Radish Spirit!! 

Here’s the last Studio Ghibli amigurumi I made. He’s been done for a bit but I’ve been holding onto him, he’s not for the faint of heart. While he’s done using the basic of crochet terms, he can get a bit tricky when it comes to his legs and face.  So, if you go for it and have any questions or issues with his pattern, please ask, I’m here to help.

  
Supplies:

* Yarn for body
* Red yarn 

* White/black embroidery floss or safety eyes

* Poly fil stuffing

* Yarn needle

* G hook

Terms:

* hk – hook

* ch – chain

* sc – single crochet

* skp – skip

* st – stitch

* inc – increase

* dec – decrease

* bls – back loops only

* slp st – slip stitch

* F/O – fasten off

Body:

Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2. 2sc in each st around – 12

3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18

4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24

5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30

6 – 10. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36 each row

11. ( sc 5, inc )6x – 42

12. ( sc 6, inc )6x – 48

13 – 21. sc around – 48

22. ch 10, skp next 10 sts, sc 3 in front loops only, ch 10, skp next 10 sts, sc 24      -48

23. sc 10 ( on chain ), sc 3 ( using the back loops of row 22 ), sc 10 on chain,      sc 25 – 48

24. sc around – 48

25. ( sc 11, inc )2x, sc 24 – 50

26. ( sc 12, inc )2x, sc 24 – 52

27 – 28. around – 52 each row

29. inc, sc 26, inc, sc 24 – 54

30. sc around – 54

31. ( sc 14, inc )2x, sc 24 – 56

32 – 33. sc around – 56 each row

34. sc 4, ( sc 3, inc )7x, sc 24 – 63

35. sc around – 63

36. sc 4, ( inc, sc 3 )8x, sc 27 – 71

37 – 46. sc around – 71 each row

47. sc 10, ( sc 8, dec )4x, sc 21 – 67

48. sc 10, ( sc 7, dec )4x, sc 21 – 63

49. sc 10, ( sc 6, dec )4x, sc 21 – 59

50. sc 10, ( sc 5, dec )4x, sc 21 – 55

51. sc around – 55

52. sc 10, ( sc 4, dec )4x, sc 21 – 51

53. sc around – 51

* Make sure your last stitch is in the center of the back * 

 * Begin stuffing now, make sure to stuff well, it’s going to get very hard to stuff soon.

* Pinch the front me back together, insert the hook through the front center, yarn over pull through. This separates leg spaces. Try your best to have the same number of stitches on each side of the join.

 

* Continue crocheting to your left.

* Make sure to continue stuffing as you work up the legs.

54. sc around – 24
55 – 58. sc around – 24 each row

59. ( sc 4, dec )4x- 20

60. sc around – 20

61. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15

62. sc around – 15

63. ( sc, dec )5x – 10

64. Dec 5, fasten off, sew shut, weave in ends

* Slp st into the second leg spot.
* Repeat row #54 – 64.

* If your row number in the second leg doesn’t match, increase or decrease as needed. Make sure to do so within the first two rows otherwise the legs will not look even.

Mouth pieces:

Slp st into corner of right space from row 22. 

 

1. sc around in front loops only – 19

2 – 8. sc around – 19 each row 

9. sc 9, dec, sc 8 – 18

10. ( sc 4, dec )3x – 15

11. sc around – 15

12. ( sc, dec )5x – 10

13. sc around – 10

14. dec 5 – 5

Repeat on other side.

Arms: make two

Ch 2

1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4

2. 2sc in each st around – 8

3. sc around – 8

4. ( sc, inc )4x – 12

5 – 7. sc around – 12 each row

8. ( sc 2, inc )4x – 16

9 – 27. sc around – 16 each row

28. sc 8, ch 1, turn, sc 8

F/O, leave long tail for sewing.

Stuff lightly.

Chest piece:

Ch 16

Starting in 2nd ch from hk, sc across – 15

ch 1, turn, sc across – 15

ch 1, turn, sc across – 15

ch 1, turn, sc across – 15

ch 1, turn, sc across – 15

ch 1, turn, dec, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc, slp st, sc, hdc, dc 2, hdc, dec

F/O, leave tail for sewing on.

Tail:

Ch 2
1. 4sc in 2nd ch from hk – 4

2. inc, sc 3 – 5

3. sc around – 5

4. inc, sc 4 – 6

5 – 6. sc around – 6 each row

F/O, leave tail for sewing

Towel:
Using white
Ch 13

1. Starting in second ch from hk, sc across – 12

2. ch 1, turn, sc across – 12

3 – 4. Repeat row #2 – 12 each row

F/O, weave in ends

Hat:
Ch 2 
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6

2. 2sc in each st around – 12

3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18

4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24

5. sc around in back loops only – 24

6. sc around – 24

7. ( sc 3, inc )6x in front loops only – 30

8. sc around – 30

9. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36

10. sc around – 36

11. ( sc 5, inc )6x – 42

12. sc around – 42

13. ( sc 6, inc )6x – 48

14. ( sc 7, inc )6x – 54

15. ( sc 8, inc )6x – 60

Slp st around entire edge.

F/O, weave in all ends.

Apron:

Ch 10
1. Starting in 2nd ch from hk, sc across – 9

2. ch 1, turn, sc across – 9

3 – 8. Repeat row #2

F/O, weave in ends. Tie a long piece of string to top corners for tying on body. 

Assembly:
* Sew on tail

* Sew on chest piece, sew down tight

* Sew on arms

* Embroider on eyes

* Tie apron around body

* Attach hat with a few stitches

* Sew towel to hand

* Add any additional details you’d like 

P.s. He’s a big guy. I forgot to measure him but he’s the same size as huggable Totoro. Somewhere around 12 inches.

  

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Chihiro ( free pattern )

My favorite Studio Ghibli movie, Spirited Away!! I can watch this movie over and over and still not be bored by it. So here’s the newest in the Studio Ghibli series: Chihiro. Or to be proper, based on her outfit let’s call her Sen!

  
Supplies:

G hook
Skin tone yarn
Any color yarn for clothing
Brown yarn for hair
Small amount of white yarn and a dark red yarn
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Safety eyes or black embroidery floss

Terms:

sc – single crochet

ch – chain

hk – hook

inc – increase

dec – decrease

slp st – slip stitch
F/O – fasten off

Head:

Ch 2
1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around -12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6 – 14. sc around – 30 each row

  • Start stuffing
  • If using safety eyes, attach now

15. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
16. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
17. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
18. dec 6
F/O, sew shut, weave in ends.

Body:

The body will start at the feet and go up.

Feet/legs: ( make two )

Starting in skin tone:
Start with a magic circle
1. 4sc in magic circle – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3 – 5. sc around – 8 each row
6. sc, ch 3, skp next 2 sts, sc 5 – 9
7. dec 5, F/O, sew heel shut. Lightly stuff foot.

  • slp st into ch, sc front loops only around – 7
  • Stuff the leg as you go.

8 – 14. sc around – 7 each row
15. sc 2, inc, sc 2, dec – 7
16 – 17. sc around – 7 each row

  • switch to clothing color

18. 2sc in each st around in front loops only – 14
19. ( sc 2, inc )7x – 21
20 – 21. sc around – 21 each row
22. ( sc 5, dec )3x – 18
23. sc around – 18
24. ( sc 4, dec )3x – 15
25. sc around – 15
F/O, weave in ends.

  • Line up legs side by side and crochet the top together using 2 sts.
  • Slide the hook through the top of both legs, yarn over the hk, pull through both legs, crochet as usual.

 

  • Now we’re going to crochet around both legs to start the body:

  

Body:
1. Crochet around both legs, you should have 27 total, increase or decrease if needed to get that number – 27
2 – 4. sc around – 27 each row

5. sc around in back loops only – 27
6. ( sc 3, inc )9x in front loops only – 36
7. ( sc 4, dec )6x – 30
8. sc around – 30

  • Begin stuffing here

    9. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
    10 – 11. sc around – 24 each row
    12. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
    13 – 14. sc around – 18 each row
    15. ( sc 2, dec )3x – 15

    • Switch to skin tone

    16. ( sc, dec )5x, in back loops only – 10
    17. dec 5 – 5 Sew remaining shut.

    • F/O, leave long tail for sewing.
    • Slp st with clothes color into the front loops of row #16, sc around. ( collar made )
    • Placing the doll on her side, try to slp st into the direct middle of row #5 front loops:

      

    1. sc across the front loops – 13 ( your number may not be the same. You want to cover the front of her legs )
    2. ch 1, turn, sc across – 13
    3 – 8. ch 1, turn, so across – 13 each row
    F/O, weave in all ends.

    Arms: make two

    Starting in skin tone, ch 2
    1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
    2 – 3. sc around – 6 each row
    4. insert hk through next st, yarn over, pull through, two loops on hk
    Yarn over hk, insert through same st, yarn over, pull through, four loops on hk
    Yarn over hk, pull through all four loops.
    Sc 5
    5 – 11. sc around – 6 each row

    • switch to clothing color.
    • Begin stuffing now.

    12. 2sc in each st around in front loops only – 12
    13 – 14. sc around -12 each row
    15. ( sc, dec ) 4x – 8
    16. ( sc, inc )4x – 12
    17 – 19. sc around – 12
    20. ( sc 4, dec )2x – 10
    21. sc around – 10
    22. dec 6, F/O, sew shut.
    Leave long tail for sewing.

    Ears: make two

    Ch 3
    1. Starting in second ch from hk, 2sc in each st
    F/O, leave tail for sewing.

    Belt:
    Ch 30, F/O, sew onto waist

    White sash:

    Ch 85, fasten off.

    Assembly order:

    1. Embroider on eyes if not using safety eyes
    2. Sew on ears
    3. Sew head firmly to body
    4. Sew on arms
    5. Sew belt to waistline
    6. Attach sash
    7. Add hair