Over the Bifrost

In which Pocket Loki does things, visits places and poses with stuff. Sometimes he also lets his brother share the spotlight.

Edited 23.7.2012 to add info about Loki’s staff. 

Edited 8.9.2012 to correct a small error in leg measurements.

Edited 10.10.2013 to add hook and yarn information.

Basic shape of this amigurumi is influenced by this absolutely adorable one-armed voodoo doll. I have added accessories and changed things in every bodypart, and because of that I figured it would make sense to write the whole thing down in one place.

This pattern is a somewhat coherent version of a bunch of notes scribbled behind a grocery list. It is probably not perfect, and I’ll edit corrections in as soon as someone points them out. I would also like note two things that might make the pattern a bit difficult to follow: I’m not a designer, and English isn’t my native language. Again, I’ll edit the page with corrections. :)


Loki amigurumi Ravelry pattern page

Re-bloggable tumblr post


Items needed: Beige, gold(/yellow), black and green yarn, black embroidery thread, safety (or some other kind of) eyes, few drops of glue and water to starch the helmet, fibre fill.

I used 2.0 mm crochet hook and nearly lace weight yarn.

 

Abbreviations :

MR=Magic Ring

Ch = Chain

St=stitch

Sc = Single crochet

Sl= slip stitch

BLO = Back loops only

INVDEC = Invisible Decrease

INC= Increase

HDC= Half double crochet

 

 

 

Head  (beige)

MR 5 

1. INC x5 (10 total)

2. INC x10 (20 total)

3. (1 sc next 3 stitches, INC) around (25 total)

4. (1 sc next 4 stitches, INC) around (30 total)

5. (1 sc next 5 stitches, INC around (35 total)

6. (1 sc next 6 stitches, INC) around (40 total)

7-10. Sc around. (40 total st per row for 4 rows)

11. (1sc next 6 stitches, INVDEC) x5 (35 total)

12. (1sc next 5 stitches, INVDEC) x5 (30 total)

13. (1sc next 4 stitches, INVDEC) x5 (25 total)

14. (1sc next 3 stitches, INVDEC) x5 (20 total)

15. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for stitching the head to the body.

(If you are using safety eyes, attach them now.)

Stuff head.

 

Body (black)

MR 5 

1. INC x5 (10 total)

2. INC x10 (20 total)

3. (1 sc next 3 st, INC) around (25 total)

4-7. Sc around (25 total per row for 4 rows)

8. (1 sc next 3 st, INVDEC) x5 (20 total)

9-10. Sc around (20 total per row for 2 rows)

11. (1 sc next 2 st, INVDEC) x5 (15 total)

12. Fasten off.

Stuff body and stitch the head on place.

 

Leg (make 2) (black)

MR 5 

1. INC x5 (10 total)

2. (1 sc next stitch, INC) x5  (15 total)

3. Working in BLO, sc around (15 total)

4-5. Sc around (15 total stitches for 2 rows)

6. (1 sc, INVDEC) x5 (10 total)

7-8. Sc around (10 total stitches for 2 rows)

9. Fasten off, leaving long tail for attaching the leg to the body

Stuff the legs half full, attach to the body.

 

Arm (make 2) (beige, black and green)

MR 5 with beige yarn.

1. INC  x4 (8 total)

2. BLO – sc around (8 total)

continue with black yarn.

3-6. Sc around (8 total st for four rows)

4. Fasten off, leave a long tail for stitching the arm to the body.

Stitch green decorations around the ”wrist”.

Stitch to the body

 

chain/necklace/whatever (gold/yellow)

Ch 7 (or as long as you need for suitable length), fasten off and stitch to the body.

 

Coat (black and green)

with black yarn:

1. Chain 12, turn

2. Sc 11, ch  1, turn

3. Sc 5, ch 1, turn

4. Sc 5, ch 1, turn

5. Sc 5, ch 7, turn

6. Sc 11, ch 1, turn

7-9. repeat row 6 

10. Sc 6, ch 6, turn

11. Sc 11, ch 1, turn

12-14. Repeat row 11

15. Sc 5, ch 1, turn

16. Sc 5, ch 1, turn

17. Sc 5, ch 7, turn

18. Sc 11, fasten off

 

with green yarn:

Sc along the hem, sl up the lapels. The coat should now look like this:

Attach to the body with few stitches near the neck.

 

Make and attach hair. I used black embroidery floss to get that sleek look, but it is not the easiest yarn to work with and I actually had to use a bit of hair spray (!) to fix the hair. If you don’t know how to make and attach hair, this tutorial is really great.

 

Helmet (gold/yellow)

The helmet isn’t entirely symmetrical, but for my purposes it didn’t matter. If you are a perfectionist, you might want to work the helmet in joined rounds and not in spiral like I did, and fix the asymmetrical cheek plates.

MR 5

1. INC x5 (10 total)

2. INC x10 (20 total)

3. (1 sc next 3 stitches, INC) around (25 total)

4. (1 sc next 4 stitches, INC) around (30 total)

5. (1 sc next 5 stitches, INC) around (35 total)

6. (1 sc next 6 stitches, INC) around (40 total)

7. ( 1 sc next 7 stitches, INC) around (45 total)

8. Sc around (45)

9. Sc 27, ch 1, turn

10-12. repeat row 9

 

13. (start of the first cheek plate) Sc 27, ch 6, turn

14. Sc 15, sl, turn

15. Skip sl and sl in first sc, sc in next 14, ch 1, turn

16. Sc 13, sl, fasten off

 

 (second cheek plate)

1. Sl in 11th st from the “empty” side of the helmet, sc 10 (until the edge), ch 6, turn

2. Sc 13, sl

3. Skip sl, sl in the first sc, sc 12, ch 1

4. Sc 11, sl, fasten off.

 

Sl around the edge of the whole helmet.

 

Horns (make 4)

1. Ch 26, turn

2. Sl 14, sc 5, HDC 5

fasten off, leave a long tail

 

Stitch two horns neatly together (right sides facing out), block to create the curve.  Stitch the blocked horns to the helmet.

Depending on how tightly you crochet and what kind of yarn you use, it might be a good idea to starch the helmet, especially the horns. I used solution 1 part glue: 5 parts warm water to harden and block the helmet.

The staff in some pictures is just an ice cream stick cut to shape. Take an ice cream stick (or something similar), draw the outline on it, cut the excess with a knife (or if you have more sophisticated tools use them), paint it gold and glue a blue bead to it. :) In the pictures it’s not actually attached to Loki’s hand, just wedged between his hand and foot, but a piece of thin wire should provide a more permanent solution. 

Kneel.