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Topic: Mother 3 / Earthbound 2 amigurumi... now with free Basic Doll pattern!  (Read 37415 times)
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« on: January 19, 2009 01:20:17 PM »

The main party members from left to right are: Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney.

Do any of you know what Mother 3 is? It is the Gameboy Advance sequel to the most awesome game, Earthbound / Mother 2. Due to various reasons, it was never released in the US...

...but that did not stop the fans. Go to http://starmen.net and you can download a translation patch to play the entire game in English!

(This is taken from starmen.net 'cause I'm too lazy to take a screencapture...)

Mother 3 is seriously one of the best games ever made (in my opinion, anyhoo), so of course I had to make these.

Duster and Kumatora have the most lovely wonderful curvy and spiked hair. Kumatora's in particular wins my "Most Difficult" and "Most Fun thing crocheted EVER" awards.  Cheesy

Boney makes a cute dog amigurumi, but he's not very accurate to the sprite... oh well, that's what he gets for eating my items instead of giving them to other people!  Angry

All of these were made from the same basic pattern... which I still need to type up so I can share it here!

Don't eat the mushrooms...  Grin


Basic Doll Pattern

   This is a lovely pattern which can make any sort of human amigurumi with shoes. You should end up with about a 10 inch tall doll, depending on your gauge. I've included tips on how to customize your doll, mostly what I did to make the Mother 3 ones in particular.

   Worsted weight yarn
   F, G or H crochet hook

Gauge: Not important. I used a size H hook, but I crochet super-tight, so Id suggest something smaller.

   Ch 5
1)   sc 3, sc 3 in last st. On other side of starting ch, repeat (sc 3 across, sc 3 in last) (12 sts total)
2)   (sc 3, sc 2 in last three sts) twice (18)
3)   In BLO, sc 5, sc dec over next three sts (the toe), sc rest of the way around but sc dec (over 2) once in the other end of the oval (the heel) (15)
4)   sc 4, sc dec over the centermost three sts of the toe, sc rest of the way around (13)
5)   sc 3, sc dec over the centermost three sts of toe, sc down the other side of the shoe, sc dec (over two) in the center of the heel, and sc the last one or two sts (10)
6 9, 10, or 11) sc around four, five, or six times around depending on how tall you want your doll to be
   -end off, leaving long tail to sew leg to body

Notes for legs:
   You can make all sorts of shoes with this pattern! Lucas (the little blonde haired boy with sneakers) is a good example of this. His shoes use yellow for the sole (the first two round) and is carried up to the toe on round three the decrease over three and the single crochet before and after it are done in yellow. Round 5 is where the shoes end, so there is a round of slip stitch in yellow, and then round 6 is done with white to make socks. (I also gave the socks a folded-down look by slip stitching around once more with white in the front loops of round 6.)
   For pants that come down further over the shoes like Duster (the man with the blue shirt and red pants), I switched colors on round 5, a round before the shoe ends. Kumatora (the woman with the pink hair) is the opposite, and I did not switch colors until round 7 to give her boots.
   Duster is tall, and has 11 rounds on his legs (and his left leg is a little gimpy!). Lucas has 10, which is a good middle height. Kumatora has 9, because the woman body is one round bigger than the male body. Boney (the dog) uses this same pattern for his legs, too! Round 3 is done through BOTH loops, not BLO, and his legs have 8 rounds total.
   IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use invisible decreases here, they look bad. Just normal ones are fine.

   Make a magic ring
1)   sc 6 in ring and pull shut
2)   sc 2 in each st around (12)
3)   I hate rounds like this, they look terrible and confusing when written (sc 2 in next st, and then sc in next 2 sts) around (so basically increase 4 sts evenly) (16)
4)   Sc dec, sc 2 around (dec 4 evenly) (12)
5)   Sc dec, sc around (dec 4 evenly) (Cool
6-11) sc around
   -end off, leaving a long tail to sew arm to body.

OR! For more rounded, ball-type hands, make the following changes:
4) sc around (16)
5) sc dec in each st around (Cool

Notes on arms:
   This doll is tiny, so holes will show! When I say make a magic ring, that means make a magic ring. Other methods of starting a round always give me holes.
   Arms can be made longer or shorter depending on what you want, and cuffs for sleeves (long or short) can be accomplished with a round of sl st of your new color in FLO and then sc around in BLO.
   My favorite trick for nice color changes is this: slip st around with your new color in FLO, and then sc around in the back loops of the slip stitches you just made, NOT the back loops of the previous round.

Male Body:
   Make a magic ring
1)   sc 8 in ring (Cool
2)   sc 2 in each st around (16)
3)   (sc 2 in next st, sc 3) around (inc 4 evenly) (20)
4-5) sc around (twice)
6-11) sc dec twice randomly and sc the rest of the way around (18) (16) (14) (12) (10) (Cool
   -end off

Female Body:
   -Repeat rounds 1 through 8 of the male body (youll have 14 sts left)
9) sc dec, sc 3, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) all in next st, sc 2, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) all in next st, sc 3, sc dec in last two (20)
10)  sc 3, sc dec over 2, sc dec over 3, sc dec over 2, sc dec over 2, sc dec over 3, sc dec over 2, sc 3 (12)
11) sc dec over the 3 centermost sts of the chest, and sc the rest of the way around (10)
12) sc dec twice randomly, sc rest of the way around (Cool

Notes on body:
   The female body is the same as the male, but has boobs. ^_^ This makes it a round taller, and that round is full of hdc and dc which will make it even taller. You could omit round 5 to fix this, I guess. Also DO NOT USE invisible decreases on round 10! They look bad! (Anywhere else is fair game, though.)
   Amusing note: if you make rounds 1-5 and 9-10 of the female body a different color than the skin, it looks like underwear and a bra. ^__^ I gave Kumatora underwear because she has a dress, but I hadnt cut the white yarn yet when I got to round 9 and I figured I might go all the way with the underwear. Kumatora 64 (the Nintendo 64 version with purple hair and black clothes) uses this idea to make a halter top. (Shes also uh got a thong, because it seemed to fit the trashy outfit. Hah!)
   Color changes from pants to shirt should be at round 6. You can adjust how high your waistband is by making this color change sooner or later. Duster has an extra half of a round of sc to give him an uneven waistband (like his sprite does when standingI assume hes favoring his bad leg?) AND a round of sl st in brown (with one yellow sl st in the center) to make a belt and buckle. This can be done in the front loops of round 6 or can be done by surface chaining, if you know what that is. (The white zig-zag on his shirt is also done by surface chaining.)
   Kumatoras dress is just like her body. I started with a ring of 30, maybe? And decreased randomly for eight rows, and then repeated rounds 9-12 of the female body. Her hood is uh ( magic ring, sc 8 in ring, 16, 24, sc around, 32, sc around twice), and its attached to the back of the dress and theres a round of light blue sc around neck of dress and hood. I also added a round of sl st in light blue at the bottom hem of the dress.

   Make a magic ring
1)   sc 8 in ring and pull shut
2)   sc 2 in each st around (16)
3)   (sc 2 in next st, and then sc in next 2 sts) around (so basically increase 4 sts evenly) (24)
4)   (sc 2 in next, sc 3) around (32)
5)   (sc 2 in next, sc 7) around (36)
6-10) sc around (five times total)
11) sc dec 4 times randomly (32)
12) sc dec eight times (24)
13) sc dec eight times (16)
14) sc dec around (Cool
   -end off, leaving tail for sewing head to body

Notes for head:
   This pattern will give you a nice, round head. To make it even rounder, add another row of sc in the middle.
   Some heads, however, are not round. Duster has a more elongated triangle shape. To do this, start with the same number of increases, sc around twice instead of five times, and then start a gradual decrease of 4's instead of 8. You should end up with 16 sts at the end of round 15, so that round 14 is the same (sc dec around).
   Hair can be done any which way. I like to crochet a separate hair piece that sews onto the head, but fringe hair is another option. There are some neat tutorials for this around on the internet.
   Make sure you have all the pieces of the head done (ears, eyes, hair, etc) before you sew the head onto the body. It just makes life easier.

   Make a magic ring
1)   sc 4 in ring and pull shut
   -end off, leaving tail to sew ear to head

   Alright people. The Mother 3 Team members have some hardcore hair with Lucas being the only one I have written down entirely. SO. These patterns are guides, but not real patterns. Theyre not perfect, and there might be mistakes. Im also not going to fully write out my shorthand hieroglyphics, so heres how to read it:

   Make ring, sc 8, 16, 24, 32, 36, sc around 5 times, 32, 24, 16, 8

   Does that look familiar? Its the pattern for the head! So it means make a ring, sc 8 in that ring, increase to get a total of 16, increase to get a total of 24. Etc! You can assume everything is single crochet unless I say otherwise.
   You can also assume that if the notes dont specify what to do with the rest of the round, you should just sc to the end.

So! Lucas hair:
   Make ring
   (hdc 2 in next, hdc) 3 times in FLO, (sc 3, sc 2 in next st, sc 2) three times (in both loops)
   hdc 2, hdc 3 in next two sts, hdc 5, sc the rest of the way but add two sts randomly (inc twice)
   hdc 3, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) all in next st, hdc 9, sc rest of the way but add two sts randomly
   sc 3, dec over 2, dec over 3, dec over 2, sc rest of the way but dec twice randomly
   sc, dec over 2, dec over 3, dec over 2, sc rest of the way
   sc, dec over 3, sc rest

Kumatoras hair is still being typed and Duster has nothing written down for his, but I can give basic guidelines AND! Boneys body and head will be typed up sometime soon, too.

Oh, and uh, here's that Kumatora 64 I mentioned:

...this formatted terrible. If you want the Word file of this, PM me.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2009 11:11:54 AM by BunnieBard » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 01:34:53 PM »

This looks really awesome.
And I like the happy colours!

I can imagine that you spent your entire time grinning, while making this.


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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 01:44:52 PM »

I've only ever played the original Earthbound, but I've heard that the sequel was great too, never got around to playing it. Your amigurumi are adorable, and Kumatora's hair is just about the greatest thing ever, It would look great on any female amigurumi. You did an awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 02:27:56 PM »

You really really made my day! Cant wait to get the pattern, not least because your patterns are very easy to follow! Youre the best example of computer-gamers and handcrafters need not to be contrary.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009 03:18:11 PM »

Never heard of the game but those ami's are adorable.  Great workpersonship!

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009 01:34:52 PM »

I'm pretty familiar with the game, a friend of mine is crazy about it. Kudos on creating these cuties, they're really cool!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009 08:38:31 AM »

These are ADORABLE. I really hope that you post the pattern, this would be a perfect valentine's day gift for my boyfriend. I need something to boost me up a level, girlfriend wise. tee hee.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009 09:15:01 PM »

I can imagine that you spent your entire time grinning, while making this.

...OH MY YES. I'd work on one section, finish, hold it at arms length... and would start giggling like mad.  Grin

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! <3 I typed up the pattern for you!  Smiley


« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009 01:39:37 AM »

They are cute ! Nice colours !
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009 08:21:53 AM »


I...I didn't even KNOW there was a sequel!  It always hurt me so badly that there wasn't more Earthbound to be had!  That's one of my favorite games EVER, and to learn that there's yet ANOTHER one out there to be played?Huh

Thank you for the link, and your crocheted characters are AMAZING!!!  I'm so happy!

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