Friday, June 3, 2011

Alien LGM Free Crochet Pattern

green crochet alien doll
since this was published in 2011, this pattern has been updated a couple times after finding some mistakes. It was one of my first written patterns so with good intentions I wrote it out w/o having tested it. It now has been thoroughly checked for errors and corrected. My apologies! Thankfully I now have a few more years experience writing patterns which are checked over before being posted.. This is also on my list of patterns to be revised in 2014 so check back now and then for updates...



Copyright 2011 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

Abbreviations:

Single crochet     sc
Crochet together 2tog
Slip stitch          sl st
Back Loops Only  BLO
Front Loops Only FLO



Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn. The head, body and legs are made in one piece. He is about 7.5 inches tall not including the antennae. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

 Starting with the head with green:

1)  Make a magic circle 6  (6)
2)  2sc in each st (12)
3)  1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)
4)  1sc in next 2st then 2sc in the next st (24)
5)  1sc in next 3st then 2sc in the next st (30)
6)  1sc in next 4st then 2sc in the next st (36)
7)  1sc in next 5st then 2sc in the next st (42)

8)  1sc in each st (42)

9)  1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st , 1sc in last 2 st (47)

10) 1sc in next 12sc then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 23st then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in last 10 st (49)

 11) 1sc in next 11sc then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 18st then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st,
          1sc in last 15 st (52)

12) 1sc in each st (52)

 13) 1sc in next 14st then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 19st then 2sc in next st,
      1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st,
          1sc in last 11 (56)

14-15) 1sc in each st for 2 rows (56)

16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog  (42)
17) 1sc in each st

Now for rows 18+  1sc in next 2st then 2tog until you are left with 16 stitches. Switch to blue yarn on last stitch

Body with blue:

1) 2sc in each st   (32)
2) 1sc then 2sc in the next st (48)
3) 1sc in each around, 2sc in last stitch st (49)
4-9) 1sc in each around for 6 rows, *** you need to stuff and shape head sometime before row 10. Stuff head firmly and shape as you stuff. Take your time until you have the shape you want!
10) 1sc in next 8st then 2tog (45)
11-13) 1sc in each st for 3 rows 

Now to make the legs continue stitching around row 13 until you've reached the middle of the body. Chain 5 and slip stitch directly across as pictured below. Chain 1 turn and stitch across the 5 chains then continue 1sc around the one leg for 5 rows.


At the end of the 5 rows, 1sc in next 2st then 2tog until you are down to 20 stitches then in the BLO 2tog until you have closed the gap. 


pictured with one shoe sewn on
 Insert blue yarn as pictured below and repeat steps for 2nd leg as you did for 1st 


Shoes with black:

1) magic circle 6 (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st 
4) 1sc then 2sc in the next st  (18)
5-8) 1sc in each st for 4 rows 
  9) ch1 turn, 1sc in next 9st
10) ch1 turn, 2tog then 1sc in next 5st then 2tog
11) ch1 turn, 2tog then 1sc in next 3st then 2tog
12) ch1 turn, 2tog twice then finish off. Sew to bottom of leg


Arms With Blue: (please see alternate way to start arms below)

1) Pick up 6 stitches where you want the arms to be (6)
2) 2sc in each stitch  (12)
 

*now fold arm in half to determine which is the top half and which is the bottom half
  
3-4) 1sc in the BLO for the first 6 stitches and 1sc in each of the FLO for the last 6 stitches. Do this for 2 rows.
 

*Doing the arm this way helps the arm to hang down.

5-11) 1sc in both loops for 7 rows, switch to green yarn on the last stitch (12)
12) In BLO 1sc in each st (12)
13) 1sc then 2sc in next st(18)
 

*continue to stitch around until you reach the middle on the hand.
 

Join across with a sl st to create 2 sections for the fingers.

1) 1sc in each around for one row (9)
2) 1sc then 2tog until you close the gap


For the thumb you pick up about 4 or 5 stitches and put 1sc in each st until you have the desired length. Thumbs should be shorter than fingers. Finish off.  

ALTERNATE WAY TO START ARMS:

1) magic circle with 6st
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-11) 1sc in each st for 9 rows switching to green on the last st of row 11. Then continue on with rows 12 and onward as noted above. Sew the arm to body when done.
 Making fingers can be tough and it takes practice. Take your time and switch to a smaller hook if you have troubles getting the hook into the stitches.
Ears with Green:

magic circle 8, pull tail,  do not join, ch1 and turn (8)

1sc then 2sc in the next st (12)
ch1 turn, 1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)
ch1 turn, 1sc in each st  (18)
ch1 turn, 1sc then 2sc in the next st(27)
1sc in each st  (27)

Finish off and fold corner over as pictured and sew around the edge.





Belt With Black:

chain a length to fit around waist. Stitch across starting with 2nd chain from hook. Finish off and sew to waist

Collar around Neck With Burgundy :

Chain a length to fit around neck. Stitch across starting with 2nd ch from hook. Fold over and sew along edge. Finish off and sew onto neck.

Antennae with Green:

1) Chain a desired length
2) You can DC in each for 1 row as I did which is quicker. And I sewed around the pipe cleaner as pictured.
or sc in each chain for 4 rows, fold in half and stick pipe cleaner inside. Either way works fine.



Eyes with white:

1) magic circle 6 (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st
finish off , paint on black circle with craft paint or sew on a small black button or piece of felt
***shape a bit with fingers, put in a little stuffing or like I did cut a piece of soft Styrofoam in shape of eye. Use some hot glue and place inside your crochet piece, glue or sew to head.
***plain old stuffing works fine too just sew a side of the eye to head and stuff before sewing closed.
Chain 5 or 6 with the green and sew around top of eye to outline the eye a bit.

Make mouth as you please.

For the planet on his chest I used 3 pieces of yarn. Orange, red and yellow
Insert and sew as pictured


Whew!!! And you're done!! Your own LGM  :)
 

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Happy Crocheting!!

22 comments:

  1. I just love your creations. They are awesome. I had to share them with my friends on facebook.
    Thanks for posting those.

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  2. Thanks this one goes onto my to do list (And most definitely at the top shoving down all the other ones that are on there).

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  3. Beautiful site and wonderful creations!

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  4. Thank you Thegirlwho, I appreciate that and it's so great to have you on board :D

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  5. I don't crochet very well but these cute little guys make we want to dig out those crochet hooks - they look amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  6. Hi Kathryn! Glad you like the Aliens.. I am planning on making a video tutorial, a step by step guide to crocheting them. I'm working on my Coraline doll right now and then plan to do these guys next. I learned how to crochet by watching videos on youtube so hoping I can do the same for someone else.... thanks for stopping by :)
    Happy Crocheting!!!

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  7. You're so generous to share this! I can't wait ti make it. My nephew is going to love this for Christmas!

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  8. Great tutorial. I Love it so much, thanks for shairing

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  9. Your welcome Linda & Lovecrafts!! And thank you both for the kind words :)

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  10. I LOVE these! Thank you so much for posting your tutorial. Each of my toddler boys will be getting one in his stocking for Christmas :)

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  11. thanks so much CShipe! I'm excited to hear they will be going into their x-mas stockings... music to my ears! Truly makes my day :)
    XO

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  12. I am very excited to find these patterns...they're wonderfully written...I was going to try to make a 'Laura' on my own...and now, I don't have to...TGFT! My daughter is soooooooooooooooo excited! and it'll be a great birthday gift for my twins as well...blessings to you! And the alien toy story guys.....love, love, love!

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  13. Thank you artful in life! I appreciate your post and so glad you like the patterns :)
    Many Blessings to you and yours XO

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  14. Thank you for sharing your fab alien pattern, Sharon. One granddaughter wants these next!!! So kind of you.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

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  15. Hi

    we have a completely non commercial local craft group in York, england called the UFO - Un Finished Objects! Could we please use this picture http://geekcrafts.com/wp-content/geek_craft_images/tut-toy-story-alien-300x225.jpg as a logo for the group?
    Thanks

    Pete

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  16. Hello Sharon...thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern...it's so cute and so well made! I've only been crocheting for about a year so patterns are still something I need to use to learn this wonderful art form...I have made a few patterns on my own but still learning. Thank You

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    1. You're very welcome Connie, I'm glad you like him. I'm still learning too, that's the wonderful thing about this craft, there's always something new to learn and it's so much fun :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

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  17. Greatt!!! I like it so much!! I am going to try it right nowww, thankss for the pattern. Greetings from Canary Islands ! =)

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