Proper Percy the Pansy – Amigurumi Pattern

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Why give a rose when you could give a mustachioed pansy? Proper Percy makes a great Galentine’s Day gift for all the fabulous ladies in your life, or adds just that little touch of whimsy that we all needs sometimes.

Proper Percy the Pansy is my Valentine’s gift to you. I hope it brings a smile (and maybe a good chuckle) to your February!

PS. Like my free patterns? I recently wrote a children’s book, All the Ways You’re Important to Me, that contains 10 adorable crochet patterns in the back. I’d love for you to take a peek!


Some notes before we get started!

Materials:

  • Small amounts of worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Bernat Handicrafter Delux and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream) in:
    • Purple
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Navy
  • US F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 pipe cleaners

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 7 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide across the petals.

Pattern Notes: Unless otherwise specified, this pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Rounds are worked in a continuous spiral. No need to slip stitch at the end of a row and chain one before beginning the next one. To keep track of where I’m at in the pattern, I use a brightly colored paperclip as a stitch marker in the first stitch of each row. Concerned about sizing? The amigurumi technique is very forgiving in terms of gauge! I tend to be a tight crocheter, so I usually start with a larger hook than patterns call for. If you have a loose or more standard gauge, you may need to size down your hook to get nice, tight amigurumi stitches!

Construction: Petals are worked first, followed by flower center, facial details, stem and leaves. Make up all sections before sewing together.

Abbreviations (US terms):

  • ch: chain
  • slst: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • inc: single crochet increase (2 single crochet stitches into the same stitch)
  • dec: single crochet decrease (crochet 2 crochet stitches together)
  • picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
  • st: stitch(es)
  • [number]: indicates number of stitches in each round or row

Pattern

 

Petals (make 5)

With purple, ch 8

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 st, 3 sc in last ch, working across the back of the chain, 5 sc in next 5 st, inc in last st [16]

Round 2: inc, sc in each of next 5 st, inc, sc, inc, sc across next 5 st, inc, sc in last st [20]

Round 3: (sc in next 9 st, inc) twice [22]

Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around [22]

Round 6: (sc in next 9 st, dec) twice [20]

Round 7: (dec, sc 3) around [16]

Round 8: (dec, sc 2) around [12]

Round 9: (dec, sc 1) around [8]

Finish off, but do not stuff! Fold petal flat and sew closed, leaving a long tail for sewing to flower center.

 

Flower Center

With yellow

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc around [12]

Round 3: sc in each st around [12]

Round 4: dec around [6]

Finish off, lightly stuff if desired, sew closed and weave in ends.

 

Right Side Mustache

With navy

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2 (partial row): (hdc, dc) in next st, sc in next st, ch 3, turn and sl st to prev sc just worked, sl st to next st [5 st, 3 ch]

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

 

Left Side Mustache

With navy

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2 (partial row): sc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, turn, sl st across last 2 st just made, ch 3, turn, sl st in 2nd st from hook [5 st, 3 ch]

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

 

Right Eyebrow

With navy, ch 5

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 2: 3 dc in next st, (sl st, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next st, sl st in next st [7 st, 1 ch]

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

 

Left Eyebrow

With navy, ch 5

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 2: st st across next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, (sl st, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st [8 st, 1 ch]

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

 

Stem

With green

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) 3 times [9]

Rounds 3-27 (24 rows): sc in each st around [9]

Round 28: (2 dc in next st, dc across next 2 st) 3 times [12]

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing to flower center.

 

Leaves (make 2)

With green, ch 8

Round 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, inc in last ch, working across back of ch, sc in next ch, hdc across next 2 ch, dc across next 2 ch [12]

Round 2: sl st to back center, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sl st across base to next dc (picot, sl st in next st) 4 times, sl st across next 4 st, (picot, sl st in next st) 4 times.

Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing to stem. If desired, see chart for further instruction.

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Leaf Chart

 

Making up:

Using photo as a guide: (i) choose 1 petal to be the mouth and sew on both halves of mustache; (ii) choose 1 petal to be the left eye and sew on eyebrow; (iii) repeat for right eye; (iv) sew petals to flower center; (v) fold 4 pipe cleaners in half and twist together, then stuff into stem and sew stem to back of flower center; (vi) sew petals to stem. And you’re done! Send off your mustachioed friend to someone who could use a proper little pick-me-up!

I would love to see your finished work! Tag me on Instagram (@handcraftingalife) or share in the comments below!

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This Proper Percy the Pansy pattern is provided free by Cassandra Rendon with the intention of introducing a bit of whimsical fun to the Valentine’s season. Please feel free to make and give away or sell any amigurumis made from this pattern, but please keep in mind that copying this pattern for your own commercial use is not allowed (plus it’s just kind of a jerk move). For additional information, please contact Cassandra Rendon on her blog (wordpress.com/handcraftingalife) or on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/lascosaschiquitas).

 

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