Crochet Haikyu Crow Amigurumi PDF Pattern

This adorable crochet Haikyu crow would not have been possible if it hadn’t been requested by a fan and supporter of handmade work. I was approached on Etsy to design and create a pattern based on a character from the manga series, Haikyu. I was provided with a photo of a plush version and was asked if I’d be able to make a crochet version! Looking at the photo of the plush toy I couldn’t help but squeal with delight – the character looked so cute with its tiny legs compared to the chubby body!
Buy the PDF pattern on my Etsy shop.
crochet haikyu crow popsdemilk
And after learning about Haikyu, I got even more excited: it’s a manga-turned-tv series about Volleyball! The protagonists are two underdog boys out to prove to the older boys that they are the best at volleyball. They are from a highschool called ‘Karasuno’, which means ‘crow’ in Japanese. Not only is this Haikyu crow the school animal, he’s also a fashion trend:
Pops de milk Haikyū crow fashion
I had an idea of how I would make the body but the hair was something I knew I would have to figure out – how would I crochet points around a circle without making a bunch of tiny triangles? It was a challenge I was only too happy to accept. I could have made a circle and a bunch of individual triangles to sew on after but for me these are the kind of challenges that make the project more meaningful because it means I get to learn something new. Plus, no one wants to sew a bunch of little triangles to a circle. No one.
crochet haikyu crow popsdemilk
This crochet Haikyu crow has uneven spikes of hair, which posed a challenge because I wanted it to be seamless and more natural. After I devised a plan-of-attack inspired from my increasingly intimate knowledge of crocheting mandalas I got to work. I think the hair was probably my favourite and least favourite part to work on – I could visualize the end result but there were a few times I had to undo everything and start all over because math and I are not the best of friends.
pops de milk - crochet Haikyū crow
For the eyes I took a pair of plastic safety eyes and painted them with white acrylic paint – it took a few coats to get it just right. I knew the beak had to be small, but it needed a touch of attitude and I think I got that. When it was all finished I couldn’t stop grinning – it was so cute!
pops de milk - crochet Haikyū crow eyes
The feet were made separately and sewn on later. I really wanted to them to be tiny compared to the body but not so tiny that they wouldn’t be visible.
pops de milk - crochet Haikyū crow feet
I shipped it off to its new home and a few days later I heard back from a very happy owner, “Thank you so much for making it exactly how I wanted.” <3
Buy the PDF pattern on my Etsy shop.

5 thoughts on “Crochet Haikyu Crow Amigurumi PDF Pattern

    1. Thanks for your comment. If you’re looking for free patterns I have many other blog posts where I have given away the instructions, which I put a lot of work into, for free.

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