Cardcaptor Sakura Wand and Pen

Hi all!

The first pattern of 2015 is based on the Wand/Staff used by Sakura on the first season of the anime Cardcaptor Sakura <3 This anime was a very special piece of my childhood and, when I was a child, I used to ask to my father to make her wand for me, hehe! Now, I can make my own wand, yay! Oh, moreover this wand is also a pen! However, if you don’t want to make a pen, just follow the pattern normally and don’t put the pen inside the stick.

This was another secondary project I was working. I hope you like it ^^

wand wand2 wand1 wand4

Materials:

– Red yarn (I used Esterlina 5 by Coats, which is a Light Fingering / 3 ply);
– Pink Yarn (I used Esterlina 5 by Coats, which is a Light Fingering / 3 ply);
– Gold yarn (I used Esterlina 5 by Coats, which is a Light Fingering / 3 ply);
– White Yarn (I used Anne by Circulo, which is a Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)) (You may use Esterlina here too, I think it won’t be a problem);
– 1.75mm crochet hook;
– Fiberfill;
– Tapestry needle;
– Scissors;
– pen cartridge (I used a pen cartridge from BIC) or a 4mm diameter pen;
– 4mm diameter tube (The one I used I got from an old TV antenna);
– Pink/Red (It is a pink almost red) bead;
– Contact glue.

Notes:

– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;
– To make the wand as a pen you will need a very tine pen with 4mm diameter or a tube with 4mm diameter and a pen cartridge. I used a tube and a pen cartridge;
– To make the round jewel of the wand you can use a pink bead or you can make a crochet circle.

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

 

– “Beak” (Esterlina yarn)
** Start with red
Round 1: 6 sc in MC (6)
Round 2: sc in each sc (6)
Round 3: 2sc, inc (8)
Round 4: sc in each sc (8)
Round 5: 3sc, inc (10)
Round 6: 2sc, inc two times, 2sc , dec two times (10)
**change to gold
Round 7: 4sc, inc (12)
Round 8: 5sc, inc (14)
Round 9-10: sc in each sc (14)
Round 11: sc, dec (10)
Round 12: 3sc, dec (8)
Round 13: dec (4)
Finish off.

beak

– Stick (Esterlina yarn)

**If you are going to make the pen, please don’t close the  magic ring to much, make it leaving a hole to pass the 4mm tube through. When I made my stick, I didn’t leave this hole, so I had to stretch the hole until the tube was able to pass through it.
**Start with Gold
Round 1: sc 4 in MR (4)
Round 2: sc in each sc (4)
Round 3: inc and sl st in the end (8)
**Change to pink
Round 4: sc in the back loop of the smae stitch you made the sl st and then sc in each back loop of each sc and sl st in the end (8)
Round 5: sc in each sc (8)
Round 6: 2sc, dec (6)
Round 7-43: sc in each sc (6)
Round 44: sc in each sc and sl st at the end (6)
**Change to gold
Round 45: ch 1 and sc in the same sc of sl st, then sc in each sc. Sl st at the end (6)
**Work in Rows from here
Row 46: ch1, sc in the same sc of sl st and then make 2 sc (3)
Row 47: ch1, turn, sc in each sc (3)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

stick row1

– Make a chain to sew around the stick in the place between the “beak” and the top of the stick (Use gold yarn)
Row 1: Ch 8. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

– Make a chain to sew around the stick in the place between the color change from pink to gold in the bottom of the stick (Use gold yarn)
Row 1: Ch 10. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

– Wings (Use Anne white yarn)
*First piece: Make a circle with the first feather from top to bottom (make 4 (two pairs) and crochet joining rounds)
Round 1: 4 sc in MC (4)
Round 2: inc (8)
Row 3: 2sc (2)
Row 4: dec (1)
Row 5-9: sc (1)
Finish off. Sew two together.

piece1

two pieces before sewing them together

*Second piece: Make the second feather from top to bottom (make 2)
Row 1: ch 2, sc (1)
Row 2-6: sc (1)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

*Third piece: Make the third feather from top to bottom (make 2)
Row 1: ch 2, sc (1)
Row 2-5: sc (1)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

*Fourth piece: Make the fourth feather from top to bottom (make 2)
Row 1: ch2, sc (1)
Row 2-4: sc (1)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

– Assembly:

** If you are going to make the pen, you won’t stuff the stick with fiberfill, just the “beak”. If you aren’t going to do the pen, stuff the stick and put a thin wire to make it rigid.

1. Insert the 4mm diameter pen or the 4mm diameter tube in the stick and then place it where it should be in the “beak” and then sew the stick to the beak;

tube

Piece of the tube I used

tube1

Piece of the tube I used

pen

pen cartridge

pen1

Tube inside the stick.

pen2

Insert the cartridge through the tube

 

3. Sew the chain of 8 stitches around the stick in the place between the “beak” and the top of the stick;

chain1

4. Sew the chain of 10 stitches around the stick in the place between the color change from pink to gold in the bottom of the stick;

chain

5. Sew the second, third and fourth pieces of the wings in each side and then sew the first piece of the wing upon the others;

wing

6. To make the pink/red jewel glue the bead in the white place or make a small crochet circle and sew it there.

gem beak

7. Pull the stick a bit and put some glue on the tube, then glue it.

glue2

Pull the crochet stick a bit and put some glue on the tube.

glue3

Put the crochet stick in the right place and let it glue.

 

I did not created this character, Cardcaptor Sakura Wand is copyright of Clamp!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

9 Responses so far.

  1. bunbunstyle says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Definitely great for reminiscing childhood again :)

  2. Raíza Marques says:

    Olá. Por você usar linhas aqui do Brasil, suponho que você esteja aqui… Como você faz p descobrir quantos ply tem cada linha? Seu blog foi uma salvação p mim nisso, pq agora sei q a Anne q tanto uso é uma 4 ply. P amigurumis costumo fazer de acordo com a agulha q quero usar mesmo, mas para receitas de tricô, infelizmente isso é bem importante.
    Seu blog é tudo de bom!!!

    • Olá, Raíza! Eu também não sei identificar isso! Geralmente tento olhar se essa informação consta no Ravelry, só por lá consigo saber. Geralmente faço o mesmo que você, vou pelo tamanho da agulha de crochê que quero usar. Dá uma olhada no Ravelry, é uma comunidade excelente de tricô e crochê e lá há informações sobre diversas marcas de lãs e linhas, inclusive brasileiras. Beijos.

  3. shubi says:

    Hi, thank you for this pattern, i love it!!

    But i have a question for you.

    For make the first feather of wing: Round 1: 4 sc in MC (4)
    What is MC???

    THK ^^

  4. Kim says:

    I used your pattern to make a life size version: http://heartinflightcrochet.blogspot.com/2015/03/cardcaptor-sakura-staff-crochet-pattern.html
    I did not repost your pattern and I made sure to credit you as requested, thank you for posting this!

  5. Oli says:

    This is a really good pattern. It would be great if Kero’s pattern get uploaded too :)

  6. Kawa says:

    Cute Pattern!! I’m excited to see what you have in store for this year :)

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