Friday, 30 June 2017

Stegosaurus

This Stegosaurus has a one piece body with sewing only required for the spikes.




You will need:
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • DK Yarn (approx. 100m)
  • Black embroidery thread or 4mm safety eyes.
  • Soft toy filling
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
  • PC – Popcorn stitch – This pattern uses a 3sc pc stitch for each of the toes
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work



Legs x4 –Green
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
BLO – 3sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, 2sc (12)
4.
SC skipping over the pc stitches from the previous round (8)
5-9.
8sc (8)
10.
1sc and slst into the first stitch. End the round here and cut yarn

Head, Body and Tail – Green
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
*5sc, inc * (14)
5.
*6sc, inc * (16)
6.
*7sc, inc * (18)
7.
*8sc, inc * (20)
8-9.
20sc (20)
10.
*8sc, dec * (18)
11.
*7sc, dec * (16)
12.
*6sc, dec * (14)
13.
*5sc, dec * (12)
14.
*2sc, inc * (16)
15.
*3sc, inc * (20)
16.
*4sc, inc * (24)
17.
*inc, 1sc * x4, 16sc (28)
18.
28sc (28)
19.
3sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 17sc (32)
20.
20sc, 4sc through the inside of the 1st leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 2nd leg and body, 3sc into body (32) 

For all legs, join starting at the last sc stitched into the leg and skipping over the slst. This will ensure the toes point in the right direction.

21.
5sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 7sc, 4sc through the outside of the 1st leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 2nd leg, 3sc into body (36)
22-23.
36sc (36)
24.
8sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 20sc (40)
25-30.
40sc (40)
31.
10sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 18sc (36)
32.
27sc, 4sc through the inside of the 3rd leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 4th leg and body (36)
33.
27sc, 4sc through the outside of the 3rd leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 4th leg, 3sc into body (36)
34.
8sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 16sc (32)
35.
7sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 13sc (28)
36.
5sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 11sc (24)
37.
3sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 9sc (20)
38.
1sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 7sc (16)
39.
*6sc, dec * (14)
40.
Dec, 12sc (13)
41.
3sc, dec, 8sc (12)
42.
3sc, dec, 7sc (11)
43.
3sc, dec, 6sc (10)
44.
3sc, dec, 5sc (9)
45.
9sc (9)
46.
3sc, dec, 4sc (8)
47.
8sc (8)
48.
3sc, dec, 3sc (7)
49.
7sc (7)
50.
3sc, dec, 2sc (6)
51.
6sc (6)
52.
Dec, slst – FO and close hole.


Spikes x8 - Yellow
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
12sc (12)
5.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
6.
*dec, 3sc * (8)
7.
*dec, 2sc * (6)

Slst and FO. These are left unstuffed 
Sew spikes over back in two lines parallel to each other as shown in the picture.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Giraffe

This amigurumi standing Giraffe is made mostly of one piece measuring 18cm tall




You can find him on my Ravelry store

Monday, 29 May 2017

Mini Sheep

This mini Sheep is similar to my hedgehog design which can also be found on this blog.





You will need:
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn - (Approx 85m)
  • Black embroidery thread for eyes and face 
  • Soft toy filling
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch






Head and body
1.
Starting in brown - MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5-9.
24sc (24)
10.
*2sc, dec * (18)
11.
*1sc, dec * (12)
12.
Change to cream – BLO – *1sc, inc * (18)
13.
BLO – 6sc, inc x6, 6sc (24)
14.
BLO – 6sc, *inc, sc *x6, 6sc (30)
15.
BLO – 8sc, *inc, 2sc * x6, 4sc (36)
16-24.
BLO – 36sc (36)
25.
BLO - *4sc, dec * (30)
26.
BLO - *3sc, dec * (24)
27.
BLO - *2sc, dec * (18)
28.
BLO - *1sc, dec * (12)
29.
*dec* (6)

FO and close hole.



Fleece
Do the fleece before adding the feet and ears.
Join yarn to the first cream stitch on the head using the FLO left over from making the body.
*2sc into the 1st stitch, 3dc into the next st * repeat this on alternate rounds around the sheep until you have 4 rounds left, then do every round until the end.



Feet x4
1.
MC (6)
2-4.
6sc (6)

FO leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.



Ears x2
1.
MC (4)
2.
Do not join the MC. Ch 1 and turn. 1sc into each st. Slst into centre of MC

Fo leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.