A definite perk of babysitting is getting to play with all their toys, and one of the cutest toys out there are Disney Tsum Tsums! Some of the families that I babysit have quite the collection, and I’ve always had the itch to start my own collection. Since one of my favourite stories growing up were the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, it was a no-brainer for what I wanted my first Tsum Tsum to be. My best friend suggested that I try make a crochet version, and I figured I’d give it a try!
- 1/20 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour A: Sunshine)
- 1/30 skein of Red Heart Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour B: Really Red)
- 30g Loops and Threads Classic Fiber Fill
- 2 safety eyes (7.5 mm)
- Size E (3.5 mm ) hook
Pattern by tick-tock hobbies
(abbreviations: SC = single crochet; INC = two single crochet into a single stitch; DEC = one single crochet over two stitches)
- Using the magic circle, start off with six SC in colour A. (6 stitches)
- INC in each stitch around the circle. (12 stitches)
- *INC in one stitch. SC in the net stitch.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (18 stitches)
- *INC in one stitch. SC in the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (24 stitches)
- *INC in one stitch. SC in the next three stitches.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (30 stitches)
- SC in each stitch around the circle. (30 stitches)
- Repeat row 6 four more times. (30 stitches)
- Add the safety eyes if desired, and embroider any facial features.
- Switch to colour B and repeat row 6 four times. (30 stitches)
- Switch back to colour A and repeat row 6 four times. (30 stitches)
- *SC in the next three stitches. DEC over the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (24 stitches)
- *SC in the next two stitches. DEC over the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * five more times. Stuff firmly at this point. (18 stitches)
- *SC in one stitch. DEC over the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * five more times. (12 stitches)
- DEC around the circle, then cut the yarn and weave in the tail. (6 stitches)
- Using the magic circle, start off with three SC in colour A. (3 stitches)
- Chain one and turn. In the second stitch from the hook, INC. SC in the next stitch. INC in the last stitch. Cut the yarn and attach the ear to the body.(5 stitches)
- Repeat the steps to complete a second ear.
Here is my crocheted Winnie-the-Pooh Tsum Tsum with his Disney store friend! Don’t they look so happy together? Friendship is such a beautiful thing, and as always, I’m so thankful for my friends who inspire me to create and push me to try new things.
As a side note, as much as I love going to Michael’s for yarn shopping expeditions, I want to warn you against buying any Tsum Tsum’s from there! Michael’s prices their Tsum Tsums at $12, so even with a 50% off coupon, it is barely less than the Disney Store price of $6.95! What’s more, the Disney Store occasionally has sales on selected Tsum Tsums for $2.99! In good conscience, I just had to warn you.
Of course, the alternative to buying is making your own! Please let me know if you try making your own crochet Tsum Tsum – the pattern could easily be modified with different colours and patterns to make lots of different characters. What’s your favourite Disney character?
Until next time, happy crafting!
This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!