Roman Soldier Amigurumi by Lucy Collin

Roman Soldier Amigurumi

Crochet
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
US
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This pattern has all the details you need to make yourself a cute little Roman Soldier. You can choose between three different versions of armour to give him different looks, and you can make him a helmet, sword and cloak. Version 1 has brown leather armour, version 2 has silver-grey armour and version 3 has gold-coloured armour.

He would be perfect to make for anyone who has an interest in Roman history, or who loved Rory from Doctor Who in his Last Centurion persona.

The pattern is suitable for crocheters with a little experience. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow if you know the basic stitches and techniques used to make amigurumi. They are written using US crochet terms, and the list of abbreviations includes the UK alternatives.

You will need:

Yarn:
Use double knitting (DK) weight yarn. Worsted weight yarn is a little thicker than DK but can easily be substituted and the pattern will still be in proportion, though you may need to use a little more and go up a hook size.

Approx 15g skin colour yarn.
Approx 15g red yarn.
Approx 10g armour colour yarn (plus approx 15g extra for helmet for versions 2 and 3).
Approx. 25g hair colour yarn.
Approx 10g dark brown yarn for boots/sandals/leather.
Approx 10g dark red yarn for cloak.
Approx 5g light brown yarn for undershorts (version 1).
Small amount of black yarn or embroidery thread for mouth.
Small amounts of silver grey, gold, cream and a different brown yarn for sword and scabbard.
Small amount of gold yarn for belt (version 2).

Other materials and equipment:
Stuffing.
1 pair 10.5mm black safety eyes.
Tapestry needle.
3.5mm (US E) hook.
4mm (US F) hook for some parts.
Wire pet brush (slicker) to fluff up yarn for hair and plume on helmet.

Finished size: approximately 6.5” tall.