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!

NENGAJOU

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