Video games are loved by generations of people, from those who can remember playing Pac-Man in the arcade, to those who play on newer, portable consoles. Through the years there have been a number of notable and memorable characters who have developed a following entirely of their own. This selection of patterns features some of your favourite characters from Nintendo, Sega, Atari and more.
R. Fox’s ‘Spyro the Dragon’ on Etsy
The feisty little dragon is definitely a firm favourite of 90’s video game fans. His iconic purple and yellow markings makes him perfect to be immortalised in yarn. Made with a 4mm crochet hook and some toy stuffing, this little amigurumi character can be made with the help of clearly written pattern instructions and useful reference pictures. Available to purchase from Etsy.
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Lisa Vanilla’s ‘Nintendo Star Blanket’ on Etsy
This wonderful, star shaped blanket would make a great gift for a Nintendo fan. Made with a medium weigh yarn, this blanket could be used for many things such as hanging up in a games room or a comforter for a nursery. This crochet blanket pattern is available from Etsy.
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Olka Novytska’s ‘Pikachu’ on Ravelry
Perhaps one of the most iconic characters from modern day gaming series, it would only be right to feature the iconic mouse Pokemon on this list. Made with lace weight yarn, the finished amigurumi character stands at less than 4 inches high, making it a perfect pocket-monster. Available as a downloadable pattern from Ravelry.
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Jennifer Suitt’s ‘Zelda Link Hat’ on Ravelry
This famous hat worn by Link in the Zelda series is simple one to recreate for a cosplayer or simply as a warm winter accessory. Designed with size options from child to adult this hat pattern could be worked up fairly quickly making it an ideal last minute project. Available as a downloadable pattern from Ravelry.
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Jenny Riley’s ‘Space Invaders Pom Pom Hat’ on Ravelry
This practical, fair isle knit hat gives a subtle nod to the classic gaming series by featuring its instantly recognisable sprites in the pattern. Made using a light weight yarn and knitted in the round, this pattern is designed with intermediate knitters in mind. Available as a downloadable pattern from Ravelry.
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Penolopy Bulnick’s ‘Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts’ on Instructables
Namco’s ever popular arcade game has produced some of the most significant video games characters of all time. Now you can create your own amigurumi versions of Pac-Man himself and his four cheeky ghosts enemies. Made using a medium weight yarn, this pattern includes instructions to create googly eyes as well as covers for the ghosts to make them ‘dead’. Available as a free, written pattern on Instructables.
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Jana Whitley’s ‘Final Fantasy-inspired Black Mage Crochet Doll’ on Ravelry
The powerful wizard from the original Final Fantasy games has been softened into a cute amigurumi doll by Jana. Made with Light weight yarn and using relatively simple stitches, this plush can be worked up fairly quickly and you can even be made with accompanying White Mage and Red Mage also.
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Amy Yarbrough’s ‘Classic Video Game Controller Pillow’ on Ravelry
Made in the style of a very popular 80’s home console, this boxy style cushion would not look lost in the home of a classic gaming fan. This crochet pattern is written with beginner crocheters in mind using basic stitches and with clear, easy to follow instructions. Available to download from Ravelry or as a written pattern on Ginger-Peachy.
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