Kuromi Perler Beads (20+ Free Patterns)

If you like Sanrio, you’ll love these Kuromi perler beads! Get over 20 fun and easy patterns for this mischievous yet cute character.

kuromi perler beads

I have to admit, I’m completely behind the times when it comes to Kuromi. I’m very familiar with Sanrio, of course – big Hello Kitty fan, and all the other characters like My Melody and the Little Twin Stars. I thought there wasn’t a Sanrio character that I didn’t know.

But as it turns out, Kuromi was after my time.

Yes, I’m old. Kuromi was created by Sanrio designer Yumi Yamashita and made her first appearance in 2005. I’m not sure what I was doing, but I think we can all agree that I wasn’t paying attention. Because for a long time, I had no idea she even existed!

Kuromi is an interesting character because she is My Melody’s main “rival” and depicted as mischievous and sassy. This is in stark contrast to the sweetness and innocence of My Melody.

I kind of dig her though.

Kuromi is energetic, rebellious, and often enjoys stirring up trouble. She can be seen as a bit of a tomboy, and her tough exterior hides a softer side. Despite her mischievous nature, she values her friendships and is loyal to her friends.

Maybe I see a little bit of her in myself.

kuromi tail

Kuromi is often associated with the color black and skulls. This darker aesthetic, combined with her cute and playful nature, has made her a favorite among fans who appreciate a different twist on the typical Sanrio character.

I’ve really learned to love this devilish little cutie. And if you’re here, you probably love her too. And want to make some Kuromi perler beads!

I’ve got good news . . . we’ve got over 20 patterns for you ranging in size from large to small. There are also a variety of poses for you to check out. I guarantee you will find a perler pattern you like in this collection.

Perler beads are recommended for ages six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with your elementary age kids. All children seem to love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). But don’t be shy – adults love them too!

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the Kuromi hama beads, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the patterns and tutorial.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you achieve success (with a rainbow as an example).

Use Ironing or Parchment Paper

Place ironing paper or parchment paper over the beads on the pegboard. Be gentle so you don’t disturb the beads underneath.

Ironing paper laid over the beads

Heat your iron to the medium setting (no steam). In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Don’t press down too hard with the iron.

When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Check and make sure your edges are melted. Let the design cool on the pegboard.

Ironing the beads with a mini iron

Note: BE CAREFUL about lifting up the paper while you’re ironing! If you want to check, carefully peel back paper around the edge of your design and see if all the beads are melted.

If you lift the paper up quickly and there are a lot of unmelted beads, they will easily fall off or go flying and you may be forced to start over. Sometimes the edges need more time so when you check, just check the edges and peel paper back slowly.

Peeling back the paper to check if the beads are melted

Another Note: some beads melt faster than others (clear melts faster than white, for example). So some holes might be larger than others. It’s okay! That’s part of the look of the project.

Iron the Other Side

Remove the bead design from the pegboard. Flip it over to the non-melted side and repeat the fusing process.

Ironing the other side of a fuse bead design

Remove the Paper

Let cool completely and remove the paper again (which is reusable). Some people pull the paper off after they iron the first side, but I just wait until the end and peel off both pieces. It’s up to you!

Peeling the ironing paper off the finished project

Now that you’ve had a refresher on how to melt the beads, you can get the patterns! Keep on reading.

Kuromi Hama Beads

  • A few of these patterns are larger than a 29 x 29 pegboard, so you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put multiple square peg boards together to form a larger “canvas.”
  • You’ll see a couple of the pattern backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast so you can see where all the white beads should go. You don’t need to add the background (but you can if you want to).
  • In addition to square pegboards, you’ll see a hexagon pegboard. These are fun to have in your arsenal if you plan to do a lot of perler-ing.
  • You don’t have to stick to my color choices. A lot of times I just use what I have on hand, so feel free to customize.
  • I typically start with easier, smaller patterns in my list and then move on to the more difficult ones. If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, just keep scrolling!

Mini Kuromis

If you’re looking for something small for a magnet, keychain, earrings, or similar, here are five mini patterns you can make on a 29 x 29 square board.

kuromi hama beads

Small Kuromi Head

This pattern uses 95 black, 75 dark gray, 13 pink, and 40 white beads.

kuromi perler

Heart Eyes and Tongue Out

This pattern uses 162 black, 54 flamingo, 50 white, and 2 bubble gum beads.

kuromi with heart eyes

Sitting Kuromi

This pattern uses 309 black, 30 pink, and 137 white beads.

kuromi perler bead pattern

Kuromi Back and Devil Tail

This pattern uses 146 black, 99 dark gray, 8 flamingo, and 114 white beads.

hello kitty kuromi perler beads

Medium Kuromi

This pattern uses 311 black, 42 pink, and 110 white beads.

perler beads kuromi

Purple Pirate

This pattern uses 84 black, 106 pastel lavender, 26 blush, 109 white, 18 purple, and 1 raspberry bead.

purple pirate kuromi

Holding a Red Heart

This pattern uses 241 black, 6 flamingo, 82 white, and 79 red beads.

kuromi holding a heart

Laying Down with Polka Dot Bow

This pattern uses 226 black, 132 gray, 166 white, 42 pink, and 16 flamingo beads.

kuromi with a polka dot bow

Spiral Eyes

This pattern uses 475 black, 48 flamingo, and 128 white beads.

kuromi perler pattern

Hexagon Kuromi

Grab a large hexagon pegboard to make this pattern.

kuromi perler beads small

Large Kuromi

This pattern uses 221 black, 278 dark gray, 32 flamingo, and 143 white beads.

kuromi melty beads

Heart Eyes

This pattern uses 450 black, 90 flamingo, 102 white, and 2 yellow beads.

hama beads kuromi

Pink and Gray

This pattern uses 280 dark gray, 26 flamingo, 133 white, and 2 clear beads to hold the tail on.

kuromi fuse beads

Purple and Plum

This pattern uses 436 pastel lavender, 32 raspberry, 134 white, and 42 purple beads.

purple kuromi perler beads

Winking with a Flower

This pattern uses 441 black, 36 pastel lavender, 156 white, and 6 pink beads.

kuromi perler pattern with flower

Side View

This pattern uses 149 black, 79 dark gray, 16 flamingo, and 106 white beads.

kuromi perler beads pattern

Sitting and Winking

This pattern uses 210 black, 187 gray, 26 pink, 193 white, and 6 flamingo beads.

kuromi winking

Holding a Pitchfork

This pattern uses 255 black, 216 gray, 16 clear, 18 blush, and 158 white beads.

hama beads kuromi pattern

Kuromi Smiling

This pattern uses 229 black, 186 gray, 26 pink, 186 white, 6 flamingo, and 9 clear beads (optional on the collar and tail).

kuromi fuse bead pattern

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