Craft Your Own Mario Amigurumi: A Fun Crochet Adventure

by leonardoamadeu

Embark on a nostalgic journey by crafting your very own Mario Amigurumi. This classic video game character comes to life in the form of crochet, offering both a delightful challenge and a heartwarming result. Ideal for fans of the iconic Nintendo game, this crochet pattern is designed to guide you step-by-step in creating a charming Mario figurine, perfect for gifting, collecting, or as a cherished toy.

Mario Amigurumi

Materials and Tools Needed

To get started, make sure you have:

  • Yarn: Red, blue, skin-colored, brown, black, and white. Medium weight (4) yarn is ideal.
  • Crochet Hook: Size 3.5 mm.
  • Fiberfill: For stuffing.
  • Stitch Markers: To keep track of rounds.
  • Yarn Needle: For sewing parts together.
  • Scissors.
  • Safety Eyes: 9 mm, or black yarn to embroider eyes.

Skill Level

Intermediate. Familiarity with basic crochet stitches and amigurumi techniques is recommended.

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase (2 sc in one st)
  • dec: decrease (sc 2 sts together)
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • [ ]: repeat instructions between brackets as directed

Mario Amigurumi Pattern

Head (Use skin-colored yarn)

  1. Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
  2. Round 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
  3. Round 3: [Sc in next st, inc in next st] 6 times (18 sts)
  4. Rounds 4-8: Sc in each st around (18 sts)
  5. Round 9: [Sc in next st, dec] 6 times (12 sts)
  6. Round 10: Dec around (6 sts)
  7. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Insert safety eyes between Rounds 7 and 8, about 4 sts apart. Stuff the head firmly.

Body (Use blue and red yarn)

  1. Round 1: With blue yarn, 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
  2. Round 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
  3. Round 3: [Sc in next st, inc in next st] 6 times (18 sts)
  4. Round 4: Sc in each st around (18 sts)
  5. Round 5: Change to red yarn, sc in each st around (18 sts)
  6. Rounds 6-10: Sc in each st around (18 sts)
  7. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the body.

Arms (Make 2, use red yarn)

  1. Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
  2. Rounds 2-6: Sc in each st around (6 sts)
  3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff the arms.

Legs (Make 2, use blue yarn)

  1. Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
  2. Round 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
  3. Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around (12 sts)
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the legs.

Hat (Use red yarn)

  1. Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
  2. Round 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
  3. Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around (12 sts)
  4. Round 6: [Sc in next 3 sts, inc] 3 times (15 sts)
  5. Rounds 7-9: Sc in each st around (15 sts)
  6. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Mustache and Other Details (Use black and brown yarn)

  • Mustache: Chain a length appropriate to the size of the face, and then use single crochet stitches to create a thick, curved mustache.
  • Hair: Embroider or crochet small pieces and attach them to the sides and back of the head.

Assembly

  • Sew the head to the body.
  • Attach the arms at shoulder level.
  • Sew the legs to the bottom of the body.
  • Place the hat on Mario’s head, sewing it in place if necessary.
  • Attach the mustache and embroider any additional facial features.

Conclusion

Your Mario Amigurumi is now complete! This delightful project not only pays homage to a beloved video game character but also provides a unique, handmade charm. Whether you’re adding it to your collection, giving it as a gift, or using it as a playful decoration, this crochet Mario will surely bring smiles and a sense of accomplishment.

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