Wednesday, 17 December 2014

merry christmas kupo! moogle ornament free crochet pattern

merry christmas kupo!

I mentioned in my previous post that I had an idea for a Final Fantasy Christmas decoration floating around in my head and here it is - a moogle Christmas tree decoration! And I've written a free pattern to go with it should you wish to make one yourself. Truth be told the inspiration for this decoration came from a blog post from The Pryeflies blog. Jessica shared some amazing geek-themed Christmas items and as soon as I saw the moogle bauble I wanted one! Of course I wouldn't want to take away any sales from the person who originally painted a bauble to look like a moogle, so if you can't crochet and would like one yourself why not buy one from here.

PATTERN
YOU WILL NEED
4mm crochet hook
Aran weight yarn in cream or off-white and red 
Small amount of black yarn
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing
Craft wire
Red pom poms
Sewing needle and thread (cream and red)
Optional - hot glue gun
Optional - pink felt tip pen

BAUBLE

with cream yarn
Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next* round (12)
Round 3 - *2sc in next, sc in following* round (18)
Round 4 - *2sc in next, sc in following 2* round (24)
Round 5 - *2sc in next, sc in following 3* round (30)
Round 6 - *2sc in next, sc in following 4* round (36)
Rounds 7-13 - sc round (36)
Round 14 - *sc2tog, sc in following 4* round (30)
Round 15 - *sc2tog, sc in following 3* round (24)
Round 16 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)
Round 17 - *sc2tog, sc in following* (12)
stuff shape firmly here, shaping into a ball
Round 18 - *sc2tog* round (6)
close opening, fasten off and weave in end

EARS (make 2)

with cream yarn
Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - sc round (6)
Round 3 - *sc2tog* round (3)
Round 4 - sc3tog (1)
fasten off and weave in end

NOSE

with red yarn
Round 1 - sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2 - *2sc in next*round (12)
Rounds 3-4 - sc round (12)
Round 5 - *sc2tog* round (6)
stuff shape lightly, shaping into a little 'sausage' shape as you go (use the picture as a guide)
fasten off, sew the hole shut and also sew a stitch from the bottom of the nose through to the top (holding nose horizontally) in order to hold its sausage shape!

HANGING LOOP

with cream yarn, chain 24 and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

kupopopo kupo!
TO FINISH

using the pictures as guides
- Sew nose in the centre of the bauble
- Sew the ears to the top of the moogle's head, using the nose to help position them (they are quite high up and reasonably close together)
- Using the black yarn back stitch two little eyes just above the nose
- Using either the needle and thread or the hot glue gun, attach the pom pom to one end of the craft wire, then attach the other end of the wire to the top of the moogle's head, slightly set back between the two ears
- In front of the wire sew the chain to create a hanging loop
-Optional - using the pink felt tip pen, lightly colour in some cheeks to either side of the nose, rubbing the colour in lightly with your finger tip

You can also find this pattern on Ravelry

And there you have it! My moogle is currently sitting proudly next to the tardis Christmas tree decoration I made last month! The moogle will work up quite quickly and can be made using bits you already have lying around in your craft supplies - an ideal last minute gift for the Final Fantasy fan in your life. It also is just 'not Christmassy' enough that it can decorate any fan's room all year round!

If you want to add a little more sparkle why not invest in some tinsley pom poms to replace the plain red one, or even sew a mini-Christmas hat in between his ears?

This pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell items made from this pattern. Please do not republish this pattern as your own/without permission. Due to small parts items created from this pattern are NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN


4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh... This is amazing!!!! It's so cute! I love it! Great job :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. thank you :D I had a feeling you might like this one ;) jenny xx

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  2. That's adorable! When will I learn to crochet already so I can finally make stuff like this!?

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    1. thank you :D oh oh oh get learning! i seriously taught myself with youtube, so it's possible just takes a little time. I would be happy to give any help I can if you have questions too - jenny xx

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