Originally I was going to try and go all out and embroider on his facial features, but he just looked weird, so I went with a little more "kawaii" style instead.
I really like two night projects like him. First night, crochet general body. Second, add on all extras and details.
Mini disclaimer: I have not tested this pattern. I just wrote down what I did as I did it. I also write my patterns for those who know a bit about crochet in the first place. If you are a beginner feel free to email me at MostlyNerdyCrochet @ gmail.com with any questions. Honestly my brain isn't always on the same wavelength as everyone else, so if you are not a beginner and the pattern still sounds wonky feel free to pester me to make it better.
“Ello” Labyrinth Worm
Magic circle with 6 sc (in blue)
Increase to 12
Inc every 3rd stitch for 2 rows
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat one more time
Switch color to a pale yellow
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat 3 times
1 Inc on either side of the face (for cheeks) sc in between- Repeat for one more row
dec every 3rd stitch for 1 row
Fill with polyfill before the opening gets too small!
Dec every other stitch for about 2 rows, then dec every stitch until closed
Hair – darker blue than the body for contrast
Slip stitch several strands of yarn at the top of the head and down the body. Separate the strands for a good fluff. (There will be 17 bits of fluff all together. Top of head and cheek fluff is longer than the rest).
I added some of the darker blue up his back and on the top of his head almost like embroidery (only with yarn).
Scarf - Use an orangey red thin yarn (or thick thread)
Ch approximately 15 inches, turn and DC down the length. Weave in the ends. Loosely tie around the neck (I wrapped mine twice).
Face: I used a dark orange (almost a light brown) embroidery thread for the eyes. Bits of black of course for the pupils/nose/mouth, nothing too fancy!
"Nah, I said 'ello' but that's close enough."