Mister Pencil is a free amigurumi pencil pattern sure to please students of all ages. His friendly smile and pointy little lead-head make him the perfect homework helper.
Mister Pencil is no ordinary writing utensil. In fact, he can’t write at all, he’s completely made of yarn. Mister Pencil only wants to help boys and girls with their homework. He loves to give hugs when they are having a tough time. Sometimes he even whispers useful hints exactly when students need help the most.
Origin of Mister Pencil
Mister Pencil was created during very unusual circumstances. Children all around the world were no longer heading off to school as they had in the recent past.
New worries and concerns filled the minds of their parents and teachers.
One dark and stormy evening, a cloudy image of a crocheted pencil began to emerge in the mind of a simple amigurumi maker. But this was no ordinary pencil, he had little eyebrows over his curious eyes and a clever smiling mouth.
The amigurumi maker hoped that this little toy would help students and teachers alike navigate a whole new educational world, one stitch at a time.
I hope you enjoy Mister Pencil, a free amigurumi pattern. The full pattern is posted down below or you can get the full free printable pattern sent straight to your inbox.
Mister Pencil is quite simple to make, he is basically a tube with a pointed end. These are the skills needed to be able to confidently make your own crocheted pencil.
- magic ring (check out my full video tutorial)
- single crochet
- single crochet in the back loop only
- increase (make two single crochet in one stitch)
- invisible decrease (single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only)
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There are only two sections that could prove to be a bit tricky for beginner amigurumists.
The first is the magic ring and I’ve got a tutorial for that.
The second is the lead of the pencil at the top of the toy. You will be making invisible decreases over 8 stitches and it can get pretty tight.
I recommend loosening up those stitches by putting your crochet hook into the front loop of each and wiggling them around before starting that final round. It helps those stitches not to be so tight and makes it easier to make the four invisible decreases.
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I used my tried and true Paintbox Wool Mix Aran in the following colors to make Mister Pencil, a free amigurumi pattern.
- Mustard Yellow
- Vintage Pink
- Stormy Grey
- Slate Grey
- Champagne White
You will not need much of these individual colors, with the exception of the mustard yellow. This is a great project to use up those scraps of yarn.
One of my best recommendations is to invest in a crochet hook that works well for crocheting amigurumi.
I have found that a metal crochet hook works best and one with a pointy head is even better.
The Furls Odyssey 3.5 mm hook is the only one I use to crochet toys. It is not only a durable hook, but it is nimble enough to make nice tight stitches and invisible decreases.
First Day of School Interview
I’ve also included a First Day of School interview worksheet. When my children were young I did this with them and these are some of my most prized possessions. Their adorable answers are so much fun to read now that they are all grown.
If your child is too young to write out their answers themselves, you can write it out for them and then let them draw the picture. Kids love being asked their opinions.
I am so thankful for my wonderful pattern testers who helped me get this pattern out into the world.
Check out their adorable Mister Pencils!
Mister Pencil Free Amigurumi Pattern
If you make your own Mister Pencil pattern please tag me on Instagram @lepetitsaintcrochet or #lepetitsaintcrochet! I would love to see and share your very own pencils.