Link (Legend of Zelda) Amigurumi free pattern
On my journeys across the world of the web, I ran into a Japanese language pattern for the most adorable little Link I’ve ever seen! Of course, I had to make a little Link for myself, so I printed out the pattern and set out to work. When I was done and I shared it with my friends, they were all astounded. Even my mom is thinking about making one, and so I am bringing the pattern to you in English for what is to my knowledge the first time. The author, Becchin, has graciously allowed me to do so. Because this is his pattern built from the ground up, I ask that you please respect his rights as the creator and do not sell the pattern or the finished product, especially since this falls under the category of fanart. Furthermore, please do not repost the pattern anywhere (feel free to link me or Becchin’s page if you want!). I don’t claim ownership over the pattern or Link; I’m just translating it so you can make a Link and take him on your own adventures! (I am the original translator though.) If you want to visit Becchin’s page to see some pictures of the process, click here. This page is the “person core” page which Link’s pattern is based on. Pictures of Link are here, and his hat pattern is here. Update 6/13/11: I’m overwhelmed by the response I’ve gotten for this translation! I’m so happy that other people enjoy this pattern :) Stephanie at All About Ami created some accessories for Link from her own patterns, so please check them out here; they’re fantastic! As always, if you have any corrections please let me know; I’ve already been made aware of a few but I want to make sure that the pattern will yield the results I said it will. Thanks!
Well then, let’s get started~! By the way, it took me 2 days to make Link, just like Becchin said in his 【ニコニコ動画】【あみぐるみ】リンクを編んでみた【ゼルダの伝説】”>video (but I think you’ll need a NicoNico Douga account to see it…sorry :< )
Materials: E/4 crochet hook (3.50mm), 2 eyes (I used safety eyes, but I’m sure if you’re willing to use buttons or embroider eyes that would also work), White, Aran (I used this for Link’s skin color), Green, Yellow, and Brown yarn (all worsted weight; I just used Red Heart brand), and polyester stuffing such as Polyfil.
It’s important to note that all parts will be worked in rows rather than a spiral, so don’t forget to do a sl st to close each row!
By the way, I’m an American so I’m using the terminology associated with being on this side of the pond among English speakers.
Ball Joint & Upper Body (this will later become the base that the head will turn on–it’s a removable pivoting head)
Row 1: Crochet 6 sc into the middle of a magic ring with Aran colored yarn. (6)
Row 2: Inc all the way around (12)
Row 3: [sc, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (18)
Row 4: sc all the way around (18)
Row 5: [sc, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (12)
Row 6: [sc, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (8)
Row 7: sc all the way around (8)
Row 8: [sc, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (12) On the very last stitch of this row, switch colors from Aran to Green. This marks the beginning of the upper body.
Row 9: [sc, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (18)
Rows 10-13: sc all the way around. On the last sc of Row 12, change colors to Brown. (18)
Shoes (Make 2)
To begin, ch 10 and then sl st to connect the loop on your hook and the first ch you made with Brown yarn. (In effect, you are creating a ring out of these 10 sts.)
Row 1: sc around (10)
Row 2: sc around (10)
Row 3: sc 4, inc 2, sc 4 (12)
Row 4: sc 5, inc 2, sc 5 (14)
Row 5: sc 6, inc 2, sc 6 (16)
Shoe soles (Brown yarn)
Row 1: Ch 4. Skipping the ch closest to but not on the hook, sc into the next chain on the left side of the v made. Then, sc into the next chain on the left side. You should be left with a single chain at this point. Sc twice into the left side of the chain and then once into the right side. Then, moving towards your starting point, sc into the next chain on the right side and then the last chain twice. Sl st to close row. (8)
Row 2: Inc all the way around. Sl st to close row. (16)
Attaching the top and sole
Take a length of yarn and go through both loops of an sc on the wider end of the shoe top and both loops of an sc on the sole. Sc these together and repeat all the way around. Then, do the same on the other shoe.
Leg (Make 2)
Row 1: Sc 5 into magic ring with white yarn. (5)
Row 2: Sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1 (7)
Row 3: Sc all the way around (7)
Row 4: Repeat Row 3. (7)
Row 5: Sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1 (10)
Row 6: Sc around (10)
Once you’ve finished the first leg and cut the yarn at a suitable location, repeat for the second leg. This time, after finishing the leg, don’t cut the yarn off. Instead, go through both loops of an sc on either side of the ending point and then both loops of an sc on the other leg. Sc all 4 loops together. From there, sc around the legs as you would usually do, moving clockwise from the join all the way around. There should be 18 sts that you will sc normally and the join should count for 1 bringing you to a total of 19. Change to green yarn on the last sc of the row. Sc around, ignoring the join (18). Do not cut off the yarn when you have closed this row.
Next, you are going to be attaching the ball joint/upper body to the legs, so please stuff these to your liking at this point. After that, sc the two parts together (same as you did for the shoes, except one sc of the upper body and one sc of the legs in this case) using the green yarn attached to the legs. After that, sc around counterclockwise for one row and then as you would normally for another row. Finish the row and cut the yarn.
Row 1: Sc 8 into magic ring using Aran yarn. (8)
Row 2: Inc all the way around (16)
Row 3: [sc, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (24)
Row 4: sc all the way around. (24)
Row 5: Repeat row 4. (24)
Row 6: Repeat row 4. (24)
Row 7: [sc, dec] Repeat * all the way around (16)
Row 8: sc all the way around (16)
Row 9: [sc, inc] Repeat * all the way around (24)
Row 10: Sc counterclockwise all the way around (24) What this technique will do is make it so the “right side” of the crochet switches sides. The rows you made so far will actually be on the inside of the head and function as a place for the body joint to go into, thus making the head pivotable.
Row 11: (go back to crocheting clockwise) [sc 2, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (32)
Row 12: sc all the way around (32)
Row 13: Repeat row 12 (32)
Row 14: Sc 7, dec 4, sc 2, dec 4, sc 7 (24)
Row 15: Sc 6, inc 12, sc 6 (36)
Row 16: Sc all the way around (36)
Row 17: [sc 4, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (30)
Row 18: [sc 3, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (24)
At this point, I’d recommend stuffing the head and placing eyes if you’re going to do safety eyes.
Row 19: [sc 2, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (18)
Row 20: [sc, dec]* Repeat * all the way around (12)
Row 21: dec all the way around (6)
Arms (Make 2)
Row 1: Sc 6 into magic ring with Brown yarn. (6)
Row 2: inc all the way around (12)
Row 3: dec, sc 8, dec (10)
Row 4: dec, sc 6, dec (8)
Row 5: dec, sc 4, dec (6) Switch to White yarn on the last st of this row.
Rows 6-8: sc all the way around (6)
Sleeve (make 2)
Row 1: sc 6 into one arm where you want the bottom of the sleeve to start. Start so that the proper part of the arm you want facing out will be covered by the sts of the sleeve. Then ch 1 and turn for the next row. (6)
Row 2: sc 6. Ch 1 and turn. (6)
Row 3: sc, dec, dec, sc (4)
Row 4: dec, dec (2)
Bind off and sew each arm to body.
Row 1: sc 6 into magic ring with Yellow. (6)
Row 2: inc all the way around. (12)
Row 3: [sc, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (18)
Row 4: [sc 2, inc]* Repeat * all the way around (24)
Using sc, attach to the head in yellow yarn. From this point, choose a point where you want Link’s hair to start on the side of his head and sc around to the point where you think it should stop on the other side (as for me, I did about 14 sc). Then, do a turning chain and sc back (if you want, ch 2 and do double crochet instead to make it easier on yourself.) Repeat until you get his hair to the desired length. For the longer bang (fringe) pieces I went a little farther forward on his head and chained about 8 sts going away from his scalp from one of the sc sts created when I attached the hair to his scalp, then considered one a turning chain and did sc all the way back so there were 7 sc sts. I then went forward to the next sc and went through it, and did sc all the way to the bottom. Becchin didn’t give instructions for this, so this is all my fiddling around. To make Link’s short bangs, I threaded a yarn needle with yellow yarn and stitched it on as I saw fit.
Ears (Make 2)
Sc 5 into magic ring and arrange in half-circle shape. Attach to side of head.
Row 1: Sc 6 into magic ring with Green yarn (6)
Row 2: inc, dec, dec, inc (6)
Row 3: Repeat row 2 (6)
Row 4: inc 2, sc 2, inc 2 (10)
Row 5: inc 2, sc 6, inc 2 (16)
Row 6: inc 2, sc 10, inc 2 (18)
Row 7: inc 4, sc 10, inc 4 (26)
Row 8: inc 4, sc 18, inc 4 (34)
Row 9: sc all the way around (34)
Row 10: inc 4, sc 26, inc 4 (42)
Row 11: sc all the way around (42)
Row 12: inc 2, sc 38, inc 2 (46)
Row 13: sc all the way around (46)
Row 14: dec 2, sc 40, dec 2 (42)
Rows 15-19: sc all the way around (42)
Row 20: sc all the way around counterclockwise (42)
Row 21: sc all the way around clockwise (42)
You’ve finished! LINK GET!! Well, I hope you enjoyed it. Comment if you used it (pictures are love!) or if there’s anything that needs to be changed about the pattern.