Crochet Amigurumi Japanese Maiden

Free Amigurumi Pattern

Amigurumi Japanese Maiden--FREE crochet pattern.

This is a free crochet Amigurumi Japanese Maiden pattern. The sweet young Japanese maiden is wearing a traditional kimono and obi belt. She is approximately 6 1/2″ tall and (from fingertip to fingertip) is 4 1/2″ wide.

Amigurumi Japanese Maiden--Back View--Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amigurumi Japanese Maiden Materials

Medium: Worsted-Weight Wool—1 Skein of Each Color
White, Black and Fuchsia
Crochet Hook—Size H8/5.00mm
Split Ring Stitch Marker
Poly-fil® fiberfill
Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™
(2) 6mm Black Safety Eyes
2 small yellow beads
Embroidery Needle
Ribbon
Scrap piece of Red Fabric
Black Embroidery Floss

Instructions for Amigurumi Japanese Maiden

Hair

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2.  Work 8 sc in second chain from hook. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 1sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (24 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (32 sc)

Rnd 5: Sl st into 8s, sc in next 3sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (30 sc)

From this point on, ch1 at the end of each row, and turn.

Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 3sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from * (24 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 2sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from * (18 sc)

Rnd 14: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 15: 3sc on both corners and sc on the three sides framing the face.

Fasten off.

 

Additional Hair—Bun (make 2)

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2.  Work 5 sc in second chain from hook. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (5 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

Rnds 3-4: Sc in each sc.

Stuff, fasten off, and leave a tail for sewing

 

Head

Rnd 1:With white yarn, ch 2. Work  7 sc in second chain from hook. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (7 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (14 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 1sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (21 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (28 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3sc, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (35 sc)

Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc .

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 3sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from * (28 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc.

Insert  safety eyes and sew eyelashes using black embroidery floss.

Rnd 13: *SC in next 2sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from * (21 sc)

Stuff, put in position the safety eyes and close the security.

Rnd 14: *Sc in next sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from * (14 sc)

Rnd 15: Dec 1 in each sc around (7 sc)

Stuff, fasten off, and leave a tail for sewing

 

Body

Rnd 1:  With fuschia yarn, ch 2. Work 7 sc in second chain from hook.  Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (7 sc)

Rnd 2:  Work 2 sc in each sc around (14 sc)

Rnd 3:  *Sc in next 1st, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from* (21 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2st, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from* (28 sc)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 2sc, dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from* (21 sc)

Rnds 11-15: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 16: *Sc in next sc dec 1 in the next sc; repeat from* (14 sc)

Rnd 17: Sc in each sc.

Stuff.

Rnd 18: Dec 1 in each sc around.

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to the head.

 

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Rnd 1: Pick-up 22 stitches around the middle.

Rnd 2:  *Sc in next 1st, work 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * (33 sc)

Rnds 3-14: Sc in each sc.

Fasten off.

 

Leg (make 2)

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2. Work 8 sc in second chain from hook Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (8 sc)

Rnds 2-4: Sc in each sc.

Stuff, fasten off, and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Arm (make 2)

Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2. Work 4 sc in second chain from hook. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd. (4 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

Rnds 3-4: Sc in each sc.

Change color to Fuchsia

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each sc.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing to the body

 

Turn arm around so that the closed end is facing away from you.

Rnd 1: With the Fuchsia yarn sc 9 times into the spaces between the two colors. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.

Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first sc and sc in each remaining sc

Fasten off and tuck extra yarn ends in and stuff.

Finishing the Amigurumi Japanese Maiden

Attach parts by sewing

1. Buns to hair—see photo for reference

2. Head to body

3. Arms and legs to body

Gluing on details

1. Cut mouth from a piece of scrap red fabric and glue on

2. Glue on hair, bows, beads and ribbon for obi belt

 

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