Felted Ninja by Angelia Robinson
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Felted Ninja

Crochet
September 2014
Lion Brand Lion Wool
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in sc
6.0 mm (J)
one size
US
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After crocheting lots of pretty sweaters and scarves for my
daughter, I asked my sons what I could make for them. One of
my boys asked me to make him a ninja action figure.
This doll is designed to be crocheted from the bottom up,
essentially in one piece, then felted. As such, yarn with 100%
wool content is key to the success of this project. Stick to
traditional ninja-black or customize the doll by choosing the
recipient’s favorite color for the body and matching his or her
skin tone for the face. Structure and the ability to hold a pose
is added by building a bendable frame or “skeleton,” though
this step should be eliminated if the ninja is for a child aged 3
or younger. Stitch markers are definitely your friends.

Required Skills
Basic embroidery
Basic increases and decreases
Basic sewing (seaming)
Basic stitches (ch, sc, sl st, hdc, dc, trc)
Colorwork
Crochet flat (back and forth)
Crochet in the round
Felting

Finished Measurements
All measurements taken before felting.
Length: 28.5” / 72.5cm, from head to sole of foot
Width: 7” / 18cm across torso

Gauge
16 sts and 18 rows = 4” / 10 cm in single crochet

Materials
Lion Brand Lion Wool (100% wool; 158yds / 144m per
85g ball)
MC #153 Ebony; 5 balls
CC #099 Winter White; 1 ball
Lion Wool has been discontinued. Cascade 220 makes an
excellent substitute.
US size J/10 (6mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain
gauge
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
Embroidery floss in complementary color
Hook and loop tape—rough side only (optional)
Long knitting needle (optional; to help with stuffing doll)

OPTIONAL FOR BENDABLE FRAME:
3 or 4 wire clothes hangers
Duct tape
Wire cutters
Pliers