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Crochet by Midknight
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Amigurumi Adipose ~Free Pattern 
8th-Apr-2008 10:50 pm
DW- Adipose

Formerly Amigurumi "Fat" Baby

Pattern featured on BBCAmerica.com

Intermediate/Early Advanced for finger and toe shaping, increases and decreases
~Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Supersaver in White , or any flesh tone would work)
~4.00mm hook
~Stitch marker
~2 – 9mm black safety eyes
~small amount of black floss and needle to embroider the mouth
~Tapestry needle
~Fiber fill

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This pattern has not been tested, please email me at if you have any questions:


This pattern has the option to use the Magic Ring (aka Magic Loop) and I recently had someone ask me how to do this. I know there are many tutorials out there, but I recently found this one and though it worth sharing here:

How to Crochet a Magic Ring by Kara on petalstopicots.com

Photo Tutorial for the Fingers and Toes

I have updated the pattern, rewritten Rnd 9 of the arm/hand, and (hopefully) corrected the stitch count/math problems from my previous original version. It’s only taken me 6 years to finally do it :) I will be keeping the FAQ & Errata page open for all downloads before 09/12/14

*This is my original design. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reproduce pattern to claim as your own, sell this pattern or post on other sites, a link back to this LiveJournal page is allowed*

*copyright Jennifer Christensen 2008-2014*

9th-Apr-2008 03:26 am (UTC)
I think the pattern is absolutely brilliant -- I'm definitely going to be making this.
9th-Apr-2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Than you!

I think that I should let you know, I realize that in Rnd 7 of the arms there was a problem. It should read:

sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, [sc, dc, sc] in next sc, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next sc, sc each sc around, move up marker (22 sc, 1 dc)

If you notice anything that doesn't seem right, please let me know.

Thanks again!
15th-Aug-2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Hi. I'm trying to make this AMAZING & wonderful adipose squidger, but the arms aren't working for me. I think it starts going wrong on round 6. You go from 15 sc to 18, but the [sc, dc, sc] only increases it to 17. So I tried 2sc in the next stitch and got it up to 18. Then, even with your above correction, the round 7 count doesn't come out right. It's more like 20sc 1dc. Help, please!!! Yours is the best pattern for the adipose baby out there. I can't NOT make it. I. MUST. HAVE. AN. ADIPOSE. BABY. NOW!!!
9th-Apr-2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I'm making this...


Thanks again for the episode!!!
9th-Apr-2008 03:32 am (UTC)
LOL you forgot to log in the first time, didn't you? LOL
9th-Apr-2008 03:59 am (UTC)

I realized that there was a problem with Rnd 7 of the arm!

It should read:

sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, [sc, dc, sc] in next sc, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next sc, sc each sc around, move up marker (22 sc, 1 dc)

Let me know if there is anything weird with that pattern!

Thanks sweetie!
9th-Apr-2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Btw, what is y our username on Ravelry. I would like to add you. I'm Jhocy in there.
9th-Apr-2008 04:55 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D

It's pretty much the same as here: MidknightStarr

I'll add you too.

Love your icon btw :)
9th-Apr-2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!!

I've even dug out my crochet hooks in anticipation and bought yarn.

9th-Apr-2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Yay thankssss!! *Bows to your awesomeness*
I started making one myself but I completed misjudged sizes and it ended up looking like it was going to be huge... plus it was going to take forever with my Very.Complicated.Method. ...so I'm going to stick safe and use a pattern for something that I know is gunna look good cos yours is so amazing!!!!!! Heeheehee =] xxxxx
9th-Apr-2008 11:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
9th-Apr-2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know what's more wrong: that you designed this, or that you designed this so quickly!

It's quite brilliant. :)
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9th-Apr-2008 05:59 pm (UTC)

LOL Yeah, I thought that it was pretty funny, especially with how these babies were "born".

When I told my husband the name of this little guy, he gave me the weirdest look and said "It's name is Fat Tissue?!" LOL
(He is a former collage biology student)
9th-Apr-2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for posting the pattern to this! It's so cute.
11th-Apr-2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm relatively new to this and had no trouble with the body, but what does "draw up loop" mean? That row (row 8 of the arm) confuses me.
11th-Apr-2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
It means "insert hook into stitch, yarn over on hook, draw yarn through stitch as in the beginning of a single crochet stitch, but do not finish the stitch off,leaving the loop on the hook so that there is 2 loops on the hook.

I am also getting ready to add a correction for the feet.
It is:

Problem: The foot.
The pattern reads-
Rnd 3 – Working in back loop, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc, trc, sc in the next 5 dc (toes made), working in back look, sc in next 4 sts, move up marker
(22 sc, 5 trc)

The correction:
The first 6 sts only should be sc, not the first 8. Same with the rest of the foot.

If you have anymore problems, let me know :)

11th-Apr-2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ok! See, I thought that, but then it was slip stitch, and there were two loops, and I was confused. Yeah. Thanks!

Mine came out rather larger than yours, so I ended up decreasing after 21 rounds. Whoops. But he's nice and fat! And I'm making him for the son of one of my flisters, and I doubt he'll mind.
11th-Apr-2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
I see what I did there, I forgot to put about the 2 loops on hook, then for the slip stitch, to just pull through all of the loops. Thanks for catching that!

They are "Fat Monsters" after all lol
I'm sure it's adorable!
27th-Nov-2008 02:39 am (UTC)
I never posted after I was done, but I just recently saw your comment on charliesmum's journal- after I figured out that I was using a different version of sc (I have two books and they have different stitches for sc! it's very annoying), I re-did the body and it came out perfectly. I know you saw it already, and thank you for posting the pattern- it was my first amigurumi and it went quite smoothly.
13th-Apr-2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
On the hands, after reaching the thumb, is round 9 done through both the front and back sides to close it off? I'm having a bit of trouble with it.
28th-Sep-2008 03:18 am (UTC)
Where is the pattern pattern?
28th-Sep-2008 03:42 am (UTC)
The link to a direct.pdf download is under the photo.
28th-Sep-2008 03:59 am (UTC)
*blushes* I knew that...
28th-Sep-2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Not a problem, I understand why you missed it :)
23rd-Sep-2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Eeep! this is the best adipose pattern I have seen so far!

23rd-Sep-2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!
5th-Dec-2012 07:14 am (UTC)
I finally got my crochet needle out just so I could make this but I'm having problems with the last round of the arm. I either end up with 6 fingers or 5 but with a ton of stitches left. Can someone please explain what sc in back side means? I must be doing that wrong somehow. Thanks.
6th-Dec-2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
It is a good chance my math is off. The pattern is untested and I have had other people catch my mistakes on other parts of the pattern and let me know. It has been a few years since I wrote/made this.

For the fingers, when you are working on the 1st 3 fingers, if you flatten the arm with the thumb on the right (left if you crochet left handed) you are no longer working in the round. When if says to DC in the front side, that is the side facing you, then slip stitch in the back, so you're working in a "zig-zag" between the front and back, closing the tube turning the arm into the hand.

Feel free to email me at midknightstarr@gmail.com if you have anymore questions.
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