Shop Vacation Notice


I will be giving myself a break from 18 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018. Etsy shop will be closing from 18th Dec and Amazon shop will be closing on 10th Dec. My online shop will still be opened but purchases after 18th Dec will only be processed in Jan 2018 and made-to-order Amigurumi purchased after 10th Dec will only be sent out in Jan 2018. Digital products are not affected as they are instant download.

Thanks for a busy year this year! Hope to recharge and plan for the year ahead during my break! :)

Princess Leia Amigurumi Pattern (Free)

Had a pattern request for Princess Leia amigurumi that I did in the past, so here it is!


This is a free pattern, please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. If you want to share this pattern, please link back to this page. If you are selling the finished dolls, please credit Snacksies Handicraft Corner for the pattern and The Geeky Hooker for the design.

Materials:

Using DK yarn with 4mm hook will produce a Princess Leia of about 12cm/ 4.7in tall.

All yarn threads are assumed to be of the same thickness unless stated.
Flesh colored yarn
White yarn
Brown yarn
Grey Yarn
Black yarn of about half thickness than the rest (for the gun)
Safety Eyes 9mm x2 (based on DK yarn, use a bigger size if using a thicker yarn)
Felting needle + pink felting wool OR pink felt and glue
Stuffing

Abbreviations:
sc - single crochet
sc inc - single crochet increase
sc dec - single crochet decrease
ss - slip stitch
ch - chain stitch
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
Rnd - Round

Head & Body
Note: All rounds for the head start with brown yarn unless otherwise stated. There will be color changes in the middle of some rounds and these will be indicated in ().

Note 2: Due to the differences in the crochet hook and yarn used, you may need to make color changes between beige and brown a stitch earlier or later than stated so that a straight line is formed for the edge of the face.

With brown yarn,
Rnd 1: 7sc into magic ring (7)
Rnd 2: sc inc x 7 times (14)
Rnd 3: (sc, sc inc) x 7 times (21)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 7 times (28)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 7 times (35)
Rnd 6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 7 times (42)
Rnd 7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 7 times (49)
Rnd 8 - Rnd 9 (2 rnds): sc all around (49)
Rnd 10 - Rnd 12 (3 rnds): 14 sc, (change beige) 21 sc, (brown) 14 sc (49)
Rnd 13: (5 sc, sc dec) x 2 times, (change beige) (5 sc, sc dec) x 3 times, sc, (brown) 4 sc, sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec (42)
Rnd 14: 4 sc, sc dec, 6 sc, (change beige) sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec, (4 sc, sc dec) x 2 times, sc, (brown) 3 sc, sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec (35)
Rnd 15: (3 sc, sc dec) x 2 times, sc, (change beige) 2 sc, dec, (3 sc, sc dec) x 2 times, 2 sc, (brown) sc, dec, 3 sc, sc dec (28)

Change to white yarn,
Rnd 17: sc inc all around (28)
Rnd 18: (3 sc, sc inc) x 7 times (35)
Rnd 19 - Rnd 24 (5 rnds): sc all around (35)

Change to grey yarn,
Rnd 25 - Rnd 26 (2 rnds): sc all around (35)

Change to white yarn,
Rnd 27 - Rnd 29 (3 rnds): sc all around (35)
Rnd 30: (back loop only) (3 sc, sc dec) x 7 times (28)
Rnd 31: (2 sc, sc dec) x 7 times (21)

*Put stuffing in

Rnd 32: (sc, sc dec) x 7 times (14)
Rnd 33: sc dec x 7 times (7)

Fasten off and sew the hole closed



Hair Buns (Make 2)
With brown yarn,
Rnd 1: 6sc into magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc inc x 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, sc inc) x 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc all around (18)
Rnd 5: (sc, sc dec) x 6 times (12)

Fasten off and leave a length of yarn for sewing



(Note: For rows, the chaim at the end of the row is not included in the stitch count.)

Details on Belt
Detail for Center of Belt
With grey yarn,
Row 1: Ch 3 (3)
Row 2: Skip first stitch, sc inc x 2 times, ch, turn (4)
Row 3: sc dec x 2 times, turn (2)
Row 4: sc dec (1)

Fasten off and leave a length of yarn for sewing

Detail for Sides of Belt (Make 2)
With grey yarn,
Row 1: Ch 5 (5)
Row 2: Skip first stitch, sc all the way to the end, ch, turn (4)
Row 3: sc all the way to the end (4)

Fasten off and leave a length of yarn for sewing



Gun

With the thinner black yarn,
Rnd 1: 6sc into magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 - Rnd 3 (2 rnds): sc all around (6)
Rnd 4: (sc, sc dec) x 2 times (4)
Rnd 5: sc all around (4)
Rnd 6: (sc, sc inc) x 2 times (6)
Rnd 7: 2 sc, (3 sc in a stitch) x 2 times, 2 sc (10)
Rnd 8: 4 sc, (3 sc in a stitch) x 2 times, 4 sc (14)

Fasten off and leave a length of yarn for sewing.

Stuff the gun slightly and sew the opening of the gun flat close.

Do not cut of the yarn yet as it can be used for sewing the gun to the body later.



Assembly

Sew the buns to 2 sides of the head.

Sew the belt details to the belt.

Sew the gun to the body at an angle desired.


Elephant Amigurumi Pattern Release!

Finally finish writing another amigurumi pattern: elephant amigurumi this time! You can either get it from my website or etsy store.

Have been really really behind my plan of releasing patterns that I had made at the start of the year but I am really thankful for a busier shop this year :) The busiest quarter of the year is here, but I am secretly still hoping to release a free and a paid pattern by end of the year haha :D Really hope I can make it!


Trying out new Chunky Yarn

Recently I have been buying different yarn online to try to make bigger amigurumi. Made a big cat with Paintbox Chunky yarn, really like the soft and squishy feel :)



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Unicorns

Have been busy making unicorns for orders and decided to try making a mini unicorn with lace yarn! It is challenging to make due to the small size and my fingers hurt from all the sewing but I am very satisfied with the results :) The mini unicorn is only about 2 inches tall including the horn and look so cute!