Hiroshi, the Sushicat (Sushiman)

Hi hi!! :)

Hiroshi, the Sushicat (Sushiman)

I designed Hiroshi for a design contest hosted by Amigurumi Patterns, which had as a theme create an amigurumi animal in a working outfit!! I was very excited to participate!! There were many cute and beautiful designs entries and I fell in love for many of them!!!

It was really fun to think about which animal to create, which profession to choose and how to do my ami! I’m very happy with the result, I love my Sushicat! <3 Sadly, I would like to have done more amigurumis to the contest, but I’m too busy at college >.<

Now, let me introduce you to Hiroshi, my first original character :) He is a japanese cat, who loves to eat and loves salmon. So, one day he took the decision to become a Sushicat and now he can eat how many salmon sushis he desire! He is also very kind and he would love to make some sushis for you! ^_^

Hiroshi

Yoko: "Pleease, gimme that sushi!"

Yoko: “Pleease, gimme that sushi!”

Yoko and Hiroshi have become friends and he is making some sushis for her! I hope you also like Hiroshi and if you want to have him with you, here it is the pattern:

Materials:

– White and Light brown fluffy yarn;
– White, Black, Orange and Green thin cotton yarn;
– Black Felt;
– Scissors;
– Fiberfill;
– G (4mm) and 1.75mm Crochet Hook;
– Tapestry Needle;
– Contact Glue or Fabric Glue;
– Red and Black fabric paint;
– White oil paint;
– Paintbrush;
– Thin wire.

Notes:

1. This pattern uses 100% cotton yarn with a thickness to a 1,75mm hook to make Hiroshi’s Kimono, headband, salmon sushi and salmon makimono. To make Hiroshi it is used a thin fluffy yarn. Here it has some tips of how to work with this kind of yarn: http://crochet.about.com/od/tipstroubleshooting/tp/Eyelash_Yarn_Tips.htm
2. Hiroshi measures 18cm (7 inches) from ears to feet.
3. For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle.
4. His eyes, nose and mouth are made of felt.
5. His whiskers are made of wire painted with white oil paint.

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 ^^

– Head (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Round 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Round 6: 4 sc, inc (36)
Round 7-10: sc in each sc (36)
Round 11: sc 4, dec (30)
Round 12: sc 3, dec (24)
Round 13: sc 2, dec (18)
Round 14: sc, dc (12)
Round 15: dec (6)
Finish off.

– Ears (4mm “G” Hook) Use light brown fluffy yarn and a light brown thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 4 sc in MR (4)
Round 2: inc (8)
Round 3: sc in each sc (8)
Round 4: sc, inc (12)
Finish off and leve a long tail for sewing.

– Muzzle (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Body (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Round 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Round 6: 4 sc, inc (36)
Round 7-10: sc in each sc (36)
Round 11: 4 sc, dec (30)
Round 12-13: sc in each sc (30)
Round 14: 3 sc, dec (24)
Round 15: 2 sc, dec (18)
Round 16: sc in each sc (18)
Round 17: sc, dec (12)
Round 18: sc in each sc (12)
Round 19: dec (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Arms (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc 5 times and then sc (11)
Round 3: sc in each sc (11)
Round 4: (sc, dec) 3 times, dec (7)
Round 5-11: sc in each sc (7)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Only stuff his hands with fiberfill.

– Legs (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Feet (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white fluffy yarn and the white thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3-7: sc in each sc (12)
Round 8: dec (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Stuff it very lightly.

– Tail (4mm “G” Hook) Use the white and light brown fluffy yarn and the white and light brown thin yarn to help you see the stitches.

Start with the ligh brown yarn.

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc (6)
Change to white yarn.
Round 5-6: sc in each sc (6)
Change to light brown yarn.
Round 7-8: sc in each sc (6)
Change to white yarn.
Round 9-10: sc in each sc (6)
Change to light brown yarn.
Round 11-12: sc in each sc (6)
Change to white yarn.
Round 13: 2sc, dec, 2sc (5)
Round: 14-15: sc in each sc (5)
Round 16: sc, dec, 2sc (4)
Round 17-21: sc in each sc (4)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

– Headband (1.75mm Hook) Use white 100% cotton thin yarn.

Row 1: ch 101, sc 100 (100)
Row 2-590: sc in each sc (100)

Finish off.

– Kimono (1.75mm Hook) Use white 100% cotton thin yarn.

First, crochet the right and left sides from the front of his kimono:

– Right and left side (make 2)
Row 1: ch 5, sc 4 (4)
Row 2-11: sc in each sc (4)
Row 12: inc, sc 2, inc (6)
Row 13: sc in each sc (6)
Row 14: inc, sc 4, inc (8)
Row 15: sc in each sc (8)
Row 16: inc, sc 6, inc (10)
Row 17: sc in each sc (10)

Row 18: inc, sc 8, inc (12)
Row 19: sc in each sc (12)
Row 20: inc, sc 10, inc (14)
Row 21: sc in each sc (14)
Row 22: inc, sc 12, inc (16)
Row 23: sc in each sc (16)

kimono

The two pieces of the front of his Kimono finished.

After that, you are going to crochet the back.

– Back
Row 1: sc in the 4 ch on the top (thinnest part of the piece) of the left side, then ch 20, then sc in the 4 ch from the top of the right side.(27)

kimono1

sc in the 4 ch on the top of the left side, then ch 20.

kimono2

Row 1 done.

Row 2-8: sc in each sc (27)

Then, take the front part of his kimono and make a 12 chains to join the front with the back and make the side:

Row 1: Attach the yarn between the 8th and 9th Row couting from bottom to up. Then, ch 12, sc in the back part of the kimono and ch 12 again and attach the yarn with a sl st in the other part of the front of his kimono.

kimono3

kimono4

kimono5

Attaching with a sl st.

Row 2: crochet a sl st in the next stitch and then ch 1, turn and crochet a row.

kimono6

sl st in the next stitch.

kimono7

Ch 1, turn and crochet a row.

Row 3: Crochet two sl st in the nearest stitches and then ch 1, turn, and crochet a row.

Row 4-9: repeat the same of row 3.
Finish off.

kimono8

Finished row 9.

– Black margin

Attach the yarn into the first stitch of the fronton the bottom of the kimono. Make two rows.

kimono10

kimono9

– Sleeves

1. Attach the yarn in the hole that it will be the sleeve.

2. Make 10 Rounds with 35 sc each.

3. After that, make two rounds with black yarn.

– Salmon Sushi (1.75mm Hook) Use 100% cotton thin yarn.

Rice (Use white yarn)
Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)

Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4-12: sc in each sc (18)
Round 13: sc, dec (12)
Round 14: dec (6)
Finish off.

Salmon (Use orange yarn)
Row 1: ch 9, sc 8 from the second chain from hook (8)
Row 2-10: sc in each sc (8)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew some white yarn to make the white lines of the salmon.

– Salmon Hossomaki (1.75mm Hook) Use 100% cotton thin yarn.

Start with orange yarn
Round 1: 3 sc in MR (3)
Round 2: inc (6)
Change to white yarn
Round 3: inc (12)
Change to black yarn
Round 4: sc, inc (18)
Round 5-6: sc in each sc (18)
Change to white yarn
Round 7 sc, dec (12)
Change to orange yarn
Round 8: dec (6)
Finish off.

Sew some green yarn to make the green part of the hossomaki.

 

– Assembly

1. Sew his ears to the head;

2. Sew the head to the body;

3. Sew the arms to the body;

4. Sew the legs to the body. His legs are sewn to the sides of his body and you should stuff them with fiberfill:

legs

Legs sewn to the sides.

5. Sew the feet to his body and sew his tail to his body;

6. Sew some light brown yarn in his back to make some brown lines in his fur;

7.  Cut some black felt to make his eyes, nose and mouth and glue it to his face;

8. Use red and black fabric paint to paint his headband;

headband

It is written “Nihon” in his headband, which means Japan.

headband1

9. Use wire to make his whiskers;

– First pick some amount of thin wire (I used some telephone wire).

– Use white oil paint to paint it and wait it dry.

– After that, cut three pieces of wire long enough to make his whiskers from one side to another.

– Pass the whiskers through his muzzle, like in the photo below (I used some tick wire to help me pass the whiskers through his muzzle):

Whiskers

Whiskers

– Use some glue to fix it.

10. Put some stitches in his kimono to keep it closed.

That’s it! Your Hiroshi is done ^_^

This Character and 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;
6. You may sell any item made from this pattern.

8 Responses so far.

  1. Skye says:

    He’s WONDERFUL! Thank you soooooooo much! HUGGGGGGGGSSSS…. :)

  2. I have two Siamese cats and wish to make sushi cat in Siamese colours

  3. Elsa says:

    Oh my god!
    Thank you thank you very much share this pattern for free.
    I´m in love with Hiroshi. This evening I am going to buy the yarn to start it
    Thks!!

  4. Ellie S says:

    I can’t believe your actually sharing this pattern!! I fell in love with him from the contest and found your blog through allaboutami’s directory!! It’s fate!! <3 thank you!! I'm going to keep stalking around. :D

  5. Donesia M. says:

    He’s so fuzzy. He’s so cute!

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