Koopa Shell Amigurumi Pattern

I have been playing a LOT of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and I’m finding that I often have to keep my road rage in check. To do that, I developed this pattern for the Koopa shells that you can use as items in the game to launch at your opponents. But now you can make your own and launch them at your real-life rivals!

Before releasing the pattern, several crocheters offered to test it and offer tips and tricks for making the Koopa shell. Many thanks to Gretchen (@industriousowl), Lilly (@lillyhaekelfee), Sarah (@tinyhappyknits), Mia (@miamilanidesign), Keyneé (@kretear0), Kay (@kaydipitykrafts). Check out their Instagram accounts for their amazing crochet creations!

As always, I would love to see your finished projects using this pattern! Post photos of them in the comments below!

KOOPA SHELL PATTERN

YARN: green, blue or red (A), cream (B), black (C), white (D) [Worsted weight]

CROCHET HOOK: Size 7 (4.5 mm) [Recommended]

NOTIONS: Yarn needle, stitch marker, polyfill

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

inc: 2 single crochet into next stitch

dec: single crochet 2 stitches together

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

GAUGE: Not essential for project.

NOTE: Use a stitch marker to mark your rounds. Stuff firmly with polyfill during assembly.

 

SHELL TOP PIECES (Make 7)

R1: With A, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: inc in each st around (12)

R3: (sc 1, inc) six times (18)

Finish with a slip stitch. Leave long tail for sewing.

Lay out the pieces as shown. Using the yarn tails, sew the pieces together.

 

With A, pick up a stitch in a corner (where the red arrow is pointing).

You will now be crocheting around the piece. The decrease stitches in R1 will be made in the corners as shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R1: (sc 8, dec) six times (54)

R2: (sc 16, dec) three times (51)

R3: (sc 15, dec) three times (48)

R4: Switch to B, sc in each st around (48)

R5: sc in each st around (48)

R6: (sc 14, dec) three times (45)

R7: (sc 13, dec) three times (42)

R8: (sc 5, dec) six times (36)

R9: (sc 4, dec) six times (30)

R10: (sc 3, dec) six times (24)

R11: (sc 2, dec) six times (18)

R12: (sc 1, dec) six times (12)

R13: dec six times (6)

Finish with a slip stitch. Cut a short tail and weave in.

 

ARM OPENING (Make 2)

You start with a magic ring but you will be working in rows.

R1: With C, sc 3 in magic ring, ch 1 and turn

R2: inc three times

Fasten off and cut yarn.

R3: With B, (sc 1, inc) three times

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

HEAD OPENING

This piece is done similar to the ARM OPENING.

R1: With C, sc 4 in magic ring, ch 1 and turn

R2: inc four times

Fasten off and cut yarn.

R3: With B, (sc 1, inc) four times

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

SHELL RIM

Depending on your personal tension, you can add/decrease the number of rows for the shell rim. You want to have the rim cover the circumference of the shell.

With D, chain 6. Join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring.

R1-50: sc in each st around (6)

Finish with a slip stich. Leave a long tail for sewing.

 

ASSEMBLY

Sew the HEAD OPENING to the front of the shell. Sew the ARM OPENINGS on the sides of the shell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sew the SHELL RIM along the edge where colour A and colour B meet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIKES FOR BLUE KOOPA SHELL (Make 7) [OPTIONAL]

R1: With D, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: (sc 1, inc) three times (9)

R3: sc in each st around (9)

Finish with a slip stitch. Leave long tail for sewing.

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