BRINGING YOUR MELLYGURUMI TO LIFE
You have made all the different body parts and motifs, now to bring your MellyGurumi to life.
You do not need to follow these instructions exactly, this is just the way I like to put mine together, so is a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.
FINISHING THE FACE DETAILS
I use blush and a makeup brush to add some colour to his cheeks.
If you have not used a safety nose you can make one now using satin stitch – there are loads of ways of adding noses to amigurumi. I used a black safety nose and added the bottom part of the nose using some black yarn. Use the photos as a guideline.
I added a little bit of white yarn to the underside of the safety eyes.
I then gently sculptured the face by threading yarn from one side of the head to the other, just under the eyes, to pull the eyes together. The photos below will assist you with this.
ADDING COLOUR TO INNER EAR
Using blush and a makeup brush add colour to the middle of the bottom side of the ear.
MAKING THE LEGS/ KNEES/ELBOWS
I used the same colour yarn and used a running stitch to make the bend for the legs. I made the bend for the legs between rows 45 (top of legs) and row 1 (bottom of body).
ATTACHING THE TAIL & THE POCKET
The tail is not stuffed. Place the tail on the back of the body and slip stitch it to the body, weave in ends. I placed his tail just under the stitch marker placed in the back as a guide.
Put the dungarees onto the legs and place the tail into the “hole” in the back of the pants.
Attach the pocket to the front left leg of the dungarees using the slip stitch, weave in end.
ATTACHING THE EARS TO THE HEAD
I use a tailor’s pen to mark where I want to place my ears. You can use pins if you prefer. The tailors pen disappears when wiped with a damp cloth.
I attached the ears on either side of the head approximately 4 stitches apart and over rows 25 – 28 (counting from the tip of the nose).
ATTACHING THE PAW PADS AND FINISHING THE PAWS
Slip stitch the heart shaped paw pads onto the paw, placing the tip of the heart over row 4, then make the toes with the rest of the tail. Weave in ends.
ADDING THE SUSPENDER BELT & BUTTONS
Count 13 sts from the beginning of round 29, place a stitch marker in the 14th stitch, then count 13 stitches from the end of round 29, place a stitch marker in the 14th stitch.
Use the short tail and whip stitch the suspender to the dungarees starting in the stitch with the stitch marker. Weave in end. Repeat for other side.
Then count 4 stitches from the beginning of round 29, place stitch marker in the 5th stitch, then count 4 sts from the end of round 29, place stitch marker in the 5th stitch.
Using the long tail, whip stitch the suspender to the dungarees starting in the stitch with the stitch marker in it, then whip stitch the suspender to the body on both sides. Be careful to work next to the last row of the neck. Weave in end. Repeat of other side. Add buttons to the front of the dungarees – this is optional. Use colour (WASHED DENIM) to attach the buttons.
MAKING THE KNEES/ELBOWS
I used the same colour yarn and used a running stitch to make the bend for the knees and elbows. The photos should assist you with this. These photos show the body without clothes, so it is clear. You can move the clothing out of the way to do this part.
I made the bend in the knees between row 33 and 34.
I made the elbow bend between rows 28 and 29 (count from bottom of hand).
ATTACHING THE HEAD TO THE BODY
I marked where I wanted to attach the head to the body, and then slip stitched the head to the body from row 17 (underneath the chin area) to row 25 (back of the head). I went around the neck area twice to make sure the head was nice and secure. If it flops back, then catch a stitch below the “chin” area to stabilize it.
ATTACHING THE POM POM
Using the tail end from the pom pom to attach it to the centre of the hat. Weave in end.
ATTACHING THE TAM O SHANTY HAT TO THE HEAD – OPTIONAL
Place the hat onto the head over the ears, pull the one side down to just above the eye, using the tail end stitch the had to the head. I opted to not attach the hat to my bunny.
ATTACHING THE LEAF TO THE CARROT
Use the tail end of the leaf to attach it to the top of the carrot. Weave in end.
YOUR BUNNY IS DONE – WHOOP WHOOP
Now you have made your beautiful Melly Teddy Ragdoll for that special someone. You can print out her very own unique Birth Certificate.