LEVEL: Easy

HOOK SIZE: 5.0mm hook

YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver (acrylic, worsted weight)
– White
– Black
– Aran
– Lemon
– Spring Green
– Paddy Green
– Coral
– Pumpkin

NOTIONS:
Yarn Needle
Stitch marker
Scissors
Poly-fil (stuffing)

OPTIONAL:
for Magnets – Craft Magnets and E-6000 glue
for Packaging – Reclosable Plastic Bag
for Cat Toy – Organic Catnip

RICEBALL BASE
With white
Round 1:       5 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:      2 sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 3-6:  Sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 7:      Sc2tog around – 5 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.
*Note: If making Catnip Sushi, you can also use the same riceball pattern for the sushi portion (but with different color) so you can stuff twice the amount of catnip.

SUSHI TOPPER (Tamago, Tuna, Salmon, etc.)
For Tamago use yellow, Tuna use coral, and for Salmon use pumpkin
Row 1:      Ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch across – 8 sl st
Row 2-6:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each ch across – 8 sl st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Place Sushi Topper on top of Riceball Base and sew into place.
*Note: If making Salmon, use white crochet thread to make some 5 slash marks that go diagonally across the topper

NORI (seaweed) for the Tamago
With black, ch 14.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
After sewing on yellow sushi topper to white rice base. Wrap the 14 ch around the center of both the topper and rice and sew down.

Crochet Tamago Tuna Sushi Amigurumi

SHRIMP or other optional SALMON (pumpkin yarn)
Round 1:      With coral, 5 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:      2 sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 3:      With aran, sl st in each st around – 10 sl st.
Round 4:      With coral, in back loop only, sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 5:      Sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 6:      With aran, sl st in each st around – 10 sl st.
Round 7:      With coral, in back loop only, sc in each st around – 10 sc.
Round 8:      Sc2tog around- 5 sc.
Row 9:           Sew shut with 3 sl st across.
Note: For Salmon, can finish here by fastening off and leaving a long tail. For Shrimp continue on.
Row 10:        [Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, sl st in next st] 2 times.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Shrimp Sushi Amigurumi

ROE NIGIRI
*PUFF STITCH = Yarn over, insert hook into specified st, yarn over and draw up a loop (you’ll have 3 loops on hook). [Yarn over, insert hook through same st, draw up a loop] repeat 2 times. You will now have 7 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Ch 1 to close the Puff Stitch.

Round 1:      With pumpkin, ch 2, into first ch, 4 Puff Stitch*, sl st to join round – 8 st.
Round 2:      Puff st in each st around, sl st to join round – 16 st (includes 8 Puff st).
Round 3:      With black, sl st around – 16 sl st.
Round 4:      In back loop – sc around – 16 sc.
Round 5:      Sc in each st around – 16 sc.
Round 6:      With white, in back loop only, 2sctog around – 8 sc.
Round 7:      2sctog 2 times – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.

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Plate full of Sushi Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern

CALIFORNIA ROLL
Round 1:      (With Coral), ch 2, 3 sc in first ch, (with Spring Green) 3 sc in first ch, (with Paddy Green) 3 sc in first ch – 9 sc.
Round 2:      With white, 2 sc in each st around – 18 sc.
Round 3:      With black, (in back loop only) sl st around – 18 sl st.
Round 4:      In back loop only, sc in each st around – 18 sc.
Round 5:      Sc in each st around – 18 sc.
Round 6:      With white, (in back loop only) Sc2tog around – 9 sc.
Round 7:      Sc2tog 3 times – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew closed.

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