Free Amigurumi Hello Kitty Pattern

This is an amigurumi Hello Kitty I crocheted for my friend Darlene. I’ve been visiting home for about two weeks now and I’m usually crocheting while watching TV with my mom and dad ^_^ . She stands about 7 inches tall. I had a good time making her and the best part was Darlene’s reaction. I work hard on some of these patterns, and they can get frustrating, but after I give them to their new “owners”, I feel so proud and ready to share them with you all. There are more pictures at the bottom of the pattern.

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Enjoy!

Materials needed:

Yarns-

(I use Redheart super saver yarns for Amigurumi)

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Deep Blue
  • Red

Materials-

  • Black felt
  • Fiberfill of your choice

Tools-

  • Size G hook
  • Wide eyed needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Glue gun (optional)

Things you will need to know:

  • What a magic ring is
  • How to decrease
  • How to Half Double Crochet

Abbreviations used:

  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DEC- Decrease
  • ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches
  • CH/CHS- Chain/Chains
  • HK- Hook
  • HDC- Half Double Crochet
  • SL ST- Slip Stitch
  • F/O- Fasten Off

Head:

(in white)

 

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Round 7: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (42)

Rounds 8-14: sc around (42)

Round 15: sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (36)

Round 16: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 17: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

(Stuff lightly so that you are able to slightly flatten the head into a more ovular shape)

Round 18: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)

Round 19: sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, around (12)

F/O weave in ends

Ears:

(Make two in white)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-3: sc around (6)

Round 4: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 5: sc around (12)

Round 6: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

(I slightly stuffed the ears so that they kept their shape.)

Nose:

(in yellow)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring

sl st into next st

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

Bow:

(in red)

Ch 24

Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hk and across

F/O leaving a long tail

(use the tail you left to stitch together the ends of your row of half double crochet’s so that it forms a circle. Flatten it and use a piece of yarn to tie it in the center so that it looks more like a bow)

Body:

(In blue)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Round 7: sc around (36)

(switch to Yellow)

Round 8: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 9-10: sc around (30)

Round 11: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

Round 12: sc around (24)

Round 13: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

(I waited to stuff the body until after I’d sewn on the legs and arms. Stuff firmly)

Hands/Arms:

(make two. Start in white)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc around (12)

Round 4: sc in next 3 sts, ch 4, sl st in same st as previous sc, sc in next 9 sts (12)

Round 5: sc around (12)

(switch to yellow)

Rounds 6-9: sc around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

(stuff firmly)

Legs:

(Make two. Start in white)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-4: sc around (12)

(switch to blue)

Rounds 5-7: sc around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

(stuff firmly)

Suspenders:

Ch 22 tightly

F/O weave in ends

Eyes and whiskers:

The eyes are just two ovals cut from a sheet of black felt, and the whiskers are 6 thin rectangles cut from the same black felt.

Assembly:

*The assembly of my amigurumi hello kitty is very simple. At this point I’ve stuffed everything except the body*

Attach the legs to the bottom of the body, where the blue is. You do not necessarily have to stitch them on how I did, which makes the Hello Kitty stand upright. You can also stitch them on so that she is sitting down. It’s up to you.

Attach the arms to the side of the body in whatever position you want.

*Now that the legs and arms are attached, stuff the body firmly. Set it aside for now*

Facial features:

Attach the ears to the head, and make sure not to set them too close together because Hello Kitty’s ears are quite far apart.

Attach the nose to the lower center of the head. Notice that Hello Kitty’s nose is right above her chin, which gives her a lot of her cute character, so the placement of her few facial features is crucial.

Attaching the whiskers and eyes is simple, but be sure to refernce the above picture. Notice the eyes are wide set apart. The whiskers aren’t too long and are a even distance from each other. I used a glue gun, but you can stitch them on if you like.

Attaching the head to the body is also simple, just use the tail left on the body, to stitch it to the head tightly.

*You are almost done with your Hello Kitty!!*

Attaching the suspenders with a glue gun is a simple and sure method. I glued one tip of each suspender to the front of Hello Kitty’s pants (where the blue yarn ends and the yellow begins) and criss-crossed them in the back and glue those tips to the edge of Hello Kitty’s pants. Once again, you are free to stitch them on, I just tend to get lazy because I want to post the pattern so quickly.

And Tada! You are finished. I took My Hello Kitty outside for a Photo Op

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You can see here How the suspenders criss-cross

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Here she is Hanging out with her Bestie

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21 Comments

  1. Katie · October 7, 2010 Reply

    I am a little confused on the directions for this pattern. I really want to make this kitty! My roommate is OBSESSED with hello kitty and I think it would be awesome to make this for her! I guess my confusion starts when you say around (#). So like with the head: single crochet in nxt st, 2 single crochet in nxt st, around (18). What does that mean?? So altogether you should have 18 stiches, or it’s from those stiches you just made, around 18? I’m so confused.

  2. Katie · October 7, 2010 Reply

    and when i go “around” i’m putting one sc in each stitch, right? i’m getting a shape that looks more like an ear than a nice round head. i think i’m doing something wrong…

    • RoboTrish · October 13, 2010 Reply

      I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner, your comment was sent to my spam folder so I didn’t see it until just now >_<

      When I say around, I mean to repeat the instructions given for that row all the way around.
      For Example:

      Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

      Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

      After round 2 you should have 12 stitches

      so once you get to round 3 you will sc in next st, 2 sc in next st and repeat that around until you’ve reached the last of the 12 stitches.

      When you’ve finished the 3rd row row you will be left with 18 stitches because you increased a total of 6 times, so you have 6 more stitches than the previous row.

      (the increases are made when you sc twice into the same st)

      hope that helps and sorry for the wait!

      -Robotrish

  3. Katie · October 14, 2010 Reply

    Thank you sooooo much i finally get it now! I’m not used to reading patterns very much (i’m kind of an intermediate crochet-er) so that explanation just clicked!! This is going to look so cute! Thanks so much for posting it! :)

  4. lulu · October 19, 2010 Reply

    Hi! Do you have other hello kitty amigurumi pattern? My friend from the Philippines loves it. I want to send her some patterns for christmas. thanks

    • RoboTrish · October 19, 2010 Reply

      Lulu,
      I’m sorry, this is the only Hello Kitty pattern I’ve made. Have you tried searching for other Hello Kitty patterns on Ravelry?

  5. sarah · October 28, 2010 Reply

    This doll is so cute! I want to make one for my friend, who loves Hello Kitty. But do you know how I can make her wear a dress instead of a shirt and pants??

    • RoboTrish · October 28, 2010 Reply

      Hey Sarah,
      I would suggest crocheting the body and the part of the arms where you switch to yellow, all in the same color, then you can try this out to make a little trim to go around the lower half of her body so it looks like a skirt/dress:

      ch 37
      2 dc in 4th ch from hk
      *sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch*
      rep from * to * 7 more times
      F/O

      then just stitch it on to your liking.

      Oh and if you want her dress to look more like a tank top without the sleeves, just complete the Hand/Arms section all in white, do not switch colors at all.

      Hope that helps!

  6. sarah · October 29, 2010 Reply

    Thank you so much!! That definitely makes sense. I’ll try it!

  7. Heidi · December 4, 2010 Reply

    Just to make sure, I don’t chain up before any rows, correct? Just keep going in one continuous circle? :)

  8. HKBC « My Hook and Yarn Adventure · January 28, 2011 Reply

    [...] got the pattern from Robotrish. The pattern includes instructions for a full body but I decided to only make the face. Like the [...]

  9. Helena davey · March 12, 2011 Reply

    can u please tell me if wool is DK or 4 ply?

  10. Cherry Massacre · March 21, 2011 Reply

    Awesome pattern, I’m half way through making the head now :D Just a quick question though….how did you make the bow? :/

    • RoboTrish · March 22, 2011 Reply

      There is a short section in the pattern that tells how to make the bow.
      Just in case it isn’t showing up in your browser, this is it:

      Bow:

      (in red)

      Ch 24

      Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hk and across

      F/O leaving a long tail

      (use the tail you left to stitch together the ends of your row of half double crochet’s so that it forms a circle. Flatten it and use a piece of yarn to tie it in the center so that it looks more like a bow)

      so after completing the row of hdc’s, you sew the ends together. Flatten the piece so that there are two “layers” then use a separate piece of yarn to tie a knot around the center and create the bow.

  11. Google Dabylbfocketfaminoj · March 25, 2011 Reply

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  12. Gitta · June 30, 2011 Reply

    Hi! I was trying to make one, but it seems that I made something wrong. I believe that the problem is slip stitch. English isn’t my first language so I don’t always understand everything right. I’ve tried to search everywhere but I can’t find explanation anywhere. Could you explain to me how do you “make” a slip stitch?
    Thanks!

    • Cori · July 19, 2011 Reply

      When you put the hook through the loops of the next stitch, yarn over and draw the yarn both through the stitch and the loop already on your hook. Does that help? If not, check out YouTube for a visual explanation.

  13. Liz · October 9, 2011 Reply

    I love this pattern and a lot of my co-workers love it to.
    Thanks, Liz

  14. Casey · December 16, 2011 Reply

    This is so cute! I’m working on making this for a friend’s daughter and linked back to you in my blog, using your photo. Thank you for sharing this! Here’s a link to the blog… http://csqdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/12/mario-in-plush.html

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