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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mr. Meeseeks Crochet Amigurumi

Hi I'm Mr. Meeseeks look at me!  Make a ton of me to help Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon get season 3 out by July 30th!  Just be careful - we're not gods, Jeerrrrrrrry.



For this adorable little guy we're going to use Paton's Grace in Aquifer (blue/teal colored) with a 2.75mm hook and size 10 crochet thread in Pumpkin (orange) with a 1.65mm hook for the hair.  You will also need to make details for the face, pipe cleaners for stability in the limbs and polyfil stuffing for the body and head.  I have used small black safety eyes and red felt for the eyes and mouth and white nail polish for the details on the eyes and teeth.  I have also used green and white felt and sewing thread to make a little golf vest thing and beret with a white worsted acrylic yarn for the pompom.  Every Meeseeks has a different face and expression so make them however you feel they should be and put them in whatever outfits you like.

If you don't have the recommended size yarn and hooks or don't feel comfortable working in that scale, you can use any size yarn you want.  You just need to make sure the hook you use is very snug with the yarn, as with any amigurumi.  For example if you want to use worsted weight yarn which is most common, don't use the recommended size hook on the yarn package.  Use a hook that is 2-3 whole hook sizes smaller.  It should be the smallest hook size you can comfortably use without splitting the yarn and still being able to hook it properly to pull stitches through.  Please comment below if you need help or have questions!

Pattern:  Leave long tail on each separate piece for sewing together.

Feet/legs: Make 2 (Start at the toe of the foot and work up to the ankle, joining rounds as you go.  Then work up the leg in a spiral.  Keep stitches loose as you work up the leg or it will be very hard to work into them.)
  1. 4sc in an adjustable ring.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [4]
  2. (1sc, inc) 2x.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [6]
  3. (1sc, inc) 3x.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [9]
  4. Sc around.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [9]
  5. In this round we will work back and forth and then continue around in decreases to make the heel of the foot: (3sc, turn, chain 1) 3x.
    Then make 4 decreases, continuing in the round:
    1 (pull up one loop in the side of the heel flap and one loop from the first stitch available in round 4)
    2 & 3 (decrease across the next 4 stitches)
    4 (pulling up one loop in the next stitch and one loop in the side of the heel flap.
    Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [7]
  6. Sc 2, dec, sc 1, dec [5]
  7.  Rows 7+, work in a continuous spiral until the leg measures about 2 inches (about 11 rows) [5]
Make 2 feet.  Then insert hook down the tube of the leg and foot to make room for the pipe cleaner.  Bend the end of the pipe cleaner over so it inserts cleanly and insert down into the leg until the folded tip reaches end of foot.  Leave a small amount of pipe cleaner sticking out and fold over the tip so it is easier to insert into the body.

Body:  (Starting at the bottom of the belly and working up.  Work in a continuous spiral.)
  1. 6 sc in an adjustable ring. Do not join rounds, continue working the next round directly into first stitch. [6]
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around. [12]
  3. Sc, inc around [18]
  4. Sc 2, inc around [24]
  5. Sc in each stitch around [24]
  6. Sc in each stitch around [24]
  7. Sc in each stitch around [24]
  8. Sc in each stitch around [24]
  9. Sc 4, dec around [20]
  10. Sc 8, dec around [18]
  11. Sc in each stitch around [18]
  12. Sc 7, dec around [16]
  13. Sc in each stitch around [16]
  14. Sc 6, dec around [14]
  15. Sc in each stitch around [14]
  16. Sc in each stitch around [14]
  17. Sc in each stitch around [14]
  18. Sc 5, dec around.  Slip to first stitch and chain 1, pull tight. [12]
Hands/Arms: Make 2 (Starting at the tip of the fingers joining rows on the hand and working up the arm in a continuous spiral.  Keep stitches loose as you work up the leg or it will be very hard to work into them.)
  1. 4sc in an adjustable ring.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [4]
  2. (1sc, inc) 2x.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [6]
  3. (1sc, inc) 3x.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [9]
  4. Sc around.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [9]
  5. (Sc, dec) 3x.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, chain 1. [6]
  6. Sc, sc, dec, sc, sc[5]
  7. Rows 7 + work in a continuous spiral (about 11 rows or until the arm is as long as you like) [5]
Make 2 arms.  Then insert hook down the tube of the arm and hand to make room for the pipe cleaner.  Bend the end of the pipe cleaner over so it inserts cleanly and insert down into the arm until the folded tip reaches tip of the hand.  Leave a small amount of pipe cleaner sticking out and fold over the tip so it is easier to insert into the body.

Head version 1 - Round Head: (Example in the photo of the golf Meeseeks.  Starting at the crown of the head and working down to the neck.  If using safety eyes, make sure you place them before the opening gets too small.)
  1. 6 sc in an adjustable ring. Do not join rounds, continue working the next round directly into first stitch. [6]
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around. [12]
  3. Sc, inc around [18]
  4. Sc 2, inc around [24]
  5. Sc 3, inc around [30]
  6. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  7. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  8. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  9. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  10. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  11. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  12. Sc 3, dec around [24]
  13. Sc in each stitch around [24]
  14. Sc 2, dec around [18]
  15. Sc in each stitch around [18]
  16. Sc, dec around. Slip to first stitch and chain 1, pull tight. [12]
Head version 2 - Thin Head: (Example in the Meeseeks with orange hair.  Starting at the crown of the head and working down to the neck.  If using safety eyes, make sure you place them before the opening gets too small.)
  1. 6 sc in an adjustable ring. Do not join rounds, continue working the next round directly into first stitch. [6]
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around. [12]
  3. Sc, inc around [18]
  4. Sc 2, inc around [24]
  5. Sc 3, inc around [30]
  6. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  7. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  8. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  9. Sc in each stitch around [30]
  10. Sc 4, dec around [25]
  11. Sc in each stitch around [25]
  12. Sc 3, dec around [20]
  13. Sc in each stitch around [20]
  14. Sc 3, dec around [15]
  15. Sc in each stitch around [15]
  16. Sc 3, dec around.  Slip to first stitch and chain 1, pull tight. [12]
Orange Hair:

Sc 6 in an adjustable ring and slip stitch to the first stitch.  You will now work into the front loops only.  In each front loop, slip stitch to the loop, then chain a few (the number is up to you and can be different for each piece of hair) and then slip stitch back down the chains.  Work in this manner until you have 6 pieces of hair, one for each of the 6 front loops you've worked into.  Then use the back loops you did not work into to sew the piece to the top of the head.

Assembly:

First, stuff polyfil stuffing into the body and head.

Then, attach the head to the body:  Where the last stitch of each round was joined in both the head and body there should be an irregular bump that should line up in the back of the doll once the head is flipped right side up.  Line these up and use the tails of each piece to sew them together.

Attach arms and legs: push your hook or a chopstick into the body where you want the arms and legs to be attached so there is a hole for the pipe cleaner to enter.  Insert the arms and legs with the pipe cleaners sticking into the body.  Use the tails to sew limbs to the body.

Attach the hair and any details to the face and you are done!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you SOOOO MUCH! I was PSYCHED when I saw these on the Geeky Hooker's FB page - So impressed with your deesign - it is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing the pattern so we can make Meeseeks of our own! Caaaaaaaan doooooooo! <3 Mister Meeseeks (look at me!)

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    1. Thank you that is so nice to hear. Please let me know if you have any trouble with the pattern.

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  2. I also found your pattern via pinterest after seeing it on the Geeky Hooker. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary and this was the perfect solution for my hard to shop for man. Now, if I can finish assembling him by tomorrow... Mr. Meeseeks says, "Caaaaan dooooo!"

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