Amigurumi Nutcracker by Kate McCully

Amigurumi Nutcracker

July 2022
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
751 yards (687 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Amigurumi Nutcracker is part of Pretty Little Things, Issue 29 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY, which is available in print via Scheepjes Retailers and as a digital download (eBook).

20cm tall (using suggested yarn)

List of materials

  • Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 50g/125m)
  • Yarn A: 255 Shell x 1 ball
  • Yarn B: 249 Saff ron x 1 ball
  • Yarn C: 390 Poppy Rose x 1 ball
  • Yarn D: 110 Jet Black x 1 ball
  • Yarn E: 410 Rich Coral x 1 ball
  • Scheepjes Furry Tales (100% Polyester; 100g/57m)
  • Yarn F: 970 Snow White x 1 ball
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 7mm safety eyes
  • Scrap of white yarn to edge eye
  • Stitch markers
  • Polyester stuffing

Pattern notes
Nutcracker (Arms, Legs, Body, Hat sections)
is worked using amigurumi method: work sts
continuously in a spiral without closing each round
with ss. Mark fi rst st of each round with st marker,
moving it up as you go. Moustache Pieces are
worked separately and attached in Face section;
Face and other embellishments are embroidered
using straight sts. Beard and Hair are tied around
sts of Body/Head at end.
Where colour change is indicated, change to new
yarn in last yoh of previous st, then fasten off
previous yarn, continuing with new. Gently knot
ends of previous and new colours together at WS
of work (no need to weave these in as they will be
hidden). Rounds after colour changes begin with ss
to make colour change more subtle.