Friday, 31 March 2017

Hippo - One Piece Amigurumi

This Hippo is One Piece apart from the ears. 






If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 45g or 130m)
  • 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)
    • sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together 
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • PC - Popcorn stitch. This is generally done with 5dc however I used 3hdc for the pc in this pattern
  • 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

Legs x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. *2sc, inc* (16)
  4. BLO - 1sc, pc -3hdc pc, see details above-, sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, 8sc (16)
  5. sc all round skipping over pc stitches from round 4 (12)
  6. 12sc (12)
  7. 12sc (12)
  8. 12sc (12)
  9. 12sc (12)
  10. 12sc (12)
  11. 12sc (12)
  12. *1sc, dec* (8)
Face & Body:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. 2sc, inc x3, 3sc, inc x3, 1sc (18)
  4. 3sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3, 3sc (24)
  5. 5sc, inc x3, 9sc, inc x3, 4sc (30)
  6. 30sc (30)
  7. 30sc (30)
  8. 30sc (30)
  9. 30sc (30)
  10. dec, 13sc, dec, 13sc (28)
  11. *5sc, dec* (24)
  12. 24sc (24)
  13. *4sc, dec* (20)
  14. 20sc (20)
  15. 20sc (20)
  16. *3sc, dec* (16)
  17. 16sc (16)
  18. 16sc (16)
  19. inc x8, 8sc (24)
  20. *3sc, inc* (30)
  21. 30sc (30)
  22. 30sc (30)
  23. 30sc (30)
  24. 30sc (30)
  25. *3sc, dec* (24)
  26. 3sc, dec x6, 9sc (18)
  27. *1sc, dec* (12)
  28. inc x2, 6sc, inc x4 (18)
  29. inc, 12sc, inc x5 (24)
  30. *3sc, inc* (30)
    Round 34 & 48
    Round 35 & 49

  31. *4sc, inc* (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. 36sc (36)
  34. 25sc, attach inside of the leg to body with 4sc through leg and body, 2sc on body, attach 2nd leg with 4sc, 1sc (36)
  35. 25sc, 4sc along outside of 1st leg, 2sc, 4sc on outside of 2nd leg, 1sc (36)
  36. 36sc (36)
  37. 36sc (36)
  38. 36sc (36)
  39. 36sc (36)
  40. 36sc (36)
  41. 36sc (36)
  42. 5sc, dec x2, 12sc, dec x2, 11sc (32)
  43. 32sc (32)
  44. 32sc (32)
  45. 32sc (32)
  46. 8sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 6sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 12sc (36)
  47. sc 34 and move stitch marker to here. This will be the new round start
  48. 1sc, 4sc to attach leg, 26sc, 4sc to attach last leg, 1sc (36)
  49. 1sc, 4sc round outside of leg, 26sc, 4sc round outside of last leg, 1sc (36)
  50. 36sc (36)
  51. 36sc (36)
  52. *4sc, dec* (30)
  53. *3sc, dec* (24)
  54. *2sc, dec* (18)
  55. *1sc, dec* (12)
  56. *dec* (6)
  57. FO and close hole. 
Tail:
Use the finishing yarn tail of the body to make this. Position into place, ch7, turn, 6sc up the chain. Secure into place and hide yarn tail in body. 

Nostrils x2:
Attach yarn to desired location. Ch 1, 2hdc into the same st, 2dc into the next st, 2hdc into the next st. 
Use the yarn tails to shape. 

Ears x2:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. FO. Fold in half and sew the bottom two stitches together to shape the ear. 


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

One Piece Elephant

This Elephant is another One Piece project.


If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 30g or 85m)
  • 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)
    • sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together 
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • 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

Legs x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. BLO - 12sc (12)
  4. *1sc, dec* (8)
  5. 8sc (8)
  6. 8sc (8)
  7. 8sc (8)
  8. 8sc (8)
  9. 8sc (8)
  10. FO - You do not need a long yarn tail here

Main elephant starting from trunk: (I found it easier to do the trunk with a smaller crochet hook (2mm) but this is optional.)
Round 34 and 44
  1. MC (4)
  2. inc, 3sc (5)
  3. 5sc (5)
  4. 5sc (5)
  5. 4sc, inc (6)
  6. 6sc (6)
  7. 6sc (6)
  8. 6sc (6)
  9. *2sc, inc* (8)
  10. 8sc (8)
  11. 8sc (8)
  12. *1sc, inc* (12)
  13. 12sc (12)
  14. inc x6, 6sc (18)
  15. *1sc, inc*x6, 6sc (24)
  16. *inc, 2sc*x6, 6sc (30)
  17. 30sc (30)
  18. 30sc (30)
  19. 30sc (30)
  20. 30sc (30)
  21. 30sc (30)
  22. 30sc (30)
  23. 30sc (30)
  24. 30sc (30)
  25. *3sc, dec* (24)
  26. *2sc, dec* (18)
  27. *1sc, dec* (12)
  28. inc x4, 6sc, inc x2 (18)
  29. inc x6, 12sc (24)
  30. *3sc, inc* (30)
  31. 1sc, *inc, 2sc* x6, 11sc (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. 36sc (36)
  34. 8sc, 4sc through inside of one leg and body, 2sc, 4sc through inside of second leg and body, 18sc (36)
  35. Round 35 and 45
  36. 8sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 2sc, 4sc through outside of other leg, 18sc (36) - stuff the legs very firmly so that the elephant stands. You can also use the yarn tails left from the legs to close up any holes left and knot for extra security.
  37. 36sc (36)
  38. 36sc (36)
  39. 36sc (36)
  40. 36sc (36)
  41. 36sc (36)
  42. 36sc (36)
  43. 36sc (36)
  44. 36sc (36)
  45. 11sc, 4sc through inside of third leg and body, 2sc, 4sc through inside of fourth leg and body, 15sc (36)
  46. 11sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 2sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 15sc (36)
  47. 36sc (36)
  48. 36sc (36)
  49. *4sc, dec* (30)
  50. *3sc, dec* (24)
  51. *2sc, dec* (18)
  52. *1sc, dec* (12)
  53. *dec* (6)
  54. FO and close up hole leaving a long yarn tail
Tail: 
Using yarn tail left over from sewing body closed, move into desired place and make a loop through one of the stitches with it. Ch 10, turn, skip the first chain and sc in each chain to end. Secure and hide yarn tail into body. 
Tie two pieces of yarn through the bottom of the tail and then frayed them with a needle. Then cut to desired length. 

Ears x2:
  1. MC (5)
  2. Turn (do not join mc), ch1, 1sc into each of mc stitches (5)
  3. Turn, ch2, 1dc into same stitch as chain, 2dc into each of the next 2st, 2hdc into the next, 2sc into the last st (10)
  4. Turn, ch1, 10sc (10)
  5. Turn, ch2, 1dc into same stitch as chain, 2dc into each of the next 3sts, 2hdc into the next 3sts, 2sc into the next 3sts 
  6. FO leaving yarn tail to attach to body. 
  7. Fold over the the edge of the ear on the top  (where the yarn tail has finished off/where the single crochets are) and tack into place for shape. Then sew to body 




Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mini Turtle

This Mini Turtle is quick and easy to make. 





If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 15g or 45m)
  • 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)
  • HDC - Half 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

Shell:
I made the patch type pattern on the shell my randomly switching between two colours through rounds 2-9. This is optional and you can have a plain shell. 
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. 24sc (24)
  6. *3sc, inc* (30)
  7. 30sc (30)
  8. *4sc, inc* (36)
  9. *5sc, inc* (42)
  10. Working in front loops only - 42hdc (42)
  11. FO

Belly:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* (42)
  8. FO leaving long yarn tail
Sew round 8 of belly to the back loops from round 10 of the shell. Stuff as you go. 


Head:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. 24sc (24)
  6. 24sc (24)
  7. 24sc (24)
  8. 24sc (24)
  9. 24sc (24)
  10. *2sc, dec* (18)
  11. *1sc, dec* (12)
  12. *1sc, dec* (8)
  13. 8sc (8)
  14. 8sc (8)
  15. FO, stuff and sew opening flat leaving yarn tail to attach to body 

Front fins x2:
Note that the fins can be fiddly to make and do not appear to be correct during crocheting them. They just need to be adjusted into the desired shape after finishing. 
  1. MC (4)
  2. *inc, 1sc* (6)
  3. *inc, 2sc* (8)
  4. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  5. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  6. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  7. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  8. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  9. FO leaving yarn tail for sewing. 

Back fins x2:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *1sc, inc* (9)
  3. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  4. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  5. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  6. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  7. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  8. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  9. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  10. FO leaving yarn tail for sewing. 

Tail:
  1. Chain 4, turn
  2. skip 1st stitch, 3sc
  3. FO