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No-Face Pattern

Hello everyone! Today’s free pattern is one I’ve been so excited to share with you all for a while! Funny story, the reason why it took so long to put this one out is that I wrote the pattern down in a notebook other than the one I use for pattern writing and then I literally never saw it again! It’s like that notebook sprouted legs and went on an adventure and never came back… I hope it’s happy wherever it is. Hahaha. Anyway! I remade the pattern and now it’s ready to be shared! No-Face is a character that took a long time to grow on me. The first time I ever saw Spirited Away I was twelve or thirteen years old and was camping with my best friend in her backyard and we watched the film in the middle of the night. No-Face honestly scared me at first! And by the time in the movie that he was getting his redemption arc I was too tired to stay awake and fell asleep kind of right around the time the movie starts getting busy. I didn't watch the movie again until the start of the pandemic when I found it streaming for free on Facebook. Now I watch it at least once a month on a streaming service and love No-Face. Honestly, for a character that ends up causing so much chaos, he’s awfully cute (well, not in the *one* part of the movie but basically all the rest of the time).

I initially made this plushie for a friend of mine who loves all things Ghibli and that’s when lots of people started asking for the pattern, so I am so sorry if I made you wait for this pattern while I tried to track down the missing notebook! Don't be like me, only write your patterns down in your pattern notebook unless you really want to tempt fate hahaha! Now, let’s get to the pattern, shall we??



~If you have any questions about the pattern, or you just want to send me a picture of your finished project please contact me at crochet_things@yahoo.com! Feel free to make and sell these, but please do not mass produce! If you would like to share this pattern, please link to this page, but please do not reprint it on your site. Also, please credit me when using this pattern by tagging me @cutiepie_crochet on Instagram. Thanks, and have lots of fun making your new plushie friend!~



For this pattern you will need:

-Worsted weight yarn (size 4), I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black and White -Polyester Fiber Fill

-3.75mm crochet hook

-Yarn needle

-Embroidery thread or felting supplies for the facial details in a light purple and black

-Scissors

-Sewing pins

-Stitch markers


Abbreviations:

Mr- magic ring

Sc- single crochet

Inc- increase (sc twice in one stitch)

Dec- decrease (sc two stitches together)

FO- finish off (weave yarn through front loops of last stitches and pull tight so the opening is now closed)



Body (in black):


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]

Round 6: (sc 4, inc)x6 [36]

Rounds 7-14: sc around [36]

Round 15: (sc 5, inc)x6 [42]

Round 16: (sc 6, inc)x6 [48]

Rounds 17-40: sc around [48]

Round 41: in back loops only, (sc 6, dec)x6 [42]

Round 42: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 43: (sc 4, dec)x6 [30]

Round 44: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Round 45:(sc 2, dec)x6 [18]

Round 46: (sc 1, dec)x6 [12]

Round 47: dec x6 [6]

Stuff firmly towards the top of the body and less so at the bottom so that the bottom stays flat enough for No-Face to stand on his own. FO and weave in ends.


Face (in white):



Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

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

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

Rounds 5-10: sc around [24]

Round 11: (sc 6, dec)x3 [21]

Round 12: (sc 5, dec)x3 [18]

Round 13: (sc 4, dec)x3 [15]

Round 14: (sc 3, dec)x3 [12]

Round 15: dec x6 [6]

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Squish flat so you have a flat oval.


Assembly:

Now it is time to embroider or felt the face on! I did both to see which one I prefer and I ended up being just a little bit better at felting than at embroidering, so I chose to use the felted face for this project, but I will use the other one for another project that's coming real soon!


After you get the face just the way you want it, it’s time to attach it to the body! The way I like to attach it is to sew through the back layer of the oval, a couple of stitches in, so that it looks like he’s kind of wearing a mask, like he does in the movie! Here's a pictorial of just how I attach it, I go through a couple of stitches on the mask, and then a couple of stitches on the body, and then pull tight. Then you cant see the stitches at all and the mask looks separate from the body!




After the face is attached, then you are all done! Thank you so much for joining me today for this pattern! If you loved it, please share it with your friends!


If you make this plushie, I would love to see it! Tag me @cutiepie_crochet on Instagram or you can email me at crochet_things@yahoo.com