Sam the Skater Crochet Pattern by Michelle McLaughlin http://www.suncatchereyes.com You may use this pattern for your own personal use or to sell the finished doll.  Please do not resell this pattern.  Please credit this website when sharing or linking to this pattern. 


Finished doll measures 5” tall.


General Tips & Techniques:

*Be sure to keep your yarn tension firm and consistent throughout your work.

*At the end of each row, I have given the number of stitches you should have. This is just a guide. If you are off by 1 or 2 stitches, don't worry about it. Amigurumi is very forgiving.


Magic Ring:

Leaving a long tail, ch. 4 and join with sl st into first ch to form a ring. Work 10 sc into the center of the ring and around the tail, do not join. Pull the tail to close the hole in the ring. Tie the tail to your working yarn. Mark the beginning of the row (a piece of contrasting yarn or paperclip work fine). From this point on, you will be working in the round.


Abbreviations:

ch chain

hdc half double crochet

sc single crochet

sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together

sl st slip stitch

st stitch


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors

Crochet hook size D-3

9mm Suncatcher Craft Eyes

Stuffing

Felt for soles of the shoes and grip tape on the skateboard

Four 1/4-inch or 1-cm plastic beads for wheels

Yarn needle

Needle and thread matching felt colors to sew on felt


Instructions:

Beginning at top of head:

Row 1:Using skin color, create Magic Ring as above, 10 st.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Row 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 30 st.

Rows 4-7: 1 sc in each sc around, 30 st.

Row 8: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 39 st.

Rows 9-10: 1 sc in each sc around, 39 st.

Row 11: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sc next 2 together*, repeat from * to * around, 30 st.

Row 12: 1 sc in each sc around, 30 st.


Attach safety eyes or embroider the face at this point. Eyes are positioned in row 8, 4 sc apart. Also add hair now if weaving it in the inside of the head.


Hair tip:  Cut approximately 75 strands of yarn 7 inches (18 cm) long. Using your crochet hook, pull one strand of the hair through the top of the head from front to back in the 2nd row of the head. This strand will be used to tie the hair to Sam's head. Keeping this strand flat against the head from front to back, lay the rest of the yarn hair across it going from side to side. Pick up both sides of the single strand of yarn and tie the hair to the head. Spread the hair all around the head and cut a few bangs (fringe) if desired. Attach the hat over the hair.


Chin and neck shaping:

Row 13: 1 sc in next 6sc, *sc next 2 together, 1 sc in next 2 sc*, repeat from * to *within 6 stitches of the end of the row. 1 sc in next 6 sc. 26 st.

Row 14: 1 sc in next 6 sc, *sc next 2 together, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * to within 6 stitches of the end of the row. 1 sc in next 6 sc. 22 st.

Rows 15-16: 1 sc in each sc around, 22 st.


Body shaping:

Row 17: Change to shirt color. *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 29 st.

Rows 18-21: 1 sc in each sc around, 29 st.

Row 22: Change to pant color. 1 sc in each sc around, 29 st.

Rows 23-24: 1 sc in each sc around, 29 st.


Leg shaping:

Row 25: Skip next 14 st, 1 sc in next 15 st. One leg made, 15 st.

Rows 26-27: Continuing around the leg you just made, 1 sc in each sc around, 15 st.

Row 28: Shoe shaping: Attach shoe color. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc. Join and end, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Opposite leg:

Row 29: Join pant color to the other leg side in the back. Work 1 sc in each sc around, 14 st.

Rows 30-31: 1 sc in each sc around, 14 st.

Row 32: Shoe shaping: Attach shoe color. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc. Join and end, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Bottom of shoes (make 2):

Row 1: With shoe color, create Magic Ring as above, 10 st.

Row 2: 1 sc in next 6 sc. Join and end, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Arms (make 2):

Row 1: With skin color, create Magic Ring as above.

Row 2: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 13 st.

Row 3: Join shirt color. 1 sc in each sc around, 13 st.

Rows 4-9: 1 sc in each sc around, 13 st.

Row 10: 1 sc in each sc around, 13 st. Join and end, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Beanie:

Row 1: With hat color, create Magic Ring as above, 10 st.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Row 3: *1 sc in each sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 30 st.

Row 4: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 36 st.

Rows 5-7: 1 sc in each sc around, 36 st.

Row 8: Add 2nd hat color. 1 sc in each sc around, 36 st.

Row 9: Switch back to original hat color. 1 sc in each sc around, carrying 2nd hat color along as you work (crochet around 2nd color as you crochet), 36 st.

Row 10: Join 1st hat color to 2nd hat color, cut and end. Using 2nd hat color, 1 sc in each sc around, 36 st. End, leaving a tail at least 18” for sewing the hat to the head.


Skateboard:

Row 1: With skateboard color, ch. 10. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to within 1 stitch of end. 3 sc in next stitch. Continue working in the round, down the other side of the chain stitches, 1 sc in next 8 stitches, 3 sc in next stitch.

Row 2: 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc.

Row 3: 1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, 1 sc in next 11 sc. Join with sl st and end, weave in the end.

Cut a piece of felt the size of the skateboard you just crocheted, making sure to hold your crocheting flat to get the right shape. Sew the 4 plastic beads to the bottom of the skateboard as shown. Using a needle and thread, sew the felt to the top of the skateboard as grip tape.


Finishing:

Stuff the head, body, and legs firmly. Attach bottoms of feet.

Stuff arms and sew the tops of the arms closed. Attach them to the body as shown.

Sew hat to the head.

Weave in all ends. To weave in a long piece of yarn, attach the yarn needle and push the needle through the amigurumi's body, pulling it out the other side. Pull the yarn tightly and cut. That will hide it in the body.


Enjoy your new Skater!