HOW TO: Make a Sumo Wrestler Amigurumi

I need to stop being challenged to crochet things, because when I unexpectedly have a block of free time, I tend to use it up by figuring out how to make them!  Here is probably the most awesome thing I have ever made – sumo wrestler amigurumi.  You know you want one!  Here’s how:

Lily Sugar & Cream in Soft Ecru
Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Charcoal
Red felt
Red thread
Size E hook

R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: [inc] around (12)
R3: [sc, inc] around (18)
R4: [sc 2, inc] around (24)
R5: [sc 3, inc] around (30)
R6: [sc 4, inc] around (36)
R7: [sc 5, inc] around (42)
R8-19: sc 42
R20: [sc 5, dec] around (36)
R21: [sc 4, dec] around (30)
R22: sc 30
R23: [sc 3, dec] around (24)
R24: [sc 2, dec] around (18)
R25: [sc, dec] around(12)
stuff body
R26: [sc, dec] around (6)
fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: [inc] around (12)
R3: [sc, inc] around (18)
R4: [sc 2, inc] around (24)
R5-11: sc 24
work on hair and eyes – see pictures for how to work hair
R12: [sc 2, dec] around (18)
R13: [sc, dec] around (12)
stuff head
R14: [sk 1, sc] around (6)
fasten off

To work the hair, I first sewed on black yarn in a ring around the top of the head, leaving the very top open.

Next, I cut about 20 pieces of black yarn into 3 inch long segments.  I threaded each segment up from the inside edge of the existing ring of hair, and then back down through the center hole. This part is really time consuming (and a little hard to explain, so if you’re confused, please let me know!).

After filling it in all the way around, I used a tiny scrap of red yarn to tie it off on the top.  I did the same inside the head, and then trimmed the edges.

R1: sc 3 in magic ring (3)
R2: [inc around] (6)
R3: [sc, inc] around (9)
R4: [sc 2, inc] around (12)
R5-7: sc
fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Attach head and arms to body
Sew on the felt thong
Play with your new Sumo Wrestler!  The finished size is about 6″ tall.

I thought about making two so that they could wrestle with eachother, but so far I haven’t made it there!


5 Responses to “HOW TO: Make a Sumo Wrestler Amigurumi”

  1. 1 Diana July 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

    That little guy is so amusing! I’d love to make a whole army of sumo wrestlers.

  2. 2 peachesaplenty July 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve been on a mission to do amigurumi ornaments for this Christmas, and while passing through your site, my little brother said, “YOU HAVE TO make a sumo wrestler to put on the tree!” hehehehe So thanks to your brilliant pattern, a sumo wrestler will be swinging on my Christmas tree this year. :) Thanks!

  3. 3 Mike July 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    That is SO awesome! I totally want one! Of course, as a dude I am forbidden by law from ever doing crochet.


    I’m totally forwarding this to my wife. “Oh, honey. Remember when you said you wanted to do more crafty things?”

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