Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Two-Hour Tauntaun: Free Amigurumi Pattern

             

Remember Star Wars? When Luke gets shoved inside a dead animal? That animal is a tauntaun!

My brother and my dad love star wars so when my brother started having kids he told them to call my dad tauntaun. Now it's his grandpa name.

This year I needed a fast fathers day gift. Thus, the two hour tauntaun was born! He works up so quickly because you use a G hook and two yarns held together.

My friend Dwight told me that limitations give rise to creativity. That kept ringing in my head as I made this.  


Materials:
White worsted yarn
Grey worsted yarn
Tan worsted yarn
Brown Worsted yarn
F Hook – 3.75 mm
G Hook – 4.25 mm
Small amount of stuffing
2 6mm Safety Eyes

Snout
G hook, white and grey held together
R1: 3 sc in magic circle
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (6)
Sl st, f/o leaving long end for sewing


Body
G Hook, white and grey yarn held together
Stuff as you go!
R1: 4 sc in magic ring
R2: 2 sc in each st around (8)
R3-6: Sc in ea st around (8)
Place a piece of yarn in the 2nd st from the hook at this point. This marks the top of the tauntaun
This will also be the best time to sew on the snout and attach the safety eyes
R7: 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc 1, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc 1 (14)
R8: sc 2, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc to the end of round (17)
R9: Sc around
R10: Sc 5, 2sc, 2sc, sc 5, dec 2 (17)
R11: Sc 6, 2sc, 2sc, sc 6, dec 2 (17)
R12: Sc 14, dec 1 (16)
R13: (Dec 1, sc 2) around (11)
R14: (Dec 1, sc 1) around (7)
R15-16: Sc around (7)
R17: Dec 1, sc 1, dec 1, sc 2 (5)
R18: Sc around (5)
R19: Dec 2
Sl st, f/o and sew up hole

Arms  
G hook, white and grey held together
R1: 3 sc in magic circle
R2-3: Sc around (3)
Sl st, f/o, leave long end to sew onto body

Legs – Make 2
G Hook, white and grey held together
R1: 4 sc in magic circle
R2: 2sc in ea st around (8)
R3-5: Sc in ea st around (8)
R6: Dec 3, sc 2 (5)
R7-9: Sc around (5)
Sl st, f/o, sew up hole

Horns – Make 2
F Hook, Tan yarn
R1: 3 sc in magic circle
R2: sc around
R3: 2sc, 2sc, sc
R4: Sc around
R5: 2sc, 2sc, sc 3
Sl st, f/o leaving long end for sewing

Ears
F hook, white yarn
R1: Ch 3, fold in half
Sl st into first ch

Saddle:
G hook, brown yarn
R1: 6 sc in magic ring
R2: 2sc in ea st around (12)
R3: (2sc, sc 1) around (18)
R4: (2sc, sc 2) around (24)
R5: Sc 3, ch 1, turn
R6-when it wraps around the tauntaun: Sc 3, ch 1, turn
Join with slip stitches to the other side of the saddle while it’s wrapped around the tauntaun.

Putting it together:
The most time consuming part is the sewing because there are a lot of pieces.

Sew the right and left legs on. You want to make a tripod with the feet and tail so that he can stand. Sew the arms on in front. The ears go on top and the horns on the side of the head. The saddle should go on last.


Congratulations! It’s guaranteed to smell better than Hans tauntaun or your money back.


 

 

I think he's kinda cute :)

3 comments:

  1. That is so adorable! I love it! Thanks for posting the pattern:)

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  2. I told you that? Neat!

    Cool pattern, Katie.

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