No-face hexagon – GROAAAR by anjizilla

No-face hexagon

A creepy spirit and a friend

The story behind No-face or Kaonashi カオナシ as it is called in Japanese leaves room for speculation. In the Japanese version of the movie No-face gets his name later and is only called to be a spirit before. When he throws golden nuggets around and is therefore loved by all bath house workers but can’t win Sen for this he turns into some mad and evil monster. In Japanese culture he looses his face by showing off his emotions that way. He is then called Kaonashi, No-face.

Kaonashi 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, Purple and Grey
  • Hook 4.0 mm
  • Stitch marker if needed
  • 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 (White, Black)

Start: With white 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] 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

Color change to black.

Round 4: [inc] 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.

→ Stitch Chart

Eye paint, bottom 2x (Purple)

Start: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2 (3), ch 1 and turn
Row 1: sc 3 (3), ch 1 and turn
Row 2: [dec] sc2tog, sc (2), ch 1 and turn
Row 3: sc 2 (2), ch 1 and turn
Row 4: [dec] sc2tog (1), ch 1 and turn
Row 5: sl st, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

→ Stitch Chart

Eye paint, top 2x (Purple)

Start: ch 4, sc2tog starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc (2), ch 1 and turn
Row 1: [dec] sc2tog (1), ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sl st, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

→ Stitch Chart

Eyes 2x (Black)

Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 2, sc, sl st in same st, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Place the eyes as well as the eye paint elements on your hexagon. Use your stitch markers to pin them temporarily on your hexagon. Sew on each part using the loose ends. Please leave a bit of room between the eyes and the bottom parts of the eye paint to be able to add the grey shades between them later.

→ Stitch Chart

Mouth (Black)

Ch 6, sc, hdc 3, sc, sl in same st, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew the mouth on your hexagon using the loose end.

→ Stitch Chart

Shades 3x (Grey)

Ch 4, pull working end tight to close foundation chain, cut yarn leaving enough length for sewing and sew on the shades under each of the eyes and the mouth. Weave in all loose ends or make tiny knots to secure loose ends.

I was lazy and didn’t weave in all ends

My pattern is on ravelry, too! I’m happy if you link my pattern in your No-face hexagon project made by using this pattern. And maybe you would like to share a photo of your No-face on my facebook page, too? ♡

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