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Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi Pattern

Yoshi! Yoshi!

Ever since Yoshi’s Woolly World (Amazon link) everyone knows Mario’s cute dinosaur. In Yoshi’s Woolly World everything is made of yarn – and you are playing a crochet Yoshi. A little fun fact of the Nintendo merchandise Yoshi Yarn Amiibo (Amazon link) like the one in the back of my Yoshi: It’s a knit Yoshi as it is impossible to crochet by machine. Anyway, I’m sure that most of the people who aren’t knitters or crocheters won’t notice the difference.

As part of a contest held by Nintendo Germany I‘ve been trying to crochet a Yoshi on my own and it really worked out fine.
I had the presence of mind to write down the pattern while I was working on my crochet Yoshi. So here it is:

Yoshi is a registered trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. Therefore this pattern is for private use only. You are not allowed to sell this pattern or items made by using this pattern.

Material

My Yoshi made with the materials listed above is approx. 12.5 cm tall.

  • Yarn in bulky weight, hook size 6 (J) to 7 mm in Light Green (1 skein), White (1/3 skein) and some scrap yarn in Red, Yellow, Orange, *Light Blue and Dark Violet. I‘ve been using Gründl King Cotton (Amazon link) made of 55% Acrylic and 45% Cotton, length per skein ca. 78 meters.
    *You can skip these colors if you like to do the spikes in their original orange color.
  • Hook 5 mm
  • Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
  • Felt in Red and White, for eyes and mouth
  • Safety eyes approx. 9 mm – you may also use black circles of felt to sew or glue on instead
  • Sewing needle to sew on the felt elements
  • Sewing thread in Red and White; to avoid sewing on the felt elements by hand you can use glue suitable for wool instead.
  • Fibre fill for stuffing

Stitch Chart

st stitch
ch chain
sc single crochet
sl slip stitch
dec decrease = to crochet 2 stitches together
inc increase = to crochet 2 stitches into one stitch
dc double crochet
flo front loop
blo back loop
rep repeat
tog together

The Nose (Green)

Start: sc 6 in magic ring, pull tight and sl to close ring (6)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 2: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (18)
Round 3: [inc] *sc 5, sc 2 in next st* rep (21)
Round 4-6: sc evenly (21)
Round 7: [dec] *sc 5, sc 2 st tog* rep until end, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (18)

→ Stitch Chart

The Cheeks 2x (White)

Start: sc 6 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (6)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 2: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (18)

→ Stitch Chart

The Mouth Piece (White)

Start: ch 8
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc in following 6 st, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 2: sc evenly, ch 1 (7)
Row 3: [DO NOT TURN – working around for a smooth edge] sc in each of two side holes, do 2 sc in corner, sc 5, 2 sc in corner, sc in each of two side holes, sl in next sc, fasten off leaving a long tail

→ Stitch Chart

The Spikes 3x (Yellow, Light Blue, Violet / Orange*)

Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (8)
Round 2-3: sc evenly, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (8)

*Usually the spikes on the official pictures by Nintendo are orange only.

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Felt Eyes and Mouth

Cut out some red felt for the mouth [1] itself and sew it onto the white Mouth Piece.
For the eyes cut out two pieces of white felt [2] and cut a tiny cross to put the safety eyes through it without the security ending put on it yet. When you are done doing round 11 of the head sew the eyes onto it and secure the safety eyes by adding their ends.

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The Head (Green)

Start: sc 6 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (6)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 2: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (18)
Round 3-6: sc evenly (18)
Round 7: [inc] *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* rep (24)
Round 8: [inc] *sc 3, sc 2 in next st* rep (30)
Round 9-11: sc evenly (30) Sew on white felt for the eyes now and put on safety eyes.
Round 12: [dec] *sc 3, sc 2 st tog* rep (24)
Round 13: sc evenly (24)
Round 14: [dec] *sc 2, sc 2 st tog* rep (18)
Round 15: [dec] *sc, sc 2 st tog* rep (12)

I recommend to stop here now to sew on the Cheeks, the Mouth, the Nose and the Spikes before stuffing the head and doing round 16.

Round 16: [dec] *sc 2 st tog* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (6)

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The Body (Green)

Start: sc 6 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (6)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 2-3: sc evenly (12)
Round 4: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (18)
Round 5-6: sc evenly (18)
Round 7: [inc] *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* rep (24)
Round 8: [inc] *sc 3, sc 2 in next st* rep (30)
Round 9: sc evenly (30)
Round 10: [dec] *sc 3, sc 2 tog* rep (24)
Round 11: [dec] *sc 2, sc 2 tog* rep (18)
Round 12: [dec] *sc, sc 2 tog* rep (12)

Do stuff the body now. It should have the shape of a pear. The open side is down as it is the bottom. You will sew the head to the part where you have started with a magic ring.

Round 13: [dec] *sc 2 tog* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (6)

Close the opening by weaving the yarn end in and out the remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in end.

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The Tail (Green)

Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (4)
Round 1: sc evenly (4)
Round 2: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (8)
Round 3-4: sc evenly (8)
Round 5: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (18)

Do stuff the tail slightly and sew it to the body.

→ Stitch Chart

The Belly Patch (White)

Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi WIPStart: ch 3
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 2: [inc] 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 3: [inc] sc 2, sc 2 in last st, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 4-9: sc evenly, do a ch 1 at each end and turn (4)
Row 10: [inc] sc 2 in 1st st, sc 2, sc 2 in last st, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 11: sc evenly, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 12: sc 2 in 1st st, sc 4, sc 2 in last st, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 13-17: sc evenly, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 18: [dec] sc 2 tog, sc 4, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 19: sc evenly, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 20: [dec] sc 2 tog, sc 2, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 21-22: sc evenly, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 23: sc evenly, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (4)

Sew the Belly Patch from tail up to the “neck” of the body.

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The Turtle Shell (Red, White)

Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi WIPWith red yarn:
Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (8)
Round 2: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (12)

With white yarn:
Round 3: [inc, DO ONLY WORK IN BLO NOW] join, ch 2, sc 2 in each st until end, sl to 1st st of 1st round and fasten off (24)

Sew the shell onto Yoshi‘s back using the red yarn leaving the white edge „free“. Stuff the shell slightly while doing this. The red part should stand out from the white one. Do only sew on the red part leaving the white edge „free“. This way it looks more three-dimensional.

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The Arms 2x (Green)

Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (8)
Round 2-3: sc evenly (8)
Round 4: [dec] sc, sc 2 tog, sc, sc 2 tog, sc 2 (6)
Round 5-6: sc evenly (6)
Round 7: sc evenly, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (6)

Stuff slightly and sew the arms to the body left and right.

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The Feet 2x (Green, Orange, Yellow)

With yellow yarn:
Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull together and sl to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] sc 2 in 1st st, dc 2 in next st, sc 2 in next st, dc 2 in last st, sl (8)

With orange yarn:
Round 2: [inc, WORK THIS ROUND IN BLO] join *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (12)
Round 3: sc evenly (12)
Round 4: [dec] sc 3, *sc 2 tog* rep 3 times, sc 3 (9)
Round 5: sc evenly (9)
Round 6: [inc, WORK THIS ROUND IN FLO] sl, ch 1 *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep, sl and fasten off (15)

Crochet Yoshi Amigurumi WIPWith green yarn:
Round 7: [WORK THIS ROUND IN THE INNER BLO OF ORANGE ROUND] join, sc evenly (9)
Round 8: sc evenly (9)
Round 9: [dec] *sc, sc 2 tog* rep, sl and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (6)

Take a look on the photo to the left to get an idea of how it should be done.
Do stuff the feet slightly and sew them to the body bottom left and right.

→ Stitch Chart

More photos for assembly help

I took some more photos of my little Yoshi to show you more details. I hope this will make the assembly part a bit more clear:

I know it’s a lot of sewing for this small fellow making the assembly part kind of annoying but I hope you think that it was worth all the effort. Welcome your own cuddly Yoshi Amigurumi!

My pattern is on ravelry, too! I’m happy if you link my pattern in your Yoshi project made by using this pattern. And maybe you would like to share a photo of your crochet Yoshi on my facebook page, too? ♡

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