Do you love Stitches and also have lots of scrap yarn lying around? This will be the perfect pattern if you don’t like letting yarn go to waste!

Stitches looks like a worn stuffed bear and 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.

This crochet pattern is the most adorable Frankstein of a villager and can be “stitched” up in a matter of hours.

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
tacky (fabric) glue [I use glue from Aleene’s]
size 8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook [I use hooks from Laurel Hill]
yarn needle [I use the bent tip needles from Clover]

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single 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)
R14 dec six times (6)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Cut a strand of black yarn or thread and embroider “X” shapes for the eyes so that the top of the “X” is below R7 and the bottom of the “X” is below R9.
Stuff and then sew the opening closed.

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 (8)
R2 sc 1, inc, inc, sc 2, inc, inc, sc 1 (12)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
With black yarn or thread, embroider the nose and mouth shapes.
Sew to the head.

EAR

Make the RIGHT EAR in green, and the LEFT EAR in blue.

R1 sc 7 in magic ring (7)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.

HEAD ASSEMBLY

Sew the 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.

BODY

R1 With O, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 inc in each st around (12)
R3 (sc 1, inc) six times (18)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

With C, chain 18.

In the following row (R4), you will crochet into the stitches in the orange piece and the cream piece at the same time. This creates the “overhang” of the shirt.

R4 Going through both stitches of the blue and cream pieces, sc in each st around (18)
R5 (sc 7, dec) two times (16)
R7 (sc 2, dec) four times (12)
R8 (sc 4, dec) two times (10)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.

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)
R4 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)

Finish with a sl st. Cut long tail for sewing.

TAIL

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3 (sc 2, dec) two times (6)

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.