Happy Lunar New Year~

This quirky little story is about Harumi’s mysterious egg. Of course she just wants her Piyo-kun but what are all these strange animals coming out of the eggs?
The animals before chicken in the Chinese Zodiac of course!

Please enjoy this New Year animation!
Happy New Year and Lunar New Year!

 

Happy 2017! (FREE PATTERN: Harumi and Piyo-kun)

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

Harumi is a perpetually worried mother of her daydreamer son Piyo-kun

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Sunni: Harumi? What’s Wrong?

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Harumi: I can’t find Piyo-kun anywhere… Oh Sunni, please help…

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Sunni: Calling the chickens of the Sunshine Forest!

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Sunni: Well Harumi? Are any of these chicks your son?

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Himamatsuri chicks: Hey whats the big deal? It’s only January!

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Harumi: P-Pi-Piyo?

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Harumi: Piyo-kun! I thought I had lost you…

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And now to celebrate finding Piyo-kun and the new year, the free pattern for both chickens!

FREE PATTERN: HARUMI

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet

Materials

  • 2.5mm hook
  • White yarn
  • Yellow yarn
  • Red yarn
  • 2 black 4mm brads
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head/Body
With white yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (42)
Round 8: *6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (48)
Round 9-20: sc in each sc around (48)
Round 21: *6 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (42)
Round 22: *5 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 23: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 24: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 25: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
*Stuff head*
Round 26: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 27: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

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Head/Body

Comb (make 3)
With Red yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

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Comb

Beak
With Yellow yarn:
Round 1: Chain 4
Round 2: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and *2 sc in each sc around* (12)
Round 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Wattle
With Red yarn:
Row 1: Chain 4
Row 2: HDC in 2nd chain from hook, sc, chain to fasten off
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

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Beak and Wattle

Assembly

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  • Attach the 4mm black brads between rounds 11 and 12, 9 stitches apart
  • Sew the Comb into place on the top of the head/body
  • Sew the Beak between the eyes, on rounds 12 and 13
  • Sew the Wattle underneath the Beak

To add cheeks
Instead of using brads or crochet or felt, this time, I decided to use makeup. This technique is a very fast and easy way to add blushies on any amigurumi.

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Use a clean Q-tip or eyeshadow brush and blush or pink eyeshadow (I used an old makeup set)

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Carefully dab the makeup into desired place.

TIP: Use the most of the powder for the centre of the cheek. When the main colour has finished use the remaining colour to spread and blend the makeup on the doll.

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Finished one cheek. Now do the same on the other side.

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Finished Harumi.

FREE PATTERN: PIYO-KUN

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease

Materials

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Yellow yarn
  • Orange yarn
  • Black thread
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head/Body
With yellow yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7-12: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 13: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 14: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 15: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
*Stuff head*
Round 16: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 17: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

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Head/Body

Wings (make 2)
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)

Beak
With Yellow yarn:
Round 1: Chain 4
Round 2: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and *2 sc in each sc around* (12)

Assembly

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  • With black thread, sew a diagonal line on round 9, 2 stitches wide, 6 stitches apart
  • Sew the Beak between the eyes on round 10
  • Sew the Wings on either side of the head/body on round 11
  • Add the blushed cheeks using the same technique as Harumi
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Finished Piyo-kun

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please do not repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thank you!

I want to thank everyone for following and bearing with me all this time. 2016 was a slow year where I only had 2 blog posts. Unfortunately, I was quite busy last year and hope that I can make it up to you guys this year by posting more often! I also included 2 patterns in this post to make up for the lack of posts last year but I’m afraid I need to work harder than that right?

Anyway, I hope that I can post more this year, so make sure you look forward to another year of Sunshine Amigurumi!

Thank you everyone, so so much~

P.S. If you stick around for Chinese New Year Eve (27 January), there will be a Stop Motion Animation about these two. Otanoshimini! (Please look forward to it!)

2nd Year Anniversary

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We’re ready when you’re ready Kinoko-chan!

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Kinoko-chan: Whoa, how do you work this thing? Wait I’ll just put it here…

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Hello everyone, today is our 2nd year anniversary at Sunshine Amigurumi

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Yes, and we’re worried because our creator hasn’t posted anything on the site for a while…

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Not a word since January!

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And I don’t know about you, but it’s been too quiet for way too long!

 

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Sunni-chan: Hey, don’t be too hard on her, she’s probably really busy….

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Well anyway, we want to wish ourselves a happy 2nd year anniversary. So…

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Happy 2nd Year Anniversary

Hello 2016 (FREE PATTERN: Saru-Chan)

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Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you). I’m Saru.

Saru-chan is a very polite and shy monkey always lost in thought. Though she never tells anyone what she is thinking. Except on very rare occasions…

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I have something to tell you…

Though she is often interrupted…

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Hey Saru-chan! Have you made your New Year’s Resolution?

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No… How about you Daruma-kun?

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I can’t, somebody has already wished on me…

*Note:* When Daruma are bought, both eyes are blank. When someone makes a wish or a goal, they paint one the Daruma’s eyes. When their wish comes true or their goal has been achieved, the other eye is filled in.

Saru-chan Free Pattern

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet

Materials:

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Light Brown yarn
  • Peach yarn
  • Pink yarn
  • Black thread
  • 2 black 4mm brads
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7-12: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 13: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 14: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 15: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 16: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 17: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

Body
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4-9: sc in each sc around (18)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Face

With Peach yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2sc in the next sc* 2 times, sc, *2 hdc in the same sc* 2 times, 3sc, *2hdc in the same sc* 2 times, slip stitch to fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.

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Face

Cheeks (make 2)
With Pink yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

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Face and Cheeks

Ears (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
FO and fold in half. Leave a long end for sewing

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Folding ears in half

Arms (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Legs (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Tail
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 4 sc in a magic circle (4)
Round 2-13: sc in each sc around (4)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Assembly 

  • *OPTIONAL* Thread a thin wire through the tail. Shape into a question mark and sew. Note: If you decide to skip this step, you will not be able to shape the tail. However, if you have younger children, it may be best to skip this step.
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Wire before going into tail

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Shape into a question mark

  • Sew on the body to the head and other limbs
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In place before sewing

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Finished!

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Side Angle

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3/4 Angle

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We have something to tell you…

If a lot of things happened to go wrong last year, 2016 is a fresh start. You can make this year, your year. Today is the first page of  a 366 page book. Write a good one.

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Hello 2016

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please don’t repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thanks!

As a New Year Gift, I present to you this nengajo. Nengajo are sent in Japan as a  New Year postcard. Just click on it to download the full version. You are welcome to use this nengajo to send to your friends and family to spread the joy of the new year~ Happy New Year everyone!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas is finally here! The long wait is over. Are you wondering what our friends got for Christmas?

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What did you get Sunni-chan?

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Oh my! Look it’s a crochet set! How about you Kinoko-chan?

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Wow, Look! Wellies! Now I can go in the rain!

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Look! It fits me perfectly!

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And I can’t wait to make something!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!