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No-Sew Amigurumi Pencil Crochet Pattern


| Original: September 01, 2023

This adorable little amigurumi pencil would love to accompany you on all your creative adventures! Meet Penny Doodles, the mini amigurumi pencil that loves to draw pictures, write stories, and solve math problems.

No Sew Amigurumi Pencil FREE Crochet Pattern

This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern, you'll learn step-by-step how to crochet this amigurumi pencil from the tip of the eraser to the pointy end. This crochet pencil is worked in one piece - no sewing required!

No Sew Amigurumi Pencil FREE Crochet Pattern

I'll even share a fantastic technique for creating clean color changes using slip stitches and working in the back loops.

Penny Doodles the crochet pencil is always there to provide inspiration and encouragement. Despite its small size, the amigurumi pencil is filled with big ideas and a creative spirit that inspires its owner to think outside the box.

No Sew Amigurumi Pencil FREE Crochet Pattern

This little amigurumi pencil loves to curl up in my herringbone pencil case for naps. However, it longs to see the world and explore what else is out there!

This no-sew amigurumi pencil is the perfect companion for artists, writers, teachers, and anyone with a passion for creativity and who appreciates unique and whimsical gifts. Let's not forget the students! This makes for a cute back-to-school buddy.

Make this project in less than an hour!

No Sew Amigurumi Pencil FREE Crochet Pattern

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Penny Doodles the Mini Amigurumi Pencil Crochet Pattern


No-Sew Amigurumi Pencil for Back to School

This crochet pattern is available for FREE on this website. If you'd like an ad-free, printable PDF version, you can purchase it for a small fee from my Ravelry shop.


What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • slst - slip stitch
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together
  • BLO - back loop only


Notes


  • Beginner-friendly crochet pattern but you have the option of learning some new skills
  • I made this amigurumi doll using the "Yarn Under Single Crochet" technique. This technique makes the stitches tighter and appears more aligned.
  • Crochet in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round unless otherwise stated. Use a running stitch marker to keep your place when crocheting in rounds.
  • Use the ultimate finish to close up the tip of the pencil.
  • Use invisible decreases when making single crochet decreases for a nicer finish.
  • Optional: I used the invisible increase method for my increases.
  • Final measurements: approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm).
  • Gauge is not super important for this project as long as you keep your tension consistent.
  • Maker may substitute a different yarn weight/category and appropriate hook size for this project to make it bigger/smaller.


Crochet Pattern


Using a 3.25 mm crochet hook and pink color yarn...

Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, sc inc, sc] x 6 times, join with a slst to the first st of the round (doesn't count as a st) (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc BLO in each st around (24 sts)
Round 6: Sc in each st around (24sts)

Change to grey color yarn...
See the GUIDE below for photographs.

Round 7: Slst BLO in each st around (24 sts)
Round 8: Sc BLO in each st around (24 sts)
Round 9: Sc BLO in each st around (24 sts)

Change to yellow color yarn...

Round 10: Slst BLO in each st around (24 sts)
Round 11: Sc BLO of each st around (24 sts)
Round 12-16: Sc in each st around (24 sts)

Place safety eyes between rounds 14 and 15 approximately 4 sts apart. Use black embroidery thread to embroider the mouth over round 16, approximately 2 sts wide.

Begin stuffing the amigurumi pencil and continue stuffing as you start to close up the amigurumi.

Change to off-white color yarn...

Round 17: Sc in each st around (24 sts)
Round 18: [Sc, sc dec, sc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 19: [Sc, sc dec] x 6 times (12 sts)

Change to black color yarn...

Round 20: Sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 21: Sc dec in each st around (6 sts)

Cut and fasten off using the ultimate finish.


GUIDE to Seamless Crochet Color Changes


How to change colors when crocheting in the round  How to change colors when crocheting in the round

In the last stitch of round 6, insert the hook into the last stitch of the round, and make the first part of a single crochet with the pink yarn. Finish off the single crochet with the grey yarn.

How to change colors when crocheting in the round  How to change colors when crocheting in the round

In round 7, Insert the hook into the back loop of the stitch and bring up a loop.

How to change colors when crocheting in the round  How to change colors when crocheting in the round

Make a slip stitch. Continue to make slip stitches in the back loop of each stitch in the round.

How to change colors when crocheting in the round  How to change colors when crocheting in the round

In round 8, insert the hook into the back loop of the slip stitch round. Then, make a single crochet into the back loop of the slip stitch.

How to change colors when crocheting in the round

Continue making single crochets into the back loop of each slip stitch in the round.



Did you make your own Penny Doodles, the mini amigurumi pencil? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.





This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use, but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

You may sell products made from this crochet pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio, and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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