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Dizzy of the Yolkfolk

Dizzy of the Yolkfolk

Dizzy, the amazing yolkfolk citizen and explorer, is the star of many classic video games like “Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure” and “Fantasy World Dizzy”. This egg with his red gloves and boots, runs and flips about the game as you accomplish the required tasks. My partner used to enjoy Treasure Island Dizzy as a child, a bright colourful game that came with its share of annoying game mechanics. This amigurumi was designed and made by me for him (he does get spoilt :P ), and now the pattern is available here free for you as well! Once you know how to make the basic Dizzy, you can easily change the facial features and add accessories to make other Yolkfolk characters.

Dizzy and the Yolkfolk

Dizzy and the Yolkfolk

Don’t know (or care!) who Dizzy is? Well that doesn’t matter, as you can use this pattern to make your own eggs or egg characters! I looked at some amigurumi egg patterns online when I was trying to work out how to make Dizzy, but sadly they were all too small and narrow. So I had to make my own – and my own little hands/gloves and boots.

Dizzy Amigurumi Pattern

I wrote my pattern down as I was making my Dizzy so all instructions should be correct – but let me know if there is anything missing. Note: I have used the US crochet stitch terminology.

Techniques

You will need to know techniques to crochet in the round: magic circle, single crochet, increase, decrease, single crochet in one loop of a stitch only, and how to finish off. You also need to know how to stuff an amigurumi and cut out felt! For information about these techniques visit my Amygurumi page.

Materials

To make Dizzy, you will need the following colours. If you just want to make an egg or egg character, use whatever you feel like!

* White Yarn
* Red Yarn
* Scrap amounts of Black and White Felt
* Craft Glue (suitable for attaching felt to yarn)
* Stuffing/filler (I used polyfill/polyester fibre)
* Crochet Hook (I used 3.5mm)
* Yarn Needle (needle with hole big enough to thread yarn through)
* Optional: I used 2 x Flat Marbles in the boots to give them weight and help Dizzy stand up.

Dizzy looking for adventure...

Dizzy looking for adventure...

Pattern

To make Dizzy, you will need to make:
1 x Egg/Body (white yarn)
2 x Gloves (red yarn)
2 x Feet (red yarn)

Dizzy: Egg/Body

Note: ch=chain, sc=single crochet (US), 2sc in next sc=increase, sc2tog=decrease (crochet two sc together to make one sc). I use the invisible decrease method for all decreases.

RND1:  6 sc magic circle [6]
RND2:  2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat. [8]
RND3:  2sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat 3 more times [12]
RND4:  2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat 3 more times [16]
RND5:  2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat 3 more times [20]
RND6:  20 sc around [20]
RND7:  2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat 4 more times [24]
RND8:  24 sc around [24]
RND9:  24 sc around [24]
RND10: 24 sc around [24]
RND11: 2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat 5 more times [30]
RND12: 30 sc around [30]
RND13: 30 sc around [30]
RND14: 30 sc around [30]
RND15: 30 sc around [30]
RND16: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat 5 more times [24]
RND17: 24 sc around [24]
RND18: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat 5 more times [18]
RND19: sc2tog, sc in next sc. Repeat 5 more times [12]
(**fill the egg with polyfill stuffing by this point**)
RND20: sc2tog, sc in next sc. Repeat 2 more times [6]

Sew up the opening. Fasten off, sew in remaining yarn tail.

Dizzy: Hands

RND1:  6 sc magic circle [6]
RND2:  2sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat two more times [9]
RND3:  9 sc around [9]
RND4:  9 sc around [9]
RND5:  9 sc around [9]
RND6:  sc2tog, sc in next sc. Repeat two more times [6]

Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Dizzy: Boots

Additional Note: at RND3 only, do each of the 12 sc in the Front Loop (this means that without adjusting your crochet circle, you will be crocheting in the inside loop of the circle stitches only). This will leave a nice ridge around the outside of the shoe to help define and make the base flatter.

RND1:  6 sc magic circle [6]
RND2:  2sc in each sc [12]
RND3:  12 sc around [12]
RND4:  12 sc around [12]
RND5:  12 sc around [12]
RND6:  sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc [10]
(**Put in flat-bottomed marble**)
RND7:  sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc [8]
RND8:  8 sc around [8]

Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Dizzy: Eyes & Mouth

You will need to look at my photos to see the shapes I used, which I based off pixelated screenshots of Dizzy’s eyes. They are tricky to describe, so look at my photos. You may also want to print and cut out eyes and mouth from the photos/screenshots as templates. How to make them:

Eyes
1) Cut out the black felt eye background, which is like two ovals stuck together in the middle. The ovals get wider towards the bottom outer edge, and narrower towards the top outer edge.
2) Cut out the two white felt eyes. The eyes are oval shaped, with a flatter inner edge, narrower top outer edge, and wider bottom outer edge.
3) Cut out the two black felt pupils, which are just small circles.
4) Glue the white eyes onto the black background. Cut around the black eye background felt if needed to make the outside edge even. Glue the pupils on to the white eyes.
Mouth
5) Cut out the mouth from the black felt. It is basically a straight line that curves up at the ends. Compared to the eyes, it will be approximately the width of the outside edge of the white parts of the eyes.

Back view of Dizzy

Back view of Dizzy

Dizzy: Assembly

When assembling Dizzy’s parts, remember the narrower part of the egg (where you started) is the top, and the widest part of the egg (where you finished) is the bottom.

Face

1) Glue the eyes and mouth onto Dizzy.

Hands

2) Because you have crocheted the hands in a round without joining, you will see that they are a slightly uneven shape. Squash the hands around a bit until one edge appears slightly longer than the other – this will be the top edge of the hand when attached to Dizzy. It is hard to explain, so check my photos!

3) Sew a hand onto each side of Dizzy. The hands are positioned halfway down the egg (between the eyes and mouth). The open end of the hands (i.e. where you finished crocheting the hands) are sewn on to the body using the leftover yarn on the hands.

Boots

4) Before you sew on the boots, see if you can balance Dizzy on top of his boots – this will give you an idea of the best place to position then to ensure Dizzy stands up without additional support.

5) Sew the top of the boots to the bottom side of the egg. Make sure the boots are facing forward (the back of the boots is a long straight edge and where your yarn finished, the front has the bulge).

Dizzy, or your egg character, should now be complete!

Dizzy to Scale

Dizzy to Scale

Note: You are free to use this pattern to make as many eggs as you like, but please do not post this pattern anywhere else. If you follow my pattern and  blog about it I would appreciate a link back to my website (so others can make it too!). More information about pattern use here: http://amysodyssey.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/my-crochet-patterns/

While I do not mind if you sell eggs and egg characters you make from this pattern, do not sell any Dizzy characters you make. Dizzy and other characters from the Dizzy games are copyright their respective owners, so trying to make money off it would be bad!

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