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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Toad and Toadette




August 20, 2009


Took me long enough didn't it? LOL. Recently while playing one of the old mario games, I fell in love with Toadette and just HAD to make her. Well I couldn't just make her, without making Toad too... so here they are.

I left the color choices open in the pattern, because there is a rather extensive 'toad' family of characters that can be made with the basic head/body in this pattern... so the colors are up to you.

You should probably read through the whole pattern before starting, simply because there are a few different parts to make and it's easier if you have an idea of the whole thing before you start. I tried to make it as easy to follow as possible.

If you find anything wrong or just need some help with these guys, feel free to post a message or send an email, I'll get back ASAP :D


Toad and Toadette

Materials:

WW yarn in your choice of colors, used for these patterns was: White, violet, red, tan, warm brown, bright blue, gold
G Hook
Fiberfill
Sewing thread to match yarns and needle (optional)
Yarn Needle
Small bits of felt in black and white for eyes

Dolls made with materials and hook listed measure approx. 9 inches high.

Notes: The two dolls in this pattern are the same in the basic body, so there is only one pattern for that, the different parts such as vests, braids, etc are included. If you are interested in the rest of the toad family, the basic head/body pattern here is the same for them, just make the extra features you need (mustache and cane for Toadsworth, etc). You can make the entire group from the basic head/body pattern.

When sewing pieces together, I recommend using a matching sewing thread and needle, rather than yarn. This helps to reduce unwanted and unnecessary bulk that may cause the doll to be misshapen. Yarn is perfectly fine if you prefer that, but if you can, opt for the sewing thread.

Gauge isn't important, as long as your hook and yarn choices result in a fairly tight stitch so that the stuffing won't show through. Hook and yarn choice will determine finished size of the dolls.

Numbers at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches that should be in each round or row.


HEAD:

Lower section/Face:
Using tan:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 10: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
Rnd 11: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
F/O. Stuff firmly and shape while stuffing. Do not close off open end.

Mushroom Cap/top:
Using base color for mushroom:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (40)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (56)
Rnd 8-13: sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 14: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (48)
Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)
Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (32)
F/O. Stuff firmly and shape. Place open end of cap over open end of 'face'. Adjust to angle desired and pin in place. Sew firmly and evenly around (either with matching sewing thread *recommended*, or matching yarn)

Spots for top of mushroom cap:

Using color of choice:
Make 5:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each sc around (16)
F/O and secure and weave yarn.

The five spots are sewn to the cap with one at the very top/center and the remaining four are spaced evenly around the side (see photo for assistance in placement)


BODY:

Using white:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32)
Rnd 5: sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 6-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 9: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 10: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 11: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around. Change to tan color in last stitch (24)
Rnd 12-13: sc in each sc around (24)
Rnd 14: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 15-16: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 17: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (12)

F/O and stuff body firmly Don't close open end.


ARMS (without thumb, easier to make):

Using tan:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc (6)
Rnd 4-9: sc in each sc around (6)

F/O (arms are not stuffed)

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ALTERNATE ARM (with thumb, as shown in pictures):

Rnd 1-2: same as above
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, ch 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in same sc as last sc made. sc in next 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc (6)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around (pull 'thumb' forward and keep stitches behind it in this round) (6)
Rnd 5-9: sc in each sc around (6)
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FEET:

Using warm brown:

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3-8: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 9: dec over next 2 sc around (8)

F/O and VERY lightly stuff.


VEST:

Using main color of vest:
(Do not ch 1 before turning)

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across , turn (12)
Row 2: sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (18)
Row 3: sc in each sc across (18)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (24)
Row 5: sc in each sc across (24)
Row 6: sc in first 3 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc * repeat from * to * across (30)
Row 7: sc in each sc across (30)
Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * repeat from * to * across (36)

F/O main color, attach gold. 3 sc in corner sc, sc evenly around entire 'vest', putting 3 sc in each corner. F/O weave in ends.

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For TOADETTE:

DRESS:

Rnd 1: ch 12, join to form ring, sc in each ch around (12)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 7-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 9: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each sc around. Change to white yarn in last stitch of round 11, don't fasten off main color, drop main color to pick up next round. (42)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around. Change to first color in last stitch of round (42)
Rnd 13: sc in each sc around (42)

F/O and weave in all ends. Slip the 'dress' over the body so that neck of body and neck of dress meet. Sew securely at neck. Vest is fitted over dress and sewn securely at neckline and along the front opening (leaving bottom unsewn as shown in pictures)

BRAIDS:

Using main color of mushroom cap:

Make 2 of the following:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4-5: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 6: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Begin stuffing FIRMLY, be sure to shape into ball as you stuff.
Rnd 7: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
F/O and finish stuffing firmly and shaping. Weave tail through final round and pull to close. Secure end and weave in.


Make 4 of the following:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 5: dec over next 2 sc around (6)

Stuff Firmly and shape as you stuff. Weave tail through final round and pull to close. Weave in ends.

Using yarn needle (or other sharp, large eyed needle) and long length of matching yarn, go through center of large 'ball', then through center of two of the small balls keeping them as centered as possible. Leave length of yarn free at top of 'braid' to attach to head later.

Spots for braids:
Using white, make 6:

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring

Sew three spots on the largest ball of each braid (as shown) evenly spaced.


FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I recommend pinning all pieces together before sewing to ensure that you have them in the placement you like. Remove pins as you sew to prevent the pieces from moving around too much during sewing process.

Sew head securely to neck. Sew arms to sides as shown. Feet are sewn to the bottom of the body.

(Toadette) Braids are sewn to the back of the head on each side, just behind each arm. (see photo)

I recommend cutting eye pieces from paper first and pinning to the face to check for size and shape before cutting from felt. Use the paper pieces as patterns for cutting. Two long ovals in black felt with tiny circles of white for 'catch lights' positioned as shown. Embroider remaining facial features as shown.


Toad, Toadette and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (August 2009). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site or publish on any cd or collection. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Photos are also property of and copyright Linda Potts.

48 Comments:

Henny said...

great as ever!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! :D

Dragonflymom said...

omg well worth the wait, I can't wait to make these. I have been talking like crazy about wanting these as patterns. Thank you so much.

WolfDreamer said...

You're quite welcome! i couldn't resist making them, I have been a big fan of toad and toadette for years, and playing the games recently just reminded me how much. LOL

Anonymous said...

I just adore all your crochet fan art! Thanks (again) for sharing such wonderful patterns!

WolfDreamer said...

You're quite welcome! :D

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW-these are awesome! I just love your patterns. Thanks again for sharing, I'll be linking.

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks Rachel!

Anonymous said...

Do you make up these patterns!? Also, do you sew the felt eyes on or glue them on?

WolfDreamer said...

Yes, these are all my patterns, I make the dolls and write down the patterns as I go along so that I can share them.

As for the eyes, I do both. I use glue to hold them in place temporarily, and then sew them down to make it permanent.

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is so straight and even! I think my stitching is still just too loose. These are my favorite patterns for plushie dolls!

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! (and try experimenting with different sized hooks as well as adjusting your tension, sometimes the right hook for a yarn makes all the difference, try a size smaller :) )

Anonymous said...

i love toad and his girlfriend!! are you a Christian? :D

WolfDreamer said...

Thanks! :)

Susan said...

These are amazing. If I knew how to crochet, I'd absolutely make them for my sons :O( Interested in a custom order???

WolfDreamer said...

I would love to do custom orders online, but at the moment, I have no way to ship things. I live so far from the post office, and I never go to that town for anything... I'm thinking about finding some way to do it... but for now, I only do custom orders for those people here locally :(

Craig said...

We'd like a custom Toadette. I could send UPS or FedEx to your home to arrange for delivery. Are you interested? We want the Toadette with two eyes, not the "wink."

childsplaycrochet said...

LOVE THESE!! My daughter was SOOOO excited to see these plushies... I said I would make them if she kept her room clean! Thanks for this incentive (bribe!)

:)

Monica said...

Dear Linda,

Here a fan from the Netherlands. I love your designs and the patterns are very clear, so they are easy to follow for me. I discovered Amigurumi a few months ago. My daughter (12) is a fan of Toad so I began looking for a Toad pattern, but I only found patterns on the internet that where not really resembling Toad. Then I found your mushroom and made it for my daughter. A few weeks later I came back to your blog and to my big surprise I saw this lovely Toad you have designed. I showed it to my daughter and she said: wow, that one I really like. Now I am making this lovely Toad for her.
I have a question about the yarn you use. Do you have a favourite brand of yarn for your work and which brand did you use for this Toad? I use Catania, but unfortunately they do not have a tan colour.

Sorry for this long post.

Greetings from Monica

WolfDreamer said...

Hi Monica :)

When I'm making dolls I prefer to use RedHeart Super Saver yarn. It's inexpensive, durable and has 'no dye lot' colors (so each color is always the same)

I have often used 'linen' for skin tones in some dolls - it's like a darker ecru (ecru might work too). Some brands use the word 'natural' instead of ecru. If you can get the RedHeart yarns there, I do like those, they're dependable for making dolls and sturdy so that the dolls hold up well :)

I don't know any yarns that are comparable to the RedHeart yarns in your area, but perhaps one of the other blog readers does! :)

missjessica said...

could you make a pattern for yoshi??
he is my favorite...so cute!
i would really appreciate it :)
these are all so great!

Anonymous said...

hi,just wanted to ask,do you sell these?.Me and my nephew are mad on toad and toadette.I really want toadette,but cannot crochet.. :(

If you will sell them,how much,

thanks .. :)

Anonymous said...

once again, thank you so much for a great pattern. toad is so cute! you are absolutely incredible, and your patterns bring joy to my family. cheers to you and yours this holiday season! aloha from hawaii.

lilou in France said...

Bonjour,
J'ai crocheté Toad selon vos explications pour ma fille. Elle est ravie et le trouve très ressemblant.
Merci pour ce modèle... et les autres que je n'ai pas encore réalisé.
Il est là:
http://lilou34.over-blog.net/article-toad-au-crochet-48969027.html
Je ne sais pas comment vous envoyer la photo.
Merci encore.
Lilou de France

Big Girl Jewelry said...

Hey Linda! Thank you so much for this great pattern. I'm currently working on two Toads and a Toadette for my nephews and niece and blogging about my experience(my first amigurumi pattern) here: http://biggirljewelry.blogspot.com/.

Of course, I HAVE linked to your blog and this pattern because you most certainly deserve full credit for all your hard work.

(While I'm here, I have one request: Yoshi...He's my favorite!)

Thanks again!

Big Girl Jewelry said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for the visit and the comment. I posted a reply there, but I think at least part of it is worth repeating here: Cotton yarn most definitely will not have the stretch or the memory of acrylic and therefore will be a bit more difficult to work with. For a less experienced crocheter, I would most definitely recommend working with the Red Heart acrylic yarn for so many reasons, but mostly because it's forgiving.

Incidentally, I have an afghan my mother made for me about 20 years ago. (She used Red Heart then!) It's still in good shape in spite of many washings.

Big Girl Jewelry said...

I finished the two Toads I was making yesterday and Toadette this morning. They look really good (if I do say so myself). While I was working on them, whenever I needed a break, I worked on a couple of other stuffies that I made using acrylic yarn.

The two major differences between the cotton and acrylic are this:
Acrylic slides on itself easier, so it's easier to work with; it's not so tough on my hands.
Because acrylic has more loft than cotton, it doesn't have a gap between stiches when it's stuffed tightly.

All in all, I will use cotton for certain ami projects in the future, but I'm more likely to choose acrylic.

Thanks again for your patterns and for commenting on my blog.

elf ♥ dwarf said...

Your pattern is very precise and easy to use. I love patterns like yours because I'm able to make the items more quickly. I finished my Toadette and she is DARLING! http://elfluvsdwarf.blogspot.com/2010/07/sweet-and-bouncy-toadette.html

Thanks! ♥Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I love your creations and I will probably be making a lot of them soon!!!
I was wondering ,since I see you do a lot of pokemon, would you mind making a charizard?? My niece loves him and I cant find charizard animal anywhere. Thank you

Ms. K.I.A. said...

Hello!
This is a great pattern! I stumbled upon it looking for something to make for a friend's birthday and I knew I had to give it a try. I'm pretty much done with it (I think it looks pretty nice) but being my first amigurumi project, I'm not sure how to embroider the smile. I was wondering if I could just using sewing thread and needle for or if it was necessary to go out and buy embroidery needles and floss.

Thanks for the help and the awesome pattern!

WolfDreamer said...

Most of the time I use plain sewing thread, doubled. I never have the embroidery thread in the color I need when I need it :D

Anonymous said...

Are you a man?
I like a man who can crochet! ;)
Look me up on Zook!

WolfDreamer said...

A: No, I'm not a man.

B: How could I possibly look you up? You posted as Anonymous. 'Spam FAIL' ROFL

Callie W. said...

Bah, your patterns are so great! I've already picked several projects from your blog, starting with your Mario section. :D I'm making a Toad for my husband, and I'm tossing in a few changes, like bigger spots...that's beside the point, though. :P I've looked up video after video on the magic ring, and I've done it correctly according to all the videos I've seen...how in the world do you make yours without leaving a hole in the middle? Your mushroom cap spots are perfect!

WolfDreamer said...

When you're pulling your yarn to close up the circle, when you get as tight as you think you can go, give it an extra strong pull (pull straight, not up). You'll feel and hear it 'squeak' as it tugs up firmly. Once you tighten it that tight, it's very unlikely to come undone and closes the hole up as much as will be possible.

This probably doesn't work well with very delicate yarns, but cotton, acrylic worsted, and most other 'craft' weight yarns, you can pull pretty danged hard before that yarn will break on you :D

Callie W. said...

Thank you for the tip...I got more Red Heart today (I've been using Simply Soft acrylic yarn by Caron), so for my next project, I'll try it out...hopefully I can get my magic rings to look that good! <3

I'm so happy you share these patterns, they're fantastic! :3

Tammy said...

Love your patterns! You don't have a Mario bros. Yoshi pattern do you?

Lucy said...

Your patterns are incredible =) my sisters are begging me to make them for them =D I was just wondering if you work to requests because i'd love to see you do a yoshi pattern. Thanks for putting them up i'm not good enough to make patterns yet lol =D

WolfDreamer said...

Thank you...

As to yoshi, well there are already some really *good* yoshi patterns out there. I'm not going to try to re-invent the wheel when it's already about as good as it can get :D

Anonymous said...

Hi...Love Your patterns and amazed at how you create these yourself. Im new to crochet (few months) i've done all the blankets and cardigans etc and now moved onto toys. Really love it if you could do princess peach pattern :)

Anonymous said...

Your patterns are amazing. Do you by any chance have a pattern for snoopy and woodstock?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Your patterns are amazing! thank you for all of these! i have made about ten of your patterns for my 3 little brothers and their friends and they all love them! you are a life saver, without you i would actually have to BUY x-mas presents LOL^^ i thought that you might think it was cool that a 15 yo was using your patterns and my mom said that i should leave a comment. i was also wondering if you could try for a Vulpix pattern? if you did i would actually make that one for me. my brothers wouldnt lay a hand on it! well, thanks again and keep up the amazing work!
JF

Stoychy said...

I love your patterns! I thought I would share The toadsworth I made for my boyfriends brother from this pattern http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoychy/6655226575/

<3 Vic

Anonymous said...

Ergggggggg !! I am so new to crochet i just cant find a pattern for me in this blog what do you suggest?

- LalaGurl

Ruth said...

Your mario patterns are awesome. i made the mushroom a couple of years ago for a friend, but now My boy is into Mario and this morning I remembered your site! Thank you! Thank you!

nursekl said...

Hi- I'm having trouble sewing toad's head to the mushroom top. The head falls right in, can you help with this? Thanks!

Cj said...

Wow; you are so incredibly talented.

Henriette van Berge said...

Ik vind je patronen geweldig. Mijn kleinzoon is de gelukkigste van de wereld.
Maar heb je ook het patroon van Koopa Troopa? met vriendelijke groeten, Henriette

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