How To Crochet A Summer Sun Amigurumi
Add some sunshine to your day with this cute sun amigurumi project by @tinycurl who creates the sweetest crochet creatures.
1 stitch marker
Embroidery Needle for face detail
Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
Double crochet (dc) (US – single crochet)
Invisible decrease (inv dec)
Using a 2.25mm hook and Banana yarn, work in continuous rounds. Mark the beginning of each row with a stitch marker.
Rnd 1: 7dc into magic ring (7 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (14 sts)
Rnd 3: (1dc, inc) around (21 sts)
Rnd 4: (2dc, inc) around (28 sts)
Rnd 5: (3dc, inc) around (35 sts)
Rnd 6: dc in each st around (35 sts)
Rnd 7: (4dc, inc) around (42 sts)
Rnd 8: (5dc, inc) around (49 sts)
Rnd 9: (6dc, inc) around (56 sts)
Rnd 10: dc in each st around (56 sts)
Rnd 11: (7dc, inc) around (63 sts)
Rnd 12: (8dc, inc) around (70 sts)
Rnd 13-19: dc in each st around (70 sts) (Mark the 16th row with a scrap piece of contrasting yarn, we are going to attach the rays to this row when we are finished with the body)
*At this point, weave in your beginning tail and embroider the face onto the front of the sun using the black yarn or embroidery thread and your embroidery needle*
Rnd 20: (8dc, inv dec) around (63 sts)
Rnd 21: (7dc, inv dec) around (56 sts)
Rnd 22: dc in each st around (56 sts)
Rnd 23: (6dc, inv dec) around (49 sts)
Rnd 24: (5dc, inv dec) around (42 sts)
Rnd 25: (4dc, inv dec) around (35 sts)
Rnd 26: dc in each st around (35 sts)
Rnd 27: (3dc, inv dec) around (28 sts)
Rnd 28: (2dc, inv dec) around (21 sts)
*Stuff your sun at this point*
Rnd 29: (1dc, inv dec) around (14 sts)
Rnd 30: inv dec around (7 sts)
Fasten off, close opening, and weave in the tail.
Using 2.25 mm hook and Pumpkin yarn, work in rows. Make 7 rays total.
Row 1: Make a slipknot leaving a 25 cm tail, chain 11
Row 2: Dc into second ch from hook, dc across, ch1, turn (10 sts)
Row 3: Dec, 6dc, dec, ch1, turn (8 sts)
Row 4: Dc across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 5: Dec, 4dc, dec, ch1, turn (6 sts)
Row 6: Dc across, ch1, turn (6 sts)
Row 7: Dec, 2dc, dec, ch1, turn (4 sts)
Row 8: Dc across, ch1, turn (4 sts)
Row 9: Dec twice, ch1, turn (2 sts)
Row 10: Dc across, ch1, turn (2 sts)
Row 11: Dec (1 st)
Fasten off and weave in only the ending tail (the starting tail will be used to fasten ray to body)
Attaching the rays:
Optional: wet block the rays before attaching to flatten them.
We will be sewing the rays onto the 16th row of the sun’s body. If you look at your sun from the front, you should be able to see 7 slice-shaped sections. Each of these sections has 10 stitches. You will be sewing your ray into the 10 stitches of each slice. Weave your yarn through a stitch on the body and sew through a space on the ray, work your way to the end of the ray (make sure you have gone through 10 stitches on the body of the sun to avoid spaces between rays). Weave in the end.
Continue this process for the rest of the rays.
On the last sewing stitch of the final ray, you will notice that the chain on the body will be in a different row than your first ray. Simply jump to the same row as the first ray to make your last sew.
Optional Arms and Legs:
You can add arms and legs to your sun to make it easier for it to sit up and for little hands to hold!
Note: I chose not to stuff my arms and legs to allow more flexibility and movement.
Using 2.25mm hook and Banana yarn, work in continuous rounds. Make 2 legs.
Rnd 1: 8dc into magic ring (8 sts)
Rnd 2: (3dc, inc) twice (10 sts)
Rnd 3-28: dc around (10 sts)
Fasten of and leave a long tail for attaching.
*To make it easier, I don’t mark my rounds for the legs and arms, I just continue crocheting around until I reach a length I like. If you use this method, make sure both legs are the same length*
Using 2.25mm hook and Banana, work in continuous rounds. Make 2 arms.
Rnd 1: 6dc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: (2dc, inc) twice (8 sts)
Rnd 3-20: dc around (8 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.
*Make sure both arms are the same length*
Attaching the Arms and Legs
Attach the arms and legs behind the sun’s rays. I attached all limbs to look flat by attaching the limbs to only 2 rows of stitches on the sun’s body.