Sunday, 8 March 2015

amigurumi moogle - free crochet pattern

With this free crochet pattern you can make your very own amigurumi moogle, based on the ongoing characters featured in the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series of games. The moogle is so cute though you could probably get away making him for a friend who doesn't even play the games! And, as B's grandma pointed out to me, he has a red nose, perfect timing for Red Nose Day next week! 

Perfect for a beginner, intermediate, or experienced crocheter, the moogle is worked in the round (apart from the wings which are worked on rows) with Aran yarn, and made in several large pieces that are sewn together. All terms are written using US crochet terms (e.g. a 'sc'/singe crochet is a UK 'dc'/double crochet)


YOU WILL NEED
4mm crochet hook
Aran weight yarn in cream or off white, red, and purple
Small amount of black yarn - weight doesn't matter
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing
Craft wire about 4x the length you think you will need (to hold up pom pom on moogle's head)
Needle and embroidery thread in red and cream.

Note this pattern is written using US crochet terms

HEAD
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.


BODY
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)
Round 7 - sc round (36)
Round 8 - *sc2tog, sc in following 4* round (30)
Rounds 9-11 - sc round (30)

Round 12 - *sc2tog, sc in following 3* round (24)
Rounds 13-14 - sc round (24)
Round 15 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)

Round 16 - sc round (18)
Round 17 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)


Fasten off, leaving the top of the body open and a long tail to attach the body to the head.
Stuff firmly! 



LEGS (make 2)
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 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)
Rounds 6-9 - sc round (18)
Round 10 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)
Rounds 11-12 - sc round (12)
Stuff firmly.
Round 13 - *sc2tog* round (6)
Fasten off and sew hole closed, leaving a long tail to sew leg to body. 


ARMS (make 2)
with cream yarn

Round 1 - sc5 in magic circle (5)
Round 2 - sc round (5)
Round 3 - sc round (5)
Round 4 - *2sc in next* round (10)
Rounds 5-7 - sc round (10)

Round 8 - *sc2tog* round (5)
Stuff lightly - the moogle's arms should be quite flat.
Round 9 - sc round (5)


Fasten off and sew hole closed, leaving a long tail to sew arm to body. 

WINGS (make 2)
with purple yarn

Row 1 - chain 10 (10)
Row 2 - ch1, turn, hdc across 3, 3hdc in next, hdc across remaining 6 (12)

Row 3 - ch1, turn, hdc across 7, 2hdc in next, hdc across remaining 4 (13)
Row 4 - ch1, turn, hdc across 5, 2hdc in next, hdc across remaining 7 (14)


Fasten off and leave a tail.
Weave in any loose ends and sew one wing on top of the other at a 90 degree angle to make into one long piece. 


sew one wing on top of another to make a single long piece as above
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
s. 


Sew into position on to the head

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 lightly, shaping into a little 'sausage' as you go.
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


Sew into position on to the head


POM-POM
with red 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)
Rounds 5-7 - sc round (24)
Round 8 - *sc2tog, sc in following 2* round (18)
Round 9 - *sc2tog, sc in following* round (12)

Stuff lightly - you don't want the pom-pom too heavy as it will be held up by wire.
Round 10 - *sc2tog* round (6)

Fasten off and sew closed. Weave in end. 



all finished pieces laid out
TO FINISH
Using the pictures in the post as a guide;

- Sew the body to the head. You should have already sewn the ears and nose onto the head.
- Sew the legs to the bottom of the body so that the moogle will be in a sitting position - this way it should be able to sit up without leaning on anything. 

- Sew the arms just below the head on either side of the body. 
- Sew the wings to the back of the body, centrally in comparison to the arms and the head. 
- Using the black yarn and back stitch, embroider the eyes for the moogle onto the face, using the pictures as a guide.
- Fold your craft wire in half, and half again, to make it a little more sturdy. Using the matching thread and needle, securely sew the craft wire to the bottom of the pom-pom, and then sew the other end of the wire securely to the top of the moogle's head. 


And there you have it - your moogle is finished!! I hope you love him as much as I do - if you make him please do share pictures in the comments below, over on the Ravelry page, or on Instagram!

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.

3 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, he is SO cute!! thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  2. Thank you! Still very much a beginner with amigurumi, but your pattern was super easy to follow, and I was finally able to actually finish an ami project!

    Finished project below! Also posted on my tumblr:
    http://infinitemelodyoverthepond.tumblr.com

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  3. oh I am so so happy you made him, he looks splendid!! I'm really touched thank you so much for your kind words, if you like Pokemon I am going to share another (hopefully just as easy) pattern soon :) watch this space! jennyxx

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