Shadow Heartless


This pattern is inspired by The Shadow, a Pureblood Heartless, from the Kingdom Hearts game series. With his wired antennae and poseable arms, he’s a suitable combination of cute and creepy! He also comes with his own (stolen) heart!

The pattern has been worked up in aran weight cotton yarn (Brand: Drops Paris), but you could substitute for a different weight/yarn type as long as you change the hook size accordingly.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished piece measures approx. 21cm tall to the top of the head, 28cm with the antennae posed as shown.

The antennae and arms are wired so that he is poseable – the pattern includes photo descriptions with tips on how to complete the wiring and their positioning.

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn (Drops Paris) – black and red
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Craft wire or pipe-cleaners

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Magic ring
  • Slip stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Front loops only
  • Invisible decrease

The photo illustrations show yellow safety eyes – these may not be readily available depending where you live. As a potential alternative, those shown in the photographs are actually black safety eyes lightly sanded and coated with yellow nail polish to create a high gloss safety eye.

And here’s a tour of what the finished article looks like:

Full doll on its own

His stolen heart!

His antennae are wired so they can be curled into whichever shape you wish

… and you can wire his arms too so that he can be posed and keep hold of that heart!

So, for all the Kingdom Hearts fans out there, you can purchase him via our Ravelry or Etsy stores by clicking the links below :

The pattern can be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE


it can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

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