Glue/stitch the tiny black beads for eyes

BODY
(Light Green)
11ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (20)
Rnd 2: inc, 8sc, 2inc, 8sc, inc (24)
Rnd 3: inc, 3sc, 4hdc, 3sc, 2inc, 3sc, 4hdc, 3sc, inc (28)
Rnd 4: hdc around (28)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (28)
Rnd 7: 5sc-dec (24)
Rnd 8: 4sc-dec (20)
Rnd 9: 3sc-dec (16)
Rnd 10: 2sc-dec (12)
Rnd 11: dec around (12)
FO, weave in ends

NECK
(Light Green)
9ch, connect to the first ch to create a loop 
Rnd 1: sc around (8)
Rnd 2-5: sc around (8)
Rnd 6: 1sc-inc (12)
Rnd 7: sc around (12)
Rnd 8: 2sc-inc (16)
Rnd 9: sc around (16)
Rnd 10: 7sc-inc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (4x)
(Light Green)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL
(Light Green)
Rnd 1: 3sc in mr (3)
Rnd 2: 1sc, inc, 1sc (4)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 4: sc around (6)
Rnd 5: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 6: sc around (8)
Rnd 7: 3sc-inc (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ACORN SHELL
(Brown)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc around (14)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (21)
Rnd 4-5: sc around (21)
Rnd 6: 5sc-dec (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Use black thread to embroider "Xs" on the side

ACORN STALK
(Brown)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (4)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the center of the shell
Since this originated from 9gag, I might as well go with the latest meme... Here's a banana for size. ^o^ 
The banana is locally grown in my country (Philippines) called "Latundan", so it's a bit smaller than usual. Just thought I should mention... I don't wanna start an online commotion with people wondering what alien banana I was holding. Hehehe ^^

Contrary to what most people say, reading joke and meme sites aren't a total waste of time. Obviously, this cutie-amigurumi proves that. But of course, too much of the good stuff is a bad thing, so moderation is still best. ^^



Copyright: Sheldon is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 

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Miku-Miku

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I was supposed to do this amigurumi project in December as a Christmas gift to a friend, but he abruptly had to go away so I decided to make this as a last minute parting gift instead. Awww... (T.T) 


Anyway, I came to find out he's a Miku Hatsune nut. So obviously, I had to make him his own amigurumi version of the blue-haired Vocaloid. Well, I'm not exactly sure what's his stand on receiving dolls as gifts, so I opted to make Miku in teeny-tiny size. I guess that seemed manlier. Hahaha! ^^


For the base I used  Silvia Usón's chibi pattern. I believe I used this for the Japanese version of Tinkerbell last year. Remember? My gift to my second eldest brother? I thought that really turned out cute. ^^


(Click Here)

Since I needed to make a tinier version, of course I had to use a smaller hook, which was quite the challenge for me. Well, other than I'm used to big hooks, my hands are pretty large. Well, not exactly man-hands but I guess unusually big for Filipina standards. Actually, with a height of 5'4.5'', I'm practically considered a giant here. Yeesh! O_o


MIKU-MIKU
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #46 - Cyan (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #10 - Cream (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #242 - Sea Green (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #247 - Light Grey (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #34 - Red Violet (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Black (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - C2 (2.75 mm)
Black beads #08
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st

HEAD
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5-8: sc around (24)
Rnd 9: 8sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc, 8sc (28)
Rnd 10: 8sc, 4inc, 4sc, 4inc, 8sc (36)
Rnd 11: 8sc, 4dec, 4sc, 4dec, 8sc (28)
Rnd 12: 2sc-dec (21)
Rnd 13: 1sc-dec (14)
Rnd 14: [1sc-dec] 4x, dec (9)
Rnd 15: 4sc, dec, 3sc (8) 
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to BLO of the body
*Attach black beads for eyes
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

LEGS (2x)
(Sea Green)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
(Black)
Rnd 2: 3sc, inc (5)
Rnd 3: 4sc, inc (6)
Rnd 4: 5sc, inc (7)
Rnd 5: 6sc, inc (8)
(Sea Green)
Rnd 6: 7sc, inc (9)
(Cream)
Rnd 7: BLO, 8sc, inc (10)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, sl them together
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(Light Grey)
Rnd 8: sc around (18)
Rnd 9: 7sc-dec (16)
Rnd 10: BLO, sc around (16)
Rnd 11: BLO, 6sc-dec (14)
Rnd 12-13: sc around (14)
Rnd 14: 5sc-dec (12)
Rnd 15: sc around (12)
Rnd 16: 1sc-dec (8)   
FO, weave in ends

SHIRT TAIL
(Light Grey )
*Connect yarn and continue on FLO of Rnd 11 of the body 
*6sc, [1sc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch from hook], sl on next st, [1sl, 2ch, sc on 2nd ch from hook], 7sc (16)
FO, weave in ends
*If you get that on the first try, I'm impressed! Even I'm having a hard time figuring that out. Hahaha! ^^ Anyway, I made a diagram to make it easier.
*So starting from the 1st st at the back, work your way around until the last st
*The count may not be 100% reliable, but just make sure it's centered
COLLAR
(Light Grey)
*Connect yarn and continue on FLO of Rnd 16 of the body 
*2sc, [1sc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch from hook], sl on next st, [1sl, 2ch, sc on 2nd ch from hook], 3sc (8)
FO, weave in ends
*Like the shirt tail pattern, the same goes with the collar. The only difference is there'll be fewer stitches.

SKIRT
(Black)
*Connect yarn and continue on FLO of Rnd 10 of the body 
Rnd 1: hdcinc around (32)
(Sea Green)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (48)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 3sc, inc (5)
Rnd 3: 4sc, inc (6)
Rnd 4: 5sc, inc (7)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (7)
Rnd 7: BLO, 3dec, 1sc (4)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SLEEVES (2x)
(Sea Green)
*Continue on FLO of Rnd 7 of the arm 
Rnd 1: sc around (7)
(Black)
Rnd 2: FLO, [1sc-inc] 3x, 1sc (10)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (10)
Rnd 5: 4sc-inc (12)
Rnd 6: sc around (12) 
(Sea Green)
Rnd 7: sc around (12)
FO, weave in ends


HAIR
(Cyan)
*For the hair, I used the same method I used with Peter Pan: Amigurumi Hair Tutorial
*After the hair strands are attached, style it in pigtail hairdo and tie it all up with red violet yarn. 
*With a yarn of the same color as the hair (In this case, cyan) and needle, stitch the bare areas where the scalp is showing in the center of the head.
*Try to do the stitching as systematically and neatly as possible.
FO, weave in ends
Bonus pattern! Well, Miku wouldn't be complete without her leek, right?  So... Yah. ^^

LEEK
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - White (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #52 - Green (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - C2 (2.75 mm)
Fiberfill stuffing

LEAVES (2x)
(Green)
7ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch, sc around (12)
Rnd 2-7: sc around (12)
(White)
Rnd 8: sc around (12)
Rnd 9: 4sc-dec (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing

*After completing the two leaves, sl them together
*Continue rounds to the stem

STEM
(White)
Rnd 10: sc around (18)
Rnd 11: 7sc-dec (16)
Rnd 12-18: sc around (16)
Rnd 19: 2sc-dec (12)
Rnd 20: dec around (6)
FO, weave in ends
Done in two weeks. Nice! Not my quickest but still not bad. ^^
Sigh! Happy as I am that I've accomplished yet another adorable amigurumi, I still get a bit sad every time I remember why I had to make this one. Well, that's life... People come and go. -_- I just hope that he likes this new tiny friend... And her pet leek. Hahaha! ^^



Copyright: Miku-Miku (
Adapted from Silvia Usón's Chibi pattern) and the Leek are original patterns written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 

Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

Godzilla-Kun!!!

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So I watched the reboot movie of Godzilla a week after its release and I say, it did not disappoint. It was hands-down awesome, it just blew my mind. OMG! The Godzilla vs. Muto smack-down was out of this world. Man! I so love monster movies. The bigger, the better!!! Rawr!!! Hahaha! 


Anyway,  with the Godzilla hangover I've been doodling

the kawaii version of the classic monster. Yah, you heard me right... Kawaii version. Well, he was really fierce in the movie but if you take a good look at him... He actually seems adorable. Those chubby-wubby wegs, cutie-patootie big eyes, and shkewy-wewy roars. Aww! So cute. 

Hmm... Maybe I do have a problem... Nah! ^^


Eventually, I got tired of the doodles and decided to create an amigurumi version of Godzilla. If it was possible and would not kill me in the long run, I'd make him in life-size form. Seriously! I'd go for it if I could stop time and turn my hands into steel so I wouldn't bleed to death. How awesome could that be? An amigurumi of Godzilla as big as a building... Whoah! So. Want! Hahaha!



GODZILLA-KUN!!!
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #77 - Dark Moss Green (3-4 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #242 - Sea Green (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #46 - Cyan (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Purple (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Pink (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - G6 (4 mm)
Black thread
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*dcinc = 2dc in 1st
*hdcdec = 2hdc together

BODY/HEAD-BOTTOM

(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1: 8sc in mr (8)
Rnd 2: inc around (16)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (24)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (32)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (40)
Rnd 6: sc around (40)
Rnd 7: 4sc-inc (48)
Rnd 8: sc around (48)
Rnd 9: 5sc-inc (56)
Rnd 10-16: sc around (56)
Rnd 17: 12sc-dec (52)
Rnd 18: sc around (52)
Rnd 19: 11sc-dec (48)
Rnd 20: sc around (48)
Rnd 21: 10sc-dec (44)
Rnd 22: 9sc, dec, [2sc-dec] 5x, 11sc, dec (37)
Rnd 23-25: sc around (37)
Rnd 26: 7sc, dec, [2sc-dec] 2x, 3sc, dec, 2sc, dec, 9sc, dec (31)
Rnd 27-28: sc around (31)
Rnd 29: 6sc, dec, 2sc, 2dec, 3sc, 2dec, 8sc, dec (25)
Rnd 30: sc around (25)
*Work in rows
*Don't remove the marker, you're gonna use that later
Row 31: 6sc, FLO, 2hdc, 9dc, 2hdc, ch2-turn (19)
Row 32: 13hdc, ch2-turn (13)
Row 33-35: hdc across, ch1-turn (13)
Row 36: sc across, ch1-turn (13)
Row 37: 13sc
*Instead of doing a ch1-turn on the 13th st of Row 37, keep on going with the sc until you go around and reach the last st before the marker. It makes a total of 26st
*From here on, work in rounds and continue count from Rnd 30
Rnd 31: sc around (39)
Rnd 32: 10sc, 2hdc, 15dc, 2hdc, 10sc (39)
Rnd 33: 10sc, inc, [8sc, inc] 2x, 10 sc (42)
Rnd 34: sc around (42)
Rnd 35: 12sc, 2hdc, 14dc, 2hdc, 12 sc (42)
Rnd 36: 12sc, 9hdcdec, 12sc (33)
Rnd 37: 11sc, [dec-1sc] 3x, dec, 11sc (29)
FO, leave tail for sewing

HEAD-TOP
(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1: 9sc in mr (9)
Rnd 2: inc around (18)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (27)
Rnd 4-5: sc around (27)
Rnd 6: 8sc, inc, 9sc, inc, 8sc (29)  
FO, weave in ends
*Stitch to the bottom part of the head
*Stitch eyes with black thread
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

BELLY PATCH
(Sea Green)
16ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (30)
Rnd 2: inc, 4sc, 5hdc, 4sc, 2inc, 4sc, 5hdc, 4sc, inc (34)
Rnd 3: 1hdcinc, 3hdc, 9dc, 3hdc, 2hdcinc, 3hdc, 9dc, 3hdc, 1hdcinc (38)
Rnd 4: 1dcinc, 17dc, 2dcinc, 17dc, 1dcinc (42)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)
(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1:  6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3-9: sc around (9)
FO, leave tail for sewing

FINGERS/CLAWS (2x)
(Dark Moss Green)
*Pinch the closed part of the arm and connect yarn to one side
*[3ch, sl on 2nd ch, sl on next st] 3x
FO, weave in ends

HIND LEGS (2x)
(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc around (14)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (21)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (28)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (35)
Rnd 6-8: sc around (35)
FO, leave tail for sewing

FEET (2x)
(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4-12: sc around (15)
Rnd 13: 1sc-dec (10)
Rnd 14: [1sc-dec] 3x, 1sc (7)
Rnd 15: dec, 2sc, dec, 1 sc (5)
FO, weave in ends
*Stitch below the hind legs

TAIL
(Dark Moss Green)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
Rnd 5: 4sc-inc (12)
Rnd 6: 5sc-inc (14)
Rnd 7: 6sc-inc (16)
Rnd 8: 7sc-inc (18)
Rnd 9: 8sc-inc (20)
Rnd 10: sc around (20)
Rnd 11: 9sc-inc (22)
Rnd 12: sc around (22)
Rnd 13: 10sc-inc (24)
Rnd 14: sc around (24)
Rnd 15: 11sc-inc (26)
Rnd 16: sc around (26)
Rnd 17: 12sc-inc (28)
Rnd 18: sc around (28)
Rnd 19: 13sc-inc (30)
Rnd 20: sc around (30)
Rnd 21: 14sc-inc (32)
Rnd 22: sc around (32)
Rnd 23: 15sc-inc (34)
Rnd 24: 16sc-inc (36)
FO, leave tail for sewing

MIDDLE SPIKES
(Pink)
42ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (41)
Row 2: [5ch, sl on 2nd ch, 3sl], sl on next 2st repeat until last st
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Row 2 is a bit tricky so I made this little diagram to make it a little easier. Hope it helps ^^

SIDE SPIKES (2x)
(Purple/Cyan)
39ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (38)
Row 2: [ch4, sl on 2nd ch, 2sl, sl on next 2st] repeat until last st
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Same as the Row 2 in the middle spikes pattern, but with fewer stitches
 
 

 
 
 

 
Well, this was quite an accomplishment, if I do say so myself. Making the body/bottom part of the head was one of the hardest patterns I had to come up with. To tell you the truth, I wasn't 100% sure that I was doing this right. But not until I finished it and turned out this cute that I finally said to myself, "You did good". Most awesome feeling in the world. Yeah! Hahaha ^^




Copyright: Godzilla-Kun is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 


Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

A Little Scare... Here and There

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A few nights ago, my brother made me read creepy Japanese urban legends and of course... I was scared out of my wits. I mean, seriously! I almost peed in my pants. Stupid brother, I didn't sleep for two nights. -_-

But one of the good things about being scared is that it can inspire you to do a little art. ^^


So of all the stories, I found the legend of Kuchisake-Onna and The Girl from the Gap as the scariest of them all. Here's why:


Kuchisake-Onna literally translates to "Slith-Mouthed Woman". She is a woman who was mutilated by her husband, and returns as a malicious spirit. Read the rest here...
Well, she's definitely a piece of work. Hahaha ^^

So on my take on Kuchisake-Onna, I gave it a Silent Hill-ish touch... Instead of ordinary hand-held scissors, I opted to draw her with gigantic ones. Big enough that she actually drags it whenever she walks. I guess being able to imagine the sound of rusted metal scraping pavement gives a more eerie and dramatic feel. Oooh! O.O


This time I used my Ipad (With no stylus) instead of the traditional pencil and paper. Well, it's not that I'm totally converting to digital art but I think sketching in a more modern way is sometimes pretty awesome. Especially when "undo" is only one swipe away. Hehehe ^^

The Girl from the Gap  is a spirit living in gaps, between furnitures, doors or drawers.  If one day you meet her gaze, she will ask you to play hide and seek. Read the rest here...
She really reminds of the girl in the "The Grudge" movie. Doesn't she? Ooh-lala! C'est terrible! O_O

Okay, with this one I admit I wasn't able to make it as scary. I guess it lacks the darkness and evil in her eyes. Plus, I'm really bad at drawing hands and having no stylus just made it worse. Groan. -_-

So... Yah... I hope that didn't give you much nightmares. Hehehe!

Posting amigurumis soon. Weee! ^^




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