July 18, 2011

Small Ox Amigurumi





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Materials:
  • Lion Brand Jiffy; Country Green (A), Silver Heather (B), Denim (C)
  • size I (5.5mm) crochet hook (or whichever size results in stitches tight enough to prevent stuffing from showing through)
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • stuffing
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

HEAD
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 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 5 rounds.
(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.

BODY
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 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)
Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next 10 sts)twice. (22)
(Dec, sc in next 9 sts)twice. (20)
(Dec, sc in next 8 sts)twice. (18)
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Fasten off B and attach A by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked with B.
Sc in ea st around for 4 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

LEGS
Make 2.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off B and attach A by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked with B.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

HORNS
Make 2.
Using B, 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.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
Using A, ch 4.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in last st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

SNOUT
Using C, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
With A, embroider nostrils.

MOHAWK/MANE
With C, *ch 4.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in ea remaining ch.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

TAIL
With A, ch 5.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in ea remaining ch.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Attach 2 small scraps of C to end of tail by drawing them through and knotting them.

ASSEMBLY
Sew arms and legs to body. (I did not stuff the arms or legs, but they might benefit from a little stuffing.)
Sew tail to rear of body.
Stuff snout with the stray ends of yarn and sew to head.
Place safety eyes on either side of snout.
Sew mohawk/mane to top of head.
Sew horns to sides of head and sew the ears just below the horns.

July 17, 2011

Shark Amigurumi





Finished Size: approx. 4 in / 10 cm

Materials: 

Lion Brand Jiffy; Silver Heather (A), White (B)
small amount of black yarn for embroidering

size J (6mm) crochet hook
9mm black safety eyes

yarn needle

stuffing

Instructions:



BODY

Top
Using A, 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.



Base
Using B, 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, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.


FINS
Make 5.

Using A, 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 3 rounds.

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
With black yarn, embroider gills on sides of Body Top.

Place safety eyes just in front of gills and secure.

With white yarn, sew Body Top to Body Base, adding stuffing throughout this process.

Sew one fin to top of shark.

Sew one fin to either side of shark, beneath gills.

Sew two fins (vertically) to the rear of the shark to create the tail.

With white yarn, embroider teeth (just vertical lines in the example) somewhat randomly.

July 16, 2011

Bunny Amigurumi





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Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn
  • small amount of black yarn for embroidering
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • 12mm black safety eyes (optional)
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing

Instructions:

HEAD
Using A, 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)
Sc in ea st around for 5 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

BODY
Using B, 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)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around for 5 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.


ARMS & LEGS
Make 4.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts.
2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
Using A, 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 4 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Attach safety eyes and embroider mouth.
Sew ears to top of head.
Sew arms and legs to body.
Stuff head and body.
Sew head to body while adding stuffing.

July 1, 2011

Teddy Amigurumi


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Materials:

  • worsted weight yarn: Bear Color (A), Shirt Color (B), Pants Color (C)
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing


Instructions:

T-SHIRT TEDDY

HEAD
Using A, 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)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (25)
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (20)
(Dec, sc in next 2 sts)around. (15)
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (10)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Embroider face.
Add stuffing.

BODY
Using C, 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)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Fasten off C and switch to B.
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
(Dec, sc in next st)around. (10)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.
Add stuffing.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
Fasten off A and switch to B.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

LEGS
Make 2.
Using C, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.






PJ TEDDY

Work same as for T-shirt teddy. Use one and only one color when crocheting the following segments: arms, legs, body, nightcap. Also, only make one ear, as the cap will sit tilted a little to one side.

NIGHTCAP
Start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)twice. (8)
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)twice. (10)
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)twice. (12)
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Using another piece of scrap yarn in the same color used to crochet the pajamas, fold down and sew the corner of the nightcap to itself.






FARMER TEDDY

Work same as for T-shirt teddy and embroider overalls on the finished bear. Also, make only one ear, as the straw hat will list a little to one side.

STRAW HAT
Start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (20)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.
Fold up the edges of hat around the center.









SANTA TEDDY

Work same as for T-shirt teddy.
Work body using Red.
To make the boots, use Black and work same as for legs.
To make the Santa cap, work same as for the nightcap pattern; use White for the first 2 rounds and for the last round of cap, use Red for the rounds in between. (folding down the cap and sewing it to itself is optional)
Make only one ear, as the cap will sit tilted a little to one side.
The arms will be worked mostly the same, but with one additional color change and an additional round.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
Fasten off A and switch to White.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off White and switch to Red.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.





WALDO TEDDY

Work same as for T-shirt teddy.
Work pants using blue yarn, and work shirt alternating between red and white yarn.

ARMS
Make 2.
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 5 sc in ring.
Fasten off A.
Attach Red by pulling up loop of red yarn through last two loops that were worked.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off Red and attach White.
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

WALDO HAT
Using Red, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 6 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Fasten off Red and attach White.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
Fasten off White and attach Red.
Sc in ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.




COLA TEDDY

Work same as for T-shirt teddy, except work the entire teddy in white yarn only.

COLA CAN
*Using Grey, start with a magic ring.
Ch1, 8 sc in ring.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.
Repeat from * once more.
Attach Red.
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Stuff the yarn ends inside the can and sew the 2nd lid to the open end.
With white yarn, embroider a bit of handwriting-like "scribble" on the red part of the can.