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Hajime mashite! It’s nice to meet you all! My name is Jackie, and I’m a crochet artist. I’ve been crocheting since 2013, and haven’t been able to stop since (one might even say I’m ‘hooked’ on it). I love to make cute nerdy things, so you’ll often see me making characters from anime, video games, and more. On this website I plan to blog about my crochet projects, publish some free patterns for all you other makers out there, and most important of all, I plan to have fun!

2020 Year of the Rat Pattern

2020 is the year of the rat, and what better way is there to start the new year than with a new pattern?

This year, it’s my resolution to grow this crochet business! I’ll be releasing more patterns (both free and paid), and will be expanding my inventory for conventions. I’m also thinking it may be time to redesign my logo, but that one is more of a stretch goal.


2020 Rat Pattern

Materials:

  • White yarn (or your color of choice)
  • Pink yarn (or your color of choice for ear insides)
  • Crochet hook (I used a G hook)
    • You can use any size crochet hook; keep in mind that the size of the finished rat will vary based on the hook you use
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Felt (black for the nose, pink for blush (optional))
  • Hot glue (I use hot glue for assembly; if you’d like to sew the pieces together to assemble, leave a long tail after finishing off with a slip stitch)

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • SC = single crochet
  • INC = increase
  • DEC = decrease
  • SL = slip stitch
  • CH = chain
  • * = repeat around

Body:

  • Using white yarn…
    • R1: SC 4 in MC (4)
    • R2: SC 1, INC * (6)
    • R3: SC 2, INC * (8)
    • R4: SC 3, INC * (10)
    • R5: SC 4, INC * (12)
    • R6: SC 5, INC * (14)
    • R7: SC 6, INC * (16)
    • R8: SC * (16)
    • R9: SC 7, INC * (18)
    • R10: SC * (18)
    • R11: SC 8, INC * (20)
    • R12: SC * (20)
    • R13: SC 4, INC * (24)
    • R14: SC 5, INC * (28)
    • R15: SC * (28)
    • R16: SC * (28)
    • R17: SC * (28)
    • R18: SC 5, DEC * (24)
    • R19: SC 4, DEC * (20)
  • Place the safety eyes between R4 and R5, about 4 stitches apart – begin stuffing!
  • R20: SC 3, DEC * (16)
    • R21: SC 2, DEC * (12)
    • R22: SC 1, DEC * (8)
  • Finish stuffing, then finish off with 1 SL – leave a tail to sew the opening closed
  • Cut a small triangle from black felt (for the nose) and two small circles/ovals from pink felt (for the optional blush). Use hot glue to attach the felt pieces to the face as pictured below:

Ears (x2):

  • Using white yarn…
    • R1: SC 6 in MC (6)
    • R2: SC 1, INC * (9)
  • Finish off with 1 SL

Ear Insides (x2):

  • Using pink yarn…
    • R1: SC 6 in MC (6)
  • Finish off with 1 SL

Arms (x2):

  • Using white yarn…
    • R1: CH 4
    • R2: In 2nd CH from hook, SC across (3)
  • Finish off with 1 SL

Feet (x2):

  • Using white yarn…
    • R1: SC 6 in MC (6)
  • Finish off with 1 SL

Assembly:

Attach the ear insides to the slightly larger white ears

Attach the ears to the top of the body

Attach the arms and feet to the body

Attach yarn to the nose area to make whiskers

Attach a piece of yarn to the bottom of the body to make the tail


If you use this pattern, I’d love to see what you’ve made! Please share it with me and I can feature your creations on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook!

Lucario – Super Smash Saturday 25

This week is another pokemon! This Lucario didn’t really come out exactly as I had wanted, but that’s okay! Writing up crochet patterns takes a lot of trial and error, and it gets better with every pass through.

Next week’s character up on the roster is Ness!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Ness for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Wolf – Super Smash Saturday 24

Its Wolf for this week’s Super Smash Saturday! He came out pretty similar to Fox, just with different colors.

The next character is Lucario!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Lucario for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

King Dedede – Super Smash Saturday 23

It’s that time of the week again, Super Smash Saturday! Today’s character is King Dedede. I decided to make a coaster version for him, similar to the Kirby Coaster.

It uses the same base pattern, so if you wanted to make your own King Dedede coaster, you could use the kirby coaster pattern and just change the felt designs added on top.

The next character is Wolf!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Wolf for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Ice Climbers – Super Smash Saturday 22

Its Ice Climbers! I always found them to be an annoying opponent to play against, but their design is really cute!

The next character is King Dedede. This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of King Dedede for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Ganondorf – Super Smash Bros 21

Its time for Ganondorf, the villain of the Legend of Zelda series!

I didn’t have the colors quite right, and had to simplify his details, but with the overall look, it still comes across as Ganondorf.

Next up is Ice Climbers! I may or may not make both of them, it will depend on how the week goes 😅

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Ice Climbers for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Peach – Super Smash Saturday 20

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This week’s character for Super Smash Saturday is Peach.

Next week is Ganondorf!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Ganondorf for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Snake – Super Smash Saturday 19

Wow, Super Smash Saturdays are half way done! This has been a crazy fast year, and there’s not much left to go!

This week’s character is Snake, a character I almost never play as 😅 But, I did still have fun making him.

Next week’s character is Peach, and it’s also Thanksgiving! I may end up being pretty busy, but I will try my best to get her done! I will be spending Thanksgiving with my family, and I am most looking forward to the apple pie 😍 What are your Thanksgiving plans?

As always, this event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Peach for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Ike – Super Smash Saturday 18

Its Saturday again! Ike is pretty much my main character in Super Smash Bros, and he’s awesome in the Fire Emblem games too!

Whenever I used to play a Fire Emblem game, my sister and I would always make up voices for the characters! So at one point, Ike probably had a weird accent from one of us voicing his dialogue 😆

Anyway, I almost ran out of daylight for this one, but without further ado, here are the photos of Ike:

The next character on the roster is… Snake!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Snake for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Pokemon Trainer – Super Smash Saturday 17

Wow, can’t believe it’s already November! Halloween just passed, and now the rest of this year is going to go by in hyperdrive.

This weekend I have a booth at Tucson Comicon, but was able to finish the Pokemon Trainer earlier in the week. Of course, I made Ash, probably the most well known Pokemon Trainer of then all. Now all he needs is a tiny Pikachu and he can set off on his journey to catch ’em all!

Next week is Ike, my favorite character to play as in Smash Bros.

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Ike for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet