Basic Amigurumi Human Base (free pattern)

Freebie pattern of the week, and Yarndango project number 4 – the Basic Amigurumi Human Base (also linked to Handmade Monday)

 

This is one of the two I’ve been excited about posting, not because I think it’s particularly awesome (that comes next week!) but because I’m pleased with how it turned out. I spent hours and hours doing trial and error to get this base sorted for the finalised, bits-added-to-it-to-make-a-specific-character project I’ll detail later in the week (it’s being used as a present that won’t get passed on in time and I’m not sure if the recipient reads my blog, so split post it is lol). I’m sure it’ll get used in a few of my projects in the future too, since I’ve already created a second character using it and have plans for a few more!

Anyway, for now, here’s how to make the base. Pattern and lotsa how to photos after the jump.

The Essentials:

Hook: 2mm (to make the size shown which is about 5″-6″ tall. Bigger hook, bigger body).

Wool: DK in chosen skin tone; scrap DK/ embroidery thread in eye colour; black embroidery thread for nose/ mouth.

Terms:

Sc: Single Crochet
INC: Increase (2sc in one stitch)
DEC: Decrease (sc two stitches together)

The Basic Amigurumi Human Base is crocheted in continuous rounds.

Pattern:

Head

Ch2/ magic circle

Round 1: 6sc into 2nd ch from hook/ centre of magic circle [6]

Round 2: INC around [12]

Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]

Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]

Round 5: {3sc, INC} repeat around [30]

Round 6: {4sc, INC} repeat around [36]

Round 7: {5sc, INC} repeat around [42]

Round 8: {6sc, INC} repeat around [48]

Round 9 – 13: Sc around [48]

Round 14: {6sc, DEC} repeat around [42]

Round 15: {5sc, DEC} repeat around [36]

Round 16: {4sc, DEC} repeat around [30]

Round 17: {3sc, DEC} repeat around [24]

Round 18: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

Stuff

Round 19: {1sc, DEC} repeat around [12]

Round 20: DEC around [6]

Finish off and weave in tail.

Body

Ch2/ magic circle

Round 1: 6sc into 2nd ch from hook/ centre of magic circle [6]

Round 2: INC around [12]

Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]

Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]

Round 5: {3sc, INC} repeat around [30]

Round 6: {4sc, INC} repeat around [36]

Round 7 – 10: Sc around [36]

Round 11: {4sc, DEC} repeat around [30]

Round 12: {3sc, DEC} repeat around [24]

Round 13: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

Stuff

Round 14: {1sc, DEC} repeat around [12]

Round 15: DEC around [6]

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to head.

Body: slightly smaller and more ball shaped than the head

Arms (x2)

Ch2/ magic circle

Round 1: 4sc in 2nd chain from hook/ centre of magic ring [4]

Round 2: INC around [8]

Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [12]

Round 4 – 6: Sc around [12]

Round 7: DEC around [6]

Stuff hand

Round 8 – 12: Sc around [6]

Finish off and sew closed leaving long tail for sewing (no need to stuff the arm – it’ll keep its own shape). Sew in place where head and body meet.

I’m aware what this looks like…

Legs (x2)

Ch7

Round 1: 6sc starting in second ch from hook. Turn round and 6sc down the other side of the ch. [12]

(This will create a long oval round of 12sc)

Round 2: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]

Round 3: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]

Round 4 – 5: Sc around [24]

Round 6: DEC x4, Sc x8, DEC x4 [16]

Round 7: DEC x3, Sc x4, DEC x3 [10]

Round 8: {1sc, DEC} repeat x3, 1sc [7]

Stuff foot

Round 9 – 11: Sc around [7]

Finish off and sew closed leaving long tail for sewing (no need to stuff the leg– it’ll keep its own shape). Sew to body in a sat down position.

I don’t actually know if it’ll work or not sewing the legs as if the character is standing up, but feel free to give it a shot.

So far this is a male base. Watch this space for the female edit. I have to work out how to crochet mini boobies…

Once you’ve got your body assembled, embroider on your face. I used DK wool for the eyes, but use your favourite method – felt, safety eyes, whatever. Make it your own.

Et voila!

Cheeky chappy in full!

I hope this wasn’t too boring a pattern and that people can see the potential – if you can’t check back mid-week and I’ll be posting photos of both of the added to amigurumi I’ve made so you can see it in action properly. As always I would LOVE to see anything anyone makes using this as a base – it could theoretically be made into any humanoid character. Real, fictional or imaginary. Email me photos at amiguruthi[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk. You’re welcome to post online/sell any creations as your own too, just give me co-design credit and don’t repost this pattern anywhere (feel free to post patterns for the additions you make but link back here for the base pattern).

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20 thoughts on “Basic Amigurumi Human Base (free pattern)

  1. Not boring at all! Using this as a base, you can definitely create all kinds of characters, so it was worth all the trouble you went to. I had to laugh at your caption on the photo that you were aware of what it looked like and also that you have to practice crocheting mini boobies. But it would be cute to see the female version of this base. :) Nice job on the embroidered face – I love his expression and am looking forward to seeing what’s up your sleeve for next week! I will be linking to this post on Wednesday when I hope to put mine up. I still only have a head done – lots of little details though. I’m actually looking forward to working on my body for this project because that will be the easy part.

    • Thank you :) Things you think you’ll never have to say as a crocheter – boobies and allusions to what your creations look like but aren’t lol.
      Can’t wait to see what you’re making for your next post, it’s been great having the anticipation of new stuff while doing this challenge.

    • Thank you!
      I was amazed how easy it actually is to crochet once you get going. I watched a lot of YouTube tutorials to get into it – next years challenge will be knitting lol.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I stupidly spent hours knitting some silly little creatures for my boys and now know that I should have crocheted. This will be very welcome should the problem present itself again. Thank you.

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