Zelda – Super Smash Saturday 12

Its Princess Zelda this week! I know this is a dual character (also Sheik), but I’m thinking I might make Sheik instead of Toon Link when the time comes.

There were a ton of details for Zelda’s dress, which I did my best to simplify and include.

The next character is Pit!

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

Diddy Kong – Super Smash Saturday 11

Another week of Super Smash Saturdays is complete!

Next up is Zelda!

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

Safety Eyes and Alternatives

When I first started crochet, I couldn’t help but feel like my amigurumi was missing something. They felt somehow incomplete, and as I continued I realized it was the eyes. I had been using felt, which I do still use occasionally, but at the time it wasn’t giving my work the finished look I wanted it to have. As I did some research and looking around, I came across… safety eyes!

Ever since starting with safety eyes, it’s been my go to method. I love the look it gives my crochet creations, and it also provides that finished quality I was looking for.

I usually work with 8mm or 12mm safety eyes, which I order from 6060 on Etsy. I get the usual black eyes, and if I find myself needing different color eyes, I just paint the ones I have.

There are, of course, plenty of other ways to add eyes, including felt, sewing, needle felting, buttons, fabric paint, and more! Each method gives the crochet a different look; it all depends on the style you’re going for. If you have any methods you use, share it in the comments!

Luigi – Super Smash Saturday 10

Phew, another week down! This week its Luigi, and I used the same pattern I made for Mario.

Once again, felt is awesome for small details and complex shapes, like the little yellow buttons for Luigi’s overalls, or his mustache!

The next character is Diddy Kong!

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

Mr. Game and Watch – Super Smash Saturday 09

This week it’s Mr. Game & Watch! It was certainly something new for me, and a bit of a challenge, but I think it worked out somehow.

Next up on the roster is Luigi!

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

Kirby Coaster Pattern

Here is the pattern for the Kirby coaster! I tried my best to explain how I attached the arms and feet, but if the written explanations don’t make sense, you can view this tutorial video!


Kirby Coaster Pattern

Materials:

  • Pink yarn
  • Red yarn
  • Crochet hook – I use a G hook
  • Felt for details (pink, black, blue, and white)
  • Hot glue to attach the felt details

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Tr = triple crochet
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • Inc = increase
  • Dec = decrease
  • Sl = slip stitch
  • * = repeat around

Coaster

*This pattern is worked in the round (after each round, sl to first stitch of previous round and ch 1)

  • With pink yarn…
    • R1: Sc 6 in MC (6)
    • R2: Inc * (12)
    • R3: Sc 1, inc * (18)
    • R4: Sc 2, inc * (24)
    • R5: Sc 3, inc * (30)
    • R6: Sc 4, inc * (36)
    • R7: Sc 5, inc * (42)
    • R8: Sc 6, inc * (48)
    • R9: Sc 7, inc * (54)
  • Finish off with a sl stitch – leave a tail to weave in the end

Arms

  • Pick up a stitch anywhere on the coaster circle that was just made
    • Ch 3, tr in same stitch, DC 1 in next, hdc 1 in next, sc 1 in next, sl 1 in next
  • Finish off – leave a tail to weave in the end
  • For the other arm, pick up a stitch on the opposite side that lines up with the top of the arm you just made:
    • Ch 1, sl in the same stitch, sc 1 in next, hdc 1 in next, DC 1 in next, tr 1 in next
  • Finish off with a sl stitch – leave a tail to weave in the end

Feet

  • Pick up a stitch on the bottom of the coaster circle:
    • Ch 2, hdc 1 in the same stitch, hdc in the next 3
  • Finish off with a sl stitch – leave a tail to weave in the end
  • For the other foot, pick up a stitch one or two stitches away from the end of the first foot, then:
    • Ch 1, sl in the same stitch, hdc in the next 4
  • Finish off without a slip stitch – leave a tail to weave in the end

Details:

  • Cut out two ovals of pink felt for the blush
  • Cut out two ovals in black, two circles in white, and two half ovals in blue for the eyes
  • Use hot glue to assemble the eyes
  • Use hot glue to attach the felt details to the coaster

And there you have it, your own Kirby coaster!

If you use this pattern and post the result on Instagram, please tag me @tokyodragon.crochet (you can also post it in the comments here)! I would love to see what you all make 😀

If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to leave a comment!

Marth – Super Smash Saturday 08

Two months of Super Smash Saturday completed! Today’s character is Marth. I love the Fire Emblem games, so I had a lot of fun with this one.

His hair didn’t turn out exactly as I had imagined, but I’m still satisfied with it. I especially love the little cape I gave him.


Next up is Mr. Game and Watch! He is the last one for this first row 🎉 I have no idea how I’m going to make him yet, so this should be interesting.

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

Pikachu – Super Smash Saturday 07

Today’s Super Smash Saturday character is Pikachu!

Next week’s character is Marth! I love the Fire Emblem games, so I’m definitely excited for next week’s character 😀

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

The Devil’s in the Details

So, details! For me, the details are what makes my crochet pieces come alive and feel complete. Like Deku’s freckles, or Fox’s belt, or the Pokeball centers. Small things like that can make a huge difference in how the finished piece looks! In this post, I’ll go over some of my favorite ways to add details.

One of my go to methods for adding details is to use felt! Felt comes in all different colors, is easy to cut, and can be made into intricate shapes that are difficult to crochet. In addition, felt works great for details that are super small. To attach the felt, I use hot glue. Hot glue is like my best friend when it comes to adding details. It saves me so much time, you just have to be careful not to add too much. If you do, you might end up with the hot glue showing, which doesn’t look that great.

Another way to add details is to use fabric markers or fabric paint. It may sound like an odd choice, but it actually works really well! I use it for fun facial expressions (like on my mini octopus/takochus) and face details like scars or freckles. I’ve also used it for blush and color patterns, like my cheshire cat.

Yet another way to add details is with needle felting! I don’t use this method as often, but it comes in handy for things like eyebrows.

Lastly, I will sometimes use a colored pencil to add blush. You can also use makeup or pastels, but a colored pencil works just fine for me. It gives just a hint of color to the characters and makes them look a little sweeter.

And that about wraps it up! I think the details are what makes a character recognizable, so it’s always fun to see it come together.

Does anyone have any other methods for adding details? Share it in the comments!

Fox – Super Smash Saturday 06

Phew, the first row of characters is already almost done! I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by, does anyone else feel that way?

But anyway, today’s character is Fox! I didn’t have the exact color for him, but got it close enough. He reminds me a little bit of my red panda for some reason, I think it’s the eyebrows 🤔

I also decided to not make his jacket, I liked how he looked without it.

Next up is Pikachu!

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