This Stardew Valley Junimo pattern was one of my earliest free patterns and also one of my most popular. If you are not familiar with the game Stardew Valley then you’re missing out but aside from that, you might be wondering what exactly this little critter is. It’s a forest spirit known as a Junimo. In the game Junimos have taken up residence in the broken down community center and you’re tasked with completing bundles through which you can improve the valley. I just think they’re the cutest things so naturally I had to make one.
I’ve had a few questions about how the pipe cleaners are secured and the answer is they’re not. I simply push them in far enough to embed them in the stuffing. This little guy is a collectable item and not intended as a toy but you could add a small amount of glue to the ends of the pipe cleaners before popping them in.
I haven’t updated the pattern in anyway (if it’s not broke don’t fix it) just given it a new home here on the blog.
- DK Weight Yarn in green and a small amount of pink (I used Panda Magnum Soft 8ply)
- 3.25mm crochet hook
- 8mm safety eyes
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Black pipe cleaners
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase
- invdec = invisible decrease
- sl st = slip stitch
- BLO = back loop only
- st/s = stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 3.5″ x 5″ (9cm x 13cm) including limbs, when using the materials listed.
Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.
R1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
R2: [Sc] x8 (8)
R3: [Sc, inc] x4 (12)
R4: [Sc] x12 (12)
R5: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R6: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R7: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R8: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R9: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
R10: 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x5, 3 sc (48)
R11: [BLO sc] x48 (48)
R12-13: [Sc] x48 (48)
R14: [7 sc, inc] x6 (54)
R15-20: [Sc] x54 (54)
R21: [7 sc, invdec] x6 (48)
R22: [Sc] x48 (48)
R23: 3 sc, invdec, [6 sc, invdec] x5, 3 sc (42)
R24: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)
Insert safety eyes between R17 and R18, 10 sts apart.
R25: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R26: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)
Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.
R27: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R28: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R29: [Invdec] x6 (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Push the point into the body at the top to form an indent. Using the long yarn tail, bring your needle up through the body and out through the indent and back down to anchor the shape.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2-3: [Sc] x6 (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only, insert pipe cleaner and pull tight to close. Weave in end.
- Using a small amount of pink yarn, embroider cheeks just under and towards the outer edge of each eye.
- Legs: Insert pipe cleaners under and towards the outer edge of the body. Bend into shape and trim as desired.
- Arms: Insert pipe cleaners 1 round above the eyes and 6 sts away from the eyes on either side of the body. Bend into shape and trim as desired.
- Antenna: trim and bend the pipe cleaner as desired. Insert into the center of the indent at the top of the head.
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