Some of my favorite things to make are amigurumi – who doesn’t love these adorable little creatures with happy faces! The Planet Buddy came about after I decided to make something for my little girl, who tells me repeatedly that she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. I try to encourage her dreams any way I can, and I thought this would be a great way to bring a smile to her little face.
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The vibrant and varying colors Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn lends itself really well to a planet design! I used two different colorways to obtain the look for my Planet Buddy. When he was all set, I decided that he needed a ‘crown’ of sorts, a friendly star to keep him company. I very nearly put a face on the star as well, but decided in the end that I liked it without one. If you would like to add a face to your star, feel free!
(A) a small amount of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Tidal, (B) a small amount of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Sunset, (C) a small amount of Red Heart Baby Hugs Yarn in Yellow, a 3.75mm crochet hook, 2 6mm safety eyes, a small amount of polyester stuffing.
6 sc x 3 rows for 1″x1″
sc- single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
BLO- back loops only
hdc- half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark beginning stitch of each round.
Round 1: Magic loop, ch 1, sc 6 – 6 sc.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around -12 sc
Round 3: [2sc, sc] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2sc, sc 2] around -24 sc.
Round 5: [2sc, sc 3] around – 30 sc.
Round 6: [2sc, sc 4] around -36 sc.
Round 7: [2sc, sc 5] around – 42 sc.
Round 8: [2sc, sc 6] around – 48 sc.
Round 9: [2sc, sc 7] around – 54 sc.
Round 10: [2sc, sc 8] around – 60 sc.
Rounds 11-14: sc around – 60 sc.
Round 15: sc in BLO around – 60 sc.
Rounds 16-18: sc around – 60 sc.
Round 19: [sc 8, sc2tog] around – 54 sc.
Round 20: [sc 7, sc2tog] around – 48 sc.
Round 21: [sc 6, sc2tog] around – 42 sc.
Round 22: [sc 5, sc2tog] around – 36 sc.
Insert safety eyes in Round 19, approximately 6 stitches apart. Begin stuffing, continue stuffing.
Round 23: [sc 4, sc2tog] around – 30 sc.
Round 24: [sc 3, sc2tog] around – 24 sc.
Round 25: [sc 2, sc2tog] around – 18 sc.
Round 26: [sc, sc2tog] around – 12 sc.
Round 27: sc2tog around – 6 sc..
Fasten off, sew up remaining 6 stitches, weave in end.
Round 28: Fasten on to front loop of Round 15, [sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc, sl st] around – 20 sc, 20 hdc, 40 dc.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 1: Magic Loop, ch 1, dc 10, sl st to 1st dc – 10 dc.
Round 2: [Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, sl st in next dc of Round 1] around – 5 sc, 5 hdc, 5 dc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew stars together, tucking ends into inside of star. Sew star to top of Planet Buddy.