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Crochet Shim Shim

Shim Shim

Shim Shim

Shim Shim is a cute and fun character from a kids show called True and The Rainbow Kingdom.

One thing I love about this pattern is that it’s a wonderful project to practice your colour changes.  Shim Shim has lots of colour changes between the white and red.

Kind of like a candy cane octopus!

I tried something different with this pattern. In the show Shim Shim has very defined red sections and white sections. Every time I’ve done colour changes the colours poke through either at the top or bottom of the new colours. Which can be seen in the legs.

So, to achieve the really defined lines I used loose back loop only slip stitches for the first row of the colour change and for the second row I used Back Loop Only single crochets.

This same technique can be seen in my other True & The Rainbow Kingdom crochet pattern BeePaw.


Any Weight 3 Yarn in colours:

  • White
  • Red

Polyfill Stuffing
3.5mm hook
6mm Safety Eyes
Tapestry Needle

I can’t tell you the specific yarn I used (I bought the yarn from a thrift store) but I highly recommend these 2 yarns.

Recommended Red Yarn

Recommended White Yarn


Height: 11 cm or 4.5 inches

Width: 5 cm or 2 inches

Depth: 5 cm or 2 inches


US Crochet Terms

  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Magic Ring (MR)
  • Increase (inc)
  • Stitch(es) (st or sts)
  • Decrease (dec)
  • Slip Stitch (slst) 
  • Back Loop Only (BLO)

About The Pattern


This pattern is for personal and non-profit use ONLY. Distribution of this pattern by means of profit making i.e. reselling or manufacturing, is prohibited. Do NOT sell the pattern itself or any resulting products from the use of this pattern in any way shape or form on any social media platform, custom work, or commission requests.

The character design belongs to Home Plate Entertainment Guru Studio and not me. However, I am the sole creator of this crochet pattern.

The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

(__,__)x# rep = repeat the set number of stitches that many times.

**Example: (sc, inc)x6 means repeat (sc,inc) 6 times for a total of 18 stitches.

In between every colour change on the body is a round of back loop only slip stitches in the new colour change. The round that follows after the slip stitch round is also done in the back loops only of the slip stitches.

This is done to give the look of crisp clean lines when colour changes are done.

The limbs alternate white yarn to red yarn every 2 rounds, staying at 6 sts per round.

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Using Red Yarn

Round 1. 6sc into MR (6 sts)

Round 2. 6inc (12 sts)

Round 3. (sc, inc)x6 rep (18 sts)

Round 4. (2sc, inc)x6 rep (24 sts)

Round 5. (3sc, inc)x6 rep (30 sts)

Using White Yarn

Round 6. BLO 30slst (30 sts)

Round 7. BLO 30sc (30 sts)

Round 8. (4sc, inc)x6 rep (36 sts)

Rounds 9 through 12. 36sc (36 sts)

*Add safety eyes to round 11 with 5sts in between each eye*

Round 13. (4sc, dec)x6 rep (30 sts)

Using Red Yarn

Round 14. BLO 30slst (30 sts)

Round 15. BLO 30sc (30 sts)

Round 16. (3sc, dec)x6 rep (24 sts)

Round 17. (2sc, dec)x6 rep (18 sts)

Round 18. (1sc, dec)x6 rep (12 sts)

Round 19. 6 dec (6 sts)

Cut long tail for sewing, fasten off, sew hole closed, hide tail in body.


*Starting with white yarn*

Round 1. 6sc into MR (6 sts)

Round 2. 6sc (6 sts)

*Switch to red yarn*

Rounds 3-4. 6sc (6 sts)

*Switch to white yarn*

Rounds 5-6. 6sc (6 sts)

*Switch to red yarn*

Rounds 7-8. 6sc (6 sts)

*Switch to white yarn*

Rounds 9-10. 6sc (6 sts)

*Switch to red yarn*

Rounds 11-12. 6sc (6 sts)


Cut short tails and hide in limbs DO NOT STUFF!

Cut a very long piece of red yarn (about 18 inches) and sew the limbs to the red body bottom. 

*The limbs should be arranged in a circle and then sewn on.

If you enjoyed this pattern and want to see more of my True & The Rainbow Kingdom crochet patterns check out these other patterns!