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Bring Your Crochet Kam to Bai Nian! – Free Pattern

Bring Your Crochet Kam to Bai Nian! – Free Pattern

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

Dong– dong dong qiang~! It’s that time of the year again! Have you gotten ready your kam (mandarin orange)? If not, just make your own! Who said kam must be real? (Please don’t quote me to your elders hehehee…)

For this project, I’ll be using my favourite Patons yarns to make my kam. This is a cotton blend yarn, meaning that it’s a mixture of 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. It retains the properties of acrylic, which is to make the yarn soft and slightly fuzzy, and the properties of cotton are to help to give the amigurumi sort of a structure. It’ll be an essay if I’m gonna explain in full detail in this post so I’ll reserve this section to be discussed in future posts ya!

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

Please also be wary about the colour lot. If you would want all your kam to be the same colour, try to find those with the same colour lot. But of course Mother nature made oranges come in various shapes, colours and sizes, so this is totally up to you!

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

But why Patons? It’s just because I like the colours! I always tell my friends, the colours looked as though you have spilled milk on them =D=D

And of course, using my trusty Tulip hook to go along with my project! 3.00 or 3.50mm are suitable for this yarn. Quick dig out your hooks and start now!

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

This is an easy pattern provided that you have already attended our Tiny Rabbit Hole’s Beginner (Level 2) workshops or equivalent! If you have not, feel free to visit our Youtube to learn how to crochet a simple round ball.

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Materials (yarns, supplies, and tools can be found here)

Patons Cotton Blend 8 ply
– COL 07 Orange (50g) OR King Cole Cottonsoft Orange (100g)
– COL 16 Apple Green
Pastel pink felting wool for the cheeks [optional]
8mm black safety eyes
Polyfiber stuffing

Tools

3.0mm 5/0 Tulip crochet hook (made in Japan)
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Felting needle [optional]
Scissors


Abbreviations (US Terms)

st(s)  stitch(es)
sc  single crochet
inc  increase
(do 2sc in the same st twice)
dec  invisible decrease
(combine 2 sts into 1)
hdc  half double crochet
dc    double crochet
tr     treble crochet
ch    chain
slst  slip stitch


Pattern Notes

YO = Yarn Over

hdc

  1. YO
  2. insert hook into the next st
  3. YO and pull through
  4. YO and pull through all 3 loops

dc

  1. YO
  2. insert hook into the next st
  3. YO and pull through
  4. YO and pull through first two loops
  5. YO and pull through last two loops

tr

  1. YO twice
  2. insert hook into the next st
  3. YO and pull through
  4. YO and pull through first two loops
  5. YO and pull through next two loops
  6. YO and pull through last two loops

slst (do not be confused with sc)

  1. insert hook into the next st
  2. YO and pull through all the loops

Instructions

  • Our amigurumi are mostly done in continuous rounds starting with a Magic Ring. You don’t need to end with a slip stitch. You should use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of every round at all times.
  • You may wish to download the Counter+ app to help you with your counting.
  • Please crochet the stitches tightly to prevent stuffing from showing. However, do not crochet too tightly otherwise it’ll be difficult to continue
  • Be sure to push the washer down only the first screw of the eye to prevent bulging.
  • Always stuff your amigurumi firmly till the point that it feels bouncy.
  • Always leave long tail for sewing.
  • When felting, ensure needle is perpendicular to object.

PATTERN

Kam body

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

R1: sc 6 into magic ring (6sts)
R2: [inc] 6x …………………..(12sts)
R3: [sc 1, inc] 6x……………(18sts)
R4: [sc 2, inc] 6x……………(24sts)
R5: [sc 3, inc] 6x……………(30sts)
R6: [sc 4, inc] 6x……………(36sts)
R7-11: sc 36 (5 rounds)..(36sts)
R12: [sc 4, dec] 6x…………(30sts)
R13: [sc 3, dec] 6x…………(24sts)
R14: [sc 2, dec] 6x…………(18sts)
Attach safety eyes between R10 and 11, 8 sts between eyes. Start stuffing and continue as you go.

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern R15: [sc 1, dec] 6x…………(12sts)
R16: [dec] 6x………………….(6sts)
Break yarn and pull the yarn tail through the last stitch all the way. Sew remaining stitches closed and weave in all ends.

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern


[Optional]

We have received some feedback that they would like to do a bigger Kam! So what you can do is to increase the largest round to be bigger than it is.

So instead of increasing your largest round to 36 sts, you may continue on a few rounds as written below:

R7: [sc 5, inc] 6x……………(42sts)
R8: [sc 6, inc] 6x……………(48sts)
R9: [sc 7, inc] 6x……………(54sts)

Of course, if you want to have a gigantic kam, you may continue on until you have achieved the size that you’ll like!

And what about the height of the kam? You wouldn’t want to do just 5 rounds as that’ll look more like a Ribena Pastille. This is a rough gauge based on my experience but it’s not 100% accurate. If anyone is doing this bigger version, please let me know how yours look like ok?

I expect about 8 rounds of maintaining rounds to make sure the height is balanced with the width of the kam. However, if you felt that it’s not tall enough, feel free to add a few more rounds!

R10-17: sc 54 (8 rounds)..(54sts)

So after that, you’ll just have to work your way down again.

R18: [sc 7, dec] 6x……………(48sts)
R19: [sc 6, dec] 6x……………(42sts)
R20: [sc 5, dec] 6x……………(36sts)

Then after that, you resume back to the original pattern at R12 to complete it.

I’ll reprint the big kam pattern below here so that it won’t be too confusing

Big Kam Body

R1: sc 6 into magic ring (6sts)
R2: [inc] 6x …………………..(12sts)
R3: [sc 1, inc] 6x……………(18sts)
R4: [sc 2, inc] 6x……………(24sts)
R5: [sc 3, inc] 6x……………(30sts)
R6: [sc 4, inc] 6x……………(36sts)
R7: [sc 5, inc] 6x……………(42sts)
R8: [sc 6, inc] 6x……………(48sts)
R9: [sc 7, inc] 6x……………(54sts)
R10-17: sc 54 (8 rounds)..(54sts)
R18: [sc 7, dec] 6x……………(48sts)
R19: [sc 6, dec] 6x……………(42sts)
R20: [sc 5, dec] 6x……………(36sts)

R21: [sc 4, dec] 6x…………(30sts)
R22: [sc 3, dec] 6x…………(24sts)
R23: [sc 2, dec] 6x…………(18sts)
[Suggestive, but please readjust according to your liking!] Attach safety eyes between R13 and 14, 10 sts between eyes. Start stuffing and continue as you go.
R24: [sc 1, dec] 6x…………(12sts)
R25: [dec] 6x………………….(6sts)
Break yarn and pull the yarn tail through the last stitch all the way. Sew remaining stitches closed and weave in all ends.


Kam leaf

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

Start with magic ring and work these stitches in a single round

  1. 2sc
  2. 2hdc
  3. 2dc
  4. tr
  5. ch
  6. sl st in first v on the tr
  7. 2dc
  8. 2hdc
  9. 2sc

I have also created step-by-step photo reference:

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
Make a Magic Ring
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
1. 2sc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
2. 2hdc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
3. 2dc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
4. tr
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
5. ch
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
6. slst on first v of tr
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
after slst on first v of tr
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
7. 2dc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
8. 2hdc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
9. 2sc
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
Pull the short yarn to close up the magic ring

Fasten off by breaking yarn and pull the yarn tail through the last stitch all the way.

Kam stalk

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

Working in rows, we’ll be starting with a foundation chain of 7 chains. Turn the working piece and starting from 2nd ch from hook, slst all the way to the starting point.

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
1.Start with a slip knot
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
2. Do a foundation chain of 7 chains
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
3. Turn your piece and working from the 2nd v from hook, slst along the ch to the first ch
Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
4. Fasten off and break yarn

Fasten off by breaking yarn and pull the yarn tail through the last stitch all the way.

Assembling

Attach the stem and leaf to the top middle of the kam with your yarn needle.

Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern

You have completed your first ever kam! Next, come join us at Chinatown to shoot some kawaii photos!!!

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Tiny Rabbit Hole - Orange Kam Crochet Handmade Amigurumi Free Pattern
The stall uncle was looking at Terrix trying to take a snapshot of the kams with the Pomelos =D

[UPDATE]

We have prepared 6 packs another 4 packs of Kam Material Kits retailing at $19.80. It includes all the materials that you’ll require for the project to make 2 pairs of kams. Self collection only! Please let us know in advance when and what time you would like to collect them. Cut off date will be on 14th February 2018! You may purchase more safety eyes if you would like to make more with this 100g Cottonsoft yarn!


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