These adorable thumb creatures are named Ilo and Milo, they are very pleased to meet you. They are from an amazing puzzle game that I played last year on Xbox 360. If you game at all I’d recommend it. It’s equal parts charming, challenging and adorable. Ilo and Milo are best friends who meet up in the park every day. However, each day the park gets harder to navigate. Maybe it rearranges itself each night or maybe their memory is just not that good. The point of the game is to help them find each other each day so they can be together and drink apple tea.
Last year I went on a trip to Seattle. It was also the first time my husband and I were separated since becoming man and wife so I made pocket sized IloMilo’s for us. I took Ilo to Seattle and left Milo with him. We kept them on us until we were back together and could “reunite” them. Totally sappy but it helped us feel connected while we were apart :)
So without further ado, here is the pattern for the IloMilo Pocket Pals! Each one is about 3 inches tall not counting the antennae. I think they would make cute key chains too. Here is a link to the pattern on Ravelry.
Pocket IloMilo Amigurumi
Small amount of blue worsted weight yarn
Small amount of red worsted weight yarn
Small amount of tan worsted weight yarn
F Hook - 4.0 mm
E Hook – 3.5 mm
Black craft wire or pipe cleaner
Small amount of stuffing
Body – F Hook (For Milo use blue yarn, for Ilo use red yarn)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 2 sc then 1 sc around (18)
R4 - 11: Sc in each st around (18)
Sl st, finish off and sew in ends
Bottom – F Hook (Blue or red yarn)
R1: Sc in each st starting in 2nd ch from hook (6) ch 1, turn
R2: sc in each st (6) ch 1, turn
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing
Face Panel – E hook (Tan yarn)
R1: Sc in each st starting in 2nd Ch from hook (5) ch 1, turn
R2 – R4: Sc in each st (5) ch 1, turn
Finish off, leave long end to sew onto body
Arms and Legs – E Hook (Tan Yarn) - Make 4 for each
R1: Magic Circle 3
R2: 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc
Sl st, finish off, leave long end to sew onto body. Stuff with the extra yarn from the magic circle.
Putting it together:
Sew on face panel. The bottom of the panel should be about 3 rows from the bottom of the body. Attach safety eyes low on the face panel. Attach arms on sides, about 3-4 rows from the bottom of the body. Now, thread the black craft wire through the bottom panel.
Twist wire around itself to secure.
Pop wire out through top magic circle.
Stuff all around the wire, Trying to keep it in the middle. Don’t over stuff. Whip stitch bottom panel on. Sew on feet. Twist craft wire into a swirl and snip off the excess. Meet your very own Ilo and Milo!
I'm still new to pattern making so if you have any trouble or find any mistakes please email me. Enjoy! firstname.lastname@example.org
Watching the rainy day together.