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Speed of Sound Sonic

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This past week I've received so much love for the Saitama (OnePunch-Man) amigurumi I made for my little brother that I got all fired up and finished Speed of Sound Sonic in less than 3 days. Actually, I would've finished much sooner if I didn't have to redo the sword and hair. So I was pretty much like speed of sound sonic myself. Hehehe ^^

But seriously, I can't express how much it means to me when my amigurumis get noticed and praised. They're like my own children... Tiny children made out of yarn and born from my brain with dashed sprinkles of love. Wait... What? That just got weird. O_O


Anyway, I'd just like to give a shout out to all those who shared Saitama (OnePunch-Man) to twitter, facebook, and other social media sites... I can't thank you enough for appreciating my humble work and spreading the word. I will not let you down and continue to do my best in making more OnePunch-Man amigurumis. ^^


Once again I used Katie Stevens' Onceler pattern.

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SPEED OF SOUND SONIC
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #99 - Fossil (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Grape (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #60 - Sugar Cookie (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Felt cloth:
       - Black
       - White
       - Grey
Small black buttons
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD
(Sugar Cookie)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-8: sc around (18)
Rnd 9: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 10: dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Use black thread to embroider  facial details
*Cut out eyes from white felt cloth and draw in details
*With transparent nail polish, brush a little on the eyes so that the details won't get rubbed off 
*Leave it to dry then glue on the face

LEGS (2x)
(Raven)
7ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (12)
Rnd 2: dec, 8sc, dec (10)
Rnd 3: sc around (10)
Rnd 4: dec, 6sc, dec (8)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (8)
(Fossil)
Rnd 7: sc around (8)
(Raven)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (8)
(Fossil)
Rnd 10: sc around (8)
(Raven)
Rnd 11-12: sc around (8)
(Fossil)
Rnd 13: sc around (8)
(Raven)
Rnd 14-20: sc around (8)
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
(Raven)
Rnd 21: sc around (14)
(Fossil)
Rnd 22: sc around (14)
(Raven)
Rnd 23: sc around (14)
(Fossil)
Rnd 24: sc around (14)
(Raven)
Rnd 25: sc around (14)
(Fossil)
Rnd 26: sc around (14)
(Raven)
Rnd 27-29: sc around (14)
Rnd 30: 5sc-dec (12)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (12)
Rnd 33: dec around (6)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)
(Raven)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: sc around (9)
Rnd 4: 1sc-dec (6)
(Fossil)
Rnd 5: sc around (6)
(Raven)
Rnd 6: sc around (6)
(Fossil)
Rnd 7: sc around (6)
(Raven)
Rnd 8: sc around (6)
(Fossil)
Rnd 9: sc around (6)
(Raven)
Rnd 10-16: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SCARF
SCARF-TRIANGLE
9ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (8)
Row 2-6: sc across, ch1-turn (8)
Row 7: dec, 4sc, dec, ch1-turn (6)
Row 8: dec, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (4)
Row 9: dec across, ch1-turn (2)
Row 10: dec (1)
FO, weave in ends

SCARF-LONG FRINGES (2x)
2ch
Row 1: inc on 2nd ch from hook, ch1-turn (2)
Row 2-until it measures 8 inches: sc across, ch1-turn (2)
FO, weave in ends
*Attach the fringes to each side of the triangular part of the scarf
*Tie it around Speed of Sound Sonic's neck 
*Make sure it's centered

For the hair, I had to use the technique found in Angela Juarez's doll pattern. It's a bit tricky but I guarantee that it's worth doing since it's the closest thing you could do to make his hair look like the one in Manga. 

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I had to do this twice so make sure you have more than enough black felt. ^^
When I finished Speed of Sound Sonic, other than my brother, Saitama was really thrilled. 

Well, they may have the hero-villain set-up, but deep inside I know they're the best of friends. Aww! ^^ 

 
   


Copyright: Speed of Sound Sonic is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Katie Stevens' Onceler 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

Tony Tony Chopper

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My little brother and I, with our mom and dad went on a vacation in Palawan last July 2013. It was also the rare opportunity to visit my uncle (mom's brother) and his family who lived there in Puerto Princesa. We haven't seen them in a long time for like I don't know... Almost two decades? Not really sure but I know it's been reeeeeally long. O_O

The island was so beautiful and I enjoyed every minute of it... Visiting the crocodile farm, riding a boat to the underground river, shopping in the local souvenir shops, island hopping, taking tons of pictures and best of all, snorkeling and swimming with the fishes. It was really a once in a lifetime experience. I even saw a rainbow fish. Awesome!!! ^^ 

We really enjoyed our stay and thought 3 days were too short. Aww! Of course we plan to go back... But not until my piggy bank gets off his diet. Yikes! >.<


So in return for my uncle's hospitality, letting us live in their cozy hut home, I decided to make an amigurumi for my sweet cousin as a gift.


My original idea was to make her a family of bears... You know, Papa bear, Mama bear, and Baby bear. Wow, that almost made me break into a song. Hahaha! But my little brother noticed on her Facebook that she's been posting a lot about the anime "One Piece". And that's when it clicked. Why make a family of bears when I could make her the amigurumi that she really loved? Brilliant idea indeed!!! But which character? Pfft! Easy... The adorable little mascot of course... Tony Tony Chopper. Why? Well, I'm not a fan and I think he's cute so yah... Done! ^^


TONY CHOPPER
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #61 - Sand (4-5 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #76 - Pancake (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Bubblegum (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #28 - Ladybug (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #42 - Sapphire (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #43 - Admiral (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Thread:
           - Black
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*chmln = sl, ch, then sc in same st
*2ch1hdc = 2ch then 1hdc in same st

HEAD
(Sand)
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 10-19: sc around (54)
Rnd 20: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 21: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 22: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 23: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 24: [6sc, dec, 5sc, dec] 2x (26)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Embroider lips with black thread and the nose with Admiral
*Cut out two circles from black felt and attach to head

HAT-TOP
Rnd 1: 9sc in mr (9)
Rnd 2: inc around (18)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (27)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (36)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (45)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (54)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (63)
FO, leave tail for sewing

HAT-BODY
(Bubblegum)
64ch
Rnd 1: Form a ring then chmln (Counts as first sc), sc around (63)
Rnd 2-10: sc around (63)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch the top part of the hat to its body 
FO, weave in ends
*Then continuing from the hat's body, attach it to the head just a little above the eyes
*After stitching  to the head, reconnect yarn to continue rounds to make the rim

HAT-RIM
(Bubblegum)
*Continue rounds from where you stitched the body of the hat to the head
Rnd 11: FLO, sc around (63)
Rnd 12: 6sc inc (72)
Rnd 13: 2ch1hdc (Counts as first sc), 6hdc, hdcinc, [7hdc-hdcinc] repeat until last st (81)
Rnd 14: 8sc-inc (90)
FO, weave in ends
*Cut out an "X" from white felt and glue it on the center of the hat

EARS (2x)
(Sand)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnd 5: 2sc-dec (9)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Place ears on top of the hat's rim and stitch in place 

MAIN ANTLERS (2x)
(Pancake)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3-7: sc around (10)
Rnd 8: 5sc, 5sl (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SUB ANTLERS (2x)
(Pancake)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: sc around (10)
Rnd 4: 5sl, 5sc (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach the sub antlers to the  main antlers
*Make sure the part of the 5sl is  facing up when attaching
*Do the same when stitching the assembled antlers to the head
*It should be placed behind the ears

BODY
(Ladybug)
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 7-9: sc around (36)
(Sand)
Rnd 10: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 11-14: sc around (30)
Rnd 15: [6sc, dec, 5sc, dec] 2x (26)
Rnd 16-17: sc around (26)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)
(Pancake)
Rnd 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc around (14)
Rnd 3: [2sc, inc, 3sc, inc] 2x (18)
Rnd 4: BLO, sc around (18)
Rnd 5: sc around (18)
(Sand)
Rnd 6-10: sc around (18)
Rnd 11: 1sc-inc (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)
(Pancake)
Rnd 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc around (14)
Rnd 3: [2sc, inc, 3sc, inc] 2x (18)
Rnd 4: BLO, sc around (18)
Rnd 5: sc around (18)
(Sand)
Rnd 6-7: sc around (18)
(Ladybug)
Rnd 8: sc around (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

BACKPACK
(Sapphire)
10ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (9)
Row 2-5: sc across, ch1-turn (9)
FO, weave in ends
*Continue on edges
Rnd 1-5: sc around  (28)
Rnd 6: 27sc (27)
*On last st of Rnd 6, dec then mark as first st for next round
Rnd 7: dec (marked as the first st), 4sc, dec, 7sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 5sc (24)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)
Rnd 10: dec-4sc (20)
Rnd 11: sc around (20)
*2sc, mark the 2nd sc as first st of Row 12
*Work in rows
Row 12: 1sc (marked as the first st), 7sc, ch1-turn (8)
Row 13-20: sc across, ch1-turn (8)
Row 21: dec, 4sc, dec (6)
*Sl around the opening of the backpack, including the flap
FO, weave in ends
*Cut out an "X" (Tinier than the one on the hat) then attach to backpack

BACKPACK STRAPS (2x)
(Sapphire)
28ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sl across back to first st
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to backpack
Tony Chopper took longer than it should but I finished it just in time for Christmas. So I mailed the little thing and after a few days received a phone call from my niece and uncle saying that they loved it. Yeah! Another job well done. -^.^-  



Copyright: Tony Chopper 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

Girabbit

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I had my fill of weird requests since I started making amigurumis, and I guess it's safe to say that by far... This was the weirdest. O_O

A combination of giraffe and rabbit in one amigurumi... High? Probably. ^^


So that was my sister-in-law's request for her birthday and of course I said "Yes, I'll do it!". In fairness to her, bizarre as it may be, that giraffe, rabbit... Girabbit idea has a rather sweet meaning. It's what she and my second eldest brother tease each other... Him a giraffe and she a rabbit. Need I say more? Hehehe! ^^


Anyway, I opted to make the Girabbit really cute and kawaii so I looked into lots of references and did some sketches. It took more than 3 weeks but I finally figured out how I wanted my sister-in-law's gift done. 

The bow, blush and girly felt eyes were just last minute add-ons. Originally I wanted it plain but then I remembered my sister-in-law really loves sweet kawaii stuff. ^^ 

So that's about it, a Girabbit for my dear sister-in law. Of course she loved it and thought it was really cute. Yup! All in a day's work. ^^

Ooh fun fact! Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, wrote a book called "Mr. Bliss."  What about it?


Found this description at the Tolkien Library:


"Mr. Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, takes the whimsical decision to buy a motor car. But his first drive to visit friends quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Some of these could be blamed on Mr. Bliss’ style of driving, but even he could not anticipate being hi-jacked by three bears."


See that? Amazing isn't it? Really fascinating for someone who wrote about great wars in the middle earth of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and orcs, to actually imagine something eccentric as Mr. Bliss and his pet girabbit. J.R.R. Tolkien is truly, hands down awesome.

This Girabbit may be the weirdest amigurumi I ever made but it's certainly the cutest, most adorable and kawaiiest. Hehehe -^o^-




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

Saitama, the OnePunch-Man

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There he goes again... My lil' bro's on an anime craze... Crazy about OnePunch-Man! ^^

So as a surprise for his birthday, I thought to make him a tiny action figure like amigurumi of his current fave bald-headed hero. Thankfully, I was in the right mind not to ask him what he wanted otherwise I had a feeling he'd be requesting it in life-size. Seriously?! By the time I get halfway to it's body I'd already have a stubble in place of my hand. Torture much! Ow! >.<

After getting all my materials... Yarn, felt, reference and stuff, I went on to making the tiny Saitama. How adorable! ^^ But of course, I had a little help from Katie Steven's Onceler pattern.

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SAITAMA (ONEPUNCH-MAN)
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #20 - Dandelion (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #60 - Sugar Cookie (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Black thread
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
           - Brownish gold
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-8: sc around (18)
Rnd 9: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 10: dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Use black thread to embroider  facial details
*Cut out eyes from white felt cloth and draw in details
*With transparent nail polish, brush a little on the eyes so that the details won't get rubbed off 
*Leave it to dry then glue on the face 

EARS (2x)
Rnd 1: 3sc in mr (3)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)
(Rose)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: sc around (9)
Rnd 4: 1sc-dec (6)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (6)
Rnd 7: BLO, sc around (6)
Rnd 8-16: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)
(Rose)
7ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (12)
Rnd 2: dec, 8sc, dec (10)
Rnd 3: sc around (10)
Rnd 4: dec, 6sc, dec (8)
Rnd 5-9: sc around (8)
Rnd 10: BLO, sc around (8)
Rnd 11-20: sc around (8)
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
Rnd 21-22: sc around (14)
Rnd 23-24: sc around (14)
Rnd 25-29: sc around (14)
Rnd 30: 5sc-dec (12)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (12)
(Snow)
Rnd 33: dec around (6)
FO, weave in ends
*Cut out a tiny circle from the brownish gold felt and glue it on the black strip part of the body. This will be its belt buckle
*Make sure that it's front and centered 

CAPE
(Snow)
10ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (9)
Row 2-3: sc across, ch1-turn (9)
Row 4: inc, 7sc, inc, ch1-turn (11)
Row 5-7: sc across, ch1-turn (11)
Row 8: inc, 9sc, inc, ch1-turn ((13)
Row 9-12: sc across, ch1-turn (13)
Row 13: inc, 11sc, inc, ch1-turn (15)
Row 14-17: sc across, ch1-turn (15)
Row 18: inc, 13sc, inc, ch1-turn (17)
Row 19-22: sc across, ch1-turn (17)
Row 23: inc, 15sc, inc, ch1-turn (19)
Row 24-26: sc across, ch1-turn (19)
Row 27: inc, 17sc, inc (21)
*sl around the edges
FO, weave in ends
*Attach the cape around the neck
*Cut out two tiny circles from black felt and attach on each shoulder
So my original plan was to surprise my little brother and... It didn't happen. -_- Well, he sneaked up on me while working on it so what can I do? Sigh! Buzz kill! He was thrilled anyway so I guess it wasn't all that bad. Actually, it turned out quite okay since he volunteered to draw and cut-out his eyes. He said he should do it since he's the "OnePunch-Man Expert". Right...  It meant less work for me so why complain? ^^

What's really amusing was even before I could put all the finishing touches on Saitama, my little brother was already nagging me to make him it's arch-nemesis, Speed of Sound Sonic. I mean wow! Amigurumis don't just pop out of a hat like a rabbit you know! Wait... What? O.O

Well, like I could say no to a brother's request... -_- One amigurumi of Speed of Sound Sonic, coming right up! ^^ 




Copyright: Saitama is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Katie Stevens' Onceler 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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