Calcifer hexagon – GROAAAR by anjizilla

Calcifer hexagon

»May all your bacon burn!« (☉︵ ಠ╬)

Howl’s moving castle (Amazon link) is one of the most popular Studio Ghibli movies. It’s a lovely and magical movie so it really is no wonder why it is that popular. My favorite character of Howl’s moving castle is Calcifer. So there had to be a Calcifer hexagon, too! (^_^)

Calcifer is a character invented by Kabushiki Kaisha Studio Ghibli and therefore all rights do belong to them. This pattern is for private use only. You are not allowed to sell this pattern or items made by using it.



Material

The hexagon made by using the materials listed is approximately 14 cm from each corner to corner. You can easily adjust its size by using thiner yarn such as Schachenmayr Catania (Amazon link) or Catania fine (Amazon link) and a smaller hook fitting your yarn choice.

  • Yarn – Schachenmayr Catania Grande (Amazon link) in Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Red and Dark Red
  • Hook 4.0 mm
  • Stitch marker as for the eyes you are working in continuous rounds
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Chart

ch chain
st stitch
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet two together = decrease [dec]
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
rep repeat
inc increase = crochet 2 stitches in 1 stitch
dec decrease = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o fasten off

 

Body (Yellow, Orange, Red)

Start: With yellow yarn 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, dc 4, color change to orange while working your last st, take the yellow yarn with you, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc 4, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc 4, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, color change to yellow while working your last dc, dc 4, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc,  join with a sl st into 1st ch-3

Round 3: [inc] ch 3, dc 3, *dc, color change to orange, taking the yellow yarn with you, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, color change to yellow, taking orange with you, dc 2, color change to orange, taking yellow with you, dc 3, color change to yellow, taking orange with you, dc, color change to orange, taking yellow with you, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, [dc 6, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space] rep 2 more times (= 3 times at all), dc 6, *dc, color change to yellow, taking orange with you, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc 2, join with a sl st into 1st ch-3

Round 4: [inc] color change to red, taking yellow with you, ch 3, dc 2, color change to yellow, taking red with you, dc, color change to red, taking yellow with you, dc, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, dc, color change to yellow, taking red with you, dc, color change to red, taking yellow with you, dc 6, *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space, [dc 8 *dc, ch 2, dc* into ch-2 space] rep 3 more times (= 4 times at all), color change to yellow, taking red with you, dc, color change to red, dc 2, join with a sl st into 1st ch-3 and f/o.

→ Stitch Chart

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: with white yarn 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.

→ Stitch Chart

Mouth (Dark Red)

Work into magic ring: sc 2, dc 2, sc 2

Sew on the mouth by using the loose end.

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