R.O.B. – Super Smash Saturday 31

It’s the final 5! Making robotic shapes with crochet can be a challenge, but all in all I think I achieved what I was going for. Crocheting in the back loops only on some rounds helps to achieve a sort of edge to the shape.

Next up is Olimar!

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

Toon Link – Super Smash Saturday 30

For today’s character, Toon Link, I decided to make a redesign of the Link I made earlier on in this event series!

The mini master sword is actually from a necklace that I bought at a convention not too long ago! It also came with a sheath, which is very cool.

The next character up on the list is R.O.B.

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

Sherman & Shelley – A Turtley Sweet Valentine’s Day Pattern

A crochet pattern for the one you turtley love! Make a pair of these sweet turtles, Sherman and Shelley, to celebrate your loved one on Valentine’s Day ❤


Sherman & Shelley – Turtley in Love Pattern

Materials:

  • Pink yarn
  • Shell color yarn (variegated)
  • Accent color yarn for the shell (white)
  • Light blue/green yarn
  • Black yarn (for sewing the eyes)
  • Crochet hooks, sizes E & G (one larger, one slightly smaller)
  • Stuffing

You only need a small amount of yarn for each color, it’s a good way to use up some scrap yarn too!

Abbreviations:

*Crochet terms are US terms

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

Shell:

  • Using the shell color (variegated yarn)…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
    • SC * (24)
  • Switch to the accent color (white)…
    • In back loops only, SC * (24)
  • Finish off, you do not need to leave a long tail, just enough to weave in the end
  • Lightly stuff the shell

Underbelly:

  • Using the body color (light blue/green)…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
    • INC * (16)
    • SC 1, INC * (24)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Arms & Legs:

  • Using the body color (light blue/green)…
    • SC 8 in MC (8)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Head:

  • Using the body color (light blue/green)…
    • 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 on the eyes (I sewed a slight U shape between rounds 5 & 6). For Shelley, you can add little eyelashes too! Also begin stuffing*
    • SC 1, DEC * (8)
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing
  • Finish stuffing the head

Heart:

  • Using pink yarn…
    • Make a magic circle
    • CH 3
    • TR 2
    • DC 3
    • CH 1
    • TR 1
    • CH 1
    • DC 3
    • TR 2
    • CH 3
    • Slip stitch in the center, then pull tight
  • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Assembly:

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

  • Sew the underbelly to the shell
  • Sew the arms & legs to the underbelly
  • Sew the head to the shell
  • Sew the heart onto the top of the shell

And now your Valentine’s Day turtle is finished! I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and if you make a turtle please share it with me! (On my Facebook page, this blog, or my Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet !)

Wario – Super Smash Saturday 29

Alright, the countdown is on for the end of Super Smash Saturdays! We have only 6 characters left on the roster! Today we have Wario! I pretty much never play as this character in the Super Smash Bros games, but he was fun to make, I love his weird mustache!

One of the most fun (and also kind of weird) games I’ve played is the WarioWare: Smooth Moves game for the Wii! It’s a game where you complete a bunch of random mini-games in quick succession, with different ways to hold the Wii controller. If you ever get the chance to play it, you definitely should check it out.

The next character up on the list is Toon Link! Since I’ve already done Link, I’m either going to make a new, updated version of Link, or I’ll crochet Sheik instead.

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

Bowser – Super Smash Saturday 28

Here we are, back to our regularly scheduled Super Smash Saturdays! We are on the last row of the character roster, I can’t believe how fast time has gone, this event is nearly over!

The character for today is Bowser. Most people are familiar with this character, the antagonist in the Mario games. Even though he’s technically a villain, he is still a lovable character.

Without further ado, here is Bowser! I gave him his wrist bracelets, complete with spikes, and also a nice fluffy mohawk.

The next character up on the list is Wario!

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

Sonic – Super Smash Saturday 27

It’s another catch up day for the Super Smash Saturday event! The character this time is Sonic!

Sonic is a memorable character for me, not just in the Super Smash games but in general. I remember waking up every Saturday morning, super excited to watch Sonic X or Sonic Underground. I am definitely looking forward to the Sonic movie now that they re-did it. Sonic honestly looks way better than the first go around. 😆

Here is my version of Sonic! His hair/spikes were interesting to make, but I like the end result.

The character for this Saturday is Bowser!

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

Ness – Super Smash Saturday 26

It’s Super Smash… Tuesday!? I ran out of time (again😅) to get the next character finished by Saturday and I’m behind by two characters, so instead it’s a Super Smash Tuesday to try and catch up a little.

The character of the week is Ness. I’m pretty terrible at playing as Ness in the Super Smash games, but that’s okay since there are so many other characters!

The next character is Sonic, and if all goes to plan I’ll be posting him in the next couple days. After that it’s on to Bowser, who should resume the regularly scheduled Super Smash Saturdays.

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

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