Animal Crossing New Leaf: Kapp’n

“Remember when’er you hear this song, life is a trip full of discovery!”

I managed to get a blister on my thumb making this guy … I guess taking a month off making amigurumi wasn’t the best plan. He’s about 8 cm high when he’s sitting, and his arms and legs are posable. In the pictures, you’ll notice that the bottom edge of his shell is the dark green, but it’s actually supposed to be white.

Kapp'n

Materials

  • Kapp'nLoops & Threads Impeccable Yarn
    • Soft Fern
    • Fern
    • Butterscotch
    • Deep Forest
    • Clear Blue
    • White
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Polyfil
  • Poly pellets
  • Residential electrical wire
  • White felt


Pattern

Head (4.0 mm hook)

Round 1: with soft fern, sc 6 in magic ring, cont. in a spiral.
Round 2: sc 2 in 1 x6 (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 2] x4 (16 sts)
Round 4: [bl sc 2 in 1, bl sc 3] x4 (20 sts)
Round 5: [sc 2 in 1, sc 4] x4 (24 sts)
Round 6-7: sc 24
Round 8: [fl sc 2 in 1, fl sc 2] x8 (32 sts)
Round 9: sc 32
Round 10: [sc 2 tog, sc 2] x8 (24 sts)
Round 11: sc 2 tog x12 (12 sts)
Round 12: sc 2 tog x6 (6 sts)
Finish

Hair (3.5 mm hook)

Using the leftover loops from round 4 of the head and fern, attach the yarn at the back. [Ch 3, sl st 1, sc 1 back down the chain, sl st into next 2 sts on the head] x8
Finish.

To make it not stand up like a crown, I pinned each section down, then dunked the top of his head in water and left the pins in until it dried. If you’re using polyfil for stuffing, getting it wet isn’t a problem.

Beak (4.0 mm hook)

Round 1: with butterscotch, ch 6 (1 to turn), sc 5, continue on to other side of ch, sc 5 (10 sts)
Round 2: [sc 2 in 1] x5, bl sc 5 (15 sts)
Round 3: bl sc 3, bl hdc 4, bl sc 3, sl st 5

Finish, leaving a long tail. Sew the beak to the face with the hdc section at the top. Stuff it very lightly. If you haven’t lost your embroidery floss, using brown to make his mouth would be an excellent plan. If you have lost your embroidery floss, welcome to the club.

Eyes

I made the eyes out of felt. Using embroidery floss to crochet two ovals would also work. I just used a black pen to draw the pupils before gluing them to his face.

Body (4.0 mm hook)

Round 1: with deep forest, sc 6 in a magic ring, cont. in a spiral.
Round 2: sc 2 in 1 x6 (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 1] x6 (18 sts)
Round 4: sc 18
Switch to clear blue.
Round 5-9: sc 18
Fill the majority of the body with poly-pellets.
Round 10: [sc 2 tog, sc 1] x6 (12 sts)
Sl st 1 and cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing to the head. Stuff the remainder with polyfil and attach to the head.

Shell (4.0 mm hook)

Round 1: with fern, sc 6 in a magic ring, cont. in a spiral.
Round 2: [sc 2 in 1, sc 1] x3 (9 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2 in 1, sc 2] x3 (12 sts)
Switch to white.
Round 4: fl sl st 12
Finish. Sew the shell to Kapp’n’s back. If you’re more dextrous than me, you can try sewing using the back loops from round four to make it jut out like a shell.

Arms (make 2, 3.5 mm hook)

Round 1: with soft fern, sc 5 in a magic ring, cont. in a spiral
Round 2: bl sc 5
Round 3-5: sc 5
Round 6: switch to clear blue, sc 5

Legs (make 2, 3.5 mm hook)

Round 1: with soft fern, sc 5 in a magic ring, cont. in a spiral
Round 2: bl sc 5
Round 3-4: sc 5
Round 5: switch to deep forest, sc 5
Round 6: sc 5

Attaching the arms and legs

I wired the right arm and left leg with the same wire to avoid having to bend the wire in half for the legs. It’s a bit more stable, I think, but wire them in any configuration you choose and sew to the body without stuffing. I attached the legs to the front of the body so he’ll sit nicely, but he can’t stand. He can also bend his knees if you’ve got a little boat for him to sit in, which would probably make him very happy. (Just don’t make him get a license.)

Kapp'n

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