Monday, 19 October 2015

Crochet ~ Navi Pattern. Hey Listen, It's Free!

After a long fought battle on eBay a while ago I got myself a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time cartridge for my N64 and I played it and I got excited and I made a crochet Navi to hang on the wall above the telly where we play games. Then I thought, wouldn't it be nice to share this pattern with the world so I made a how to zine which you can find here on etsy or here on folksy if you'd like to own a lovely real world copy of the pattern or it is also typed up here on this very blog for you to use for free! Or if you aren't the crocheting type but would like a crochet Navi I do have a couple ready made and listed here on etsy and here on folksy.

Navi Pattern Zine

If you make a Navi please show me (email, @vongarratt, #beckygarratt, comment here etc.) it makes me happy and I'll share it about the place (unless you ask me not too, obviously). Also feel free to ask questions, the only patterns of mine that have gone out in public have gone through an editor so let me know if any of it makes no sense or whatever.

Anyway, I hope you like it and on with the pattern!

This is worked in the round (body) and also rows (wings) so you probably should know how to do both but I'm sure you can figure it out anyway. You also need to change colour and then it's all put together with sewing so it's not too tricky. (Although I have no idea what constitutes a beginner, intermediate or advanced pattern so let me know what you think!)

Crochet Navi

You'll need:
White, light blue and dark blue yarn
Some stuffing
A needle to sew it all together

Some notes:
I use British crochet terms (if you don't then google is your friend)
I taught myself so my abbreviations might be different to yours (I'll list them)
I use DK weight yarn and a 3mm hook. You can use whatever you like best though. It'll just turn out bigger or smaller than mine.
My Navi measures about 27cm across.
Whatever yarn you use I would probably choose a hook size smaller than they say on the label. For amigurumi keep them stitches tight and neat.

st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = join two stitches together using one double crochet
htr = half treble

Make 2
Starting with white make a magic circle
1. 6dc into circle, slst to join (then work in a spiral, no need to join each round)
2. 2dc in each st
3. (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times
4. (2dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times
Change to light blue
5. (3dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times
6. (1dc, 2dc in next st, 3dc) 6 times
7. (4dc, 2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times
Change to dark blue
8. (2dc, 2dc in next st, 4dc) 6 times
9. (2dc in next st, 7dc) 6 times
Fasten off

The body might look more complicated than it actually is because I staggered the increases to make a smoother circle which I talked about here.

Top Wings
Make 4 pieces for 2 wings
Starting with white, chain 4
1 - 3. 3dc, ch1, turn
4. 2dc in next st, 1dc, 2dc in next st, ch1 turn
5. 2dc in next st, 4dc, ch1 turn
6. 5dc, 2dc in next st, ch1, turn
7. 2dc in next st, 6dc, ch1, turn
8 - 10. 8dc, ch1, turn
11. 2dc in next st, 7dc, ch1, turn
12. 2dc in next st, 8dc, ch1, turn
13. 2dc in next st, 9dc, ch1, turn
14 - 16. 11dc, ch1, turn
17. 9dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
18. 8dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
19. 9dc, ch1, turn
20. 7dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
21 - 22. 8dc, ch1, turn
23. dc2tog, 4dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
24. 6dc, ch1, turn
25. dc2tog, 4dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
26. 3dc, dc2tog, ch1, turn
27. dc2tog, 2dc, ch1, turn
28. dc2tog, 1dc
Fasten off

Bottom Wings
Make 4 pieces for 2 wings
Using white, chain 5
1 - 3. 4dc, ch1, turn
4. 2dc in next st, 2dc, 2dc in next st, ch1, turn
5. 2dc in next st, 4dc, 2dc in next st, ch1, turn
6 - 7. 8dc, ch1, turn
8. 2dc in next st, 6dc, 2dc in next st, ch1, turn
9. 3dc, 4htr, 3dc, ch1, turn
10. 3dc, 4htr, 3dc
Fasten off

Finishing Up
Sew the wing pieces together and sew wings to the inside of the back body piece.
Sew front body piece onto the back piece and add a little stuffing as you go.
Stick a pin in your wall and poke Navi onto it. (This is optional obviously)
Listen out for advice. (This is not optional)

Please don't sell this pattern. I would also ask you don't sell any Navi's you make using this pattern online and please credit me as the designer of the pattern if you share it about at all. Let's all be kind and helpful to each other ^_^

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