4.04.2015

Gudetama Easter Plush ♥ Crochet Pattern

Back when Sanrio introduced their newest character Gudetama I was kind of creeped out. But after seeing many pictures and gifs of him on Tumblr and twitter I learned to love Gudetama and now I'm pretty obsessed with him! For those who don't who Gudetama is, he is basically a egg yolk with arms and legs that is always sad and unmotivated because he is about to be eaten. Look up videos of him online, it is seriously the cutest/funniest thing ever!

With Easter coming up I thought it would be cool to infuse Gudetama and Easter together to create a kawaii crochet pattern that you can make for Easter (that is, if you celebrate Easter). Instead of the signature white egg shell I made a pastel striped egg shell which is inspired by Easter eggs. Inside Gudetama sits in with his arms poking out of the cracked Easter egg. Of course you can choose to make the egg shell white but with Easter approaching I thought the Easter egg was a cute idea.

You will need:
- Yellow "egg yolk colored" yarn
- Your choice of egg shell colors (I used lavender and mint)
- H/5.00 mm crochet hook
- Back felt
- White felt
- Scissors
- Yarn needle
- Stuffing
- Glue (I used a no-sew fabric glue)

Abbreviations + tips
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
dec - decrease
inc - increase
cc - color change

*Repeat the number of rows that is in the (here). Example: if the line says,
Sc 24 sts (repeat 4x times)
you are going to crochet the sc 24 sts 4 times total.

*If something doesn't seem right let me know and I will try to fix the pattern.

Body
- Ch 6 sts, sl st to 1st st to create a loop. Total = 6 sts
- Sc 2 sts in each st (repeat 6x times). Total = 12 sts
- Sc 1, sc 2 sts in each st. (repeat 6x times). Total = 18 sts
- Sc 18 sts (repeat 10x times). Total 18 sts
Insert stuffing
- Dec 1 st, sc 1 (repeat 12x times). Total 6 sts
Cut off leaving a long string of yarn (not too long though)
Weave the end close by using a in-and-out stitch using the yarn

Arms (make 2)
- Ch 6 sts, sl st to 1st st to create a loop. Total = 6 sts
- Sc 2 sts in each st (repeat 6x times). Total = 12 sts
Cut off
Fold the circles in half and sew the open side of the side with yarn. Repeat to the other arm.

Egg Shell
- Ch 6 sts, sl st to 1st st to create a loop. Total = 6 sts
- Sc 2 sts in each st (repeat 6x times). Total = 12 sts
- Sc 2 sts in each st (repeat 6x times). Total = 24 sts
- Sc 24 sts (repeat 4x times). Total = 24 sts
Cc to your 2nd color (if you want a striped design)
- Sc 24 sts (repeat 3x times). Total = 24 sts
Cc to your previous yarn color
- Sc 24 sts (repeat 2x time). Total 24 sts
To create the cracks,
- Sc 2, ch 1, turn, dec 1, cut off (repeat 3x times, skipping 2 sts between each crack.
Cut off and weave-in ends

Assembly
To assemble Gudetama's body. Sew the arms where the cracks of the egg shell meet. I sewed my Gudetama's arms between the 6-7 rows of Gudetama's body, leaving 4-5 stitches between the arms.

Now that you have completed both Gudetama and his egg shell you can place Gudetama inside his home. For the face, I used black and white felt to create Gudetama's eye's and mouth. You can look up pictures of Gudetama's different expressions online and cut out your favorite face on felt. I used a no sew glue to stick the felt onto Gudetama's face.

And now you are finished! What I love best about this pattern is that you can use whatever colors for the egg shell for any situation, kind of like his clothes. I'm planning to make a white egg shell so he can wear all year long. You can also make other holiday themed egg shells like a Halloween or Christmas shell, the possibilities are endless!

Are you a fan of Gudetama?

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