Anime Pattern Sailor Moon

Luna and Artemis

July 29, 2014

After making all of the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask I couldn’t leave out my favourite characters: Luna and Artemis! I wanted to try my hand at a different style amigurumi for some animal and Pokemon characters and ended up with this pattern. It’s so simple and works up so quickly! The best part is you don’t have to make them Artemis and Luna – this is a perfect general crochet cat pattern! Since it’s all worked in one colour it’s a great first amigurumi project.

What materials will I need?

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  • white and/or black yarn – or whatever colour cat you want!
  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • polyester filling
  • yellow felt
  • white felt
  • blue and/or red felt
  • fabric glue

Colour A will be Black for Luna and White for Artemis. (You could also go Grey for Diana, but I’m going to try to work out a slightly smaller pattern for her).

Quick reference for beginners

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Free crochet cat pattern

HEAD

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6. sc 2, [ inc, sc 4 ]x 5, inc, sc 2 (36)
7-10. sc 36 (36)
11. [ inc, sc 5 ]x 6 (42)
12-13. sc 42 (42)
14. [ dec, sc 5 ]x 6 (36)
15. sc 2, [ dec, sc 4 ]x 5, dec, sc 2 (30)
16. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)

Leave a tail for sewing and finish off.

ARMS (make 2)

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
3-4. sc 8 (8)
5. dec, sc 6, (7)
6. sc 7 (7)

Leave a tail for sewing and finish off.

LEGS (make 2)

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
3-6. sc 9 (9)

Leave a tail for sewing and finish off.

EARS (make 2)

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. sc 6 (6)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 3 (9)
4. sc 9 (9)
5. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 3 (12)

Leave a tail for sewing and finish off.

TAIL

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc, sc ]x 2 (8)
3-4. sc 8 (8)
5. dec, sc 6 (7)
6-16. sc 7 (7)

Leave a tail for sewing and finish off.

BODY

1. (in Colour A) MR 6 (6)
2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6-8. sc 30 (30)
9. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
10-12. sc 24 (24)

Finish off.

Putting it all together

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That’s all of the pieces done! Stuff the body, head, legs and ears (if they need it). I like to pin all of the pieces in place to get an idea of placement before sewing them on.

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Then I just sew them all in place! I attach the tail first, then the legs, the arms, the head, the ears. I find it easier to attach the head before the ears because they always end up wonky when I attach them first. The last thing left to do is make the facial features out of felt. If you’re making a generic cat crochet doll, you can stop here! You could replace the felt eyes with 10mm safety eyes placed between rows 11 and 12, about 6 stitches apart.

Both Artemis and Luna need yellow felt for the crescent moon on their forehead, and white felt for the pupil/shine in their eyes. Luna has Red eyes, and Artemis has Blue eyes. Diana also has Red eyes.

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You’ll need to cut out two red or blue ovals, and two smaller white circles for the eyes. Then glue the white circle onto the oval, and then glue the eyes to the face, and the crescent moon to the forehead!

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That’s Artemis (or Luna) done! These work up so much faster than my human dolls and are heaps of fun to make because they’re so simple. A great project for beginners. Have fun 🙂 If you follow along with this crochet cat pattern and make one of your own to share on Instagram or Tumblr, don’t forget to tag @53stitches so I can check it out.

Crochet cat pattern Luna and Artemis

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