Amigurumi Pattern: The little kawaii

Our kawaii keychains have grown !!!

Last year we made some small kawaii keychains because we wanted to have a simple and practical amigurumi option to carry it with one always. Time has passed and our little kawaii have grown. Fortunately, in Spring of this year Kuma arrived and, with her, we have enjoyed the family of Kuma bears, made up of our adorable mother bear and her 3 little suns.
We are already in Autumn and the rest of the group has decided to visit us; Neko, Buta and Nezumi have become beautiful with time and have brought two new friends to complete this beautiful circle of friendship.
Inu and Usagui are the new members of this precious group ♥ ♥

You will wonder why we chose their names … Well, their names are the meaning in Japanese of the animal that corresponds to each of them … It is our humble tribute to those who have created the wonderful art of the amigurumis.

Their meanings are these:
Kuma < Bear > 熊
Neko < Cat > 猫
Inu < Dog > 犬
Buta < Pig > 豚
Usagui < Rabbit > ウサギ
Nezumi < Mouse > ネズミ

¡Welcome Little Kawaii!

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Pattern the little Kawaii

    ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch = chain stitch
  • dec = decrease
  • FO = fasten off
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • inc = increase
  • mm = millimeter(s)
  • mr = magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s)= round(s)
  • * * x…= repeat instructions in asterisks … times 
  • BLO = Instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop.
  • Continuous round = Crochet all followed, without closing the rounds.
  • Joined round = Go closing every rounds and climb to the next turn with a chain.
  • Worked in Rows = Crochet in a base of chains and turning the crochet at the end each row.

    MATERIALS

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/ 2mm wide)
    Colors: 
    Neko > Fuchsia – Off White
    Inu > Emerald – Turquoise – Brown – Off White
    Usagui > Light violet – Coral Pink
    Buta > Light Pink – Fuchsia – Navy Blue
    Nezumi > Turquoise – Light Coral
    Kuma > Off White – Fuchsia – Dusty Pink
    White Yarn for embroidery the all eyes.

  • Fabric (for the ears of Neko – Usagui – Nezumi)
    Colors: floral fabrics to election

  • Felt
    Colors:
    Neko – Buta – Nezumi > Light Pink – Pink 
    Usagui > Light Pink – Beige
    Inu – Kuma > Light Pink – Beige – Brown

  • Crochet Thread (for embroider)
    Colors: Neko – Usagui – Nezumi > Light Beige

  • Thread (to embroider Kuma’s mouth and stitching)
    Color: Brown

  • Thread (for sew the buttons)
    Colors: choose colors similar to buttons that use

  • Fiberfill (to stuff)
  • Textile Glue (for glue some parts of felt)
  • 10mm Safety eyes (1 pair of eyes for each one)
  • Decorative buttons: 27mm diameter approx.

    TOOLS

  • 2,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Soft Touch – UK 12)
  • 3,25mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – US D/3 – UK 10)
  • 3,5mm Crochet Hook (Clover Soft Touch – US E/4 – UK 9)
  • Yarn Needle(for glue some parts of felt)
  • Thread Needle (for sew the buttons)
  • Scissors – Pencil – Ruler

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NOTE: The pattern will consist of a base to making < HEAD – BODY – ARMS – LEGS > equally for the 6 amigurumis, the only thing that will vary will be the colors to be used. It will also be equally the scarf for the 6 and the flower for the 4 that carry one. Then, we will mark the different parts as TAILS, EARS and FELT parts of their faces with each one of them.

< We start with the BASE PATTERN for the 6 >

HEAD
Worked in continuous round – 3,5mm Hook

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x6 (36)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x6 (42)
Round 8.- *6sc, 1inc* x6 (48)
Rounds 9 – 20.- 1sc in each st (48)
Round 21.- *6sc, 1dec* x6 (42)
Round 22.- *5sc, 1dec* x6 (36)
Round 23.- *4sc, 1dec* x6 (30)
Round 24.- *3sc, 1dec* x6 (24)
Round 25.- *2sc, 1dec* x6 (18)
Put the eyes in the head between the rnds.7/8, counting from the bottom and leaving 10sc distance between themStuff the head as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.
NOTE: If you want more firmness to support the head, at the time of sewing it to the body place a wire (suitable for amigurumis) with its tips bent to avoid hurting us. Place part in the body and part in the head, then continue sewing until closing the neck.

BODY
Worked in continuous round – 3,5mm Hook

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x6 (18)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x6 (24)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x6 (30)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x6 (36)
Rounds 7 – 16.- 1sc in each st (36)
Round 17.- *4sc, 1dec* x6 (30)
Round 18.- *3sc, 1dec* x6 (24)
Round 19.- *2sc, 1dec* x6 (18)
Round 20.- *1sc, 1dec* x6 (12)
Stuff the body as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

LEGS x2
Worked in continuous round – 3,5mm Hook

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Rounds 3 – 6.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the legs as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2
Worked in continuous round – 3,25mm Hook

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Rounds 3 – 10.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the arms as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

FLOWER
Worked in joined round – 2,5mm Hook

Round 1.- Magic Ring in hdc (8)
Round 2.- 1hdc in each st (8)
FO, leaving a long tail.

SCARF
Worked in rows – 3,5mm Hook

Start with 35ch + 1ch to climb (36) 
Round 1.- 1hdc in each st (35)
Rounds 2 – 4.- 1hdc in each st in BLO (35)
FO, leaving a long tail. Sew a decorative button on one of the ends of the scarf and wait until the armed.

< From here we continue with each of them >

PARTS OF FABRIC AND FELT OF EACH ONE

NEKO                         BUTA                      NEZUMI
INU                        KUMA                      USAGUI

 

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HEAD – BODY – ARMS – LEGS with fuchsia color = BASE PATTERN
FLOWER – SCARF with off white color = BASE PATTERN

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round with fuchsia color and 3,5mm Hook.

Round 1.- Magic Ring (3)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x3 (6)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x3 (15)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x3 (18)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x3 (21)
Rounds 8 – 9.- 1sc in each st (21)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Worked in continuous round with fuchsia color and 3,5mm Hook.

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 3.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Rounds 4 – 11.- 1sc in each st (12)
Round 12.- *2sc, 1dec* x3 (9)
Rounds 13 – 20.- 1sc in each st (9)
Stuff the tail as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE NEKO
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds.4 to 11(counting from the top).
3.- Glue the fabric ears on the crochet ears.
4.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
5.- Glue the nose to the head on the Rnd. 7 and between the eyes (counting from the bottom).
6.- Embroider the whiskers next to each eye between Rnd.8 and 9 (counting from the bottom) and use 2sc of base.
7.- Glue the cheeks to the head one on each side, under the eyes and whiskers, between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
8.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
9.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
10.- Sew the tail to the body between Rnds.5 to 7 (counting from the bottom and sideways).
11.- Sew the flower to the head, next to one of the ears.
12.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

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HEAD – BODY with emerald color = BASE PATTERN
SCARF with off white color = BASE PATTERN

LEGS x2 (they’re make as the base pattern but here we detail the change of colors)
Worked in continuous round and 3,5mm Hook.
Start with brown color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- 1sc in each st (12)
Continue with turquoise color
Round 4.- 1sc in each st (12)
Continue with emerald color
Rounds 5 – 6.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the legs as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2 (they’re make as the base pattern but here we detail the change of colors)
Worked in continuous round and 3,25mm Hook.
Start with brown color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Round 3.- 1sc in each st (12)
Continue with turquoise color
Round 4.- 1sc in each st (12)
Continue with emerald color
Rounds 5 – 10.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the arms as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round and 3,5mm Hook.
Start with brown color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 3.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Round 4.- *3sc, 1inc* x3 (15)
Round 5.- *4sc, 1inc* x3 (18)
Continue with turquoise color
Rounds 6 – 7.- 1sc in each st (18)
Continue with emerald color
Round 8.- 1sc in each st (18)
Round 9.- *1sc, 1dec* x6 (12)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Worked in continuous round with emerald color and 3,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (8)
Rounds 2 – 4.- 1sc in each st (8)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE INU
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds.6 to 7 (counting from the top).
3.- Glue the felt ears on the crochet ears.
4.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
5.- Glue the felt nose to the felt snout in a centered way and glue to the top edge. Glue the snout (already armed) to the head between Rnds.5 to 7 (counting from the bottom) and centered between the eyes.
6.- Glue the cheeks one on each side between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
8.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
9.- Sew the tail to the body between Rnds.5 to 7 (counting from the bottom).
10.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

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HEAD – BODY – ARMS – LEGS with light violet color = BASE PATTERN
FLOWER – SCARF with coral pink color = BASE PATTERN

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round with light violet color and 3,5mm Hook.

Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 3.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Round 4.- *3sc, 1inc* x3 (15)
Round 5.- *4sc, 1inc* x3 (18)
Rounds 6 – 14.- 1sc in each st (18)
Round 15.- *4sc, 1dec* x3 (15)
Rounds 16 – 19.- 1sc in each st (15)
Round 20.- *3sc, 1dec* x3 (12)
Rounds 21 – 23.- 1sc in each st (12)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Worked in continuous round with light violet color and 3,5mm Hook.

Round 1.- Magic Ring (8)
Rounds 2 – 4.- 1sc in each st (8)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE USAGUI
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds.4 to 5 (counting from the top).
3.- Glue the fabric ears on the crochet ears.
4.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
5.- Glue the nose to the head on the Rnd. 7 and between the eyes (counting from the bottom). Embroider a vertical line with beige crochet yarn under the tip of the nose, use 1sc of base.
6.- Glue the cheeks one on each side between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
8.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
9.- Sew the tail to the body between Rnds.5 to 6 (counting from the bottom).
10.- Sew the flower to the head, next to one of the ears.
11.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

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HEAD – BODY with light pink color = BASE PATTERN
SCARF with navy blue = BASE PATTERN

LEGS x2 (they’re make as the base pattern but here we detail the change of colors)
Worked in continuous round and 3,5mm Hook.
Start with fuchsia color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Continue with light pink
Rounds 3 – 6.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the legs as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2 (they’re make as the base pattern but here we detail the change of colors)
Worked in continuous round and 3,25mm Hook.
Start with fuchsia color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (6)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x6 (12)
Continue with light pink
Rounds 3 – 10.- 1sc in each st (12)
Stuff the arms as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round and 3,5mm Hook.
Start with fuchsia color
Round 1.- Magic Ring (3)
Round 2.- *1 inc* x3 (6)
Round 3.- *1sc, 1inc* x3 (9)
Round 4.- *2sc, 1inc* x3 (12)
Continue with light pink
Round 5.- *3sc, 1inc* x3 (15)
Round 6.- *4sc, 1inc* x3 (18)
Round 7.- *5sc, 1inc* x3 (21)
Rounds 8 – 11.- 1sc in each st (21)
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Worked in rows with light pink color and 3,5mm Hook.
Start with 5ch + 1ch to climb (6)
Round 1.- 4hdc in each st (20)
FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE BUTA
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Take the widest part of the ear, place it a little behind what would be the middle of the head between the Rnds.4 to 13 (counting from the top). Once placed on that base, lay the entire ear over the head, bringing the tip forward between Rnds.10 and 11 (counting from the top). Once placed, sew the ears to the head.
3.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
4.- Glue the 2 holes that simulate the felt nose to the felt snout in a centered way, side by side. Glue the snout (already armed) to the head between Rnds.4 to 7 (counting from the bottom) and centered between the eyes.
5.- Glue the cheeks one on each side between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
6.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
8.- Sew the tail to the body between Rnds.6 to 8 (counting from the bottom). Sew only 4hdc of the tail on the body, the rest leave it loose to simulate the rolled tail.
9.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

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HEAD – BODY – ARMS – LEGS with turquoise color = BASE PATTERN
FLOWER – SCARF with light coral = BASE PATTERN

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round with turquoise color and 3,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (8) < Make like normal ring but do not close it >.
Round 2.- To make this round, turning the crochet when we finish the Rnd.1 and crochet as if in a row .*1inc* x8 (16)
FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Worked in continuous round with turquoise color and 3,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (7)
Rounds 2 – 19.- 1sc in each st (7)
Stuff the tail as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE NEZUMI
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds.5 to 9 (counting from the top).
3.- Glue the fabric ears on the crochet ears.
4.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
5.- Glue the nose to the head on the Rnd. 7 and between the eyes (counting from the bottom).
6.- Embroider the whiskers next to each eye between Rnd.8 and 9 (counting from the bottom) and use 2sc of base.
7.- Glue the cheeks to the head one on each side, under the eyes and whiskers, between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
8.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
9.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
10.- Sew the tail to the body between Rnds.4 to 7 (counting from the bottom and sideways).
11.- Sew the flower to the head, next to one of the ears.
12.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

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HEAD – BODY – ARMS – LEGS with off white color = BASE PATTERN
FLOWER with fuchsia color = BASE PATTERN
SCARF with dusty-pink color = BASE PATTERN

EARS x2
Worked in continuous round with off white color and 3,5mm Hook.
Round 1.- Magic Ring (8) < Make like normal ring but do not close it >.
Round 2.- To make this round, turning the crochet when we finish the Rnd.1 and crochet as if in a row .*1inc* x8 (16)
FO, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLE KUMA
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 or 3 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds. 8 to 13 (counting from the top).
3.- Glue the felt ears on the crochet ears.
4.- Join the head centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
5.- Glue the snout (already armed) to the head between Rnds.1 to 8 (counting from the bottom) and centered between the eyes.
6.- Glue the cheeks one on each side of the snout between the Rnds.5 and 6 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the legs to the body between Rnds. 1 to 5 (counting from the bottom).
8.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 4 to 5 (counting from the neck seam).
9.- Embroider the tail with a yarn of the same color of the body between Rnds.7/8 (counting from the bottom). Use 4sc and give a few turns on them to give volume.
10.- Sew the flower to the head, next to one of the ears.
11.- Place the scarf around the neck, overlap one end over the other leaving the button up and sew.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

You can also enjoy the Kuma’s Bear Family! Kuma’s complete pattern with her teddy bears can be found in Amigurumi Pattern: Kuma’s Bear Family.

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And you’re done! … Enjoy your little kawaii!


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