Stitches is one of my favourite villagers from the Animal Crossing games. His look of a worn stuffed bear just begs to be recreated in amigurumi form. I love the asymmetry of colours for his limbs and the star pattern on his shirt is too endearing.

MATERIALS

Yarns – Orange (O), Purple (P), Cream (C), Green (G), Blue (B), Red (R), White (W)

Felt (red, green, blue)
Black yarn or embroidery thread
polyester fibrefill
size 8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = single crochet 2 into the same stitch
dec = decrease over next two stitches (single crochet 2 stitches together or use invisible decrease)

HEAD

R1 With O, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 inc in each st around (12)
R3 (sc 1, inc) six times (18)
R4 (sc 2, inc) six times (24)
R5-7 sc in each st around (24)
R8 (sc 3, inc) six times (30)
R9-10 sc in each st around (30)
R11 (sc 3, dec) six times (24)
R12 (sc 2, dec) six times (18)
R13 (sc 1, dec) six times (12)
Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.

HEAD STRIPE

With P, chain 4.
Skip first ch, sc 3, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 1, inc, sc 1, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 4, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 4, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 1, inc, sc 2, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 5, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 5, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 5, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 2, inc, sc 2, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 6, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 6, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 6, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 2, dec, sc 2, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 5, ch 1 and turn.
Skip first ch, sc 2, dec, sc 1, ch 1 and turn.
Fasten off. Cut a long tail for sewing.

MUZZLE

R1 With W, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (inc, inc, sc 1) two times (10)
R3 (sc 4, inc) two times (12)
Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing. With black, embroider nose and mouth.

EAR

Make the RIGHT EAR in green, and the LEFT EAR in blue.
Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.

HEAD ASSEMBLY

Sew HEAD STRIPE onto HEAD so that the front tip of the stripe is six rows from the top of the head.
Sew MUZZLE onto the HEAD.
Sew EARS onto the head. Cut small red and green circles from felt and glue inside ears.
Using black yarn or thread, embroider X shapes for the eyes.

BODY

R1 With O, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 inc in each st around (12)
R3 (sc 1, inc) six times (18)
R4 (sc 2, inc) six times (24)
R5 (sc 4, dec) four times (20)
R6 With C, (sc 8, dec) two times (18)
R7 sc in each st around (18)

ARM

Make the RIGHT ARM in blue, and the LEFT ARM in green.
R1 sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3 sc in each st around (8)
R4 sc 6, dec (7)
R5 sc 5, dec (6)
Finish with a sl st. Cut long tail for sewing.

LEG

Make the RIGHT LEG in green, and the LEFT LEG in red.
R1 sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3-4 sc in each st around (8)
R5 sc 6, dec (7)
Finish with a sl st. Cut long tail for sewing.

TAIL

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (inc, inc, sc 1) two times (10)
R3 (sc 3, dec) two times (8)
Finish with a sl st. Cut long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

Sew HEAD to BODY.
Sew ARMS onto the BODY.
Sew LEGS onto the BODY.
Sew TAIL onto the BODY.
Cut star shapes from red, green, and blue felt and glue onto the shirt part of the body.