Onni the Beckoning Cat (Maneki Neko) amigurumi pattern

Here’s an amigurumi pattern for a little Japanese Beckoning Cat, or Maneki Neko. These little cats welcome customers and are thought to bring good luck. “Onni” is a Finnish word/name meaning “luck.”  I tried to simplify the design and add some kawaiiness, hope it was successful. :3

Onni Maneki neko amigurumi pattern

Size: 3.5” (9cm) tall

Notes: End each piece with a slip stitch and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff evenly, but take care not to overstuff the body; you’ll want the bottom to be flat so the amigurumi will sit level.

Materials needed
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart)
3.75 mm (F) crochet hook
Stuffing
Plastic pellets
Felt
Fabric glue
Embroidery floss
6 mm safety eyes

Head
Rnd 1 – 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc into each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 – [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4 – [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 5 – [2 sc in next st, 3 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 6-8 – sc around (25 sts)
Rnd 9 – [sc2tog, 3 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 10 – [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)

Body
Rnd 1 – 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc into each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 – [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4 – [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 5 – [2 sc in next st, 3 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 6 – [2 sc in next st, 4 sc] rep around (30 sts)
Rnd 7-9 – sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 10 – [sc2tog, 4 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 11 – [sc2tog, 3 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 12 – [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)

Ears
Rnd 1 — 4 sc into magic ring (4 sts)
Rnd 2 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (6 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (8 sts)

Paw and tail
Rnd 1 – 6 sc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2-3 – sc around (6 sts)

Attach eyes and embroider face on head, then stuff. Put plastic pellets in the bottom of the body for stability, then add stuffing (don’t overstuff). Use your fingers to shape the bottom so it sits flat. Sew body and head together. Sew on ears, paw, and tail. Cut felt shapes for collar, spots, and inner ears; attach with glue.

Onni Maneki Neko amigurumi

© 2011 Nimoe
This pattern is written by Nimoe and is for personal (nonprofit) use only. Please do not repost or distribute it. Thank you!

February 18, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Amigurumi patterns. 13 comments.

Edam the dog pattern

New dog amigurumi pattern… Hope you like! Sorry the pics are kind of crappy right now. -_-

Size: 3″ (8 cm) tall

If you’re wondering why he is named Edam (a type of cheese)… Well, I’ve gotten into the series Axis Powers Hetalia lately, and the character Finland (whom I love and adore :D) wants to name his and Sweden’s puppy all sorts of bizarre names like Cheese Castle (?!). And as I was working on this pattern, I thought it totally looked like a cheese castle. XD Ahem. You can, of course, gives yours a more normal name. ^.^

Materials needed

Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cornmeal)
3.5 mm (E) hook
Stuffing
Plastic pellets
Felt
Eyes (see note below)

On to the pattern

December 20, 2009. Tags: , , , . Amigurumi patterns. 2 comments.

Miuku the cat pattern

Here’s a pattern for a little cat amigurumi. This was originally supposed to be my fox pattern (sort of), but that ended up going off on a different tangent. So I turned this into a kitty named Miuku (mew-koo). My cat Luna insisted on being in the picture.

Miuku the cat

Size: 3″ tall

Materials needed
Worsted weight yarn
3.50 mm (size E) hook
Stuffing
Plastic pellets
Embroidery floss
6 mm safety eyes

Head
Note: Start the head by working down one side of the starting chain, then back up the other. This diagram may be helpful for round 1.
Rnd 1 — Ch 5. Starting with 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st. (10 sts)
Rnd 2 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 4 — [2 sc in next st, 3 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 5 — [2 sc in next st, 4 sc] rep around (30 sts)
Rnd 6 — sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 7 — [sc2tog, 4 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 8 — [sc2tog, 3 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 9 — [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 10 — [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Body
Rnd 1 — 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 — 2 sc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4-7 — sc around (15 sts)
Rnd 8 — [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Ears
Rnd 1 — 4 sc into magic ring (4 sts)
Rnd 2 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (6 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (8 sts)

Tail
Rnd 1 — 6 sc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2-7 — sc around (6 sts)

Attach eyes and embroider whiskers on head, then stuff. Fill body with plastic pellets, then sew body and head together. Sew on ears. Stuff tail lightly, then sew onto body.

© 2008 Nimoe
This pattern is written by Nimoe and is for personal (nonprofit) use only. Please do not repost or distribute it. Thank you!

August 18, 2008. Tags: , , . Amigurumi patterns. 37 comments.

Fox amigurumi pattern

fox.jpg

Size: 5″ tall

Materials needed
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot, Black, and Soft White)
3.75 mm (F) hook
Stuffing
Plastic pellets
Black embroidery floss
8 mm safety eyes

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February 3, 2008. Tags: , , . Amigurumi patterns. 50 comments.

Amigurumi cupcake tutorial

This tutorial accompanies my free cupcake pattern and is geared towards beginners. It assumes you have a basic understanding of several crochet techniques or a reference available–single crochet, slip stitches, chain stitches, increasing and decreasing in single crochet, and how to count stitches. Don’t know what these are? Try Google or your local library for how to crochet instructions. UK residents please note that US and UK crochet patterns use the same terms to describe different stitches, apparently designed for maximum confusion. ^_^;; I use US terms.

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December 16, 2007. Tags: , , , . Amigurumi patterns. 29 comments.

Cupcake pattern

Repost of my amigurumi cupcake pattern.

Cupcake

Materials needed
Worsted weight yarn of your choice; I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cornmeal (MC), Light Blue (CC1), Cherry Red (CC2)
3.75 mm (size F) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain tight gauge)
6 mm black safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Polyester stuffing

Abbreviations
sc — single crochet
st — stitch
sl st — slip stitch
ch — chain
sc2tog — single crochet 2 together

Base
Rnd 1 — With MC work 7 sc into magic ring
Rnd 2 — Work 2 sc in each st around (14 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] repeat around (21 sts)
Rnd 4 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] repeat around (28 sts)
Rnd 5 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] repeat around (35 sts)
Rnd 6-13 — sc in each st around (35 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, sl st, pull tail through loop.

Frosting
Rnd 1 — With CC1 work 7 sc into magic ring
Rnd 2 — Work 2 sc in each st around (14 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] repeat around (21 sts)
Rnd 4 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] repeat around (28 sts)
Rnd 5 — sc in each st around (28 sts)
Rnd 6 — [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] repeat around (35 sts)
Rnd 7-9 — sc in each st around (35 sts)
Rnd 10 — [(1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc) in next st, 1 sl st in next st] repeat around to last st.
Sl st, cut yarn and pull tail through loop. Weave tail into wrong side of the piece.

Cherry
Rnd 1 — With CC2 work 5 sc into magic ring
Rnd 2 — Work 2 sc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 — sc2tog around (5 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing, sl st, pull tail through loop. Using a needle, pull short tail (from magic ring) through to the right side for the cherry’s stem.

Assembly
Attach eyes and embroider face on base. Sew frosting to base, leaving a 1″ opening for stuffing. Stuff cupcake and finish sewing frosting to base. Sew cherry to top.

© 2007 Nimoe
This pattern is written by Nimoe. Please do not repost or distribute it. Thank you!

December 16, 2007. Tags: , , . Amigurumi patterns. 33 comments.

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