Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sig - a "So So Happy" Moody


I have found my new inspiration for the next series of amigurumis. This super cute website - So So Happy!
I had taken a picture of their characters over a year ago on the back of a memory card we purchased. I never caught the name of the company who made them though. 

Recently, we were at Wal-Mart and saw their merchandise again! This time with website attached. I quickly took some pictures and have been inspired ever since. This character is from the Moodees. The opposite of the Friendlees. He's a crabby little guy! Always roaring, never happy.

His design was a little time-consuming, but the overall project is worth the time. 
I just love him! Maybe he'll love me back...

Enjoy!

Sig – a “So So Happy” Moodee

Notions:
A: Black WW yarn
B: Orange WW yarn
C: Hot Pink WW yarn
D: Purple WW yarn
E: Turquoise WW yarn
Size G-7 hook
Size E-3 hook
Poly-fiberfill stuffing
Size 12mm eyes
White, black, and red felt
Fabric glue
Sewing pins
Yarn needle

Large Spike: (make this first!)
With E-3 hook and B, ch 2.
Round 1:  Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sc.
Round 2:  *sc in next sc , 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 6 sc.
Round 3:  *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 8 sc.
Round 4: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 10 sc.
Round 5:  *sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 12 sc.
Round 6:  *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 14 sc.
Rnd 7: *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 16 sc.
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Set aside.

Monster Body:
With G-7 hook and A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker at beg of rnd. Move marker as each rnd is completed. – 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7+: Sc in each sc around. Continue until body measures 6” tall.
Add legs…From beg of rnd marker, count out 18 sc, place marker, then make sure you have 18 more sc on the other side.
Begin 1st leg:
Rnd 1: sc in next 18 sc (this includes the st with the marker in it), remove marker, pinch body together so that the 18th sc and the beg of rnd marker meet, sl st in 1st sc where beg of rnd marker is. This will connect the body and create two legs. From here you will be crocheting around only one leg.
Rnd 2: sc in same sc as sl st, then sc in each of the remaining 17 sc around (Do NOT sc on other side yet) – 18 sc.
Rnds 3 - 6: sc in each sc around – 18 sc.
Rnd 7: *sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 12 sc.
Rnd 8: (sc2tog) around – 6 sc.
Sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.


Body with 1st leg completed
Before beginning 2nd leg, prep and place the eyes.
1. Cut out 2 circles of white felt that are just a bit larger than the eyes you have chosen. Cut a small slit in the felt and push the stem of the eye through the slit. 




Then, place the large spike on the head. Pin in place. 




Using the horn for reference, mark where you’d like the eyes to go.



2. Place eyes on the body where you marked them.



3. Next, stuff body half way and first leg firmly. You will want to leave a little space around the 2nd leg to work your stitches.
4. After stuffing first leg, use the long tail to sew the foot closed.
Begin 2nd leg:
Rnd 1: Sl st in first sc on front of body and sc in same sp, sc in remaining 17 sc around – 18 sc.
Rnd 2: Reaching across gap, sc in first sc, sc in remaining 17 sc around – 18 sc.
Rnds 3-6: Sc in each sc around – 18 sc.
Finish stuffing body and 2nd leg. Continue stuffing after each of the next 2 rnds.
Rnd 7: *sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 12 sc.
Rnd 8: (sc2tog) around – 6 sc.
Sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew foot closed.
(If it bothers you, take a small length of black yarn and sew up the small hole that forms between the legs as well.)

Body with 2nd leg completed
Arms – make 2:
With G-7 hook and A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnds 3+: Sc in each sc around until arm reaches 2 ½ “.
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff a small amount of fiberfill down inside the “hand” part of the arm, do NOT stuff all the way up. Set aside.

Small horns –  make 2, 1 pink / 1 purple:
With E-3 hook, C, and D, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 3 sc.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 6 sc.
Row 3: sc in each sc around – 6 sc.
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff a small amount of fiberfill inside each horn. Set aside.

Small Tummy oval:
With E-3 hook and E, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 5 chs. Do NOT turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in same sp as last sc. Working in back loops of ch, sc in next 4 loops, 3 sc in last loop.
Row 3: Sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc.
Row 4: Sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc.
Row 5: sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc.
Row 6: sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next 2 sc.
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Assembly:
1. Gather your body piece, arms, horns (3), and tummy oval.
2. Horns: Pin each horn to the top of the head. Sew using the long tails from each horn.


Horns, eye, and mouth completed
3. Make the mouth: Cut a medium size oval out of the red felt, a small oval out of the black felt and a tooth-  shaped piece out of the white felt.
4. Using the fabric glue, glue the tooth piece to the top of the red oval and the small black oval to the bottom. Glue the red oval to the body, just below the eyes.
5. Left eye: (With the front of the body facing you) For the left eye, cut out a black circle from the black felt, slightly larger than the white circle cut for the eye. Cut the black circle in half. Glue the half circle over the left eye. (It’s a good idea to pin the edges of this half circle down until the glue is dry.
6. Tummy oval: Place and pin the tummy oval 2 rows down from the bottom of the red oval mouth. Sew in place using the long tail.
Tummy oval ready for sewing
7. Place and pin the arms in line with the black oval in the mouth. Sew in place using the long tail.



Finished!


Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with So So Happy. I have not been compensated for this creation. 
Please do not sell this creation for profit. For personal use only.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT! This lil guy/gal says to me "Stop working so much and PLAY!!!"

    So wonderful!

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