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Topic: yes...another Gir ami...NOW WITH PATTERN  (Read 54924 times)
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« on: November 28, 2010 05:30:51 PM »

So I quit crocheting for a while, and just stuck to sewing.  Then I decided to crochet a Gir for my daughter who is OBSESSED with Invader Zim right now.  He was SUPPOSED to be an Xmas present, but she busted me making it.  I am regretting not writing the pattern down, as I think he come out pretty decent!!!!





Thanks for looking!!!

PATTERN!!!!!!!!!!

Materials:

I used Caron Simply Soft in Limelight, Black and White.
Black embroidery floss
Scraps of red and gray felt
6 mm safety eyes, or black beads
Stitch marker

Using an E hook

Head:
Using lime green, make 2...
These will be the front and back panels of the head.

Row 1: ch 14, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and each ch across, ch 1 and turn (13)
Rows 2-9: sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (13)
Row 10: 12 sc across, 3 sc in last sc (15)-1st corner made
continue working around the rectangle.
Side: sc 7, 3 sc in last sc-2nd corner made
Bottom: sc 11, 3 sc in last sc-3rd corner made
Side: sc 7, 3 sc in last sc-4th corner made, sl st in next sc and tie off.

Sides:
Made in one piece, using light green...

Row 1: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 2-10: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 11: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 12-22: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 23: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 24-32: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 33: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 34-44: sc in each sc across and tie off (7)

Assembly:

Now, if you fold up the sides, you'll see it form a pretty sharp box shape, forming corners where you did the sc in back loops only.  Sew the front panel to the side piece, do the same for the back, stuffing firmly as you go.  HEAD COMPLETED!!!!

Body:
Using lime green, work in a spiralstuff the body as you work...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: [*sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc], repeat from * around (18)
Round 4: in back loops only, sc around (18)
Rounds 5 and 6: sc in each sc around (18)
Round 7: [*sc in first 4 sc, dec], repeat from * around (15)
Round 8: sc in each sc around (15)
Round 9:[*sc in first 3 sc, dec], repeat from * around (12)
Round 10: sc in each sc around (12)
Round 11:[*sc in first 2 sc, dec], repeat from * around (9)
Round 12: sc in each sc around (9)
Round 13: [*sc in first sc, dec], repeat from * around, sl st in next sc, and tie off (6)

Use the photo as a guide for zipper shape, placement, and embroidery.

Arms:
Using black, make 2...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Rounds 2-5: sc in each sc around (6), tie off.

I didn't stuff the arms, but you can if you'd like.  Attach pretty close to your ending round.

Legs:
Using black, make 2...

Round 1: sc 3 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (6)
Rounds 3-5: sc in each sc around, and tie off (6)

I didn't stuff the either, but again, you can if you'd like.  Attach under the part of the body where you did the sc in back loops only.

**I may have only done 4 rows for the arms and legsit is hard to see the stitches in the black yarnjust make them as long, or as short as you'd like I guess!!! Cheesy

Eyes:
Using white, make 2 (of courseunless you want a cyclops Gir)...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: [*sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc], repeat from * around (18)
Rounds 4-6: sc in each sc around, and tie off (18).

Sofor his eyes, I didn't put the safety eyes in the center, because looking pic of Gir, you can see that his pupils go out to the side a bit.  Stuff eyes lightly and attach to face, using photo as a guide.

Ears:
Using black, make 2...

Row 1: ch 9, in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in last 2 ch, and tie off (Cool

Use photo as a guide for placement.

Tail:

Using black...
Row 1: ch 5, in 2nd chain from hook, sl st in next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, and tie off (4)

Attach to the rear end area.and you're done!!!

I would love to see pics of completed Gir's!!!!  If you are working on this, and get stuck (due to the fact that I am the WORST pattern writer EVER), send me a PM, and maybe we can work it out together, LOL!!!!
« Last Edit: November 29, 2010 04:27:26 PM by lanikins - Reason: pattern added » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 05:45:33 PM »

ahhhhhhhhhhhh I <3 it!! I love Invader Zim and Gir is just the epitome of cuteness Cheesy. This came out very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 05:50:36 PM »

Oh, he came out awesome! I love Invader Zim, and especially Gir!
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010 06:14:03 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010 06:53:01 PM »

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. I understand you didn't write out the pattern, but I was wondering if you'd be able to explain the technique you used to shape the head? It doesn't look like a typical round amigurumi head, but more blocky, the way Gir's head should look. I've been thinking of trying to make a Gir myself and would appreciate any tips you have!

Again, thanks for sharing. Even if the surprise was exposed, I'm sure your daughter will love the present.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010 07:31:00 PM »

That's awesome! my kids love invader zim too. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010 11:19:28 PM »

AMAAAAZING!!!!!
Is that felt that you used for the zipper?
I would also like to know how you shaped the head; that's one skill that has rather eluded me.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010 04:00:12 AM »

My youngest has been addicted to Invader Zim ever since she was a baby, her older siblings used to watch it all the time. I really need to find a Gir pattern. That would just make her Dec. LOL
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010 08:41:27 AM »

Thanks everyone!!!

I will anaylize and try to do some counting for Gir and see if I can get a pattern written up for those interested.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010 09:28:33 AM »

I love this Gir he is amazing!
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