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GIR's Dog Suit Pattern

Updated: Mar 9

Invader Zim was such a weird, important part of my childhood. I used to stay up super late watching it and other creepy shows (like Pinky and the Brain and Aaah! Real Monsters). The best part of Invader Zim (in my humble opinion) was GIR. In high school, you could find me quoting him frequently, much to all my friends dismay. I have decorated a lot of my things with drawings of GIR in his dog suit throughout the years, so of course I had to make him!

I actually came up with this pattern because I got a recommendation for a free GIR amigurumi pattern on my Pinterest, unfortunately the link led nowhere and the pattern doesn't exist anymore! How ruuuude! Well, it took me many hours of staring at our creepy-cute friend and frogging his head about a million times, but I made a pattern that I'm satisfied with!



It's important to note that I don't own GIR and am not affiliated with Invader Zim at all. This is just fan art!

Materials:

3.75mm crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn in green , black, and white

Felt in pink, grey, and black

Felting needle

Small safety eyes

Fiber fill

Stitch markers

Yarn needle


Abbreviations:

mr- magic ring

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

inc- increase

dec- decrease




Head:

Round 1: mr 4 [4]

Round 2: inc x4 [8]

Round 3: inc x8 [16]

Round 4: (inc 2, sc 2)x4 [24]

Round 5: sc 2 (inc 2, sc 4)x3, inc 2, sc 2 [32]

Round 6: sc 3 (inc 2, sc 6)x3, inc 2, sc 3 [40]

Round 7: sc 4 (inc 2, sc 8)x3, inc 2, sc 4 [48]

Round 8: Back Loops Only, sc around [48]

Rounds 9-20: sc around [48]

Round 21: Back Loops Only (sc 8, dec 2)x4 [40]

Round 22: (sc 6, dec 2)x4 [32]

Round 23: (sc 4, dec 2)x4 [24]

Round 24: (sc 2, dec 2)x4 [16]

Round 25: dec x8 [8]

Round 36: dec x4 [4]

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Don’t stuff too much, or else the head won’t be as cube-like as we’re going for!



Body:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Rounds 6-11: sc around [30]

Round 12: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Rounds 13-15: sc around [24]

Round 16: (sc 2, dec)x6 [18]

Fasten off, attach to head, off-center as shown in the picture.



Arms (x2):

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Rounds 2-7: sc around [6]

Round 8: pinch opening in half, sc across [3]

fasten off, attach to sides of body



Legs (x2):

Round 1: mr 8 [8]

Rounds 2-4: sc around [8]

Fasten off, attach to bottom of body.


This is right about where you'll want to put the safety eye so that it's both visible from the front and the sides. It's okay if they aren't in the same spots on both eyes, because they're basically big googly eyes!

Eyes (x2):

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Rounds 4-5: sc around [18]

Fasten off, attach to front of head after adding safety eyes.










You'll want to position the eyes so that the bottom just lines up with the last "back loop only" row. They should be roughly 3 st apart. Only sew down the back loops. If you want them to bulge a little bit more, pull the yarn tight before you tie a knot and you'll start to see them bulge the tighter you pull it!





For the stitching, I find the easiest way to do it is mark a relatively straight line up the back, top of head, and face with pins, and then use a backstitch with about a st of space in between each backstitch. When you get to the face keep backstitching, but end just above the last "back loop only" round. This is where I added the nose. I just made a horizontal backstitch back and forth between the eyes and then continued the backstitch onto the chin and then fastened off.






So, here's where things get a little tedious. It's not necessarily hard, it does require patience. I lost my temper a couple times trying to figure out how to felt on the pieces so they stick straight out.


First, get your shapes all cut out, and then pin them into place. Then you're going to want to felt the end in one direction, and then the opposite direction, and it should stick straight out. Do that with the ears, tail, and tongue.


Now we can move on to my personal favorite part- the zipper!


First, felt down the grey strip of felt. and then take some black yarn and pin it in a zig-zag pattern. Felt down the yarn, and then add the grey zipper part.

And now you should be all done with GIR!!!!


I hope these instructions make sense! If anything is confusing at all, please feel free to email me! I'll be more than happy to work with you personally if you need it!



"It was me! I was the turkey all along!"


"I wanna be a mongoose."

As always, I hope you enjoyed this pattern and I really hope you enjoy your new plushie friend! If you loved this pattern, please help the blog out and pin this pattern to your Pinterest and share your finished project on Instagram! Tag me @cutiepie_crochet so I can see your projects!!


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