As cute as their star shaped treats. Another entry for my Studio Ghibli hexagons series is the well known Susuwatari. They are a must for doing a Ghibli blanket!
Skill level: Easy
Susuwatari is a trademark of Kabushiki Kaisha Studio Ghibli. This pattern is for private use only. You are not allowed to sell this pattern or items made by using it.
Materials and tools
- Yarn in worsted weight: Schachenmayr Catania Grande (Amazon link) in Black, White, Pink, Yellow and Light Blue
- Hook 4.0 mm
- Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
- Stitch marker for marking your rounds
Start: Work the following into a magic ring: ch 2, dc, [ch 2, dc 2] rep until there are 6 dc-clusters at all, pull tight to close ring, ch 2, join with a sl st into 1st ch-2
Round 1: [inc] ch 3, dc, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc 2, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, rep the “dc 2, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space” part until the last st (including it!), join with a sl st into 1st ch-3
Round 2: [inc] ch 3, dc 2, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, [dc 4, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space] rep 4 more times (= 5 times at all), dc, join with a sl st into 1st ch-3
Round 3: [inc] ch 3, dc 3, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, [dc 6, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space] rep 4 more times (= 5 times at all), dc 2, join with a sl st into 1st ch-3
Important: Do work into the back loops (blo) only when you work on round 4.
Round 4: [inc, blo] ch 3, dc 4, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, [dc 8, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space] rep 4 more times (= 5 times at all), dc 3, join with a sl st into 1st ch-3 and f/o.
Now we switch to the unworked front loops of round 4: For the last round get your hook into the loose front loops in direction from the edge to the middle – meaning the top of your hook is pointing to the middle of your hexagon. Join in a loop two stitches before a ch-2 space.
Front Loop Round: *ch 2, dc, hdc* into 1st st, sl st, sl st, [*hdc, dc, hdc*, sl st, sl st] rep
When working the last st before a ch-2 space do this: ch 2 and sl st into the 1st loop after the ch-2 space and go on working the stitches between the square brackets. Join, f/o and weave in all ends.
Eyes 2x (White, Black)
The eyes are worked in continuous rounds. Do not sl st to join. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds end if needed.
Start: sc 6 in magic ring
Round 1: [inc] sc 2 in each st (12)
Round 2: [inc] [sc, sc 2 in next st] rep (18), join with sl st and f/o, leaving a long end for sewing.
Stitch on a pupil on each eye using your black yarn. Place the eyes. I use stitch markers to attach each part temporary before sewing them on. Sew the eyes on using their loose ends.
Stars (Yellow, Pink, Light Blue)
Cut a small amount of your pink, yellow and light blue yarn and stitch on little stars on the bottom part of your hexagon. Knot ends or weave them in.