Kirby is worked in continuous rounds. You’ll need to know the “magic circle” starting technique. Mark the first stitch of each round with your stitch marker. Arms and feet are made separately and sewn on. Face, mouth, and cheeks are needle felted onto a completed body.
15. *Sc 3, dec* repeat ** around (32sc)
16. *Sc 3, dec* repeat ** around (24sc)
17. Sc in each st around (24sc)
18. *Sc 1, dec* repeat ** around (16sc)
**fill your Kirby with polyfiber**
19. Dec around (8sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using your tapestry needle, weave the tail of the yarn through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tightly closed.
Arms (make 2)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing onto body
Feet (make 2)
11. *Sc 2, dec* repeat ** around (9sc)
*stuff foot with polyfil*
12. Dec around
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using your tapestry needle, weave the tail of your yarn through the front loops of each remaining stitch and pull it tightly closed.
Kirby has many expressive action poses that you can sew your arms into! I chose to keep them on his side and sewn them on between rows 7-12.
His feet can be sewn directly on his bottom to give him the ability to stand, or can be sewn slightly forward to help him balance in a sitting position
His facial details are up to you to perfect. Here’s how I did it:
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