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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!

Mini Altaria Pattern

Here is a mini Altaria you can pick up on your way to catch ’em all! ❤


Mini Altaria Pattern

Materials:

  • Acrylic Yarn (i.e.: Red Heart)
    • Light blue yarn
    • White yarn
  • Bernat Pipsqueak White yarn
  • Pink felt (for blush)
  • 8mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Crochet hook, size 4.5mm
  • Darning needle
  • Stuffing
  • Hot glue gun (for attaching the felt)

Abbreviations:

*Crochet terms are US terms

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

Main Body

  • Using Bernat Pipsqueak white yarn…
  1. SC 8 in MC (8) 
  2. INC * (16)
  3. SC 1, INC * (24)
  4. SC 2, INC * (32)
  5. SC * (32)
  6. SC * (32)
  7. SC * (32)
  8. SC 2, DEC * (24)
  9. SC 1, DEC * (16)
  10. DEC * (8)
  • Finish off, leave a short tail to weave in
  • Stuff the body lightly so it has some room to “squish”

Head:

  • Using light blue yarn…
  1. SC 8 in MC (8)
  2. INC * (16)
  3. SC 3, INC * (20)
  4. SC * (20)
  5. SC * (20)
  6. SC * (20)
  7. SC * (20)
  • Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing
  • Add the 8mm eyes between Round 4 & Round 5, about 4-5 stitches apart
  • Stuff the head

Beak

  • Using white yarn…
  1. SC 4 in MC (4)
  2. SC * (4)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Antennas (x2)

  • Using light blue yarn…
  1. CH 7
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing
  • Weave the tail to the starting side so that both the end tail and beginning tail are on the same side

Assembly:

Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces together!

  • Cut out two small circles in pink felt, then attach them just under the eyes using hot glue
  • Sew the beak to the head
  • Attach the head to the fluffy body by sewing or using hot glue (I found that using hot glue was easier to get the look I was going for, where the head looks “squished” into the body)
  • Sew the antennas onto the top of the head (use / weave in both tails)

And now your mini Altaria is finished! I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and if you make one please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet)

We Make a Great ‘Pear’ Valentine’s Day Pattern

Make a pair of these sweet pears to celebrate your loved one on Valentine’s Day ❤


We Make a Great ‘Pear’ Pattern

Materials:

  • Main color yarn
  • Stem color yarn
  • Leaf color yarn
  • Black yarn (for sewing the mouth)
  • 12mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Crochet hook, size 4.5mm
  • Stuffing

Abbreviations:

*Crochet terms are US terms

  • MC = magic circle
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • INC = increase
  • DEC = decrease
  • SS = slip stitch
  • CH = chain
  • * = repeat around

Pear:

  • Using the main color…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
    • SC 2, INC * (32)
    • SC 3, INC * (40)
    • SC 4, INC * (48)
    • SC * (48)
    • SC * (48)
    • SC * (48)
    • SC 4, DEC * (40)
    • SC * (40)
    • SC * (40)
    • SC * (40)
    • SC 3, DEC * (32)
    • SC * (32)
    • SC * (32)
    • SC * (32)
    • SC * (32)
    • SC 2, DEC * (24)
    • SC 2, DEC * (18)
  • Add the 12mm safety eyes between Round 11 and Round 12, about 7 stitches apart
  • Using black yarn, sew on the mouth
  • Begin stuffing, and continue stuffing from here to the end. Make sure to use enough stuffing to round out the pear shape
    • SC * (18)
    • SC * (18)
    • SC 7, DEC * (16)
    • SC 6, DEC * (14)
    • SC 5, DEC * (12)
  • Add any more stuffing if needed, then finish off and leave a tail to sew closed the opening at the top of the pear. Weave the tail into the pear.

Stem (x1):

  • Using the stem color…
    • CH 5, starting in the second chain from the hook, DC 1, HDC 1, SC 1, SS 1
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Leaf (x1):

  • Using the leaf color…
    • CH 8, starting in the second chain from the hook, SS 1, SC 1, HDC 1, DC 1, HDC 1, SC 1, SS 1
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Assembly:

Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces together!

  • Sew the stem to the top of the pear
  • Sew the leaf next to the stem

And now your sweet Valentine’s Day pear is finished! If you make another, you’ll have a pair of pears. I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and if you make a pear (or two) please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet !)

New Year’s Panda Keychain

Once again we’ve come to the end of another year. It’s been a crazy roller coaster ride of a year, and to wish us all luck in 2021 is this New Year’s Panda Keychain!


New Year’s Panda Keychain

Materials

  • White yarn
  • Black yarn
  • 8mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Crochet hook (size G / 4.5)
  • Stuffing
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Pink felt for blush
  • Black felt for eyes
  • Hot glue gun (to attach the felt)
  • Keychain ring
  • Jump rings
  • Embroidery thread (red & gold)

Abbreviations

*US crochet terms

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

Head

Using white yarn…

  1. SC 6 in MC (6) 
  2. INC * (12) 
  3. SC 1, INC * (18) 
  4. SC 2, INC * (24) 
  5. SC 3, INC * (30)
  6. SC 4, INC * (36)
  7. SC * (36)
  8. SC * (36)
  9. SC * (36)
  10. SC * (36)
  11. SC * (36)
  12. SC * (36)
  13. SC * (36)
  14. SC 4, DEC * (30)
  15. SC 3, DEC * (24)
  16. SC 2, DEC * (18)

Cut out two ovals in black felt, then make a small cut to insert the 8mm safety eyes.

Insert the black felt with the safety eyes between rounds 9 and 10, about 6 stitches apart.

Using black yarn/thread, sew on the mouth.

Begin stuffing, and continue to stuff from here to the end.

17. SC 1, DEC * (12)
18. DEC * (6)

SS and finish off;  leave a tail to sew the panda head closed.

Using the yarn tail, sew the panda head closed.

Using a hot glue gun, secure the black felt around the eyes. 

Cut out two small circles in pink felt, and attach next to the eyes using hot glue.

Ears (x2)

Using black yarn…

  1. SC 6 in MC (6)
  2. INC * (12)
  3. SC 1, INC * (18) 
  4. SC * (18)
  5. SC * (18)

SS and finish off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the ears to the sides of the head.

Keychain

Attach a keychain ring to the top of the panda’s head.

Tassels

Using embroidery thread, make two tassels:
1 in red and 1 in gold.

There are lots of great videos on YouTube that show how to make a tassel if you don’t already know how.

After making your tassels, trim it to size, then attach it to the bottom of the panda’s head.

To attach the tassels, I added 1 jump ring to the bottom of the panda’s head, and 2 jump rings to the top of each tassel. Then I attached the tassels to the center jump ring.


And now your New Year’s Panda Keychain is complete, here’s to hoping for a great year!

If you make a New Year’s Panda Keychain, please share it with me (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet)

Chef Bear Pattern

Here is the free pattern for Chef Bear!


Chef Bear

Materials

  • Body color yarn (teal)
  • Chef hat color yarn (white)
  • Apron color yarn (white)
  • Apron accent/edging color yarn (light teal)
  • Crochet hook (size G / 4.5)
  • Stuffing
  • Pink and black felt for blush and nose/mouth
  • Hot glue gun (to attach the felt)

Abbreviations

*US crochet terms

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

Head

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC 2, DEC * (18)
  • Add 8mm eyes between Rounds 7 & 8, about 5 stitches apart
  • Cut out two circles in pink felt and attach to the bear’s head under the eyes with hot glue.
  • Cut out a small triangle and thin black rectangle in black felt and attach to the bear’s head between the eyes with hot glue.
  • Begin stuffing and continue stuffing through the end
    • SC 1, DEC * (12)
    • DEC * (6)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Ears (x2)

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC * (16)
    • SC * (16)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Sew the ears to the sides of the head

Legs / Body

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • SC 1, INC * (12)
    • In Back Loops Only: SC * (12)
    • SC * (12)
    • SC * (12)
  • SS and finish off, leave a short tail
  • Repeat rounds 1 through 5 of the legs, but do not finish off
  • Instead, continue on to create a “tab” that will make a “bridge” between the two legs:
    • SC 4, CH 1, turn
    • SC 4, CH 1, turn
    • SC 4
  • Join this second leg to the first leg
    • Insert your hook into the first stitch of the tab, and a stitch on the first leg. SC through both of these. Repeat this for the length of the tab
  • From here, continue to SC around both of the legs until you have a total of 24 stitches (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC 10, DEC * (22)
    • SC * (22)
    • SC 9, DEC * (20)
    • SC * (20)
    • SC * (20)
    • SC 8, DEC * (18)
    • SC * (18)
    • SC 1, DEC * (12)
  • Finish off and leave a short tail to weave in

Stuff the legs & body, weave in the short tail.

Sew the head to the body.

Arms (x2)

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • SC 1, INC * (12)
    • In Back Loops Only: SC * (12)
    • SC * (12)
    • SC 4, DEC * (10)
    • SC * (10)
    • SC 3, DEC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Stuff the arms, then sew them to the sides of the body.

Chef Hat

  • In the chef hat color yarn…
    • CH 9, in the second stitch from the hook SC, then continue to SC across (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
    • CH 1, turn, SC in Front Loops Only (8)
  • SS along the side to join both ends together
  • Around the top of the hat, SC around for a total of 12 stitches (12)
    • SC 2, DEC * (9)
    • SC 1, DEC * (6)
  • Finish off, then sew the hat closed

Chef Hat Edging

  • In the chef hat color yarn…
    • CH 21, in the second stitch from the hook SC, then continue to SC across (20)
    • SC * (20)
  • Finish off, then sew around the bottom of the chef hat

[OPTIONAL] Sew (or hot glue) the chef hat to the top of the bear’s head.

Apron

  • In the apron color yarn…
    • CH 7, in the second stitch from the hook SC, then continue to SC across (6)
    • SC 2, INC 1, SC 3 (7)
    • SC 3, INC 1, SC 3 (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
    • SC * (8)
  • Finish off / change colors to the accent color
  • In the accent color, SC around all the edges of the apron, then weave in the yarn tail

Apron Side Straps (x2)

  • In the apron accent color yarn…
    • CH 15
  • Finish off and leave a tail to attach to the apron

Sew one side of the straps to the sides of the apron.

Trim the tail on the other end of the apron straps.

Apron Neck Strap

  • In the apron accent color yarn…
    • CH 14
  • Finish off and leave a tail to attach to the apron

Sew one side of the neck strap to the top of the apron, weave in the end.

Place the apron on the bear, then sew the other side of the neck strap to the apron and weave in the end.

Tie the side straps in the back.


And now your Chef Bear is complete!

If you make a Chef bear, please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet)

Flower-Back Turtle Pattern

Here is the free pattern for a flower-back turtle! These cute little creatures can be customized with any color combinations to make each one unique.


Flower-Back Turtle

Materials

  • Body color yarn (light teal)
  • Shell color yarn (variegated purple/blue)
  • Shell edging color yarn (blue)
  • Underbelly color yarn (white)
  • Flower color yarn (pink)
  • Crochet hook (size G / 4.5)
  • Stuffing
  • Small amount of black yarn to embroider the mouth
  • Pink and black felt for blush and eyes
  • Hot glue gun (to attach the felt)

Abbreviations

*US crochet terms

  • MC = magic circle
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TR = triple crochet
  • INC = increase
  • DEC = decrease
  • SS = slip stitch
  • CH = chain
  • * = repeat around

Head

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • SC 1, INC * (12)
    • SC 2, INC * (16)
    • SC * (16)
    • SC * (16)
    • SC * (16)
    • SC 2, DEC * (12)
  • Using black yarn, sew the mouth
  • Begin stuffing and continue stuffing through the end
    • SC 1, DEC * (8)
  • Finish off and sew the head closed

Cut out two curved lines in black felt and attached to the turtle’s head with hot glue.

Cut out two small circles in pink felt and attach to the turtle just under the eyes with hot glue.

Shell

  • Using the shell color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
  • In the shell edging color yarn…
    • In back loops only, SC * (24)
  • Finish off and stuff the shell

Underbelly

  • Using the underbelly color yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
  • Finish off

Sew the underbelly to the bottom of the shell.

Arms & Legs (x4)

  • Using the body color yarn…
    • SC 6 in MC (6)
    • SC * (6)
    • SC * (6)
  • Finish off

Sew the arms & legs to the underbelly of the shell.

Sew the head to the shell.

Inside Flower

  • In the flower color yarn…
    • SC 10 in MC (10)
    • In the next stitch:
      • *HDC 1, DC 1, HDC 1; SS in the next stitch*
      • Repeat around
  • Finish off

Outside Flower

  • In the flower color yarn…
    • SC 10 in MC (10)
    • INC * (20)
    • In the next stitch:
      • *HDC 1, DC 1, TR 1, DC 1, HDC 1; skip the next stitch, SS in the next stitch*
      • Repeat around
  • Finish off

Sew the inside flower to the center of the outside flower.

Sew the outside flower to the shell.


And now your Flower-Back Turtle is complete!

If you make a Flower-Back Turtle, please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet)

Chibi Base Pattern

I’m happy to announce that my Chibi Base pattern is now available in my Etsy shop.

With this pattern, you can create any character, the sky’s the limit! For tutorials on how to customize this base pattern, I’ll be periodically releasing YouTube videos on my channel.

I would love to see what you create with this base pattern, so please share your creations with me on my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Summer Pineapple

Here is the free pattern for a cute Summer Pineapple!

I know I’ve been neglecting my blog here a little bit, but I do plan to add a lot more patterns and posts here, so stay tuned!


Summer Pineapple

Materials

  • Yellow yarn
  • Green yarn
  • Crochet hook (size G / 4.5)
  • 2 8mm safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Small amount of black yarn to embroider the mouth
  • Pink felt for blush

Abbreviations

*US crochet terms

  • MC = magic circle
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • INC = increase
  • DC = decrease
  • SL = slip stitch
  • CH = chain
  • * = repeat around

Body

  • Using yellow yarn…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
  • Insert 8mm eyes between rounds 7 and 8, about 4-5 stitches apart
  • Sew the mouth
  • Begin stuffing and continue stuffing through the end
    • SC 1, DEC * (16)
    • DEC * (8)
  • Finish off

Cut out two small circles in pink felt and attach to the pineapple just under the eyes with hot glue.

Leaves (make 3)

  • Using green…
    • CH 8
    • In the second chain from hook, SL 1, SC 1, HDC 1, DC 1, HDC 1, SC 1, SL 1
  • Finish off

Sew the 3 leaves to the top of the pineapple.


And now your Summer Pineapple is complete! ☀️🍍

If you make a Summer Pineapple, please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet)

Lucas – Super Smash Saturday 35

Well, here we are! We’ve made it to the final character of my Super Smash Saturday series, Lucas!

It seems like I just started this event series not too long ago, but it’s already been 35 weeks! It’s been a blast to make all of these characters, and I think it helped me round out my style a bit more. I also tried out and learned some new techniques!

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me through this! If anyone has any suggestions for another event series like this, let me know! I am planning to make the next one a real crochet-along, providing the patterns as we go.

Jigglypuff – Super Smash Saturdays 34

Its Jigglypuff! Can’t believe there’s only one left to go now!

The last character on the roster is Lucas!

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