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Amigurumi Adipose

Amigurumi Adipose

Formerly Amigurumi “Fat” Baby

Pattern featured on BBCAmerica.com


  • Intermediate for increases and decreases/Early Advanced for finger and toe shaping


  • Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super-saver in White , or any flesh tone would work)
  • 4.00mm hook
  • Stitch marker
  • 2 – 9mm black safety eyes
  • small amount of black floss and needle to embroider the mouth
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiber fill


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This pattern has not been tested, please email me at if you have any questions:



This pattern has the option to use the Magic Ring (aka Magic Loop) and I recently had someone ask me how to do this. I know there are many tutorials out there, but I recently found this one and though it worth sharing here:

How to Crochet a Magic Ring by Kara on petalstopicots.com

Photo Tutorial for the Fingers and Toes

I have updated the pattern, rewritten Rnd 9 of the arm/hand, and (hopefully) corrected the stitch count/math problems from my previous original version. It’s only taken me 6 years to finally do it 🙂 I will be keeping the FAQ & Errata page open for all downloads before 09/12/14


*This is my original design. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reproduce pattern to claim as your own, sell this pattern or post on other sites, a link back to this WordPress page is allowed*


*copyright Jennifer Christensen 2008-2016*


12 responses

  1. Barb Carper (Ralphie SPP)

    OMG, Jenny, this is amazing! It’s adorable. I bookmaked this and I’ll be back to look around when I have more time!
    Very, very cool!
    Thanks for sharing this!


    April 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  2. Steph

    I really like this pattern. It’s the closest thing to an Adipose I’ve seen yet!

    However, in making the body I did find that the pattern didn’t quite match up in places. On the bright side the body pattern is very forgiving so a little tuck and skip here and there seems to be alright.

    I’m still somewhat unsure of what exactly some parts of the pattern for the limbs mean so it’s a lot of trial and error. At the moment the body is sitting there like a giant marshmellow with eyes and creepy smile, staring at people as they pass…. so it’s all good! lol


    June 7, 2011 at 1:50 am

    • MidknightStarr

      Thank you! Since the pattern is untested, I try to keep up with revisions whenever someone tells me of an error found.

      If you have any problems or questions, feel free to send me an email 🙂


      June 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

  3. If I’m doing this correctly, Round 5 of the body has 35 stitches total (multiples of 7) which is throwing the rest of the pattern off by 1 if you’re counting total stitches.


    November 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

    • MidknightStarr

      I forgot to put the corrections on this page as well, I have it on the Ravelry page.

      It should read:

      “Row counts are off by one stitch starting at rnd 5. Rnds 5-26 should have 1 more stitch than indicated. Rnds 28-31 continue with the correct counts.”

      So you are correct 🙂

      Thanks for letting me know so I can put the correction up here also.


      November 15, 2011 at 3:24 am

  4. thank you for making up the pattern. i was hoping someone would. because when i saw the Adipose on doctor who=. i thought it would look great as a litter critter. thank you again.


    February 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

  5. I’m a little confused with the arm instructions. Do we have to do the magic ring or just the ch. I followed your body to the word and mine turned out just fine. :))))


    October 2, 2012 at 8:30 am

  6. I love your pattern and made one myself here is the link to it http://aurora116.tumblr.com/post/32811968506/mylittleadipose
    I have also linked back to this page twice in that post. AMAZING job!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  7. I just made one. A little rough in places, but not bad for my first attempt. Thanks SO much for the pattern – I’ve wanted an Adipose ever since I saw that episode!


    October 7, 2012 at 5:31 am

  8. I just tried to email you but it bounced back as failed 😦


    September 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm

  9. Pingback: Cofelia’s Adipose | Barbie Who?

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