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Topic: Na na na na na na na na... Katamari Damacy! Katamari Prince - with pattern  (Read 5258 times)
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« on: February 07, 2010 07:54:37 PM »

This pattern has been a long time ambition of mine because I have a lot of clump spirit, and in keeping with my love of cute little weirdos bringing chaos and generally wrecking up the place, I love me some Katamari Damacy. This is a Nerdigurumi original pattern, made in my usual array of worsted weight cotton yarn.  The head and body were done with a 3.75 mm hook and the legs and arms with a 3.5 mm hook while the antenna and red ball were done with half strands of WW yarn and a 2.5 mm hook.

SC = Single Crochet
INVDEC = Invisible Decrease
INC = Increase (2 SC in one stitch)

My Yarn Colors (you can use whatever you want though, obviously!)

Dark Green - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Forest Green
Medium Green - Lily Sugar & Cream in Emerald
Lightest Green - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Hot Green
Light Green - Elmore Pigsah Peaches & Creme in Apple Green
Purple - Lily Sugar & Cream in Grape
Yellow - Elmore Pigsah Peaches & Creme in Gold
Red - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Seasonal Christmas Red

Start in a dark green
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
1. 6 SC (6)
2. INC x 6 (12)
3. INC then switch to your Medium Green, SC then INC X 5; SC (18)
4. 2 SC then INC; repeat around (24)
5. 4 SC then switch to Lightest Green then SC x 20 (24)
6. SC around (24)
7. SC then switch to Light Green and move your stitch marker to this new spot. Next row starts from here.
8 - 22. SC around for rows 8 through 22 (24) (stuff)
24. Switch to Lightest Green SC around (24)
25. SC around (24)
26. SC then switch to Medium Green and SC x 23 (24)
27. SC 2 then DEC; repeat around (18)
28. SC then switch to Dark Green; DEC then SC; repeat (DEC then SC) 6 times (12) (stuff)
29. DEC 6 times; you may need more or fewer DEC depending on how tight your work is, finish off and weave tail in to work.

Start with Purple (works from butt up to an open ended neck)
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
1. SC 6 (6)
2. INC in each (12)
3. SC then INC; repeat around (18)
4. 2 SC then INC; repeat around (24)
5. 3 SC then INC; repeat around (30)
6. Switch to Light Green (same as the main color on the head) SC around (30)
7. 8 SC then DEC; repeat around (27)
8. SC around (27)
9. 7 SC then DEC; repeat around (24)
10 SC around (24) (stuff)
11. 6 SC then DEC; repeat around (21)
12 - 14. SC around (21)
15. 5 SC then DEC; repeat around (18) (stuff)
16. SC around (18) finish off but keep a long tail for sewing the neck to the head.

To get the look of the frock, insert your hook into the fabric, right where the Light Green starts just above the purple butt. Slip your hook down under one stitch lengthwise (horizontally) and pop it out on the other side of the same stitch, now slip stitch. Repeat all the way around with the Light Green yarn. It should be around 24 slip stitches to get around it, like a belt of slip stitches. Keep the Light Green yarn going for the first row of single crochets.  If this makes no sense, let me know... I use this from time to time to do details and have had a hard time "explaining" it.  I've been thinking of making a video of it for my youtubes perhaps.

1. SC in each slipstitch (24)
2. Switch to Dark Green; SC then INC; repeat around.
Finish off and weave in tail.

Arm (make 2)
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
Light Green yarn, same as the body and the main green on the head.
1. SC 6 (6)
2 - 14. SC 6 (6)
Finish off and keep a long tail for stitch to body

Leg (make 2)
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
Purple Yarn, same as butt.
1. SC 6 (6)
2 - 14. SC 6 (6)
Finish off and keep a long tail for stitch to body

For this to look right you have to use either a thin crochet cotton or split a strand of worsted weight yarn into two, and use a much smaller hook too. It can't be a big sausagey wang shaped thing and look right so you have to use something at least half the thickness of the yarn you are using for the body.
Gold (half strand) yarn
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
1. SC 5 (5)
2. SC 5 (5)
3. SC then INC; repeat (7)
4. SC 7 (7)
5. Slip Stitch in each SC (7)
Finish off but keep a long tail for sewing

Antenna Ball
This also need a thin weight of yarn or crochet thread. Same deal as the antenna above.
Red (half strand) yarn
CH2 or Magic Ring or however you like to start
1. SC 5 (5)
2. INC x 5 (10)
3. SC around (10)
4. DEC x 5 (5)
Finish off and tidy up the ball by sewing in stitches where it's loose if needed. Keep a long tail for sewing.

I put copper electrical wire through his arms and legs so he is posable. I'll be adding the pattern for the Katamari as soon as I get done with a few other little (or massive as it were) things.  If anything is unclear, confusing, insane, let me know pls!

This and other patterns are available at my blog http://nerdigurumi.com/2010/01/katamari-damacy-katamari-prince.html too

« Last Edit: June 09, 2012 05:25:05 AM by fantasticmio - Reason: changed blog link to specific post link » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010 08:44:25 PM »

I want to roll you up into my life!! This is so cute, I want one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010 08:45:42 PM »

I loooooove Katamari Damacy! in fact I just finished Katamari Forever last night... hehe Smiley

I forsee a crocheted Prince in my future!

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 12:09:11 AM »

I love this, and thank you so much for including a pattern! My sister gave me a little crocheted prince a few years ago and I've always wanted to make my own to match and now I can.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010 07:16:01 AM »

Thanks for posting this pattern!  It's definitely going on my to-do list!

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010 08:44:36 AM »

thank you so much for the pattern I am voting this rocks, cos the prince of all cosmos is the cutest prince ever!!!! you did a great job!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010 11:08:29 AM »

 Cheesy Oh the Prince is SO cute!  THANKS!

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