June 25, 2011

Ox Amigurumi



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Materials:
  • Lion Brand Jiffy
  • Colors used for examples:
    Blue Long-horned Ox = Country Green(main color), Navy(accent color, hoof color), Camel(horn color), Black & White
    Tan Short-horned Ox = Camel(main color), Cafe(accent color), Black(hoof color, horn color), & White
  • size I (5.5mm) crochet hook (or any size hook that results in a stitch tight enough that stuffing won't show through)
  • stuffing
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

HEAD
Using main color, start with a magic ring. Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (36)
Sc in ea st around for 8 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30)
(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (24)
(Dec, sc in next 2 sts)around. (18)
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

BODY
Using main color, start with a magic ring. Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.
Dec, sc in ea of next 11 sts, (dec)twice, sc in ea of next 11 sts, dec. (26)
Sc in ea st around.
Dec, sc in next 9 sts, (dec)twice, sc in ea of next 9 sts, dec. (22)
Sc in ea st around.
Dec, sc in next 7 sts, (dec)twice, sc in next 7 sts, dec. (18)
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using hoof color, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
Fasten off hoof color.
Attach main color (body & head color).
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

LEGS
Make 2.
Using hoof color, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off hoof color.
Attach main color.
Sc in ea st around for 4 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

MUZZLE
Using accent or hoof color, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Embroider nostrils in the shape of an equal sign (=) using main color or color of your choice.

EARS
Make 2.
Using main color, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

TAIL
Using main color, ch7.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in remaining 5 chains.
Fasten off, leaving a short tail of yarn for sewing.
Thread 2 short strands of the accent or hoof color (hint: reuse scraps) through the end of the tail where the 2nd ch was skipped and knot to create tail tuft.

MANE/MOHAWK
Using accent or hoof color, *ch5.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in remaining 3 chains.
Repeat from * 4 times.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

LONG HORNS
Make 2.
Using horn color of your choice, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
Sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.
Sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

SHORT HORNS
(worked same as for ears with one extra round)
Make 2.
Using horn color of your choice, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

EYE WHITES
Make 2.
Using white, ch2.
5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

PUPILS
Make 2.
Using black, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Sew pupils to center of eye whites.
Sew head to body, and use additional stuffing as needed.
Sew legs and arms to body, stuffing lightly.
Sew tail to rear of body.
Stuff muzzle with the stray ends of yarn and sew to head.
Sew eyes to head, on either side of muzzle.
Sew mohawk/mane to top of head.
Sew horns to sides of head and sew the ears just below the horns.

June 22, 2011

Toy Submarine


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Finished Size: approx. 5 inches / 13 cm

Materials:
Lion Brand Jiffy: Navy & Country Green
size I (5.5mm) crochet hook (or whichever hook size results in a stitch tight enough to keep stuffing from showing through)
stuffing
yarn needle

Instructions:

HULL
Start with a magic ring. Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around for 10 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (24)
Sc in ea st around.
(Dec, sc in next 2 sts)around. (18)
Sc in ea st around.
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)
Dec until 4 sts remain.
Fasten off.
Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

PROPELLER BLADES
Make 4.
Start with a magic ring. Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around. Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

WINDOWS
Make 6.
Start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
Sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

CONNING TOWER
Start with a magic ring. Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
(2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 2 sts)twice. (8)
(2sc in ea of next 2 sts, sc in ea of next 2 sts)twice. (12)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around. Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

PERISCOPE
Ch7.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chains.
Ch2.
Sc in next 3 chains.
Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY
Sew propeller blades to the fastened off end of the hull.
Sew 3 windows to each side of the hull.
Sew the conning tower to the top of the submarine.
Sew the periscope to the top center of the conning tower.

June 4, 2011

Toy Rocket Ship


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Finished Size: approx. 3.5 inches / 9 cm

Materials:
Lion Brand Jiffy; True Red (A), Aqua (B), White (C)
size I (5.5mm) or J (6mm) crochet hook (or whichever hook size results in a stitch tight enough to keep stuffing from showing through)
stuffing
yarn needle

Instructions:

ROCKET BODY
Using A, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, sc 4 in ring.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)three times. (9)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (16)
Switch to B.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (20)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25)
Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (20)
Sc in ea st around.
Switch to A.
(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (16)
(Dec, sc in next 2 sts)around. (12)
Add stuffing. Continue stuffing through remaining rounds.
Dec around. (6)
Dec around. (3)
Fasten off. Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

ENGINE NOZZLE
Make 4.
Using A, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, sc 5 in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Dec, sc in next 6 sts, dec. (8)
Dec, sc in next 4 sts, dec. (6)
Add stuffing.
Dec around. (3)
Fasten off. Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.

WINDOWS
Make 2.
Using C, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Sew engine nozzles to the base of the rocket.
Sew windows to sides of rocket.


June 1, 2011

Orca Amigurumi

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Finished Size: approx. 4 in / 10cm
Materials: 

Lion Brand Jiffy (White, Black) 

size J (6mm) crochet hook 

9mm black safety eyes 

stuffing
yarn needle

Instructions:

BODY
 
Top
Using black yarn, start with a magic ring. 
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring. 
2 sc in ea st around. (10) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30) 

Sc in ea st around for 5 rounds. 

Sl st in next st. 

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing. 
 
Base
Using white yarn, start with a magic ring. 
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring. 

2 sc in ea st around. (10) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25) 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30) 

Sc in ea st around. 

Sl st in next st. 
Fasten off. 


EYESPOTS (WHITE PATCHES)
Make 2. 

Using white yarn, ch 3. 

3 sc in second ch from hook. 

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing. 


FINS
Make 5. 

Using black yarn, start with a magic ring. 
Ch 1, 4 sc in ring. 

Sc in ea st around. 

(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6) 

Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds. 

Sl st in next st. 

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Sew eyespots to sides of head. 

Place safety eyes just in front of eyespots and secure. 

Sew Body Top to Body Base, adding stuffing throughout this process. 

Sew one fin to top of orca. 

Sew one fin to either side of orca, beneath eyespots. 

Sew two fins to the rear of the orca to create the tail.