Thursday, November 17, 2011

mameshiba pattern

*update* 2.28.12 - fixed a typo in rows 10 and 12. the pattern should make more sense now :) thanks to savannah for pointing it out!

i've had a surprising number of requests for this pattern so i thought i'd share it. i must warn you though, i scribble notes as i crochet and try to turn my notes into a pattern afterwards so it may be inaccurate. and for all i know, the way i write my patterns may not make sense to anyone other than me! as you may have noticed, i crocheted this guy inside out (L's not V's. no clue what i'm talking about? read this post) SO depending on if you crochet using the "right" or "wrong" side, your results may be very different. use this pattern as a guide and starting point. mameshiba comes in all sizes and colors so experiment! good luck :)


medium/worsted weight yarn
poly fiber filling or any filling of your choice
E/3.5mm hook
stitch marker
safety eyes or buttons
embroidery thread
tapestry needle
*this pattern is worked in rounds, no turning!*

R1) magic ring 6 (6)
R2) inc in each sc (12)
R3) *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
R4) *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
R5) *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
R6) *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
R7-9) sc in each sc around (36)
*attach eyes and nose. stitch mouth using embroidery thread and tapestry needle*
R10) 10sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 6sc (33)
R11) sc in each sc around (33)
R12) 10sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 6sc (36)
R13-15) sc in each sc around (36)
R16) *4sc, dec* 6 times (30)
R17) *3sc, dec* 6 times (24)
*stuff your mameshiba*
R18) *2sc, dec* 6 times (18)
R19) *1sc, dec* 6 times (12)
R20) dec until closed

ears - make 2
R1) magic ring 5
R2) inc in each sc around
R3-5) sc in each sc around
*press flat and stitch to your mameshiba body*

please do not sell this pattern or any mameshiba that you may make with this pattern. please do not repost this pattern on any website but you are welcome to link back to this original post. if you post a photo of a mameshiba created using this pattern, please also include a link to this original post.

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  1. OH...MY..GOD...Can I say I love you? seriously, thank you so much....I checked your blog like every single day, every hour (I feel like I am a stalker :D). Thank you very much for your time and effort. Thank you. You are such a nice lady.


  2. Mameshiba!! If the toki cafe was stil open, I would want the whole gang!

  3. s. and vivian - you're welcome! i hope you make many happy little mamashiba ^_^

    kathy - you can always ask me to make you stuff! i'd be more than happy to.

  4. I'm trying this out as my first amigurumi ever. :) Do you remember what kind of nose you used in the pic?

  5. sophie - i used a very small triangle safety nose. you can find them on etsy!

  6. Hi there! I'm working on making a mameshiba from this pattern and I just wanted to let you know there are a couple minor errors-- in row 10 and row 12. Row 10 should have another 4 sc, dec and Row 12 should have another 4 sc, inc to add up correctly. Thanks much for this pattern and I'll let you know when I've finished!

  7. I love the pattern but I am confused. On row ten you show (33) but there are 4 dec which take it to (32) not (33) how do you get (33 or are you supposed to have (32)??

  8. What is a sc? (I speak spanish, sorry for the ignorance). Thanks!

  9. gracias!!! están hermosos!!! #mameshiba

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