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Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #18: Nelly Pailloux

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Time:4h00
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Sweet, shy, traditional yet robotic!

Sweet, shy, traditional yet robotic, Geisha captures hearts whether she's perching on your desk or taking care of your keys. The fine details give this bot her charm - tiny sandals on her feet, a neat and elaborate hairstyle finished with carefully tied threads, and delicately drawn features. For such a tiny bot, you'll find it easier to assemble the pieces using sewing thread and a small needle, rather than yarn.

<b>Yarn types</b>
Double knitting (DK) or light worsted yarn (#3)

<b>Pattern stitches</b>
Single crochet
Half double crochet

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Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make by Nelly Pailloux

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters.<P><I>Crobots</i> features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly amigurumi designs such as BigBot, BabyBot (don't let his age fool you), Geisha, DogBot, CatBot, and Thinker.<P>The pattern for each design is simple enough for crochet novices, yet can be adapted to keep the experts interested and amused.

Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters.

Crobots features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly amigurumi designs such as BigBot, BabyBot (don't let his age fool you), Geisha, DogBot, CatBot, and Thinker.

The pattern for each design is simple enough for crochet novices, yet can be adapted to keep the experts interested and amused.

© 2014 Nelly Pailloux / Andrews McMeel Publishing · Reproduced with permission.

Instructions

  1. 1

    <b>To make the head, using white yarn</b>
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
    <b>Round 2</b> 2 sc in each sc around (12)
    <b>Round 3</b> 2 sc in each sc around (24)
    <b>Round 4</b> sc in each sc around (24)
    <b>Round 5</b> sc in each sc around (24)
    <b>Round 6</b> * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
    repeat 4 times (28)
    <b>Round 7</b> sc in each sc around (28)
    <b>Round 8</b> * sc in next 5 sc, sc dec* repeat 4 times (24)
    <b>Round 9</b> sc dec around (12)
    <b>Round 10</b> sc dec around (6)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn

  2. 2

    <b>To make the hair, using black yarn</b>
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
    <b>Round 2</b> 2 sc in each sc (12)
    <b>Round 3</b> *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc*
    repeat 6 times (18)
    <b>Round 4</b> *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc*
    repeat 6 times (24)
    <b>Round 5</b> * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
    repeat 4 times (28)
    <b>Round 6</b> sc in each sc around (28)
    <b>Round 7</b> hdc in each sc (28)
    <b>Round 8</b> sc in each hdc (28)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn

  3. 3

    <b>To make the hair buns, using black yarn</b>
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
    <b>Round 2</b> 2 sc in each sc (12)
    <b>Round 3</b> *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
    <b>Round 4</b> * sc in next sc, sc dec* repeat 6 times (12)
    <b>Round 5</b> sc dec around (6)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn
    Make 2

  4. 4

    <b>To make the body/dress, using the color of your choice</b>
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
    <b>Round 2</b> 2 sc in each sc around (12)
    <b>Round 3</b> *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*
    repeat 6 times (18)
    <b>Round 4</b> *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc*
    repeat 6 times(24)
    <b>Round 5</b> sc in blo just for this round in each sc around (24)
    <b>Round 6</b> sc in each sc around (24)
    <b>Round 7</b> * sc in next 2 sc, sc dec* repeat 6 times (18)
    <b>Round 8</b> *sc in next sc, sc dec* repeat 6 times (12)
    <b>Round 9</b> sc in each sc around (12)
    <b>Round 10</b> sc in each sc around (12)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn around (12)

  5. 5

    <b>To make the arms, using white yarn and the color of the dress</b>
    Start with white yarn
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 4 sc in a magic ring (4)
    <b>Round 2</b> *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat twice (6)
    Change the color of the dress
    <b>Round 3</b> sc in each sc around (6)
    <b>Round 4</b> sc in each sc around (6)
    <b>Round 5</b> sc in each sc around (6)
    <b>Round 6</b> sc in each sc around (6)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn
    Make 2

  6. 6

    <b>To make the feet, using black yarn</b>
    <b>Round 1</b> Start 4 sc in a magic ring (4)
    <b>Round 2</b> 2 sc in each sc around (8)
    <b>Round 3</b> sc in blo for this round in each sc around (8)
    <b>Round 4</b> sc in each sc around (8)
    sl st in next sc and tie off, weave in the end yarn
    Make 2

  7. How to make a geisha plushie. Geisha Plushie - Step 7 7

    To Assemble Geisha

    Getting the happy, tranquil expression of Geisha just right is important, so take care while stitching the face. Start by stuffing the head firmly with scraps of fiberfill. To help you place the eyes, you can draw them with an air erasable pen, making sure that they are level on the face.

  8. 8

    Using two strands of black floss, straight stitch the three little hairs of the fringe.




  9. 9

    Thread your needle with two strands of red floss and embroider the mouth, making a diamond shape with four tiny straight stitches. The cheeks are made with French knots.

  10. 10

    Gently squeeze the head into the hair cap. Stuff the buns and sew them onto the sides of the head with leftover tails of yarn. Using black sewing thread, making a few tiny stitches around the hair cap to secure the hair to the head.

  11. 11

    Stuff the body firmly. Using the metallic gray floss, chain stitch the kimono belt and its diagonal closure. Stuff the head and sew to the body with the remaining tail of yarn.

  12. 12

    Stuff the feet and embroider the shoe details with two strands of white thread, using two straight stitches to make a V shape. Attach feet to body using black sewing thread.

  13. 13

    Stuff the arms and sew them onto the body with sewing thread in the color of the dress.

  14. 14

    Finally, tie threads that match the color of her dress around Geisha's hair buns.

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