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Sooty the Soot Sprite

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Been very busy this holiday and what a relief that Christmas came and went without a hitch. Sigh! That's one down and a New Year to go. Hehehe!

So with the New Year celebration coming up and preparations going insane, I thought to have a little pause from the chaos and make a stress-relieving Amigurumi. Well, this time I didn't use any hook. With just a good pom-pom maker (Sorry, it's in Japanese so I don't know what brand), two skeins of black Monaco Acrylic yarn, and some felt cloth I was able to make myself an A-dorable, cutie-patootie giant soot sprite named Sooty. You know, like the ones in the Studio Ghibli films... Specifically in My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. ^^
I don't know what brand is the pom-pom maker, but it looks like this...
It comes in a set of four different sizes: 3.5cm, 5.5cm, 7cm, and 9cm. The one I used for the soot sprite is the largest one. I bought it for Php235 in a yarn and crafts store, so it's about $5-6. Not bad huh? ^^



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Tangled

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So here we are again with another Disney Princess request from my sister-in-law. This time she asked me to make her a Rapunzel doll for her birthday. To be honest, we both know this is more of a gift for her baby girl than it is for her. Her birthday is just a formality for a deadline. Oh motherhood. Hahaha! ^^

Like Snow White, I'll be using the Disney Animator's Collection version for Rapunzel as reference. It's cuteness is killing me. Seriously! I can't find a doll more adorable than this .

With that, I decided to stick with Serah Basnet's Cookie doll pattern for the base.

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RAPUNZEL
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #10 - Cream (5-6 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #232 - Light Rose (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Pink (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Purple (5-6 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - White (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #18 - Yellow (6-7 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Violet (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #19 - Sunny Yellow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #52 - Olive Green (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Dark Pink - (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Red thread
Felt cloth:
           - White
           - Brown
Marker pens
Lacquer/transparent nail polish
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*trinc = 2tr in 1st
*sl2trinc = sl then 2tr in same st
*3sctog = dec 3sc together
*dcinc = 2dc in 1st
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*bo = bobble stitch

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: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10-17: sc around (54)
Rnd 18: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 19: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 20: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Draw the eyes with markers on the felt and spray with lacquer
*Cut eyebrows on brown felt and glue on top of the eyes
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

HAIR CAP
(Yellow)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10: 17sc-inc (57)
*Work in rows
Row 11-15: 36sc, ch1-turn (36)
Row 16: dec, 32sc, dec, ch1-turn (34)
Row 17: sc across, ch1-turn (34)
Row 18: dec, 30sc, dec, ch1-turn (32)
Row 19: dec, 28sc, dec, (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the head

LEGS (2x)
(Cream)
6ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (10)
Rnd 2: inc, 2sc, 3inc, 2sc, 2inc (16)
Rnd 3: inc, 4sc, 4inc, 4sc, 3inc (24)
Rnd 4: sc around (24)
Rnd 5: 7sc, 3dec, 11sc (21)
Rnd 6: 6sc, 3dec, 7sc, dec (17)
Rnd 7: 6sc, 2dec, 7sc (15)
Rnd 8-30: sc around (15)
(Light Rose)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (15)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, sl them together
*Make sure the legs are slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(Light Rose)
Rnd 33: sc around (28)
Rnd 34: 1sc-inc (42)
Rnd 35-36: sc around (42)
(Cream)
Rnd 37: sc around (42)
(Purple)
Rnd 38: sc around (42)
Rnd 39-40: BLO, sc around (42)
(Pink)
Rnd 41: BLO, 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 42: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 43: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 44-45: sc around (24)
Rnd 46: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 47-51: sc around (18)
(White)
Rnd 52: FLO, trinc,  [sltrinc] 11x, sl on 1st st (36)
FO, weave in ends
*Reconnect yarn and continue to BLO of Rnd 52
(Cream)
Rnd 53-54: sc around (18)
FO, weave in ends

SKIRT
(Purple)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on FLO of Rnd 39 of the body 
Rnd 1: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 2: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 3: 8sc-inc (60)
Rnd 4: 9sc-inc (66)
Rnd 5: 10sc-inc (72)
Rnd 6: 11sc-inc (78)
Rnd 7: 12sc-inc (84)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (84)
Rnd 10: 13sc-inc (90)
Rnd 11-19: sc around (90)
FO, weave in ends

OVERLAPPING SKIRT
*I'm not entirely sure what it's called so bear with me. But if anyone knows, just tell me and I'll update this. Hehehe!
(Purple)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on Rnd 40 of the body
*Find the center and mark it
*From there, count  21 stitches. If it goes to the back and it still looks right in the middle then you have evenly halved the doll vertically ^^
*Reconnect the yarn at the front (From where you started the count to 21 stitches) and work in rows
Row 1: sc across, ch1-turn (42)
Row 2: 6sc-inc, ch1-turn (48)
Row 3: 7sc-inc, ch1-turn (54)
Row 4: 8sc-inc, ch1-turn (60)
Row 5: 9sc-inc, ch1-turn (66)
Row 6: 3sctog, [9sc-inc] 6x, 3sctog, ch1-turn (68)
Row 7: 3sctog, dec, 1sc, [inc-7sc] 7x, 1sc, dec, 3sctog, ch1-turn (69)
Row 8: 3sctog, dec, 4sc, inc, [9sc-inc] 5x, 4sc, dec, 3sctog, ch1-turn (69)
Row 9: 3sctog, dec, 59sc, dec, 3sctog (63)
FO, weave in ends

LACE HOLES (2x)
(Light Rose)
10ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch, [ch3, (skip 1st)-2sc] 2x, ch3, (skip 1st) 1sc (14)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch in front of the body

LACE
(Light Rose)
64ch
Row 1: sl on 2nd ch. sl across (63)
FO, weave in ends
*If counting seems too much work, just get a tape measure and work chains until it reaches at least 19 to 20 inches
*Starting from the bottom, crisscross the lace through the holes then tie a bow at the end 

SLEEVES (2x)
(Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: [(Pink) inc, (Purple) inc] 3x (12)
Rnd 3: [(Pink) 1sc-inc, (Purple) 1sc-inc] 3x (18)
Rnd 4: [(Pink) 2sc-inc, (Purple) 2sc-inc] 3x (24)
Rnd 5: [(Pink) 4sc, (Purple) 4sc] 3x (24)
Rnd 6: [(Pink) 1sc-dec-1sc, (Purple) 1sc-dec-1sc] 3x (18)
Rnd 7: [(Pink) dec-1sc, (Purple) dec-1sc] 3x (12)
Rnd 8: [(Pink) dec, (Purple) 2sc] 3x (9)
(Pink)
Rnd 9: sc around (9)
Rnd 10: FLO, sc around (9)
FO, leave tail for sewing

PINKY FINGERS (2x)
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2) sc around (6)
FO, weave in ends

REST OF THE FINGERS (6x)
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2-3) sc around (6)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing all the fingers, assemble and stitch them together with 2 stitches
*Make sure the pinky doesn't go in the middle, otherwise that'd be totally odd O_O
*Continue to the hands/arms
*Reconnect yarn to the side of the pinky

HANDS/ARMS (2x)
(Cream)
Rnd 4: 1sc-inc (18)
*Making the hands are a bit confusing so here's a diagram on how to do Rnd 4
Rnd 5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: [1sc-dec] 4x, bo, dec, 1sc, dec (12)
Rnd 7: 2sc-dec (9)
Rnd 8-17: sc around (9)
FO, weave in ends
*Stitch the hands/arms to the sleeves

I decided to put this last since it really takes time doing this one. It's a lot of work but fun to do. ^^

HAIR
(Yellow)
*Cut strands of yellow yarn that measures twice the body length of the doll
*Follow my often used hair tutorial to attach the strands on the hair cap 
*I know Rapunzel usually has her hair loose, flowing crazy everywhere, but since this is meant for a 2-year old girl I decided to braid it. Yah, like Rapunzel had when she sang the "I see the light" song with Flynn. This is actually more for keeping my sister-in-law's sanity from an imminent mess the long locks might cause, than for the sake of making the doll prettier ^^

Instead of a plain braid, I borrowed June Gilbank's posy blossom pattern to put random flowers on the hair.

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This is not mandatory, and totally up to you what you'd like to put on the hair. But If you prefer the same arrangement as mine, then follow my color combinations. 

FLOWERS ON TOP OF THE HEAD
         - Two-colored spike blossom  (Sunny Yellow and Violet) + Double leaf (Olive Green)
         - Medium blossom (Pink)
         - Small Blossoms (Light Rose) 2x

FLOWERS ON THE BRAID
         - Medium blossom  (Sunny Yellow and White) + Single leaf (Olive Green) 3x
         - Small Blossoms (Light Rose/Violet/Dark Pink) 9x
With Rapunzel done, that just leaves me with her best friend, Pascal, the adorable little chameleon. For this pattern, I had to use Envy as my... Hmm... Reference? Of course they look completely different, but both do have lizard qualities so yah... Totally makes sense. ^^ 
PASCAL
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Lime Green (2-3 skeins)
Felt cloth:
           - Brown
           - White
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD

(Lime Green)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (15)
Rnd 5: 4sc inc (18)
Rnd 6: 5sc-inc (21)
Rnd 7: 6sc-inc (24)
Rnd 8: 7sc-inc (27)
Rnd 9: 8sc-inc (30)
Rnd 10-11: sc around (30)
Rnd 12: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 13: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 14: 1sc-dec (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the body
*Cut out eyes from white and brown felt cloth and glue on the head
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

BODY
(Lime Green)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: sc around (4)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 4: sc around (6)
Rnd 5: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 6-7: sc around (8)
Rnd 8: 3sc-inc (10)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (10)
Rnd 11: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 12: 4sc-inc (18)
Rnd 13: 8sc-inc (20)
Rnd 14-16: sc around (20)
Rnd 17: 8sc-dec (18)
Rnd 18: 1sc-dec (12)
FO, weave in ends

CREST
(Lime Green)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SPIKES
(Lime Green)
11ch
Row 1: inc on 2nd ch from hook, 1sl, hdcinc, 1sl, dcinc, 1sl, hdcinc, 1sl, inc 1sl (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the back of the body

LEGS (4x)
(Lime Green)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: BLO, sc around (6)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing 

TOES (4x)
(Lime Green)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on Rnd 2 of the legs
Rnd 1: [1sl, 1sc, 1sl (on same st)] 3x (9)
FO, weave in ends
 Aww! Look at the dynamic cutie duo. ^^ 
I think I've done Rapunzel and Pascal perfectly, but of course there's always room for improvement. My niece's birthday is still half a year from now, but I'm already excited and anxious what my sister-in-law's next Disney princess challenge will be. ^^



Copyright: Rapunzel (Adapted from Serah Basnet's Cookie, the amigurumi girl pattern and June Gilbank's Posy Blossoms pattern) and Pascal 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. ^^ 


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626 and 624

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For my roommate's birthday I thought I should make her something special. Well, we've been sharing the same room for more than a year so I think the gesture's just right.

From the stories she told me, I got to know that her current boyfriend is her first love and has loved him ever since they were like teens. But they never exactly ended up together. Short version: After five years of being sweethearts in high school, for some reason they parted ways then eventually married the wrong people and ended up not being so happy. Yah... Nicholas Spark's ears are tingling. Hahaha! ^^ Anyway, it has been more than two decades but they finally reconnected and got back together, having this long-distance relationship ever since. Oh, no strings attached. Apparently both of them failed their marriages and got separated. Sigh! First love is really hard to forget.


Since my roommate's boyfriend is from Hawaii I decided to make couple keychain amigurumis of Stitch and Angel. The compatible experiments, 626 and 624.
I though it would be awesome to give her something puppy love-ish to help her rekindle her sweet, young love days. Aaw! -^.^-
So with Serah Basnet's Super Ted pattern as base, I put my project into action.

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STITCH/ANGEL
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #232 - Light Rose (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Blue (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Pink (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #40 - Light Blue (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Light Pink (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - D3 (3.25 mm)
Thread:
        - Navy Blue
        - Purple
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Keychain hooks
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1 st
*3tr1 = 3tr in 1st
*3dc1 = 3dc in 1st

HEAD
(Blue/Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8-13: sc around (42)
Rnd 14: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 15: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 16: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 17: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 18: 1sc-dec (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Using navy blue/purple thread, embroider the nose at the center of the head

EYE PATCH (2x)

(Light Blue/Light Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 1hdc, 1hdcinc, 4dc, 1hdcinc, 1hdc, inc, 1sc (16)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Cut out circles from black and white felt cloth and glue on the eye patches

LEGS (2x)

(Blue/Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-2inc (10)
Rnd 3-5: sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends
*Using navy blue/purple thread, embroider the nails

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

BODY

(Blue/Pink)
Rnd 6-10: sc around (18)
Rnd 11: 1sc-dec (12)
FO, weave in ends

BELLY PATCH

(Light Blue/Light Pink)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: inc, 2hdcinc, inc (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)

(Blue/Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2-5: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Using navy blue/purple thread, embroider the nails

OUTER EARS (2x)

(Blue/Pink)
12ch
Rnd 1: 1hdc on 3rd ch from hook, 2hdc, 3dc, 3tr, 3tr1, 3tr, 3dc, 3hdc (21)
FO, leave tail for sewing 

INNER EARS (2x)

(Light Rose)
9ch
Rnd 1: 1sc on 2nd ch from hook, 1sc, 3hdc, 2dc, 3dc1, 2dc, 3hdc, 3sc (17)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL

(Blue/Pink)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ANGEL ANTENNA (2x)

(Purple)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (4)
(Pink)
Rnd 4-6: sc around (4)
FO, leave tail for sewing

KEYCHAIN STRAP

(Blue/Pink)
8ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, 6sc (7)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Pull the strap through the keychain loop then stitch on the head

Here are Stitch and Angel with no keychain hooks yet...

 And here they are with the keychain hooks already attached.
If your asking how my roommate reacted to the gift... Well, let's just say she took like a bajillion pictures of the amigurumis and that was on a hectic day. Imagine if she had more time in her hands? She'd probably create a whole library. 'Nuff said! Hahaha! ^.^ But seriously, I'm really glad that she loved it, I just hope her boyfriend takes it the same way. Aww man! I'm praying he's a Disney fan. O_O



Copyright: Stitch (626) and Angel (624) are original patterns written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Serah Basnet's Super Ted pattern. 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

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