PATTERN: Kingdom Hearts 3 ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฎ Strawberry Flan Heartless

Crochet Strawberry Flan Heartless

Itโ€™s been three weeks since the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 game has released! I have not yet been able to play it, but I am DYING to. To tide me over I wanted to create some of the newer heartless from the game and finally settled on the ADORABLE Flan heartless. For now I bring to you the Strawberry version and later Iโ€™ll make the other 6 fruits and add them so you can choose and create your favorite!

Materials

  • Worsted Weight Yarn: (Pale Yellow, Chocolate Brown, White, Orange or Gold, Red, Green)

  • Felt Fabric: Black, Yellow & Red

  • G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Fiberfill

  • Cardboard (For Base)

  • Fabric/Craft Glue (or Embroidery Thread to Sew Felt on instead)

  • Optional: 9mm-12mm Solid Yellow Safety Eyes (You can use safety eyes instead of felt if desired)

  • Optional: Needle Felting Supplies (You can needle felt the felt fabric on instead of glue if desired)


Stitches Used

  • MC = magic circle

  • ch = chain

  • st = stitch

  • sc = single crochet

  • inc = increase (2 sc in 1 stitch)

  • invisdec = invisible decrease

  • blsc = back loop single crochet

  • sl st = slip stitch

  • hdc = half double crochet

  • dc = double crochet

  • tr = treble crochet

 

Body

(In Pale Yellow Yarn)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around. (12 st)
Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18 st)
Row 4: *2sc, inc* around (24 st)
Row 5: *3sc, inc* around (30 st)
Row 6: *4sc, inc* around (36 st)
Row 7: *5sc, inc* around (42 st)
Row 8: *6sc, inc* around (48 st)
Row 9: *7sc, inc* around (54 st)
Row 10: Blsc each st around (54 st)
Row 11: 4sc, inc, *8sc, inc* around until last 4 st, 4sc (60 st)
Row 12: *9sc, inc* around (66 st)
Row 13: *9sc, invisdec* around (60 st)
Row 14: 4sc, dec, *8sc, dec* around until last 4 st, 4sc (54 st)
Row 15: Sc each st around (54 st)
Row 16: *7sc, dec* around (48 st)
Row 17: 3sc, dec, *6sc, dec* around until last 3 st, 3sc (42 st)
(Pause here to trace the circle base onto cardboard. Cut out and insert into bottom. Start to fill project with fiberfill here and continue to fill as you work.)
Row 18 - Row 20: Sc each st around (42 st)
Row 21: *5sc, dec* around (36 st)
Row 22 - Row 26:: Sc each st around (36 st)
(Note: If you are choosing to use safety eyes, you will need to place them between between Row 24 & 25 (and ~4 visible st apart). Skip ahead to the mask pattern, and first cut holes where you want your eyes to be, and then place them through the mask and onto your body BEFORE you finish closing it up!)
Row 27: *4sc, dec* around (30 st)
Row 28 - Row 29: Sc each st around (30 st)
Row 30: *3sc, dec* around (24 st)
Row 31: *2sc, dec* around (18 st)
Row 32: *1sc, dec* around (12 st)
Row 33: dec 6 times around (6 st)
Close up the top & weave in the end!

 

Chocolate or Caramel Hair

(In Chocolate Brown Yarn)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around. (12 st)
Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18 st)
Row 4: *2sc, inc* around (24 st)
Row 5: *3sc, inc* around (30 st)
Row 6: *4sc, inc* around (36 st)
Row 7: *5sc, inc* around (42 st)
(Note: From this point forward you will be working around and creating the drip-like parts of the hair as you go. There are no recorded stitch counts since itโ€™s not working entirely in the round. Donโ€™t worry if itโ€™s not exactly right, youโ€™re just aiming for the drip shapes. Use the pictures as a reference!)
Row 8: 3sc, ch 6, turn, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, sl st, 3sc
Working back into the round: Slst, 3sc, ch1, turn
2sc, slst into the drip, turn
2sc, ch4, work into ch: hdc in second ch from hook, slst, 4sc along ch
Working back into the round: 4sc, ch10, work into ch: 2 hdc in second ch from hook, 2slst, 6sc along ch
Working back into the round: slst, 9sc, turn
8sc, turn
7sc, turn
6sc, turn
ch5, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, 3sc
Slst into first st of last row you just made, sc, 2slst, sc, ch5, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, 3sc, slst back into row
3sc up the side of the rows you just made
Working back into the round: 1sc, ch10, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, 2slst, 6sc, slst into round.
Working in the round: 4sc, ch6, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, slst, 3sc, slst into round.
Working in the round: 3sc, ch1, turn
2sc, slst into the side of the drip, turn
2sc, ch4, work into ch: 2hdc in second ch from hook, slst, sc, 3sc up the side of the rows you made previously, slst into round.
13sc (this should bring you to the beginning of the first drip shape, slst, cut yarn and leave an extremely long tail for sewing (It takes a lot to sew up and down every drip!)

 

Swirl Bangs

(Make In Chocolate Brown)

Row 1: Ch10, turn.
Row 2: Starting in second ch from hook, 3sc in each of first 6ch, hdc, dc, tr (21 st)
Cut yarn, leave a tail for sewing.

 

Arms

(Make 2 In Pale Yellow Yarn)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 3 sc in MC. (3 st)
Row 2: Sc each st around (3 st)
Row 3: Inc each st around (6 st)
Row 4: Sc each st around (6 st)
Row 5: *1sc, inc* around (9 st)
Row 6: Sc each st around (9 st)
Row 7: Sc each st around (9 st)

 

Whipped Cream Crown Base

(In White)

Row 1: Ch16
Row 2: Starting in second ch from hook and across the ch: 15sc, ch1, turn. (15 st)
Row 3: 2Blsc in first st, blsc across row until last 2 st, dec, ch1, turn (15 st)
Row 4: Dec, blsc across row, inc in last st, ch1, turn (15 st)
Row 5 - 12: Repeat Row 3 and Row 4 for the next 8 rows. (15 st)

When complete this should look like a parallelogram. Leave a long tail for sewing. Double whipstitch Row 1 to Row 12 to create tube. And then weave the ends closed on both sides and squish to flatten. This is a technique learned from the incredibly wonderful and talented TwinkieChan. You can see an example & video of how she finishes it here if you need to see how itโ€™s constructed.

 

Crown

(In Orange or Gold)

Row 1: Ch13
Row 2: Starting in second ch from hook and across ch: 12sc, ch1, turn. (12 st)
Row 3: Sc each st across, ch1, turn. (12 st)
Row 4: *(Sc, hdc, ch3, hdc, sc) in next st, slst, sc*, repeat * sequence 3 more times. (24 st not including chs)
Cut yarn, leave a tail to sew ends together to make a hoop!

 

Strawberry

(In Red)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around (12 st)
Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18 st)
Row 4: Sc each st around (18 st)
Row 5: *1sc, dec* around (12 st)
Row 6: Sc each st around (12 st)
Row 7: Dec around (6 st)
Row 8: Sc each st around (6 st)
Cut yarn and close up end. If you plan to sew your fruit into the crown, leave a long tail (I left mine lose so I can interchange fruit).

Strawberry Leaves

(In Green)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: *(Hdc, dc, ch3, dc, hdc) in one st, slst next st* repeat * sequence 3 more times. (20 st)
Cut yarn, leave tail for sewing. Sew to top of Strawberry.

 

Strawberry Stem

(In Green)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 3 sc in MC. (3 st)
Cut yarn, leave tail for sewing, sew the center of top of strawberry leaves.

 

Felt Templates

Iโ€™ve created some templates for you to use so you can cut your felt to size. Depending on the size your flan turns out to be (which is dependent on type of yarn and tension) you can size these up or down to your liking. For my Flan which is 4โ€ and 3.5โ€ wide (base) these felt pieces ended up being the following dimensions for me: Mask: 1.5โ€ Tall x 3.124โ€ Wide; Eyes: .5โ€; Logo: 1.75โ€ Tall x 1โ€ Wide. You can use red felt for the details or outline with yarn. I used yarn since I was out of red felt.

Face Template

Logo Template

 

Finishing Your Flan

Attach mask and eyes with glue, embroidery or needle felting. Sew hair to top of head. Sew arms to the sides of the body (towards the front), sew the swirl on top of hair to dangle in between eyes (so it hangs from left to right). Sew whipped cream on the side top of the head. Sew crown on top of whipped cream, place strawberry in crown (sew strawberry into crown if desired).

Placement of Hair Swirl

Placement of Hair Swirl

I placed right side down simply to get the right swirl direction.

I placed right side down simply to get the right swirl direction.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to sell your creations, Iโ€™d appreciate credit and a link back in your shop/item descriptions and Iโ€™d LOVE to see your creations so please tag #enchanthread in your social media posts if you post your finished creations! If you run into any issues creating this or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment! Iโ€™m happy to demonstrate and walk through any parts on my LIVE streams. I live stream crochet 3 Days a week over on Twitch!