Crochet Patterns

“Set Fire To Your Hair” Dumb Ways To Die Amigurumi


Last year while visiting my extended family, my 3 year old cousin (and his mom) introduced us to Tangerine Kitty’s Dumb Ways To Die. My sisters loved it and listened to it a LOT. After watching it for the twentieth time, I realized that the characters would make awesome crocheted amigurumi figures. 

I decided to start at the beginning with “Set Fire To Your Hair”, (apparently his name is Numpty). Eventually I hope to make all of the characters.

Since these use small amounts of yarn, they are perfect for using up scrap yarn. They also work up really quickly.

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You will need:
  • blue yarn
  • small amount of orange yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta)
  • about 18 inches of black yarn
  • stuffing
  • a C/2.75mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
Body:

Magic ring, 6 sc into ring, join (6 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join (12 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next st* repeat from *to* around, join (18 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, join (18 sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from *to* around, join (24 sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in each st around, join (24 sts)
Rnds 7-9: repeat Rnd 6
Rnd 10: ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog*, repeat from *to* around, join (18 sts)
Rnd 11: ch 1, *sc, sc2tog*, repeat from *to* around, join (12 sts)
Stuff the body firmly.
Rnd 12: ch 1, sc2tog around, join (6 sts)
Fasten off and sew up hole.

Arms (x2):

Ch 13,
in BLO, sl-st across length of chain.
Fasten off & sew to Rnd 6 of Body
Repeat for other arm

Legs (x2):


Repeat Arm pattern.
Fasten off & sew to Rnd 10 of Body.
Repeat for 2nd leg

Hair:


Cut 6 strands of orange yarn that are each about 4 ½ inches long. Hook each strand between Rnds 1 & 2. Manually un-ply each strand of yarn to create a big flame. Fluff hair as desired and give the hair a trim.

Face:  

With black yarn, embroider eyes using satin stitch between Rnds 5-6. Embroider 2nd eye 3 sts away from first eye.
Use satin stitch to create a mouth.

**Pattern is for personal use only, you may not make and sell items made from my pattern. Do not reproduce this pattern and sell it as your own.**

Use #yarnbendingcrochet on Instagram to share pictures of your finished Numpty! 

What character would you like to see next? 

 

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