No Face / Kaonashi

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Another Studio Ghibli inspired pattern to add to the collection – but this one has an added twist! Our pattern for Kaonashi/No Face, the antagonist from Spirited Away, can open up and devour whatever keepsake you want to keep safe.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Drops Paris (cotton) yarn in red, black and white, but with scraps of purple for the face detailing. You can of course use whatever yarn you have to hand, just be sure to adjust the hook size accordingly.

Materials:

  • Aran Yarn (black, red, white and scraps of purple)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 4mm safety eyes x 2
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = invisible decrease
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
Hdc = half double crochet
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!

NO FACE

BODY

Using black yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6-12 : sc in each stitch around (30=

Fasten off.

HEAD

Using black yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5-6: sc in each stitch around (24)
Rnd 7: *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 8-12: sc in each stitch around (30)

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

INNER BODY

Using red yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5-11: sc in each stitch around (24)

Fasten off.

INNER HEAD

Using red yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)

Fasten off.

FACE

Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds. To create the oblong shape of the face we will work up one side of a set of chain stitches, and then back down the opposite side to create the first round:

Rnd 1: Ch 5. Working into the 2nd ch stitch from the hook, sc in the first 3 ch stitches and then work 3sc in the last (turning as they are work. Now working down the opposite side of the initial chain stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches and 2sc in the last (10)
Rnd 2: *2c, sc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat 2 times (12)

Fasten off.

Insert the safety eyes through the face, but do not fasten at the back yet. Using scraps of purple and black yarn, stitch the face details onto the face as shown in the pictures below.

TEETH

Using white yarn, working in a row

*Chain 5 stitches. Working into the second ch from the hook, slip st in the first 2 stitches* Repeat 4 times to create the lower set of teeth and fasten off. Repeat again 3 times to create a separate set of upper teeth.

ASSEMBLY

Begin by lining the head up with the body and attach the two together using the tail end yarn across three stitches width. This will fasten the head on top of the body, but it will work as a hinge so that it still allows it to open.

This hinge will now become the BACK of the body.

Working directly opposite the hinge, line up the teeth (the set of four) with the top edge of the body and fasten into place by stitching or with hobby glue. Then insert the inner body and secure.

Position the face to the front-center of the head. It can be useful to pin in place and adjust to ensure you get the positioning you want. Once happy, push the posts of the safety eyes through the head and secure in place with the safety backs. Stitch or glue the face into position.

Part-stuff the head.

Repeat the same process with the upper teeth and head insert, making sure to line up the upper teeth with the gaps in the lower teeth. Join the inner and upper red lining with a single stitch at the back hinge.

To finish, you can add a felt tongue to cover the joins at the hinge.

And there you have it, your Kaonashi is complete and ready to eat!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think! And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts.

We have a number of Studio Ghibli inspired patterns, including a free Totoro and friends pattern set. You can also check out our Kiki & Jiji, Princess Mononoke and Chihiro patterns in our store! 🙂

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©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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