Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mario Inspired Goomba Crochet Pattern

I would like to present to you pattern number 4 in the Mario Inspired Character Collection. That's right it's Goomba!! Since my very first pattern my Husband has been asking for a Goomba. I knew I had to finish him by father's day since the quilt I am making for him would not be finished in time. It took me nearly 9 hours from the design table to the finished product.

 I had a lot of fun while creating this guy. The morning after I finished him my son woke up and his jaw dropped to the floor in sheer joy. I think he was as excited as my husband was when he saw the finished product. I actually have to say that out of all 4 of my patterns so far this one was my favorite to design and create. 

I wanted to share with you how this whole process starts in my head. I understand that it may not be the most conventional way but it works for me. What I did was designed my own graph in Photoshop. After I merged all the graph layers together, then I go through and color in the individual squares with the paint bucket tool, changing them until I get an image that I like. Since I know the size of the image I have figured out that this graph is just big enough for me to lay out the design of just the face and then I color in around it to get a better idea of what it looks like. If I have a pattern that is more detailed I put 4 of these graphs together to make a bigger graph. 

After I am finished with the graph process I count everything out and figure out where it would lay best as a pattern. This is where those years of math in high school and collage that I loved so much came in handy. There is a lot of counting involved in designing a pattern along with making sure that your colors all line up.

I was asked once why don't I make it easier on myself and just attach the face features with felt or some sort of fabric. The reason is due to my son being a bit  rough with almost everything. I would think that he would either peel them off or damage them somehow. I feel much better knowing the details are built right in. 

I always love to hear from my readers so please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this guy. 

This Pattern is for sale in my shops listed below.

ETSY Shop - Buy Now
Raverly Shop - Buy now
Craftsy Shop - Buy Now

     Happy Crafting,

Also make sure you check my sister blog KiKi Love Creations 
for all our great Father's Day Gift and Crafting Ideas!


  1. Very cute! You seem to be a very talented young lady by the look of your website, well done :)

  2. Thank you very much Delhia!! I just started designing my own patterns a few months ago. I come from 15 years of website development and graphic design, however the world of crafting is slowly taking over my life. I love every minute of it.

  3. WOW! This is sooo cute! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

  4. Thank you so much! That is an honor I am a huge fan of Six Sisters.


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