The "exciting" life of two college students

LINK (Twilight Princess version)

 

 

From the beginnning of my amigurumi making, there have been certain people that Beau has really wanted.  Some of them are still definitely on the wait list, but this summer I agreed to attempt to make Link from the Legend of Zelda.  Since we started playing Twilight Princess(GCN version), he of course wanted him to look that way.  Unfortunately this meant that I had to be very creative and make almost all of the pattern myself.  Starting with a generic body, I worked on it in spurts.   All the while not really knowing if it was going to happen or not. But, by the beginning of September, Link was coming together very nicely.  I could do all of the bodily parts of Link in crochet, but there are just some things that define Link that crochet did not do justice(ie. the master sword, hyrulian shield).  So, Beau offered to attempt to sculpt them out of clay.  These are his first attempts doing so, and I think he did an AMAZING job.  He made the master sword, hyrulian shield, his arm gauntlet, a bomb, the gale boomerang and the hero’s bow with an arrow of light.  He has plans to make some other ones later, but for the moment is happy to rest and just enjoy the finished project.

Head

Round 1:  Sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: 2sc in each (12)

Round 3: Sc 2, 2 sc around (16)

Round 4: Sc3, 2sc around (20)

Round 5-9: sc around (20)

Round 10: sc 3, dec in next 2 sc (16)

Round 11: sc 2, dec in next 2 sc (12)

Round 12: dec in next 2 around (6)

F/O.

BODY

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring.

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc  in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc into next sc* (24)

Round 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc into next sc *(30)

Round 6-8: *Sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 9: *Sc  3, dec in next 2 sc*( 24)

Round 10-16: *Sc in each sc*around(24).

Begin to stuff.

Round 17: *Sc 2, dec in next 2 sc*(18)

Round 18:*Sc, dec in next 2 sc* (12)

Round 19: *sc, dec in next 2 sc* (8)

Round 20-21: *sc in each sc* around.
F/O.


 ARMS (make 2)

Round 1: Sc 4 in magic ring

Round 2:* 2 sc in each sc* around (8)

Round 3: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* (10)

Round 4: *sc in back loops only around* (10).

Round 3-12: *Sc in next sc* around (10)

Round 13: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 7 (8)

Round 14: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 5.(6)

Round 15: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 3 (4)

Round 16: Turn, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc in next 1 (2)
F/O.

Tunic (green)

Ch 17

Row 1:  in 2nd ch from hook, sc 16 (16)

Row 2-4: ch 1, sc 16 (16)

Row 5: Ch 1, dec in next 2, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 6-15:  ch 1, sc 14 (14)

Beginning collar (slit collar)green

Row 16- 18:  Ch 1, sc 7, turn (7)

Row 19: ch 1, slip stitch into next 3 sc, ch 1, sc in last 4 sc, turn (4)

Row 20:  ch 1, dec in next 2, sc 2, turn (3)

Row 21-24: ch 1, sc 3 (3)

F/O

Collar

Attach yarn to row 15

Row 1: sc 7, turn (7)

Row 2-3: ch 1, sc 7, turn (7)

Row 4: ch 1, sc 4, turn (4)

Row 5: ch 1, dec in next 2, sc 2, turn (3)

Row 6-9: ch 1, sc 3, turn (3), do not fasten off

Back Tunic (green)

Start from row 9 across to where row 24 was F/O. Turn at end of every row

Row 10:  ch 1, sc 3, ch 8, sc 3 (ch 9, sc 6)

Row 11-17:  ch 1, sc 14 (14)

Row 18: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, 12 sc, 2 sc in last sc(16)

Row 19-26: ch 1, sc 16 (16)

Row 27: ch 1, sc 7, dec in next 2 sc, sc 7(15)

Row 28: ch 1, dec  in next 2 sc,  sc 11, dec in next sc (13)

Row 29:  ch 1, sc 13

F/O

Sleeves(make 2)green

Chain 19

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 17 (18)

Row 2-3: ch 1, sc 18 (18)

Row 4: ch 1, dec in next 2 sc, sc 6, dec in next 2 sc, sc 6, dec in next 2 sc (15)

Row 5: ch 1, sl st  5, sc 5,turn (5)

Row 6: ch 1, sc 5,turn (5)

Row 7: ch 1, sc 2, dec in next 2 sc, sc 1 (4)

F/O.

Hat (green)

Round 1: sc 3 in magic ring

Round 2: sc 3 (3)

Round 3: 2 sc in each (6)

Round 4: sc 2, 2 sc in next (8)

Round 5: sc in each around (8)

Round 6: sc 1, 2 sc in next (12)

Round 7: sc 3, 2 sc in next (15)

Round 8: sc in each around (15)

Round 9: sc 4, 2 sc in next (18)

Round 10: sc in each around (18)

Round 11: sc 5, 2 sc in next (21)

Round 12: sc in each around (21)

Round 13: sc 6, 2 sc in next (24)

Round 14: sc in each around (24)

Round 15: sc 7, 2 sc in next (27)

Round 16: sc in each around (27)

Round 17: sc 8, 2 sc in next (30)

Round 18: sc in each around (30)

F/O

Hand(make 2)

Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring with buff

Round 2: sc 5 (5)

Round 3: change color to brown, sc 5 (5)

Round 4: sc 5 (5)

Round 6: 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc (7)

Round 7: 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, (9)

Round 8: 1 sc, dec in next 2 (6)

F/O

Thumb

attach to brown of hand and ch 3, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and slip stitch again.  F/O.

Belt (brown) make 2

Ch 45

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc 44 (44)

For one belt, in 20th sc, attach yarn sc 5, on both sides to create shoulder pad.

F/O.

Small belt(brown)

Ch 10.

F/O.

Legs(make 2 white)
Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Round 3-17: sc in each sc around (10)
Round 18: dec in next 2 sc around (5)
F/O.

Boots(brown)

Round 1: sc 5 in magic ring

Round 2: 2 sc in next sc (10)

 Round 3: 2 sc in first sc, 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc(12)

Round 4-6: 12 sc(12)

Round 7-8: 6 sc, turn ch 1(6)

Round 9: 6sc (6)

Round 10: dc in first sc from rnd 5,sc 4 in front loop only, dc in next sc(6)

Round 11-12: sc around (12)

Round 13: 7 sc, ch 1 turn(7)

Round 14-19: 12 sc(12)

F/O.

Ears (buff)

Ch 3, and slip stitch across

Nose (buff)

Ch 2, attach to face.

Assembly:

This is a very difficult part to explain, so your best bet would be to look at the pictures for the assembly to see how it all is attached.

I attached arms, legs and body together to create the main frame of Link.  I tied a yarn of string around his midsection to give him more of a shape because I didn’t create a leaner shape. 

I then started on his tunic attaching the sleeves onto his tunic.  Felt was then attached and then began sliding it over his body and arms.  I then tied the sides off with a piece of string weaving into x shapes.(which isn’t really visible).

I then attached all of the belts to the tunic on the body, so i could see where they would exactly be placed. 

The hair is DMC 25 thread…I just cut it in strands and took a needle and sewed it onto the head letting it dangle in place. It is not meant to be played with so it would have to be made much sturdier if allowing it to be played with so hair doesn’t fall out.

Head and Hands were attached last, along with the boots to make him more stable. 

(if you have any questions feel free to ask, its really hard to expain the assembly, and I’ll be happy to help)

Link is copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko.   Please do not claim it as your own.  Feel free to print off a copy for personal use but do not post it on your site.  Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by  these patterns, gifts are always better.

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8 responses

  1. Your work is absolutely AMAZING!! I especially like Link…makes me want to pull out the nintendo and play again!

    April 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    • Shelly

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it, I try to make things that I like and that others can enjoy too.

      April 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

  2. SherryVandehey

    I didnt see what size hook you used….?? I def wanna try this for my 6 year old who is obsessed with Link/Zelda, lol.

    February 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    • Shelly

      A g hook was used for the whole body. I’m glad you like him! If you need any help a long the way, don’t be afraid to ask. I don’t explain my assembly very well.

      February 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  3. SherryVandehey

    I actually went with an E hook before you responded so its a bit smaller but I dont think my daughter Brooklyn will mind one bit…she is so excited now that she saw the pic on the pattern, lol. So the problems im running into is that I cant find the pattern for the legs…I did the body, boots, hands and arms, head, ears, hat and belts but dont see a section for the legs? Maybe I’m missing something? Also…I have a question…I have tried following the tunic pattern several times and keep getting lost at Back Tunic, row 10: where it says to chain 8 then to sc 3….so you chain the 8 and then sc the 3 back down the “chain 8″ on the closest chain from the hook or do you connect it to somewhere? I keep ending up with something that doesnt even look close to a tunic so I think Im doing something wrong, lol, Ack! Did want to say I LOVE how you did the hands/gauntlets with the thumb – that looks so real, you did an awesome job. The whole thing will look great. I’ll post a pic of my version for you when he’s done. I modified the ears a bit and also made a green rupee bag with brown closure belt that I will attach to and hang from Links side. :-) I also added a crocheted TP Sword that has a popcicle stick inside to keep it straight, (and a soon-to-come) Scabbard and Shield but Im only done with the sword pieces. The scabbard I will attach to his belt in the back so Brook is less likely to lose the pieces, lol. This is a GREEEAT PATTERN! Thx!

    February 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    • SherryVandehey

      I also wanted to say that my daughter was TP Link for last Halloween and I handsewn her costume – even had glowing Navi on her shoulder…but I also made a life-sized TP shield and sword…it was the coolest costume ever. Like I said – she’s a Zelda nut – has beat all the Zelda games on every system from Wii to Gamecube and she’s only 6. You can imagine how times I heard “Come read this for me!” so she could get through the games, lol. Too funny.

      February 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  4. christina

    Can you make the characters from Kingdom Hearts? That would be so awesome!

    July 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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