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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:38 AM ( #1 )

I've been making some cases for my tamas and there aren't a lot of free patterns out there so I thought I'd share.

 

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Basic principle, crochet a circle until if fits the back, make the sides, then finish off with a slip stitch.

 

You may want to randomise your increases to get more of a circle shape or stagger them i.e. instead of starting with a 2sc followed by 4 x sc, do 2 x sc first, then continue the (2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc) pattern because if you increase in the same spot, you’ll get a hexagon shape.  I recommend using a cotton type wool and I used a 3.25 mm hook.

 

Connection models (half double crochet) (Pictured on the left)

  1. Magic loop with 10 starting sc (10)
  2. 2hdc in every stitch (20)
  3. (2hc, hdc) repeat (30)
  4. (2hdc, hdc, hdc) repeat (40)
  5. Hdc around (36)
    1. You want to work 4 decreases in at the points marked in the diagram
    2. For a keychain hole - ch 2, skip one stich and hdc in the next stitch
    3. For an antenna hole just chain 3 (or more) and skip 2
  6. Slip stitch around to finish (36)

 

Bunny ears

  1. Magic circle (6)
  2. 2sc in every stitch (12)
  3. 2sc, sc (18)
  4. Sc (18) for 6 rounds
  5. Dec, 4 x sc and repeat until there are 6 stitches left
  6. Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.
  7. You'll have to join with a couple of stitches to support the weight of the ears.

 

Vintage models (single crochet) (Pictured in the centre)

  1. Magic loop (6)
  2. 2sc in every stitch (12)
  3. (2sc, sc) repeat (18)
  4. (2sc, sc, sc) repeat (24)
  5. (2sc, sc, sc, sc) repeat (30)
  6. (2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc) repeat (36)
  7. (2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc) repeat (42)
  8. 4 hdc, dc, 4 hdc, dc, 2 hdc, dc, 4 hdc, dc, hdc to finish the row (38)
  9. 6sc, dc, 4 sc, ch 3, skip 1, 4 sc, dc, 6 sc, dc, sc to finish the row
  10. Slip stitch around to finish

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:56 AM ( #2 )

I don't tend to use cases myself, but it's really great to see someone putting in the effort to share patterns!

 

Just to clarify something, though: I presume that the crochet terminology used here is American, as opposed to British? (I actually learned the American terms myself, as most patterns and guides that I'm interested in tend to use them, but it's worth knowing that "double crochet" in British terminology is equivalent to what's called "single crochet" in the American terms, amongst other strange things.)

 

Also, your bunny-eared case is adorable. :lol:


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:21 AM ( #3 )

I wasn't even aware there were different terms for US vs the UK, thanks for letting me know ^^

I am using the US crochet terms.

 

Here's the picture with the marked decreases I forgot to upload.

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I'm trying to come up with a single crochet pattern for the connections, but I find that the cases tend to come out a bit loose.

I'll try and come up with a pattern for the Ps when mine arrives.

If anyone else has patterns or tips to share, please do!


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:12 AM ( #4 )

This is awesome thank you for sharing
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:34 PM ( #5 )

I have a needle and yarn in the basket!
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:04 PM ( #6 )

Hello all, this is my first post, so bear with me. 

 

I recently purchased a connection v2 on ebay, and love it! 

The first thing I did was look up a crochet case pattern, as I want to protect it from more scratches than the ones it came with :/ (but, it was only $20!)

So, I stumbled across this pattern on TamaTalk!

As you said, when I tried to use this to create a case for the v2 it was loose. After bumbling for a bit with decreasing some stitches, I found that using a smaller gauge yarn works better. I had some old rainbow baby yarn laying around (unfortunately I don't know the exact gauge), and using that and a 4.25mm hook I created the case below. I used the pattern from the link above up till the row containing 30 stitches, then sc around until desired height, fasten off. Hope this helps, and I absolutely love the bunny ear case! Thank you for your pattern!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:55 PM ( #7 )

The rainbow effect looks so good, I love it!

Using smaller gauge yarn is a great idea, thanks for the suggestion, I don't like using decreases so much because it makes small kinks in the circumference of the case.  I found that decreasing earlier and then crocheting a few rows over them decreases the noticeability of the bumps, but I'll try your suggestion next time.

Thanks again :)


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:34 PM ( #8 )

Came up with two new patterns and also found that the double slip stitch gives a nice, raised edge perfect for colour tamagotchis.
 
Connection models (single crochet)

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Tamagotchi Ps (double crochet)

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Pictures

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I kind of don't like the huge hole on the Ps cover, and will probably use single crochet next time so I can make two individual holes for the IR port and the lanyard.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:57 AM ( #9 )

Just an idea, but I wonder if weaving a small ribbon around the opening would help with the loose fit? It would look cute too.
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:13 PM ( #10 )

These are great designs and so cute!  I have been making cases for my Tamas for years and love to use soft and fluffy yarns as well as the I Love this Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. It's so fun to make characters and cute kawaii designs.   don't like doing decreases, so what I've found is if I only increase the first 3 rows ( 2sc in each, 2 sc in every other & 2 sc in each third) and then do my very last row very tightly, it works out perfectly without having the lumps from decreases.  It fits nice and snug and if not then I just frog that last row and do it with a smaller hook.  


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:38 AM ( #11 )

Just an idea, but I wonder if weaving a small ribbon around the opening would help with the loose fit? It would look cute too.

I've seen that on some handmade cases and it's really cute!  There's also a flat ribbon variation but I can't seem to find any pictures.

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These are great designs and so cute!  I have been making cases for my Tamas for years and love to use soft and fluffy yarns as well as the I Love this Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. It's so fun to make characters and cute kawaii designs.   don't like doing decreases, so what I've found is if I only increase the first 3 rows ( 2sc in each, 2 sc in every other & 2 sc in each third) and then do my very last row very tightly, it works out perfectly without having the lumps from decreases.  It fits nice and snug and if not then I just frog that last row and do it with a smaller hook.  

I found that decreasing evenly and then crocheting another row or two on top of that hides the decreases pretty well and makes the fit very snug, but I'll give it a try with a smaller hook too!

 

Found some youtube tutorials on cases that might be useful:

 

And to finish the post off, here's a little mod I did of one of my cases.  I cut the wings out of felt and sewed them on in a spiral with contrasting thread.  Felt is really good for little decorations.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:24 PM ( #12 )

I've seen that on some handmade cases and it's really cute!  There's also a flat ribbon variation but I can't seem to find any pictures.

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I found that decreasing evenly and then crocheting another row or two on top of that hides the decreases pretty well and makes the fit very snug, but I'll give it a try with a smaller hook too!

 

Found some youtube tutorials on cases that might be useful:

 

And to finish the post off, here's a little mod I did of one of my cases.  I cut the wings out of felt and sewed them on in a spiral with contrasting thread.  Felt is really good for little decorations.

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That turned out SO cute!!!!! 


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