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Topic: Basic Humanoid Amigurumi Pattern  (Read 18627 times)
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Salo
« on: July 09, 2009 10:58:35 PM »

When I first started to make amigurumi dolls, I had a very difficult time finding exactly what I was looking for, a basic pattern of the person/human/humanoid shape that I could freestyle details on. After I got the hang of amigurumi, I decided to make my own basic person pattern to work from. It has been very successful for me, and I have used it many times. So, I am finally confident enough to share my pattern with all of you. I normally use a 3.5mm or 4mm hook, but it should work with any small size.

Basic Person Pattern

Head & Body

Head & Neck
Ch 2 (or use magic ring)
Rnd 1 – In 2nd ch, 6sc
Rnd 2 – 2sc in each sc
Rnd 3 & 4 – 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 5-8 – sc around
Rnd 9-10 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat
Rnd 11 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 12&13 – sc around

Body (continue without finishing off)
Rnd 14 – 2sc in each sc
Rnd 15 – 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 16-30 – sc around
Rnd 31 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat
Rnd 32&33 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next sc, repeat
Finish off. Leave length.

Arms
(make 2)

Ch 2 (or use magic ring)
Rnd 1 – In 2nd ch, 6sc
Rnd 2 – 2sc in each sc
Rnd 3 – 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 4-5 – sc around
Rnd 6 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 7-21 – sc around
Finish off. Leave length.

Legs
(make 2)

Ch 2 (or use magic ring)
Rnd 1 – In 2nd ch, 6sc
Rnd 2 – 2sc in each sc
Rnd 3 – 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 4 – 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2sc, repeat
Rnd 5-7 – sc around
Rnd 8 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat
Rnd 9 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 10-26 – sc around
Finish off. Leave length.

[Note: the above is for the skinnier leg I used for Nightcrawler. I like it better and am going to use it from now on. For a fatter leg, use the changes below]

Rnd 8 – sc next 2sc tog, sc in next sc, repeat
Rnd 9-26 – sc around
Finish off. Leave length.

Then, you just sew it all together with a yarn needle. You can change your yarn colors however you want and add whatever extras you'd like onto your completed doll. Personally, I like to use embroidery floss for hair and beads for eyes.

Here's some of the completed amis I've made using this basic pattern.



I hope that this helps someone out there. I'd love to see any finished products made using this pattern. Happy crafting!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 11:17:33 PM »

thats awesome, thankyou!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 11:18:24 PM »

Those are cool! Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009 01:54:13 AM »

Do you have a pattern for Harry Potter's robe?
I love the dolls you have made I wish I could get that Harry Potter doll!
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009 08:09:27 AM »

Thank you so much for this! I'm just starting out with Amigurumi and figuring out how to adapt patterns to make other things. Your pattern will be a big help. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009 02:19:17 PM »

YES!! Thank you! I've been needing this. Human bodies are the one thing i'm terrible at making, so I avoid them. This will come in handy. First up: something for my boyfriend, who i'll be seeing next friday.YAY!


and of course these guys can be made bigger by using a larger hook, orby doubling/tripling/quadrupling the amount of stitches at the end of each row. Smiley

awesome.

How did you make the boots and the arms n the blue one?
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009 04:06:55 AM »

Thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

It is very generous of you. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009 06:10:36 AM »

Thanks for sharing!

Your Harry Potter is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009 09:27:13 AM »

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I just bookmarked it for future use Smiley

Love your Naruto and Saska dolls!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009 09:40:20 AM »

Do you have a pattern for Harry Potter's robe?
I love the dolls you have made I wish I could get that Harry Potter doll!

I don't have a pattern for him. He was one of my first amis. I do remember approximately what I did though. I chained until I liked the length it was around his neck for the top of the robe. Then I added 2sc to the second and second to last sc of every other row until it was long enough. Near the end, I may have added it to every third row. I can't really remember. For the burgundy lining, I just sc all the way around. I recommend making the body and legs first, then continually wrapping the robe around every so often to make sure you are getting the right size and shape. If it starts to get too wide, just add an extra row of sc between increasing rows.

For the sleeves of the robe, I did the same exact thing, then whip stitched the sides together to give it a wide pointed sleeve at the end.

I sewed the arms into the sleeves, then sewed the sleeves directly onto the robe. For a little added touch, I did a few rows of sc in white and sewed it to his wrist to make it look like there was a cuffed shirt underneath.


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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009 10:02:03 AM »

How did you make the boots and the arms n the blue one?

I am going to write a complete pattern for Nightcrawler soon. Basically, the last row of sc before I started increasing to make the boots/gloves flair out, I did a row of sc that was FLO. After I finished the boots, I went back to the FLO row with the leg/arm color and did a row of BLO. Then I just continued the pattern.

BONUS!

Making Nightcrawler, I stumbled upon the easiest best pointed ears ever. Check out this simple awesomeness:

Ch 4
In 2nd ch, sl st
In 3rd ch, sc
In 4th ch, hdc
Tie the ends together and Voila!



This pointy ear is definitely going to go on a Spock and a Link in the future.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009 10:28:04 AM »

Oh, this is a great resource! Thanks so much for posting it!
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2009 04:11:12 AM »

How did you make the boots and the arms n the blue one?

I am going to write a complete pattern for Nightcrawler soon. Basically, the last row of sc before I started increasing to make the boots/gloves flair out, I did a row of sc that was FLO. After I finished the boots, I went back to the FLO row with the leg/arm color and did a row of BLO. Then I just continued the pattern.

BONUS!

Making Nightcrawler, I stumbled upon the easiest best pointed ears ever. Check out this simple awesomeness:

Ch 4
In 2nd ch, sl st
In 3rd ch, sc
In 4th ch, hdc
Tie the ends together and Voila!


This pointy ear is definitely going to go on a Spock and a Link in the future.

Ahhh! This is awesome! The pattern in general is really easy. I made up a head and most of the body, then decided I wanted it larger, and started over with a bigger hook, and got all that and an arm done in just a couple of hours. I'm making my boyfriend a pair of them.(The amis) One has to have some nice boots. Smiley

So, just making sure I understand right, you make the full leg, then go back in the right color and do this, correct?

And those ears really are super awesome. *steals them away into the night*
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009 04:30:52 AM »

Thank you so much for your response I'm going to try it for a ami that im working on
again thank you!
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009 09:49:14 AM »

So, just making sure I understand right, you make the full leg, then go back in the right color and do this, correct?

And those ears really are super awesome. *steals them away into the night*

No, no! You make the boots first. Now that I'm home, I can consult my notebook for exactly what I did.

For the legs, I started with the boot color and followed the pattern with the following changes:

Rnd 14: FLO sc around
Rnd 15: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat
Rnd 16: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat
Rnd 17: sc around (I did this in an accent color)
Finish off. The boot is done.

Then you go back to Rnd 14 with the leg color and put it in BLO. Then just continue with the pattern for Rnd 15, etc. as usual.

I had a little difficulty finding exactly where I should connect my yarn for the BLO row, so when I start my FLO row, I use 2 stitch markers, one in the FL to count my rounds as usual and one in the BL to show where to connect the yarn when I go back to it.
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2009 04:54:55 PM »

Thank you so much for all the patterns! I am going to try and make a HP dolls! I think that one was my fav!!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010 05:28:48 PM »

OMG thank you so much for posting this!

And btw, I love the Nightcrawler ami. So cute!
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2010 03:01:42 AM »

I have a question: I first made one of these over a year ago, the stomach turned out pretty big, and I thought it was because of the hook size I used. I'm using an F hook on my current one, and row fifteen where you do two sc then 1 sc then two sc in the stitch, seems a bit much. are you sure that number is right? I did up to row nineteen of the straight Sc's and it was looking humongous.

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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010 01:29:07 AM »

THANK YOU!! I'm terrible at shaping and proportions.. I generally stick to tubes when I design amigurumi. Hopefully I can finally attempt some of the ones I scrapped.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2013 11:04:23 AM »

Fantastic !
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013 09:40:55 AM »

this might come in very  handy Smiley
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