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!)

Hinamatsuri

ひな祭り (Hinamatsuri) is the Japanese Doll Festival or Girl’s Day celebrated on the 3rd of March. On this day, a platform is set up with dolls dressed representing the emperor, empress, attendants and musicians.

In the Sunshine Forest however, these little chicks have got it a bit mixed up. 雛 (Hina) in Japanese can mean both doll and chick. So these mixed-up birds thought that today  was the festival of the chicks. How unfortunate!
But they did get the concept right at least . . . well, most of them anyway.

Okay, we're all ready! Wait! Where's our star?

Okay, we’re all ready! Say cheese! Wait! Where’s our star?

Nom nom nom . . .

Nom nom nom . . .

Okay, everyone follow me.

Okay, everyone follow me.

She can't have gone far. . .

She can’t have gone far. . .

Aa! There you are! Oopps . . . You found me

Aa! There you are!
Oopps . . . You found me.

Fine, but I don't see why I cant eat now. . . It is chick day after all

Fine, but I don’t see why I cant eat now. . . It is chick day after all

*Note: The Empress chick was eating Sakura Mochi; a common food to eat during Hinamatsuri.