Bowser

He’s finally done!  After years of pitiful pleading looks from my fiance, and months of work, I’ve finished my Bowser pattern.  As with everything Beau asks for this amigurmi had to have a lot of little details and since he’s Bowser he had to be pretty big.

This particular Bowser is modeled off of the more recent versions of Bowser (i.e. from Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii).   I began working on him during the summer, off and on, until school started again.  This year is my last year of student teaching and I am there full time.  I have been so tired, I haven’t been able to do much crocheting.  I finally found some time this weekend to finish him up.  I hope you enjoy!
Materials

White, green, gold, silver, black, burnt orange, buff yarn

red white black felt

sewing needle

crochet g hook

Mouth balls*make 4-buff*

Round 1: sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4-5: *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 6: *sc, dec across next 2 sc* around (12)

Round 7: *dec across next 2 sc* around (6)

F/o.

Small Ball-buff

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 4: *dec across next 2 sc* around (6)

F/o.

Pipes x2-buff

Round 1: Sc 6 in MR

Round 2-5: *sc in each sc* around (6)

F/o.

Pipes-x3 buff

Round 1: *sc 8 in MR

Round 2-8: *sc in each sc* around (8)

F/o.

Head-green

Round 1: sc 7 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 4-5: *sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 6: * sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (28)

Round 7: *sc in each sc* around (28)

Round 8: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (35)

Round 9-13: *sc in each sc* around (35)

F/o.

Lower Jaw flap-buff

Round 1: sc 7 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (21)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (28)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (35)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)

F/O.

Collar (black)

Row 1: Chain 41 sc into 2nd chain from hook sc 39
more (40)

Row 2-3: sc in each sc* across (40)

F/o.

Shell (green)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc * around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)

Round 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)

Round 8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc* around (48)

Round 9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* around (54)

Round 10: *sc 8, 2 sc in next sc* around (60)

Round 11: *sc 9, 2 sc in next sc* around (66)

Round 12-13: *sc in each sc* around (66)

Round 14: dc 3, 2 dc in next sc, dc 3, 2 dc in next sc, dc 3,
2 dc in next sc, dc 3 , 2 dc in next sc, sc 50

F/o.

Shell (white)

Round 1: sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round  3-?: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Continue until you can wrap it all the way around the shell and sew it together. Mine took about 60 Rounds.

Body-golden
Round 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
Round 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Round 7-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 9: *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)
Round 10-12: sc in each sc around (42)
Round 13: *sc next 13, 2 sc next sc* around (45)
Round 14-15: sc in each sc around (45)
Round 16: *sc in next 8, 2 sc next sc* around (50)
Round 17: sc in each sc around (50)
Round 18: *sc in next 9, 2 sc in next sc* around (55)
Round 19: sc in each sc around (55)
Round 20: *sc in next 10, 2 sc in next sc* around (60)
Round 21-23: sc in each sc around (60)
Round 24: *sc in next 4, decrease in next 2* around (50)
Round 25: *sc in next 3, decrease in next 2* around (40)
Round 26: *sc in next 2, decrease in next 2* around (30)
Round 27: *sc, decrease in next 2* around (20)
Round 28: *decrease in next 2* around (10)
F/O. Sew together to close tightly, otherwise will be left with big holes from the decreases

Legs (golden-make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)

Round 6-10:*sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 11: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 (30)

Round 12-13: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 in front loop (30)

Round 14: sc 2 in front loop,(now through both loops) sc 2,
hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 (30)

Round 15: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc,  sc 12 (30)

Round 16-17: *sc in each sc* around (30)

F/o.

Arms-golden (make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5-11: *sc in each sc* around (24)

Round 12: sc 6, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sc 10 (24)

Round 13: sc 6, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sc 6, sc 4 in front loop
only (24)

Round 14: sc 2 in front loop, sc 4, hdc, 6dc, hdc, sc 4, sc
6 in front loop (24)

Round 15: sc 2 in front loop, sc 22 (24)

Round 16-21: *sc in each sc* around (24)

F/o.

Feet-make 2 (golden)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in each sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in each sc* around (36)

Round 7: dc 6, sc 30
(36)

Round 8: *sc in each sc* around (36)

Round 9: sc 8, slip stitch, turn

Round 10: *sc8, slip stitch

F/o.

fingers-make 8-golden

Round 1:  6 sc in MR

Round 2-4: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 5: dc 3, sc 3 (6)

Round 6: sc 6 (6)

f/o.

Tail-golden

Round 1: Sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (9)

Round 4: *sc in each sc* around (9)

Round 5: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (12)

Round 6: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 7: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (15)

Round 8: *sc in each sc* around (15)

Round 9: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 10: *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 11: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (21)

Round 12:*sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 13: *sc 6, 2 sc in next 2 sc* around (24)

Round 14-15: *sc in each sc* around (24)

F/o.

Shell Spikes (make 10)

Round 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Round 2:  *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (6)
Round 3:  *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (8)
Round 4: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (10)
Round 5:  *sc 4,  2 sc in next sc* (12)
Round 6:  sc 5,  2 sc in next sc* around (14)
F/O

Hair x5 (orange)

Round 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)

Round 2: * sc,  2 sc in next sc* around (6)

Round 3:  *sc,  2 sc in next sc* around  (9)

Round 4:  *sc in each sc* around  (9)
Round 5:  *sc 2,  2 sc in next sc* around  (12)

Round 6:  *sc in each sc* around  (12)

Round 7:  *sc 3,  2 sc in next sc* around  (15)

Round 8-9:  *sc in each sc* around  (15)
Round 10: hdc 7 times (7)

F/o.

Belly-buff

Row 1: Chain 6, dc in 3rd chain from hook, and
each across (4) ch 3

Row 2: dc 3, 2dc in last dc (5) chain 3

Row 3: dc 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc 2, 2 dc in next dc (9) chain
3

Row 4: dc 8, 2 dc in last dc (10) chain 3

Row 5: dc 9, 2 dc in last dc (11) chain 3

Row 6-11: *dc in each dc* across (11)

Row 12: dec, dc 7, dec (9)

F/O.

Horns *buff-make 2*

Round 1: Sc 4 in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (4)

Round 3: *2 sc in each sc* around (8)

Round 4: *sc in each sc* around (8)

Round 5: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (12)

Round 6-7: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 8: hdc 6, sc 6

F/o.

Teeth x 10 (white) Fingernails x 8 (white) Toes x6 (white)

Round 1: *sc 3 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (6)

F/o.

Arm band x4 (black)

Row 1: chain 26, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in remaining (25)

Row 2: *sc in each sc* across (25)

F/o.  Sew both ends together and wrap around arm.

Spikes on arms and neck band x25 (grey)

Round 1: sc 4 in MR

F/o.

Eyebrows x2 (burnt orange)

Round 1: 4 sc in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (4)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (6)

Round 4-7: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 8: *dec across next 2 sc*  (3)

F/o.

Upper brow x2 (burnt orange)

Row 1: chain 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook and last chain (2)

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc across(4)

Row 3:sc in each sc across (4)

Row 4: *dec across next 2 sc* across (2)

Row 5: *dec* across next  2 sc* across (1)

F/o.

Assembly

There is alot of pieces to keep track of.  I would get an experienced sewer to attach your pieces.  I probably won’t exlain this well enough but I’m always happy to help if you have a question after reading this part. Looking at the pictures will be your biggest help for placement.

I started with the the face.  I took two of the four bigger balls and sewed them together.  Then I took the smaller ball and placed it in the middle creating a nose.  The two small pipes are then attached to the side of the 2 big balls.  Afterwards, attach the last 2 bigger balls to the end of  the small pipes.  I then take the 3 big pipes and sew them together at an angle to form a curve for the lower jaw.  I then attached it to the big balls to create his mouth.  

I then attached the head to the mouth  and then sewed on the lower mouth piece to the bottom.  This is the whole head piece. I then sewed his neck collar to the head piece. Sit this aside.

I attached the finger nails to the fingers and the fingers to the arms. The arms were then attached to the body.  The toe nails were placed on the feet and then sewed on to the leg.  The leg was then placed on the body with the hdc facing away from the body.

The tail was then added .  The shell was attached to the white part of the shell and sewed on to the body.  The spikes were added later.  Each spike has an orange ring around them created by chaining until it wraps around the spike and sewing it on. 

Sew the head on to the body. Place the spikes on the side of the head and also chain around the spike. 

Sew the hair on to the head with a 1, 2, 1, 1, pattern starting from the bottom of the head coming up to the top.  Cut out the felt for the eyes and then place eyebrows on after.  The upper flap should be sewed on to the lower eyebrow.

The teeth should then be added to the mouth and the spikes should be attached to the ribs around his arms.  

I sewed in a red piece of felt into his mouth to cover up the stuffing.  You can add a tongue if you wish.   

The belly patch was the last thing added. 

I realize Bowser is hard to put together so I am going to slowly go through and re-make him following my pattern and adding picture of how I put him together for those who may want some extra help with assembly.

Connect the green head to the mouth.  Will have hang over on the back side.  Sew under mouth to close off gap.  Sew black collar on following the seam of the buff and green and then around the under side of the mouth.

The headd is attached on to the f/o. side of the body.  Leaning the head slightly forward at an angle.

Bowser is copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko.   Please do not claim it as your own. If you are the creator of this character, and wish for me to remove the pattern, just leave a comment or send an email. Feel free to print off a copy of the pattern for personal use but do not post it on your site.  Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by these patterns, the character is copyright Nintendo.