Drifloon Amigurumi Pattern

YARN & HOOK

  • 2mm hook & 1mm hook
  • Stylecraft Special DK in Wisteria, Citron and White
  • Yellow felt
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Polyester toy filling
  • Pins to place pieces before sewing together
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers (I prefer using scrap yarn as “stitch markers”)
  • Fibres in Black for needle felting*
  • Needle felting tool*

* Please note that I have used needle felting to create the eyes. Needle felting is still quite new to me so I will not be including instructions on how to do this. You may want to look into alternative ways of creating the eyes – like cut out felt pieces or safety eyes.

SIZE

Drifloon is approximately 6 cm long, 12 if you include the dangly arms.

Weight: 15grams (this includes all materials used to make Drifloon)

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS – UK ENGLISH

ch chain
dc double crochet
tr treble
bobble stitch 4 tr in the same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook into top of first tr made, put loop back on hook and pull through to create a bobble.
sl st slip stitch
st/sts stitch/es
inc dc 2 in one st
dec decrease; insert hook in the front loop of the next two sts, yarn over, pull through both loops, y.o. and pull through remaining two loops –> one dc placed into two sts
ws wrong side
rs right side

ASSEMBLY

Assemble in the same order the pattern is written. I would recommend using a photo of Drifloon as reference for best possible outcome. Pin all the pieces in place before sewing to make sure it looks right, including the felt pieces – Once all the crocheted pieces are attached use fabric glue to attach the felt pieces.

THE PATTERN

HEAD & BODY

Yarn: Wisteria

Round 1: dc 6 in Magic Ring (6)
R2: inc in all sts around (12)
R3: (dc, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (dc, inc, dc) x 6 (24)
R5: dc 24
R6: (dc 3, inc)x 6 (30)
R7: (dc 2, inc, dc2) x 6 (36)
R8-12: dc 36
R13: (dc 2, dec, dc 2) x 6 (30)
R14: (dc 3, dec) x 6 (24)
R15: dc 24
R16: (dc, dec, dc) x 6 (18)

Stuff firmly

R17: (dec, dc) x 6 (12)
R18: working in the backloops only: (skip 1 back loop, dc in the next back loop) x 6 (6dc)

Do not fasten off just yet – we will now work in the front loops to create the frills at the bottom of Drifloon’s body:

R18: working in the front loops that were left unworked in the previous round: (tr, ch2, sl st in the second ch from hook, tr) in the first front loop, dc in the next front loop – repeat around all front loops, in total 6 times.

Fasten off. Weave in loose end in the middle 6 dcs by inserting darning needle in the front loop of each st and pull tight to close the hole.

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BOBBLY HEAD PIECE

Yarn: White

Note that this piece is worked in rows from the bottom up, and due to the decreases used the sides will naturally curve towards each other

ch 16
Row 1 (rs): (dc, bobble st, dc) x 5 (15)
R2 (ws): skip the fist st, dec x 7 until the end of the row (7)
R3 (rs): (dc, bobble st) x 3, dc in the last st (7)

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing together both sides and attach to the top of Drifloos head.

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DANGLY ARMS/LEGS

Yarn: Citron
Embroidery gloss: Black
Make 2

First pick up your Citron yarn and your 2mm hook to create the heart shaped hands (are they hands or feet?!). There aren’t many rounds in this piece, so it can get a little bit awkward to crochet.

Round 1: dc 4 in Magic Ring (4)
R2: inc in all sts around (8)
R3: (dc 3, inc) x 2 (10)
R4: dc 5, skip the remaining 5 sts of this round – the bottom of Drifloons hands are split into two, so that’s what we’re creating now
R5: and dc 4 in the first sts

Fasten off. Weave in loose end by inserting darning needle in the front loop of each st and pull tight to close the hole.

We will now make the second side side:
R4: sl st into the first unworked st (st number 6), dc in the same dc, and dc in the remaining 4 sts.
R5: dc 5

Fasten off. Weave in loose end by inserting darning needle in the front loop of each st and pull tight to close the hole.

Using your 1mm hook and Black embroidery floss attach to the magic ring, and ch approximately 30 chs, take the loop off the hook, insert hook into a stitch into Drifloon’s side between the body and the frills. Put the loop pack on hook. Sl st in each chain all the way back to the heartshaped piece. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

FACE – FELT & NEEDLE FELTING

Using Yellow felt, cut out a bold X and attach to the middle with glue

I didn’t have any nice small, oval safety eyes, so I chose to use black fibre and needle felt the oval eyes on either side of the X

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THANK YOU & ENJOY!

Please do not reprint, sell or claim the pattern as your own. I’ve loved writing this pattern so please don’t forget to credit the pattern designer.

INSTAGRAM – I would love to see your creations! Don’t forget to tag me in your post – not just in the caption field but under “tag people” so that it appears on my profile (@loopycathrine), and don’t forget to use #loopycathrineamigurumi

RAVELRY – I’m also on Ravelry so come find me and my other pattern there!

For any questions in relation to this pattern, please comment below and I will do my best to respond.

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2 thoughts on “Drifloon Amigurumi Pattern

    1. Hi Brenda! Thank you for your suggestion. I’ll add the picture on the home page to the pattern too. But I would definitely recommend referencing photos from the character in the actual games for best possible outcome. That’s what works best for me! x

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