Friday, April 26, 2013

The Onceler Amigurumi Pattern - From The Lorax


I watched The Lorax on Netflix last week. I know I’m jumping on this Onceler fan wagon kind of late but I don’t care. I plan to make him his green tux and top hat  now!


Onceler, the villain who knits >:)





Materials:
2.70mm Hook
3.5mm Hook
5mm Hook
Light Grey Yarn - Worsted
Dark Grey Yarn - Worsted
White Yarn - Worsted
Black Yarn - Worsted
Peach Yarn – Sock Weight
Black Crochet Thread
Pink Yarn – Any Weight
2 - 6mm Safety Eyes
Polyfill

Head,
Sock Weight Peach Yarn
2.70 Hook
R1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: 2 sc in each st (12)
R3: 2sc, sc around (18)
R4: (2sc, sc 2) around (24)
R5: (2sc, sc 3) Around (30)
R6 –10: Sc in each st around (30)
R11: Dec 1, sc 14, Dec 1, sc 14
R12: Dec 1, sc 3) around (24)
R13: (Dec 1, sc 2) around (18)
R14: (Dec 1, sc 1) around (12)
Add safety eyes, stuff firmly with polyfill
R15: (Dec, sc 3) around
R16: Dec 6
R17-19: sc around
Sl St, F/o leaving long end for sewing
Stuff the neck as well as you can for stability. You can also add some craft wire or pipe cleaner for extra support.

Legs – Make 2
3.5mm Hook, Start with Black Yarn
Stuff tightly with yarn as you work up
R1: Ch 4, turn
R2: Sc 3 across, sl st into beginning slipknot,
R3: Now turn it and crochet on the other side of the starting chain. (9)
R4: Sc 3, dec 3
Change color to dark gray
R5: Sc around (you’ll have 7 or 8 stitches now)
R6: Dec 1, sc around (7) (Don’t decrease if you already have 7 sts)
R7-8: sc around (7)
Change to lighter grey
R9-11: Sc around (7)
Change to darker grey
R12-14: Sc around (7)
Change to lighter grey
R15-17: Sc around (7)
Change to darker grey
R18-20: Sc around (7)

Torso
3.5 mm Hook, Start with darker grey
R1: Put the two legs together, feet pointed forward, and crochet around both tops. You should now have 14 sts because both legs have been combined.
Switch to light grey
R2: Sc around (14)
R3: Sc around (14)
Switch to white
R4: Sc Around (14)
Switch to Darker Grey
R5: Sc around but do a 1 dec at each hip (12)
R6-7: Sc Around (12)
R8: Sc around but in the middle front do one stitch in white. (12)
R9: Sc around but in the middle of torso, centered over the white stitch from the previous row do 3 white stitches.
Stuff with Polyfill
R9: Dec around, putting 3 white dec sts on top of the ones from the previous row. (6)
Sl St, F/o leaving long end for sewing

Arms – Make 2
3.5mm Hook, White Yarn
Stuff with yarn or polyfil as you go up
R1: Sc 4 in magic ring
R2-12: Sc around (4)
Sl st, f/o leaving long end for sewing

You can do the hair however you prefer, this is how I did it:
Hair Cap
2.70mm Hook, Black Crochet Thread
R1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: 2 sc in each st (12)
R3: 2sc, sc around (18)
R4: (2sc, sc 2) around (24)
R5: (2sc, sc 3) Around (30)
R6 –8: Sc in each st around (30)
Sl st, f/o leaving long end for sewing
Sew onto the head. Now he looks like he has a bowl cut. Using a needle and crochet thread gradually cover the hair cap and give him bangs and a more varied hairline.

Hands  - Make 2 - Caps on the arms!
Peach Yarn, 2.70 mm Hook
R1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: Sc around (12)
Sl st, f/o leaving long end for sewing.
Sew the hand caps onto the arms.
Using white thread, wrap around the base of the arms, right before the hands a few times. This looks like his sleevies.

Ears – Make 2
2.75mm Hook, Peach Yarn
R1: 3 sc in magic circle
Sew onto sides of head a row or two below the eyes

Hat
3.5 mm Hook, Start with Light Grey Yarn
R1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc, sc 1) around (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc 2) around (24)
R5: In BLO sc in each st around (24)
R6-7: Sc in each st around (24)
Change to black yarn
R8: Sc in each st around (24)
Change back to light grey
R9: (2 sc, sc 1) around (36)
Sl St, f/o, weave in ends

Thneed
I just took some pink yarn and an F Hook and crocheted at random for about five minutes. Then I wrapped it around his neck. It’s a thneed, so you can do it however you want to fit your need :)

Assembly
Make sure the hand caps are sewed onto the arms, then sew the arms right at his shoulders. I then embroidered on the white v on his chest to give it more definition. Sew the neck onto the body securely. With black crochet thread give him a mouth and eyebrows. Tie his thneed around his neck and he’s done!

 

 
 


He looks a lot like Marshall Lee and it would not be that hard to mod him into the son of the demon king :) If you want detailed notes on amigurumi proportions click here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the pattern I made one for my kid but with different colors.

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