Josh Dun Loomigurumi Tutorial

Josh Dun Loomigurumi Tutorial

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Welcome Clique Crafters!! This series is a tutorial to teach you how to make your own Josh Dun from the hit video Stressed Out. This is perfect for any fan or collector. Whether you make it for yourself or for a friend, I know this Josh will make anyone happy.
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Welcome Clique Crafters!! This series is a tutorial to teach you how to make your own Josh Dun from the hit video Stressed Out. This is perfect for any fan or collector. Whether you make it for yourself or for a friend, I know this Josh will make anyone happy.

Chapter1 (v.1) - How to Make Josh

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Josh Dun Rainbow Loom Figure

 

Welcome Clique Crafters!! This series is a tutorial to teach you how to make your own Josh Dun from the hit video Stressed Out. This is perfect for any fan or collector. Whether you make it for yourself or for a friend, I know this Josh will make anyone happy.

 

This tutorial is broke up into parts. The 10 parts include: Key Words and Abbreviations,  Learn the Basics, Arms, Legs, Baseball Hat, Body, Head, Make Him a Speaker, and Stuffing and Stitching it all Together. Also I will link videos that you can also watch to understand exactly what I am talking about. These videos are not explaining how to make Josh himself, they are videos that I used to design him with, and you will need this tutorial to pattern him. I will link back to those videos to “show” you how to stitch his head and appendages onto his body.

 

This Josh measures about 4 or 5 inches because he is in the sitting position. You could make him in a standing position but he won’t be able to stand, and his legs might look a little disproportionate because the bottom would be a little too wide, but it is totally up to you.

 

Colors you will need are : Red, Black, Tan (for his skin), White, Brown and Dark Gray (or the darkest gray you can find). If you want to make his hair that same color as it is in the video then you only need Red, but if you want to change his hair color to one of your favorites or to his current hair color Yellow, then you will need that color bands. But you will still need Red for his eyeliner, unless you don’t want to add that either. I made my josh the same way he is in the Stressed Out video to match the Tyler I made (and I have a tutorial for). I don’t know the number of bands you will need but to put them in reference of 500 band bags you will need: 1 Red, 1 tan/skin, 1 white, 1 brown, 1 gray, and 1 black. You won’t use all of the bands in a 500 band pack with most of the colors.

 

Tools you will need: one hook, a standard 13 peg Rainbow Loom, 2 or 3 C clips (Optional… 1 if you use a C clip for a stitch marker, and 2 if you want to use them to hold on the eyes), and a speaker or pair of ear buds (Optional).

 

I hope you enjoy my tutorial, and most importantly I hope you enjoy your very own Josh Dun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Words and Abbreviations

 

This part is very important and you will probably come back to it a lot. Through out the tutorial I use abbreviations and words that you might not know what they mean if you aren’t ever experienced with hook only designs. So instead of explaining what they mean I just made this reference part to go by. Lets start.

 

Abbreviations

MR = means Magic Ring

R = Round (normally wrote R1 or R7, etc.)

SC = Single Crochet

SC/IE = Single Crochet In Each

 

Words

“R” or Round = From the stitch you started all the way around is a round. You can mark the first stitch with a stitch marker or a C clip.

Repeat = means to repeat the pattern stated until you end the round.

Close it off = Instead of the normal stitching where you slide the stitch on and then pull the two remaining bands over the front band, you just slide all the bands onto the band and slip knot.

Sewing band = slip knotted bands that you will use later to stitch that part on.

Inside loop = In a stitch there are two bands, the inside loop is the band that is closest to you.

Back post = a technique where you stitch along the posts

Posts = the little part between two rows, and/or the bands that when you look at the bands on your project, they are straight up and down bands; not the horizontal bands.

MR (Magic Ring) of “…”  = A magic ring with that many stitches in it. (MR of 5, MR of 6, etc.)

Folded bands: A band that is rapped around your finger one time to be doubled. You don’t have to keep it on your finger, that is just the easiest way to do it.

 

These are the words and aberrations that I will use throughout this tutorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Basics

 

This part is links that will help you learn the basics of hook only designs. Find the heading of what you need help on understand and watch the video. Most of the videos are pretty short.

 

If you are a beginner start by watching this video. You will not use all of these techniques in this project but it gives you a good idea of all the parts and stitches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a08icJ_p6Q&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

 

Magic Ring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzip1DqRqyo&index=3&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

** I still use my loom to make these**

 

Stitching increase (when we use 2SC):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_oVSu0fKk&index=7&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

 

Stitching Decrease:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgmdBLYoMY&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t&index=10

 

Front/inside loop stitching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAh3A5SLZ4c&index=13&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

 

Back Post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KaYbEEU9fA&index=16&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

 

Color change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCwwazCfnZM&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t&index=31

 

Eyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPvLZ_6T4M&index=25&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

** You can use her eye tutorial but I really like the way mine turned out. Personally I think mine look more “smooth” (that is the only word I could think of).

 

Stitch Markers you can use:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf1A_uOsDUM&index=26&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t

 

How to fix a broken band in your piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bYprnwmH6Q&list=PLItjLOq2rnCT2YhoGAzeWDZ4T6FfQ1W5t&index=23

This is a life saver… well at least a HUGE time saver because before I found this, this was my greatest fear because hours of work would be down the drain. Even skilled hook only makers need to know this!!

 

FOLLOW MY TUTORIAL PATTERN WITH THESE VIDEOS. These videos are just a visual guide if you need more help. Most of my tutorial is different than the videos. These are the videos that I used to create them, I changed a few things!!

 

 

This video I used for the head. The last row is different than mine!! Follow my tutorial for the last row!!!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_cpUbyaIY

 

The following categories take the same video just start them at the times listed.

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGT4DeXOtU8

 

Legs: 0:43 – 6:53

Arms: 6:54 – 12:30

Body: 36:27 – 57:07

**sew head on last**

Sewing Legs On: 1:13:37 – 1:21:36

Sewing Arms On: 1:21:37 – 1:24:17

**don’t forget the speaker if you want to put it in**

Sewing Head On: 57:09 – 1:02:18

Hiding neck bands: 1:23:57 – 1:24:17

 

That is all the tutorial videos I think you will need for this project. If you get confused you can type in what ever you need to YouTube followed by “Rainbow Loom Loomigurumi” and there should be a video that can help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun Arms

 

Now let’s do his arms. You will do these steps twice because he has two arms. If you haven’t read the “Key Words and Abbreviations”, and “The basics” parts please read them before you continue! You will need them a lot in this part. 

 

Steps:

 

MR of 7

R1 – R3  |1 SC/IE in skin

R4  |  1 SC/IE Black

R5  |  1 SC/IE in the pattern Black, White, Black, White, Black, White, Black

R6  |  1 SC/IE Black

Last stitch close it off

Add sewing band to stitch on other half

 

Repeat these steps to make another arm, then you are all done with the arms.

 

(Optional) If you want to make Josh drum sticks it is super easy. With folded bands make a fishtail with 9 chains. You can use brown for the sticks or the same skin color or a darker tan.  When you get all done with the 9 chains put it all on a single bands and tie that single band. Cut off the rest of the band that you don’t need. Then at the end with the capped band (not the tied off end) go through the second to last stitch and slipknot a band in it. then with the remaining part of the band, rap it around that area of the stick. Make sure to leave a little bit at the top for the head of the stick. You will need to make 2 sticks, one for each hand. Then once you get the hands sewed on put the stick through on of the holes between stitches in the skin part of the hand, then poke it through the bottom of the hand too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun Legs

 

Now let’s make the legs. You will do these steps twice because he has two legs. If you haven’t read the “Key Words and Abbreviations” and “The basics” parts please read them before you continue! You will need them a lot in this part. 

 

Steps:

 

MR of 9 in Black

R1 – R6  |  1 SC/IE in Black

Last band close it off

Add sewing band to stitch on other half

 

Repeat these steps to make another leg, then you are all done with the legs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun Baseball Hat

 

Now let’s make Josh’s Baseball Hat. If you haven’t read the “Key Words and Abbreviations” and “The basics” parts please read them before you continue! You will need them a lot in this part.

 

Steps:

All rounds are done in Dark Gray.

 

MR of 5

R1  |  2 SC/IE

R2  |  1 SC 2 SC  - Repeat

R3  |  1 SC 1SC 2SC – Repeat

R4  |  1 SC 1SC 1SC 2SC – Repeat

R5 – R10|  1 SC/IE

Substeps

1. Count 5 stitches from the last stitch you did and add a stitch marker.

2. Take your hook out of the band that is on it right now and put your hook back in facing towards you (… confused? Ok, right now your hook is facing away from you, put it in the way that will be pointing towards you). Add another stitch in the stitch you are currently in. This is your first stitch for the round (add your stitch marker). I will refer to this as “Turn around”

R6  | After doing the sub-steps above then you stitch “backwards” around the circle until you get to the stitch marker that you put in the stitch on sub-step 1.

R7  | Turn around and go back to the beginning where you turned around the first time.

R8  | Turn around one last time and stop at the stitch before the gap. When you get to the last stitch, pull over all of the bands on your hook like you would to close it off normally, but don’t slipknot it. Leave the band on your hook, we are going to use that you hold on one end of the strap.

 

STRAP STEPS:

 

Make fishtail of 12 chains, with folded bands. Don’t slipknot the end band leave them on your hook or loom.

 

Now with the bands you left on your hook from the hat part take those off and pinch them so they don’t let the project fall apart. Put the strap on your hook and put the first “pinched” band on your hook (the first one is the one that is closest to you). Hold the other side of the band with your fingers and slide the strap up and over the side of the band that is on your hook. Put the side of the band you are holding on your hook and slip knot the band.

 

Now that you have one side fastened, you have to fasten the other side. On the other side of the gap, find the last stitch on the very top round and put your hook through it. Then put the capped end of your strap on your hook. Then slide all those bands on to one single band and slipknot it. Now the strap is all done.

 

BILL STEPS:

You will need your Rainbow Loom for this.

 

If you haven’t ever used the loom before to make other 2D figures go watch a video on YouTube. Type in “Rainbow Loom Charms” and pick one like the panda or owl to watch. This is just to help you understand how to put the bands on the loom and loop them.

Put you loom in the staggered position

All bands are folded, if you cant fold the holding bands it is ok.

 

Row are the bars on the loom. Don’t forget the holding bands and to chain the rows together. The picture along the side would help a lot too.

 

Row OneRow TwoRow Three

Y NN

Y YN

YY Y

Y YY

Y YY

Y YY

Y YY

Y YY

Y Y Y

Y YY

Y YY

Y YN

Y NN

 

 

Then all you have to do is stitch the bill to the hat. If you need help understanding how to stitch the bill on, watch the video showing you how to stitch the head to the body, in the “The Basics” part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun Body

 

Now let’s make the body. If you haven’t read the “Key Words and Abbreviations” and “The basics” parts please read them before you continue! You will need them a lot in this part. 

 

Steps:

 

MR of 5 in Black

R1  |  2SC/IE in Black

R2  |  1 SC, 2 SC – repeat  in Black

R3  |  1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC – repeat in Black

R4  |  1 SC, 1SC, 1SC 2SC – Repeat  in black

R5  |  1 SC/IE *!Inside loop only!*  In black

R6 - R7  |  1 SC/IE In black

R8  |  1 SC, 1SC, 1SC, Decrease – Repeat in white

R9 – R11 |  1SC/IE  in white

R12  |  1SC/IE in black

R13  |  1SC/IE in pattern Black, White, Black, White, etc.

R14  |  1SC/IE in black

R15  |  1SC/IE in pattern Black, White, Black, White, etc.

R16  |  1SC/IE in black

R17  |  1SC/IE in pattern Black, White, Black, White, etc.

R18  |  1 SC, 1 SC, Decrease – Repeat in black

Last stitch close it off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun Head

 

Now let’s make the head. If you haven’t read the “Key Words and Abbreviations” and “The basics” parts please read them before you continue! You will need them a lot in this part. 

 

Steps:

Make sure you read sub-steps before you do the round!

If you don’t want your Josh to have eyeliner then just keep on doing the same thing as you do in rounds 4 – 7 for rounds 8 – 10.

 

MR of 6

R1  |  2 SC/IE  <Brown

R2  |  1 SC, 2SC – repeat <Brown

R3  |  1SC, 1SC, 2SC – Repeat

  • In stitches 8, 9, 10, and 11 used Skin color
  • For rounds 4 – 14 start the skin color in the last brown stitch before you get to the skin color row. Stop the skin color in the last skin color stitch before the brown stitches on the other side.

R4 – R7  |  1 SC/IE 

R8  |  1 SC/IE  but face pattern as Skin, Red, Red, Skin, Skin, Red, Red, Skin

R9  |  1 SC/IE  but face pattern as Skin, Red, Red, Red, Skin, Skin, Red, Red, Red, Skin

- I know this exceeds to the brown by one stitch on the far side, it is fine.

R10  |  1 SC/IE but face pattern as Skin, Skin, Red, Red, Skin, Red, Red, Skin, Skin

R13  |  1 SC, 1SC, Decease – Repeat (back to normal skin and brown only)

R14  |  1 SC, Decease – Repeat

-This round and the rest of the rounds use dark gray bands only.

R15  |  Back-post around

R16  |  1 SC, 1SC, 1SC, 2SC

Last stitch close it off

 

 

 

***We will add the eyes to the head later in the part “Stuffing and Stitching it all Together”***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun - Make Him a Speaker

 

This part is optional! I think it really brings him to life, but if you don’t want to make him a speaker them it is fine, this is totally optional. If you do want to make him a speaker it is super easy to do.

 

You have a few options on how to make him a speaker. You can either use an old or cheap pair of ear-buds, a little blue tooth speaker, or a little speaker with an ear phone jack. Every one of these ways is good. I haven’t ever used an actual speaker before because I have like 10 pairs of old ear buds where only one ear bud works. Now using ear buds the sound isn’t very loud. It is loud enough for personal use; it doesn’t fill a room or anything. So if you want him to be a louder speaker I would buy a mini, pocket sized speaker at like a dollar store or somewhere. Or if you have another speaker you never use then you can use that too. I wouldn’t use something you really like because you will have to take him apart to get it out.

 

Once you find what you want to use then just stuff it down in the body and poke the head-phone jack out the middle-ish part of this back.

 

That is all that you have to do. But if you want to make sure that it works because if you seal him up and they don’t work then you will not have a speaker or you will have to take him apart to switch it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Dun - Stuffing and Stitching it all Together

 

Now that you have made all the parts to your Josh, you need to put them all together, right? Ok stitching it all together has always been tricky for me to master, but I know you can do it. I will explain how to stitch on the Baseball Hat, Book Bag, and Eyes the best I can, but I will link a video to help you stitch everything to the body and to stitch the body to the head.

 

My tip is, don’t stuff the body all the way before you add the arms and legs. Your hook might pull some of the stuffing out through the bands, actually it will pull stuffing no matter what, but it will pull less than if you had stuffed it all the way. It isn’t a problem pulling stuffing out, you can always add more but sometimes if you pull out too much then it is really hard to poke it back in because it sticks to the bands (speaking from experience). You should only stuff it enough so that it doesn’t keep folding in on you. The very last thing you should sew together is the head and body, because then you can finish stuffing the head and body.

 

If you want to make your Josh a speaker read the part “Make Him a Speaker” BEFORE you stitch the head and the body together.

 

Here is the video for the Arms, Legs, and the Head to the Body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGT4DeXOtU8

 

Start and end times:

**sew head on last**

Sewing Legs On: 1:13:37 – 1:21:36

Sewing Arms On: 1:21:37 – 1:24:17

**don’t forget the speaker if you want to put it in**

Sewing Head On: 57:09 – 1:02:18

Hiding neck bands: 1:23:57 – 1:24:17

 

 

Baseball Hat:

 

It is probably easiest if you stuff the head a little before you add the Baseball Hat, because you have to put the Baseball Hat on his head where you want it then stitch it on, and without stuffing it is hard to get the Baseball Hat on and look at it without the head folding in. Only add as much as you need to keep it from folding in because you don’t want a lot of stuffing coming through. Ok now let’s stitch the Baseball Hat on

 

Remember when you are sizing up the Baseball Hat and finding where you want it to be, don’t forget about the eyes. Also remember he wares his hat front ways  in the video, so if you want to make him just like the video then you will want to put it on front ways, me personally I think he looked better with it backwards so that is the way I put it. Also I couldn’t get the bill not to fold down in his face, so that was another reason I put it on backwards. Either way you want to make it is fine.

 

When you get it where you want it, then we need to stitch it down so that it doesn’t fall off. How you can do that is, find a spot anywhere along the bottom rim of the Baseball Hat and the stitch right below it (the one it is sitting on or close to sitting on). Then put your hook through the stitch and back up through the stitch on the Baseball Hat. Then take a red band and slipknot those bands together. Then after you pull the slipknot tight, hide the remaining slipknot inside the head. Just poking or pulling it through with your hook will be fine. That is basically the whole technique, just do that same thing about every 5 – 6 stitches and it should hold fine.

 

Now that you have the hat put on you can add his hair. You can use Red to make him look like he does in the video or use your favorite color he has had or yellow that he has now. It is totally up to you. The hair is super easy. Slipknot the hair color bands around the posts and stitches of his head. Remember to leave space on the sides because his colored hair isn’t on all sides. Also don’t forget to do some coming out of the strap whole area. Then when you add all the hair you want, make sure the slipknots are fairly tight and then cut the loop at the top so that his hair looks like hair and not loops. Then the hair is all done.

 

Eyes:

 

Now you have to make the eyes. If you have Safety Eyes you can just use those, or if you have small beads then you can use those. I think that either Safety Eyes or bands would look better than bead though, because they wouldn’t stick out as much, but if you want to use beads it is fine. I will tell how to do it each way. Well Safety Eyes are pretty much self explanatory, just poke the back of the eye through a spot where you want them to be and put on the back. I’m sure you know that already if you use Safety Eyes.

 

If you make your eyes with bead it is super simple. Just take 2 black bands and put them through the bead. If you need to, you can use a string to help you get the bands though the bead. How you do that is, you start by taking the string and put the bands on it, just loosely not slip knotting or anything. Then you stick both ends of the string through the bead at the same time. Then pull the ends of the string when they get to the other side, not too hard because it might rip the bands or break the string. If you have to pull hard or if the string breaks, the bands aren’t going to fit, then you can just use the bands.

 

If you make your eyes out of bands it is super simple, too. Take one black band and rap it around your hook 3 times (you should get 3 loops). Then you just slide the capped band onto 2 black bands. Then you’re done.

 

Now to put the eyes on, whether you made them with bead or bands, you start by finding the middle of the red eyeliner (or if you left the eyeliner off just find a spot you like). Once you find the spot, from inside the head, send your hook through one side set of bands and pull them through the head. Not too far though because you have to keep enough to grab on the other side. Once you get the one side of the bands through the head, keep the bands on your hook and grab the other side’s bands, and pull them through. Now that out have both sets of bands on you hook you can do one of three things. You can slide the bands onto one black band and slipknot it. Also you can keep the bands on the hook and send a band though all the bands and tie it around the bands to hold it together. Or you can just take a C clip and put all the bands in the C clip. Any one of those ways will work. I normally tie them so that I know they won’t fall off, but what ever way you want to do it is fine.

 

Now that is all that you have to do for the eyes.

 

That is all that you have to do. Now if you haven’t already watched the videos to stitch on the arms, legs, and head and your Josh Dun is complete. Don’t forget to stuff him a little more before you sew his head on, because we didn’t stuff him all the way to put his arms and other stuff on.


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